Bongo Fleva hitmaker Harmonize has responded to Jaguar weeks after the Kenyan musician cum politician rebuked him for refusing to perform at the inaugural Chaget Festival in Eldoret.
According to Harmonize, the ‘Kigeugeu’ hitmaker should have consulted him first to understand his side of the story before going public with his statement.
“Jaguar should have tried to reach out to me as the artiste or even my management like he did to the promoters,” Harmonize told Adelle and Shaffie on Kiss FM.
“I felt so bad when I heard about him commenting on radio. Kama msanii, namheshimu sana na pia ni mtu anaheshimika pia na watu, and what he says makes a great impact on people. Yeye ni kiongozi wa wasanii ila sio wa promoters.”
Jaguar, in an interview with Mzazi Tuva, claimed Harmonize should have put his fans first as much as he had not been fully paid.
But according to the Wasafi signee, by the time he wanted to get on stage, the audience was already agitated and his management stopped him for security purposes.
“Nilifanya hadi roadshow in preparation of the show na sound check and was fully prepared, but at 1am I was told the show will not happen because the promoters were to pay the contract which they had not honored,” said Harmonize.
He added, “They had not even arranged my flight to Eldoret. I mean it was poorly done.”
The Tanzanian added that Jaguar was biased against him because he(Harmonize) was not Kenyan.
“Nilihisi kana kwamba Jaguar amenibagua labda kwa sababu sitoki Kenya lakini anafaa ajue kua sisi wote ni wasanii wa East Africa. I respect his work and his music, which I started listening to when I was still in school. Things happen and I would have explained to him so well. He would have gone on radio with information from both sides,” he said.
Harmonize is in Nairobi for Coke Studio Africa 2019.