Urban grooves musician Trevor Dongo was last week allegedly left in a clutch by a South African based music promoter after he was not paid. Dongo had performed at the Nights Urban Legends Festival held at the prestigious Rex Lounge in Sandton on 29 September 2017 but was not paid by Batsie Masvinge. It is also believed that some of the local artists who took part in the event were also not paid. As a result of the promoter’s failure to deliver, Dongo had to ask for bus fare from his friends to make the journey back home.
Trevor Dongo did not respond to questions, but promoter Batsie Masvinge denied that he failed to pay the artist, Said Masvinge:
I did have the balance for the Port Elizabeth show which was cancelled and I have sorted him. You see the story started with people saying artists are stuck, then, in the end, Trevor was not paid. Why wouldn’t I pay Trevor of all the 7 artists who performed? It’s crazy bro.
Just for your info. We are even planning our next show with Trevor. I am taking him to Perth, Australia on 2 December and Brisbane after. Doing visas this week. This is an artist I have been working with and I am doing all I can to help and uplift.
Dancehall chanter Maggikal was also stranded in Pretoria in September after another promoter failed to pay him.
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Trevor Dongo is one of the most talented R and B singers and song writers in Zimbabwe. The talented crooner rose to stardom in 2001 after the release of his debut album 'Ndozviita sei'. The title track became an instant hit within weeks. Since then... Read More About Trevor Dongo
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