Nigerian popular singer, Davido is set for a collaboration with South Africa’s sensational dancer, Zodwa Wabantu, who is famous for dancing on stage without wearing a pant.
According to reports by Zimbabwe’s Herald, the collaboration between Davido and Zodwa, who is known as Queen of Vosso, is being arranged by Afrotainment boss, DJ Tira. The report said Davido had sought Tira’s help to get Wabantu to feature in his upcoming music video.
In a tweet, Davido requested for links to the famed dancer offering her a slot in his next music video.
No date has been announced yet for the shooting of the video. According to TimesLive, Zodwa, a Durban-based dancer has been grabbing headlines for her racy outfits and habit of not wearing panties. “Zodwa is a wonderful person, who is a born entertainer. After we were booked by the same client in the UK, we developed a working relationship where Afrotainment now handles her bookings, which start from R25k. She gets bookings from all over, places like Botswana and Swaziland,” Tira told TimesLive. The dancer was banned from appearing at the Harare International Carnival in Zimbabwe last year because the organisers wanted her to wear panties.
Encounter With President Zuma
Zuma rebuked her for her dress sense and encouraging young women to use sexuality to get what they want. Zodwa, 32, of Soweto had attended a New Year’s party in Nutting House, Nelspruit.
While on stage, she allegedly revealed to her audience she made R35 000 for dancing and encouraged women to use sexual favours to enjoy a better life.
Revellers recorded her moves and message, which went viral on social media.
However, Zuma was unimpressed by Wabantu’s sexual suggestions and utterances.
He spoke to ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa, who called Zodwa’s manager, DJ Tira, to convey the president’s objections.
DJ Tira announced on Twitter that he had received a call from Kodwa, who told him the president wanted him to reprimand Zodwa for her sexually loaded utterances.
Zodwa Not Bothered
Zodwa, a single parent of a 13-year-old son, said she worked in a call centre as a debt collector in Johannesburg previously, but didn’t enjoy that. She left her job and moved to Durban.“I’m ugly, but I’m confident about my body. After all, I’m not married, so I don’t answer to any man besides my manager (DJ Tira).
“My son and I are living a stable life from the money I make from stage appearances. As a result I built a brand new house in Nelspruit.”
“Society even judged me on my poor English but I don’t care because I make more money than those who have degrees and are better speakers of English,” said Zodwa.
According to her she’s not dating anyone at the moment because there’s no time for romance in her life, and no man would understand the life she led.
The event organiser, known as DJ Zoe, said she invited Zodwa because people from Nelspruit are fond of her, and she will continue to invite her to upcoming events.
“I honestly can’t say much about the video, but I can say it’s what Zodwa’s image is all about,” said DJ Zoe.
A week ago Zodwa retaliated to comedian Celeste Ntuli’s interview at Power FM that she was famous for taking off her panties in public.
Ntuli’s argument was why aren’t South Africans celebrating normal working women and she said she was “disgusted by the way she promotes her brand”.