Jiti musician, Baba Harare born Braveman Chizvino, has said there was nothing wrong with the fashion that was donned by artistes at the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) 21st edition ceremony held on February 25, 2023, at the HICC.
He also said the Zimbabwean economy does not allow artistes to dress as per the expected standards.
Baba Harare made the remarks in response to a Facebook post by Zimbabwean model, Jackie Ngarande, who suggested that some of the artistes’ wardrobe needs a lot to be desired. Ngarande said:
WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO in our entertainment industry, the industry will never go far when we continue to sugar coat serious and important matters,
Dressing broke my heart,I will not talk about it, attend grooming classes allow Stylists, and fashionista’s to level you up as a celebrity ,musaite nharo dzisina basa.
Stage Management Marshal Shonhai wakadii kubatsira, vanhu 8 vanodei pastage.
Red Carpet makadii kupa Lee Madyara na Tafadzwa Zimoyo TheBoss,who chews mabhabhrigamu interviewing the red-carpet.
Ndiani anouya nepacket remaputi nechigubhu pared carpet
Handbag ndereiko pared carpet.
In response, Baba Harare said:
Hanzvadzi yangu Jackie Ngarande Official spoke about dressing for awards. Inini my take on fashion especially for the red carpet is activism and self-expression. Mared carpet ekuAmerica aya are walked with Million dollar budgets. Some of the stars are gifted clothes and jewelry from head to toe. Isusu I think from day ye nomination unohwa kutsva. Kuti yesutu ichabvepi?
He said artistes’s priority is not necessarily to dress to kill because they still have bills to pay after the NAMA event adding, “truth be told our industry tirikukanga waya [we’re poor].” Baba Harare also said:
Then ve activism are my favorite vaya who wear costumes. This year ivhu_tribe spoke to my soul. Mbuya VaPiyasoni’s dress spoke warrior princess to me. Madam Boss introduced us to baby boss2 with her statement piece. Uya wemaputi ne drink is my favorite because ndizvo zviri paground ukatenga ticket wava pazero. Also being pure Muvhitori investment isina return i loss. Saka vema Awards ava should also make the awards lucrative. Because after transport, sutu, zvinwiwa unotodawo kuhwina pakuru Inini dai ndakauya ndaida kuuya nebheseni remangai. Zvimwe zvese uri right hanzvadzi.
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