Shinso’s mar­i­juana out­fit stirs con­tro­versy

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Show­biz Re­porter

ZIMDANCEHALL chanter Shin­so­man shocked all and sundry at the week­end when he burst on stage dur­ing the Miss Tourism Zim­babwe fi­nals spot­ting a mar­i­juana suit in front of the First Lady, Dr Grace Mu­gabe.

Shut­ting down the glam­orous event where most had dressed to the nines, Shin­so­man came on stage amid wild cheers from fans and when they re­alised he was pro­mot­ing the smok­ing of weed in the coun­try, they could not help but gasp in be­wil­der­ment. Most said Zimdancehall artistes needed to take them­selves more se­ri­ously by re­spect­ing them­selves and or­gan­is­ers of events. “Shin­so­man may want to take him­self more se­ri­ously by dressing ap­pro­pri­ately. Just how did he choose this out­fit, es­pe­cially when he knew the First Lady was go­ing to be there as she was the guest of hon­our,” said a per­son in the crowd who pre­ferred anonymity. “He must look at other artistes like Dr Malinga, Bu­siswa and Am­mara who per­formed on the same stage. They were de­cently dressed and he just had to be the odd one out, killing the fun.” For­tu­nately, as Shinso took to the stage, the First Lady and other re­spectable guests were on their way out, sav­ing them from being ex­posed to such in­de­cency. Shinso has how­ever, apol­o­gised for wear­ing the mar­i­juana out­fit say­ing he did not re­alise the mag­ni­tude of the event. His man­ager, Peter Chiyangwa, said: “The out­fit was not ap­pro­pri­ate for the event. It was an er­ror on our part and we apologise for that as we didn’t re­alise that the First Lady would be there. “It was prob­a­bly the ex­cite­ment of being called to per­form at such a great event so we wanted to look ex­tra­or­di­nary. “Those Ja­maican peo­ple whom we draw in­spi­ra­tion from smoke ganja and so forth so we just thought of wear­ing the ganja suit as a sym­bol that we also be­lieve that ragga orig­i­nated from the smok­ing of ganja. “Shin­so­man per­son­ally doesn’t smoke ganja, it’s just an out­fit as he wanted to look unique.”


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