Jah Prayzah, Enzo & Other Stars Come Out In Support Of Fantan And Levels

By  | Jan 08, 2021, 11:22 AM  | Jah Prayzah  | Drama

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Dj Fantan, Levels and Dhama were on Wednesday sentenced to 1 year in prison which was reduced to 6 months. This came after the trip had pleaded guilty to violating covid-19 regulations by hosting a concert on December 31st.

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According to H-Metro the court is said to have agreed with submissions that the offenses may have been caused by youthfulness and immaturity but the effects of their actions are far-reaching and a fine is not justified in the circumstances because the pandemic is killing and affecting many families. The prosecutor pushed for the custodial sentence of 1 year.

Jah Prayzah who has long been criticised for being silent when others are victimised has come out in support of the Chillspot producers, Fantan and Levels. It seems to be a recent change in how Jah Prayzah uses his social media as he also asked for prayers for Hopewell Chin'ono the last time he was detained, even though the two had just had a serious argument on Twitter. In his post speaking on Fantan and Levels, Jah Prayzah wrote:

"This is a mistake even I could have easily made. Just the desire to see people happy as we are born for this. From mistakes like these, we all learn. I am sorry it had to be you guys and now we shall all learn. I know you will come back stronger, bigger and wiser. It shall pass soon. Stay strong. To all of us reading this, stay safe, stay home and mask up."

Enzo Ishall has also spoken up, shining a light on how Levels and Fantan changed his life. The artist also spoke of how he was in pain over their incarceration. In his post Enzo wrote:

"Ndivo vakachinja hupenyu hwangu saka moyo wangu haungatadze kurwadza... Levels_ and Fantan_in my prayers everyday"

Gemma Griffiths also added her voice to those backing the artists who are set to be behind bars for half the year. In her post she wrote:

"Zvakaoma zvibva zvanyorova 🙏🏽 I’m thinking of you my dear friends. Our prayers are all with you at this difficult time. You’ve done so much for our music industry-and I know you will do so much more in the future. Thank you for the music, we will keep your fire burning until you are home"

The music community is firmly behind Levels and Fantan and their lawyer on Wednesday issued a statement saying his clients had directed him to appeal the sentence to the high court. Meanwhile Rhibhe the last remaining member of the Chillspot trio roaming free issued a statement on behalf of the record label:

"CHIllSPOT RECORDS OFFICIAL STATEMENT

 It is with great sadness and regret that we come to you our fans with news that our Chillspot Recordz management has been sentenced to 6 months behind bars because of participation in the New year's Eve bash which was organised by Dammah. 

Firstly we would like to apologise to our government for not heeding the call not to host any shows on the 31st of December. 

We would also like to extend our apologies to our community for any risk of contracting this deadly coronavirus that we put you through.

It is also important to note that we are very unsettled by the harsh Judgement of 6 months because our executives are really not criminals they are actually young men with a passion for entertainment.

 Also to note is DJ Fantan and Levels are fathers with dependants who look up to them for support especially during this lockdown. We pray for their wives and children and would have hoped for a lighter sentence which considers these facts and also acknowledgement that they have never broken the law prior to this moment but have contributed immensely towards youth empowerment over the past couple of years. Chillspot has changed the lives of so many youths some of them formerly street kids that are now reputable super stars. Some former drug junkies are now rehabilitated and singing for the world.

To our fans, we thank you for your support during this trying time. We never planned on running we never ran but it only took two days for media to make it look like our executive producers were fugitives. 

To our artists, the Judgement has come in but it does not mean that the depot is also going behind bars. Our team will look into releasing the projects that were scheduled to come out before all this began. Let's pray for the speedy release of our Executive producers. #Sawa"
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