By Mutsa Makuvaza
THE father of the late socialite and video vixen Michelle “Moana” Amuli, Ishamel Amuli, has attacked contemporary musician Jah Prayzah for disrespectful behaviour.
Mr. Amuli is unhappy that the multi-award musician Mukudzei Mukombe, real name Jah Prayzah, paid his condolences to Moana’s mother in Highfields on Monday and “avoided” him. As a result of that, Mr. Amuli said Jah Prayzah was not man enough.
Mr. Amuli also complains bitterly that the “Kutonga Kwaro” singer disrespected the Amuli family by featuring Moana on his video songs without first seeking permission to do so.
“If he was man enough, Jah Prayzah would have approached me to ask for my permission to let Moana appear in his music videos. But he never bothered to even check whether I was happy with him featuring my daughter in his music,” said Mr. Amuli in a video shared by tabloid H-Metro.
This is despite that Moana was an adult with her own family when she featured in music videos as well as advertising campaigns by various top national brands including Nash Paints.
The charged Domboshava villager said Jah Prayzah came to Highfields and offered his condolences to the family, but “he clearly avoided me and never came to me” as the biological father of the deceased.
Mr. Amuli, who is a conservative Moslem, insists that Jah Prayzah must have sought his approval before engaging Moana, despite that Moana’s religious beliefs were clearly not Moslem.
Moana appeared in the video for Munyaradzi, one of the popular tracks off Jah Prayzah’s critically acclaimed album ‘Hokoyo.’ Her level of acting and how she transformed herself in Jah Prayzah’s Munyaradzi song blew a lot of Zimbabweans away.
Besides Jah Prayzah’s video ‘Munyaradzi’, Moana also starred in videos of prominent artists including Jah Prayzah, ExQ, Takura’s popular track Zvemoyo, Freeman’s track Muridzo and Enzo Ishall’s track Mwenje.
Watch Mr. Amuli speak in the video below:
Moana, aged 26, died on November 8th when the Rolls-Royce Wraith supercar she was in with fellow socialite and friend Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure hit a tree and burst into flames after avoiding a pocket-sized Honda Fit along Borrowdale Road. Two other people perished in the Rolls-Royce. – Zimbabwe Voice ■