Award-winning musician Cassper Nyovest came under fire at the memorial service of Mahotella Queens member Nobesuthu Mbadu when their producer Veli Shabangu publicly accused him of exploiting the group and failing to comfort the deceased’s grieving family.
Mbadu, who took a break in 2017 due to poor health, died of kidney failure at Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital in Vosloorus last week.
Speaking at Mbadu’s memorial service held at Dumisani Masilela Theatre in Germiston on Tuesday, Shabangu launched a vitriolic attack on Cassper, accusing him of not paying royalties due to the group, three years after they did the song Malome, which took the industry by storm.
He also fired a broadside at the megastar for allegedly failing to send words of condolences to the bereaved family and the remaining members of the internationally revered act.
Cassper, who has replaced rapper AKA as the host of SABC1’s The Braai Show, did not attend the memorial service to pay homage to the fallen heroine, whose death sent shockwaves across the entertainment ecosystem.
Speaking to Sunday World after the memorial, Shabangu said he was disappointed that Mbadu died without realising the royalties of their collaboration with Cassper, real name Refiloe Phoolo.
He said after recording the hit song, they had been trying for many moons to reach out to the Gets Getsa hitmaker to pay what was due to the group without success.
“What is even painful and disrespectful is that he did not even send a word of condolences to the deceased family or other remaining members of the group. Not even on social media or any platform. The Mahotella Queens, who are internationally recognised and treated as royalty overseas, have gone through a lot here at home and have been exploited by these patriarchal males,” he said.
Shabangu said that he was hopeful Cassper’s conscience would make him do the right thing and pay the group.
Failure, he added, would leave them with no choice but to go the legal route.
“I just hope it doesn’t get there. The same energy that he used back then when he wanted the song from them, he must use it to pay them their royalties. Why should they chase after him now?” he asked.
Limpopo Artist Movement chairperson Mphoza Mashabela, who was among the guests who attended the memorial service, said that he was saddened by Shabangu’s revelations.
“Yes, I can confirm that Veli mentioned that Cassper Nyovest did not pay royalties to our legends and did not even pass a message of condolences to the bereaved family and the remaining members of the group. It’s very sad indeed.
“And as Limpopo Artist Movement, I just wanted to say we are with Mbadu’s family and the remaining members of the group and we will give them our support whenever they need it,” he said.
Attempts to solicit comment from Cassper drew a blank as he ignored our phone calls and text messages.
Watch the official music video of the song that the group collaborated with Cassper on:
RHOJ Star Fighting For Her Life
Real Housewives of Joburg star Christal Kay is embroiled in a legal battle over her mansion.
Christal‘s house has been the envy of the nation ever since she first appeared on the reality show, Real Housewives of Joburg (RHOJ).
Kristal who is the neighbour of the likes of Basetsane Khumalo and other high profile celebs in SA says she is frustrated because the deal has gone wrong.
According to Kay she entered into a deal of selling her Kyalami mansion for R8 million, last August with businesswoman Kholeka Bubu and little did she know that things were going to turn sour
According to Kay, Kholeka paid a deposit of just over half the purchase price into the estate agent’s trust account as a result of which she moved out and R1 million of the trust monies was paid directly to her.
‘‘This was used up during the move and rental payments as I was living elsewhere. It was agreed that the balance of the purchase price would be paid 8 months later,” she says.
Kay had to rent another home in Dainfern.
D day finally came for Bubu to pay the balance she owed, but she asked for an extension to pay the remaining three million as she did not have sufficient funds.
Kay says according to an addendum that was entered into and provided that for a three-month extension Bubu would pay her R750 000 and it would come out of the purchase price however it was recorded very clearly that these funds were non-refundable.
“These funds were necessary as I was required to incur further expenses while the transfer of the property was delayed by her. If she failed to make payment on the date set for the final payment which was the 19th July 2021 she would have to forfeit those funds as I had to carry significant expenses while the property transfer was delayed,’’ Kay further added.
But the payment date arrived and no final payment was forthcoming.
Kholeka was subsequently provided with a notice of cancellation in terms of the sale agreement and still failed to make payment timeously.
According to kay she then legally cancelled the sale agreement, but to her dismay the day after the cancellation she was presented with an unapproved bond from Kholeka trying to rescue her situation although according to the agreement it was not catered for a bond.
“She argues that whether she secures the purchase price by way of a cash payment or bond will make no difference to me, that is both untrue and irrelevant.”
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The manner in which the purchase price is paid in any sale agreement (be it for something as small as a chappie at a corner store or a mansion such as this one) is fundamental to the sale agreement and the payment needs to take place strictly according to the agreed provisions.” she adds.
Kays says she hopes to recoup her losses through a damages claim.
“Eviction proceedings have started in the Magistrates Court to get her out of the house in the interim but everyone knows how long the legal process can take.”
“I have had to brief attorneys and advocates at great cost. I just can’t wait for this all to be over! This is causing a significant cash flow issue. My bills keep piling up (including the legal fees) all while she continues to enjoy living in a mansion.’’
To add salt into her wounds Kay says she had to attend upon her property on 18 October for inspection.
“Despite us giving due notice to her attorney, Bubu called the police and the heavies on me. I was surrounded by police and men that looked like bouncers. They were all screaming and shouting and saying I was trespassing when I was not. Bubu is the illegal occupier. I can’t wait for my day in court to get my house back.”
Somizi Loses His Sister
Media personality, Somizi Mhlongo has shared news of his sister’s loss and her private burial.
Taking to Instagram, Somizi revealed that his family was recently mourning the loss of his older sister who was buried last week Friday.
Somizi shared how they had a private burial for her because she was a private person. Not much is known about his sister and most of his fans had no idea that he had an older sister. He wrote;
“Last week Friday we bid farewell to my mom’s first born….my sister. She was a very private person and her wishes was that her send off shud be just that. And we made sure that we grant her that. It was a peaceful dignified send off….”
Somizi shared pictures from the private ceremony where all his loved ones were present.
Somizi went on to thank all of his friends and relatives that reached out to show support during his difficult time.
“Now let me take this time to thank everyone who came through…the messages…friends and relatives….” he wrote.
The former Idols SA judge extended his gratitude to black-owned businesses that provided their top-notch services during her sister’s burial. He thanked them for going over and above in ensuring that her sister received the most dignified send-off.
Somizi who had hired ‘Black Excellence Service Providers’ during his sister’s burial went on to urge his followers to stop stigmatizing black businesses just because they probably once received a bad service.
“We need to destigmatize the notion that black businesses give bad services….bad service is bad service. Good service is good service. Regardless of race.”
Meanwhile, condolence messages from celebs and his fans have been flooding his comment section ever since he announced the loss of his sister.
Levels! Casper Nyovest renovates his house for summer parties
The extravagant rapper who is constantly buying expensive things and showing it off on his social has done it again. Casper Nyovest renovates his house for summer parties that he plans to host throughout the season.
THIS IS HOW THE HOUSE LOOKS LIKE NOW
The rapper, who is also nicknamed King Mufasa has taken his house renovations to another level. He has concentrated on the pool this time. Casper had an artist paint some artwork in his swimming pool. The rapper took to Instagram and shared pictures of his new swimming pool in a captioned post. “Like I said, this crib is almost ready for the summer. I’m throwing the hottest @billiato1 parties this summer!!! Artists must support other artists. Got my first @ennockmart piece and it’s in my pool. The price of my house just went up! This was a collab with @louilance. The real question is! Will you get an invite?”
The rapper has been making headlines a lot this month for splurging. Casper bought his baby mama a costly watch for her birthday earlier this year. He went on to get his son a mini-Bentley as a gift. Then he got automated blinds for his crib and now this expensive artwork for his pool. Many celebrities were in the comment section celebrating with Casper and complimenting the new look of the pool. Simphiwe Ngema, Nhlanhla Nciza, Cleo Ice Queen, etc were commenting
WHO IS THE ARTIST
The artist’s name is Ennock Mlangeli. He is a self-taught visual artist. He won Bic competition in the year 2017, and his first solo exhibition was in Belgium last year. This artist made headlines when he painted a fridge for a price of R1.3 million. On his Instagram post, Ennock thanked Casper Nyovest for the support and went on to say that this was an interesting art piece to execute.
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