- Published on 30 March 2012
HARARE - High-riding dancing queen Beverly Sibanda popularly known as Bev in the showbiz has fired Tariro Chabveka, one of her dancing queens owing to her sexuality orientation. Speaking to the Weekend Post last week, Bev said she found it proper to fire Chabveka, whom she accused of being a lesbian, so as to save the image of the group, Sexy Angels.
"I fired her because she is a lesbian. I do not want lesbians in my group. People were labelling me a lesbian leader because of her and it was so embarrassing," she said.
When Chabveka was asked for comment, she was bitter and denies Bev's accusations.
"I was not fired by Bev but I just left the group to pursue greener pastures. I am not a lesbian and I have a boyfriend. I am in a steady relationship, why should I date other girls yet men are there? The truth of the matter is that there are two lesbians in the Sexy Angels group but I wonder why Bev is accused me alone," said Chabveka.
Chabveka has moved from Sexy Angels to join Bev's "rival" group the Red Angels fronted by Zoey Noleen. Noleen and Bev are reportedly not in good books owing to competition. The homosexuality subject has been widely condemned in Africa and has since sparked debate in the country.
President Robert Mugabe always campaign against homosexuality in Zimbabwe and he blames Western countries such as Britain for trying to wipe out human kind and reverse nature.
President Mugabe took a swipe on homosexuality recently when he was addressing the annual chiefs' conference in Bulawayo.
"I want to see the man who is able to make men present hereto be pregnant for nine months. The devil cannot do it. The Europeans want to destroy nature and destroy humankind. Let us never, never ever accept homosexuality," President Mugabe said.
The 21-year-old dancer, Bev came into limelight after she pulled out from the Red Angels to form her own dancing group Sex Angels. Bev confessed to be at her peak these days.
"This is the right time to make a name in the showbiz when I am still at my peak. Even though the industry is not yet rewarding the way I wanted it to but I love my job and I do not brook anyone to disrepute it," she said.
Bev is not a pole dancer like her mentor Noleen but she is a dancer of all music genres from sungura to urban grooves.
"I am not a pole dancer but I can dance any music danceable. On my spare time I enjoy dee-jaying in various entertainment joints like the City Sports Bar and Destiny Nite Club among other joints," she said.
Bev grew up in Harare's Greencroft suburb and attended Selborne Routledge School before enrolling at Zengeza High 2 and then Charles Clerk for her Ordinary Level studies. Due to her unique and compelling dances, at school, she was nicknamed "Shakira".
Inspired by her artistic sister Christina Banda, who on one occasion featured on one of Macheso's early videos, Bev is taking dancing for a living. Dailynews