DJ Black Coffee Bans Mbali From Acting Romantic Scenes

Isidingo actress Mbali Mlotshwa claims she lost out on many TV gigs because her husband, DJ Black Coffee did not approve of her shooting romantic scenes with her male colleagues. This was revealed in court papers filed in the Johannesburg High Court, in which she is justifying the millions she is demanding from DJ Black Coffee as papgeld.

“I was under pressure from the respondent to not take up acting events as he would not accept me taking or doing any romantic or intimate roles. This demand by the respondent immediately caused many TV production companies to cancel or drop me from the list of actresses. I found myself becoming a stay at home mom without really being aware of it,” reads the papers.

Mbali said she lost income because of Black Coffee’s problem with her shooting romantic episodes and as a result, whom she said earns over R100 million a year from his overseas and local events, to pay the millions she is demanding from him. She also wants the courts to declare null and void the antenuptial contract she signed before marrying Black Coffee.

DJ Black Coffee Bans Mbali From Acting Romantic Scenes

In court papers seen by Sunday World, the actress said the DJ tricked her into signing the prenup, which limits her claim from his estate to R4 million. She said the artists make at least $8 million from gigs in Europe and the US and R20 million from South Africa. Mlotshwa also amended her list of the interim order and is now demanding a whooping R500 000 a year just for holidays from him.

She is also demanding that Black Coffee pay her more than R131 000 in monthly maintenance for their two minor children, R30 000 for groceries, and R17 800 for her beauty cosmetics.

The actress said she was unable to cover the expenses as she earns R45 000 per month. Mbali Mlotshwa has asked the courts to forces Black Coffee to pay additional millions to her legal fees. She said Black Coffee owned their R5.9 million marital house in Sandton, an R26 million property in Braamfontein among others.

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Black Coffee described his ex-wife’s demands as a “wish list” and said he took offense at Mbali’s numerous referrals to “our joint estate”, stating she was creating an impression they were married in community of property. He also denied that he was making R100 million a year and said his income was not stable as it changed depending on seasons.

Black Coffee said he was also hit with an R40 million tac bill by SARS but managed to negotiate a settlement figure of R8 million. He also challenged his wife’s submission that she earned R45 000. Her bank statement showed that she earned more than R700 000 in six months from her acting gigs, he reported.