By Lackson Kanyoza
Chileka based reggae group the Black Missionaries Band has insisted that their image is still clean following their case against Illovo Dwangwa club where they were sued for failure to refund a sum of K1.2 Million performance fee.
Illovo Dwangwa club last month sued the Blacks as well as its lead vocalist Anjiru Fumulani for failure to perform at Illovo even though full payment was already paid in full.
But in an interview with this publication yesterday, Peter Amidu one of the members of Black Missionaries Band confirmed that the case is now over since the group has refunded all the money.
“We have paid back the money and right now the case is over. Of course we took time to refund the money but we are not to blame. We already told them that we failed to come just because we had a break down and they should arrange for another date but they did not agree instead they demanded their Money back. So to avoid misunderstandings we have settled everything,” said Amidu.
Asking if they are not worried that some organisers would shun the band due to failure to honour the request as the case with Illovo, Amidu said “We are not worried since our image is still clean. We always honour each and every function that we have been booked and we perform to their satisfaction. I don’t think some organisers will skip us because of this issue taking into account that we have resolved the case amicably” Amidu said.
The reggae group were sued after failure to perform at Illovo Dwangwa club on 01st January 2016. They were given up to 8 days to respond to the court summon.
Efforts to speak to Dwangwa club officials yesterday to verify if they indeed received the money prove futile as we went to press.