JOURNALIST-CUM-MUSICIAN Kachanana Simate, who has divided public opinion with her stage antics and suggestive outfits, is looking for dancers, particularly twerkers with a bias towards rhumba dancehall.
Kachanana, who left her job at the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) to pursue music fulltime, says she is looking to expand her stage performance crew.
“We are looking to expand the stage performance crew and we want dancers, if you are over 16 years, ready to travel anywhere in Zambia, have a great working attitude and you are fire on the dancefloor, it’s you we want,” the self-anointed queen hustler posted on her Facebook page.
Fortunately for her, there are a few willing to twerk for fun and money, as per her specifications when she outlined what she was looking for.
Twerking, to be a little mild, is a kind of dance which is somewhat sexually provocative in a manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low squatting stance.
The dance has been popularised in recent times by former Disney star Miley Cyrus, who came to fame as a clean-cut, apple-cheeked television character named Hannah Montana but who has now been accused of going crazy, with the most pronounced accusation being that she has moved from a Disney pop star to a twerking ratchet.
Never mind her outfits, which look to have come out of Lady Gaga’s fashion book.
On the considerable criticism that her rise to the top has raised, Miley defends her actions, saying: “I think I’m representing women in a cool way, because people aren’t used to girls that are just like, ‘I genuinely don’t care what people think.’ And that’s what guys have always gotten to be, and especially in like a rock industry or whatever,” she told a radio station.
Like Miley, you will expect Kachanana to be the last person to be bothered with the opinion of the public jury.
Last Sunday, she posted a picture of herself holding hands with four crew members just before a performance which read that: “Yes we pray, we love God and we know we are nothing without him. Some of you who have given yourselves the job title of God’s spokesperson, and also think you are His Assistant Judges, you will faint when you find me at the gates of Heaven, as a door bouncer, chilling nabena angel Gabriel. lol. Have a lovely Sunday.”
One fan by the name of Jonny De was impressed and said “seeing you pray before performing truly made me appreciate just how so so special you are.”