The past few weeks people have been skeptical about the coming of UK group UB40 to Botswana and last week through their Facebook page, the group told one of their followers from Botswana that they do not have any shows in Botswana.
Promoter of the show that is scheduled for next month, maintained that the I Got You Babe hit makers are definitely coming to Botswana. Resego Matenge told Mmegi newspaper that he is bringing UB 40. “Why would I spend a huge amount of money booking them and say they will not come. People are just trying to cause confusion. If you go online on the UB 40 page you will see that they have Botswana on their line-up of performances”. He said.
He noted that the local music industry has bitter people in the form of backstabbers who do not want to see a fellow local succeed.
“Negativity flies quicker; people are bitter and angry and they use social media for wrong reasons. In developed countries people use social media to make money”.
Another issue that has been going on was that people have been asking which UB40 will be performing since the original band split into two in 2008 and one of the teams led by Ali Campbell named their band UB40 despite the existence of the old band.
other artists performing at the event will be the likes of Charma Gal, Wizards of the Desert and South African acts like DJ Fresh and the Lucky Dube Band.