JAH Prayzah ’s successful album launch last Friday came as a big relief to the musician after living in fear for almost 24 hours.
He says he was nervous after he learnt that Nigeria superstar Davido was no longer coming to grace his album launch on the eleventh hour.Such was Jah Prayzah’s fear that he could not eat or sleep, resorting to taking water as he feared for a possible disaster.
This was not because he doubted his capability to fill up HICC as he has done it before but he felt it would appear as if he had short-changed his fans.
“I don’t want to lie to you, I was very nervous. It was a difficult situation for me.
“I never slept on Thursday night only to go to bed around 4 am on Friday for only two hours since I had to go for some road shows in town.
“The situation was bad that, I couldn’t eat as well. I only remember taking water. I was nervous,” narrated Jah Prayzah.
The entertainer said he was only relieved when he appeared on stage and discovered that the venue was packed to rafters.
He said he felt humbled with the love his fans showed and no one ever talked about the absence of Davido.
“I never doubted myself but someone needed to be in my shoes to understand it. When I arrived at the venue, everything changed.
“When I entered into the venue, after realising that we have made it, the mood changed. I felt so humbled with the love my fans showed,” said Jah Prayzah.
For Jah Prayzah, the launch was now procedural as he felt victory already.
He believes the Friday triumph will help the album sail through.
The 14-trcak album was officially launched by flamboyant businessman Wicknell Chivayo who bought the CD for $10 000.
Sir Wicknell, as Chivayo calls himself, went on to give Jah Prayzah’s wife US$2000 on stage, which he said was an appreciation fee for taking care of the country’s man of the moment.
“I am paying $10 000 for this CD but before that I have $2000 for mainini (Jah Prayzah’s wife), United States Dollars and not bond notes. This is an appreciation for taking care of our artist, you deserve it,” bragged Sir Wicknell.