“I have stopped live performances as you are aware I have too many issues to deal with at the moment,” Mutodi said this week.
The 36-year-old real estate magnate is facing charges of swindling desperate home seekers in Mutare and Harare of $8 million. The state is intending to call 22,000 witnesses, which will take time to clear, thereby putting Mutodi’s music career on hold.
This comes down heavily on his latest album – Ndinorota Landlord – released in December. The comeback album was expected to restore Mutodi back to his former glory. Though the album is the top selling offering at Diamond Studios at the moment with 8,700 copies sold from its day of release, it lacks vibrant marketing.
This has been exacerbated by the departure of his top-signing, Gift ‘Shiga Shiga’ Katulika and Spencer Khumulani.
“I will set up a new team once I’m through with my court cases. It is just a matter of time,” he said, adding that he intended pursuing his music career and will only stop once he stands for a parliamentary seat again in the next election in 2018. He stood in Domboshawa on a Zanu (PF) ticket.
“I previously indicated that I would quit music if I won the parliamentary seat. As I didn’t, I will continue pursuing music only until the next election (2018) as I will be standing again,” he said.Post published in: Entertainment