Malawian dance hall music artist Wendy Harawa has asked the media to to leave her alone, saying she makes mistakes like anybody else and should not be grabbing headlines.
Wendy was in the news this week after her arrest by the police on Wednesday in Lilongwe.
She was accused of bolting with payment meant for Zambian singer, Mampi but was freed on a bail after a relation paid K150,000 and promised to pay the remaining amount by next Wednesday.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer Senior Superintendent Kelvin Maigwa confirmed.
Wendy however said she was not locked up as reported but was only summoned at Lingadzi Polcie station for questioning.
“I was at the Police Station but I did not enter the cell or jail,” Wendy is quoted by Friday’s tabloid, Weekend Times.
But police publicist said the singer was formally arrested and slapped with theft by trick charge.
Wendy admitted that the story about the arrest had bruised her image.
“I am not ready to keep fighting, I just want to be left alone; let me have my time and leave my mistakes,” Wendy was quoted saying.
Wendy’, 33 has made headlines for the wrong reasons than for her talent in recent years.
The bad press included when she and her close friend Memory Ng’oma attacked and assaulted each other in front of revellers at a night club in Lilongwe over Zambian musician Baska of Nafuti Nafuti fame.
She also hit headlines when Zambian singer of Fendela Fenduze fame, Petersen was arrested on a charge of assaulting her. They were in a relationship.
The singer was reported to have been beaten up by her Malawian boyfriend, a Gwedeza.
Wendy, who has collaborated with more musicians locally and beyond the border than most local female artists, plans now to release her fourth album.
She came to the limelight in 2001 with her first solo album Nowa Kusowa which had hits like Ndakana. This was followed by Hero in 2003, which had the popular Unalonjeza.
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