Zimbabwe Award winning music producer Prince “Oskid” Tapfumaneyi’s was on Wednesday summoned by police for allegedly failing to meet contractual agreements with a local artist.
According to a source, the musician made a report at Highlands Police Station on Tuesday resulting in Oskid being summoned the next day.
Oskid is riding high following Winky D’s recently released album titled Gafa Futi. The young producer is the one behind the masterpiece — a 12-track album that is already causing waves in the country.
However, it is the way that Oskid handles other artists that has landed him in trouble.
The Gweru-born producer is alleged to have received $350 early this year to record five songs for Drum Dada, real name Tatenda Mutara but the producer later claimed to have lost the recorded songs, which he said were at the mastering stage.
Drum Dada last week confirmed the fallout with Oskid, saying he was disappointed by the producer.
“We paid him $350 for the five tracks that we had agreed to work on together. So, he was supposed to give us the tracks last week, but he started ignoring our telephone calls,” said Drum Dada .
“They have to respect and value every artist who pays to record at their studios because music is all we have and we also want to be big and take care of our families.”
Drum Dada, famed for the dancehall tune, Chekuseri, said the incident had stalled his work since the tracks were part of his forthcoming album which was supposed to have been released two months ago.