A Tanzanian singer has sensationally claimed that witchcraft is rife in music circles in the country.
Speaking to Bongo 5, Muumini Mwijuma famed for his Ndugu Lawama song claimed that his band was scattered by dark emissaries envious of his rise to stardom in 2001.
He explained that witchcraft is a common practice having experienced it.
Mwijuma claimed that lost band members in mysterious circumstances and has escaped death narrowly in two occasions.
In the first instance, Mwijuma narrated that on being aware that dark forces were in play, he lied to the press that he was leaving for an event in Mtwara the next day but headed to the location that same night.
A ploy, he says, was to ‘confuse’ his enemies.
In a twist, the vehicle that he was to travel in on the scheduled day with some of his band members, rolled and claimed the life of one child.
In the second incident, the singer claimed that a disgruntled band member he fired threatened to retaliate and warned him boldly that he will face the consequences.
Fearing for his life Mwijuma sought charms to protect himself and was given a special stone and instructed to have it by his side at all times.
A colleague who sat in his place during the trip would later suffer the unfortunate fate after collapsing in a hotel while taking tea with mandazi.
Mwijuma’s revelation comes in the wake of gospel star Rose Muhando fleeing to Kenya last year before surfacing in Nairobi being ‘exorcised’ by Pastor James Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism Centre.
During the exorcism, Muhando ‘revealed’ what the ‘demons’ she claimed ‘possessed’ her, had done including scuttling her music career.