Queen of dance Beverly ‘Bev’ Sibanda is a bitter woman after she was allegedly barred from taking part in businessman Ginimbi’s twerking competition. The businessman, real name Genius Kadungure, hosts the infamous “Twerk or Treat” competition on Instagram Live and this past weekend, he initially offered R15 000 to the winner. However, he later paid R40 000 to the winner, who is from South Africa.
Bev is confident that she would have easily scooped the money on offer if she had not been sabotaged. She is alleging that she was sabotaged by Ginimbi’s entourage who barred her from taking part in the competition at the last minute. iHarare noted that the show was watched by well over 20 000 people including those outside Zimbabwe.
In an interview with the local publication, H-Metro, Bev said
“I’M STILL DISAPPOINTED BY GINIMBI’S ‘HANGERS’ WHO SABOTAGED ME AFTER REALISING THAT I COULD EASILY TAKE AWAY THE MONEY.
“I WAS READY IN MY DANCING COSTUMES BUT WHEN IT WAS MY TURN, I WAS BLOCKED AND THAT ALONE SHOWED THAT THERE WAS SOME CONSPIRACY WHICH TOOK PLACE,”
The outspoken Bev claimed that there was no transparency in the manner in which the competition was held.
“IT’S CLEAR THAT THIS THING MIGHT HAVE BEEN STAGE-MANAGED BECAUSE I WAS SABOTAGED.
“FROM THE ONSET, THIS THING WAS FREE FOR THOSE WITH BUNDLES AND CAN TWERK BUT WHY WAS I NOT ALLOWED TO SHOWCASE MY SKILLS.”
Bev went on to say that if Ginimbi could not hold a free and fair competition, then he would be better off donating his money to the poor and those affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) disease instead of wasting his money on substandard dancers.
“WHAT I DEMAND FROM HIM IS THAT THERE HAS TO BE TRANSPARENCY OTHERWISE THE CONTEST WILL LOSE ITS MEANING.
“ZVIRI NANI HAKE AISE MARI YACHO KUBATSIRA VANOTAMBURA OR HELP COVID-19 PATIENTS RATHER THAN WASTING HIS MONEY ON PAMPERING POOR CONTESTANTS,”
In the inaugural edition of the ‘Twerk or Treat’ competition, American entertainer Juujitsu walked away with US$1000 after Ginimbi raised the prize money from the initial R5000 on offer.
The second edition of the competition was won by a South Africa dancer Medusa Thobajane who uses the Instagram handle @discovering_medusa. It seems some Zimbabweans are not happy with how the winners all seem to be ‘outsiders’.