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:
Uyajola99 Presenter Jub Jub Shows Off His New Girlfriend
Uyajola 9/9 presenter Jub Jub, real name Molemo Katleho Maarohanye is a man in love. The successful personality has finally let South Africa see the love of his life. Clad in matching outfits, the two love birds were seen playing lovey-dovey during an outing recently. Naturally, South Africans were on overdrive after the news and pictures surfaced online. Many have been asking who is Jub Jub girlfriend.
Jub Jub with his white girlfriend. pic.twitter.com/JqGHf2zumr
— Musa Khawula (@MusaKhawula) August 6, 2022
The identity of Jub Jub girlfriend remains a mystery. It has previously been reported that Jub Jub is married to a lady named Zenith Mia.
Given how private Jub Jub has kept his marriage and wife, it is pretty unclear when the two love birds got married.
However, it appears that the two might have married shortly after Jub Jub was released from prison in 2017, and the couple has been living in private bliss ever since.
Jub Jub and Zenith do not have any children together yet. However, Jub Jub has a son from his past relationship with musician Kelly Khumalo whom he is not allowed to see after Kelly accused Jub Jub of physically abusing her.
Mzansi’s favourite dramatic reality television show Uyajola 99 is back and viewers will be delighted to know that Molemo ‘Jub Jub’ Maarohanye will be back at Moja Love as the host of the show.
Sometime in June the television personality took to social media to post a promo video of the new season of the reality television show which was in the production phase at that time.
In the caption of the post, he announced that he will once again be hosting the reality television show.
“Back by popular demand beng’ngeke ngin’yeke nje. Obafooooli. Cho phez’kwenye. Ni nyile ke manje,” said Jub Jub.
Video Of DJ Tira In A Hotel In Zimbabwe With A Model Goes Viral
South African musician Dj Tira has sent social media into a frenzy after he shared a video of himself flaunting his dancing skills with Zimbabwean socialite and video vixen Tariro Gezi.
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Taking to Instagram, Dj Tira shared a video of him dancing with Tariro Gezi to his new hit track Sikilidi. Apparently, he took the video while vibing at Odyssey Hotel during his stay in Zimbabwe.
Dj Tira dancing with Zimbabwean socialite Tariro Gezi (Screengrab from Dj Tira’s video)
Captioning the video, he wrote;
Good morning 🕺🏾 yenza noma yini kodwa khona ozothazeka #Sikilidi
Watch the video below as Dj Tira takes on the #Sikilidi dance challenge and flaunts his dancing skills with Zimbabwean video vixen Tariro Gezi;
Tariro Gezi is a model, video vixen and Youtuber. She rose to fame in 2021 after she featured in Jah Prayzah’s official video for the song Murder off his album Gwara.
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Foul Play Suspected On Busi Lurayi’s Death After Latest Revelation And Injuries Found On Her Body
Busi Lurayi’s death seems to have so many secrets as investigations are still ongoing. The star was laid to rest last week after she passed away on July 10. According to reports, Busi was found dead in her daughter’s room after she was excused from set for not feeling well. It has also been alleged that she was found with visible injuries and blood was allegedly coming out of her mouth.
The publication alleges that a source, who is a close associate, claimed her body was found with bruises, with blood coming out of her mouth.
Her father Freddy Mokoena found her deceased in her daughter’s room. Apparently, when the police officer arrived, he found Busi’s body bruised on her legs and her mouth was slightly open with blood coming out.
The source said this to the publication: “If she died of natural causes, then why did she have bruises on her legs and why was blood coming out of her mouth when her father found her lying down in her bedroom? Something is amiss here. We can’t wait to see what the autopsy report says.
The source also told the paper that Busi did not have any enemies and hope the police would do a thorough job in finding what exactly caused her death.
“She did not have enemies; she was always a jolly person who was loved by the entire universe. If someone harmed her, that will be so shocking because she would never provoke or hurt anyone. The police should do a thorough job here, we need answers. They know what we are talking about.