King James and Jay Polly face off in Guma Guma
Following the elimination of Young Grace and Knowless last Saturday, the Primus Guma Guma Superstar (PGGSS) is coming to a close next weekend with the finals that pit Jay Polly and King James against each other in the battle for the Frw 24 million prize.
Among pundits and the general public alike, opinions are divided on who has the best chances to win. Tom Close, the winner of the first edition last year (after beating Jay Polly) didn’t want to commit himself. “These shows can be full of surprises and both contenders are strong; anyone of them can win,” he said.
“I think Jay Polly will win because he indicated to Bralirwa the mistakes that occurred last year and the company might have fixed the problem”, said an entertainment columnist. “Remember also that Hip hop is becoming a very popular style nowadays and it is widely enjoyed by many.”
“King James will win it because he has a huge fan base. The crowd loves him because he sings about love”, contradicted another journalist.
According to Innocent Nenzima, a public official, there is more to it than music. “King James will indeed win because majority of the voters are apparently ladies and they love him and his music so much,” he said.
“I cannot vote for Jay Polly when I see King James”, confirmed a nurse from Butare university hospital, although she could not give an explanation for this, apart from saying “King James is the best.”
According to Ally Soudi, an entertainment journalist at Radio Isango, having won the Salax Award of the best artist of the year 2011, King James has got a lot of credit. “Moreover, people who like hip hop might vote for RnB, while the inverse situation is not likely.”