HARARE – Jah Prayzah’s wife Rufaro has shrugged off the emergence of the musician’s pictures – taken in 2013 – which suggested he was having an affair with former Zifa chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya.
Jah Prayzah previously spoke about the reports linking him to Henrietta in July 2013 and he explained that their encounters were business. More than two years after the matter had been addressed, an attempt to extort money from Henritta resulted in the pictures re-emerging this week and eventually finding their way on the social media on Tuesday.
Amid the excitement generated by the pictures, the musicians wife was calm yesterday when contacted for comment. Mai Kayla said they were happy in their marriage and any attempts to revive a dead story would not affect what’s there now.
“The issue came up a long time ago and was cleared up then as well. Back then it got to me a bit but I since understood what it was about and we have since moved on from it. Mukudzeyi and myself are very much ok.
“At this time I am actually more worried about how he is taking all of this with the way people have put it across. Otherwise we are happy,” she said.
On the other hand, Jah Prayzah was preparing for his show at Dandaro tonight and did not seem affected by the furore.
“I believe it is one of the things that one has to face when in the eye of the public. What is important is that the key people in my private life have been aware of the issue of Henrietta from 2013 when some faceless person tried to soil me on Facebook.
“I even addressed the issue in the H-METRO and there has not been a change in circumstances brought about by any of the pictures from 2013. So there is no real worry on my end other than that my fans might be misled by those with ulterior motives” he said.
Meanwhile, Henrietta believes the leaking of the pictures on social media was the work of a football stakeholder who had hoped she would panic and offer a bribe to keep them away from the public.
“There was a belief that I am interested in the upcoming Zifa elections in one capacity or the other and someone stole the pictures and then tried to blackmail me. But because I am not participating in the Zifa elections I was not worried and I did not entertain any negotiations or discussions.
“These pictures are from 2013 and at that time he was trying to establish himself as a consistent musician and I am the who supplied Jah Prayzah with the regalia he used at shows. People will have their own interpretation but to say the selfie is a love picture is wrong.
“The other picture where is is trying the regalia should be complete with others taken same time at the same spot with Mayor (Wadyajena) who was also trying his clothes. By the way I also did the campaign regalia for Mayor.
“Its unfortunate that Jah Prayzah has been caught up in the Zifa elections politics where someone thought I was playing a part and then wanted to extort money using the old pictures. People should just leave Jah Prayzah to concentrate on his career which is looking bright,” she said. H Metro