Shimza finished off his eventful week on a high, as he shared visuals of the successful Kunye live experience in Kenya.
Shimza took to Twitter on Sunday, 10 October 2021, to showcase how he was closing off his week in Kenya for the first Kunye Kenyan live experience. He arguably had one of the longest weeks on Twitter after his first social media back-and-forth with politician, Mmusi Maimane, which resulted in him having to address the question of allegedly benefitting from the state’s corruption. This is a matter which he has previously denied.
While Shimza was still being ridiculed on the app for Maimane’s quips and slights, on Saturday, 9 October 2021, he found himself at the centre of a social media storm, yet again. DJ Maphorisa’s comment on his post on Instagram was circulated on Twitter. In the comment, DJ Maphorisa suggested that Shimza is a gatekeeper in reference to up-and-coming afro-tech local producers and DJs. He also suggested that Shimza buys his beats, much like rappers that employ ghostwriters and do not credit them. In conclusion, he further suggested that Shimza should, instead, be featuring said producers and credit them.
While this matter was still being unpacked, on Sunday, 10 October 2021, Shimza held a Twitter Space conversation where he attempted to clear his name. However, due to the poor audio quality and his lawyer ending the conversation as things were getting heated, general consensus is that it only worked to further implicate him and the state of being corrupt in the awarding of tenders.
See the post below.
— SHIMZA (@Shimza01) October 10, 2021