- Chanter pays US$9000 cash
SOUL Jah Love’s hectic performance schedule was for a noble cause after all.
The ‘Ndini Uya Uya’ singer finally paid lobola for his sweetheart, Bounty Lisa, over the weekend.
As Soul Jah Love shuttled between one venue and the other – on one of Zimbabwe’s busiest days in show business last Saturday, his relatives and friends were securing his bride – in a traditional ceremony that took place in Kuwadzana.
An ecstatic Bounty Lisa broke the news to this reporter soon after the formalities.
“It happened today (Saturday 26 August) at my parents’ home in Kuwadzana. It has been four years since we fell in love. Soul’s brother Ba Paris came accompanied by his two uncles who acted as the go-betweens (vanyai),” said Lisa.
She added: “The go-between parted with a dowry of US$9000 in cash. They were later joined by DJ Spicey T, Sammy and his close friend Discord of music group Mafrique after all the formalities were done.
“On my side there was my proud mum and dad, my dad’s two sisters and my mum’s brother who helped my brothers Banda and DJ Jefferson with the formalities. We had a short moment of celebrating with my sisters and the two families before our manager Benji (Nyandoro) rushed us to the gigs that Baba Serani (Soul Jah Love) had to go and perform at.”
Soul Jah Love and Bounty Lisa got engaged in front of thousands of their fans back in April 2014. The show, which took place at the Harare Gardens was organised by Devine Assignments.
The couple had a series of nasty break ups. It was also alleged that Chibaba, as Soul Jah Love is also known, had paid US$10 as lobola to Lisa’s mother.
On their last separation, Bounty Lisa moved to Cape Town. Allegations were that Soul Jah Love had, in addition to verbally abusing Bounty Lisa, also mocked his wife-to-be’s mother. The ‘Zvinhu’ hit singer, who looks like he is gradually putting his house in order by engaging a new professional manager, Benjamin Nyandoro, is also taking care of his domestic affairs making what appear to be mature decisions.
Efforts to get comment from Soul Jah Love were unsuccessful.