- Gqom artist Manqonqo says that he was ripped off and didn't make good money from his song Eyadini
- The song was released in 2018 and was a big summer hit, unfortunately, apparently he wasn't paid what was due to him
- Manqonqo says that he's struggling to make ends meet and the Covid-19 pandemic has made things harder
Manqonqo, who made the iconic song Eyadini, is sharing his story about how he has been left broke. The artist says that he only made R4 000 from the song and has been ripped off by all the people he worked with back in the day.
Manqonqo, whose real name is Mlungisi Buthelezi, opened up about how he's struggling to make ends meet. He revealed that he didn't receive his money's worth when it came to royalties and he's wondering where the funds went.
Speaking to Isolezwe, Manqonqo said that he didn't sign a big contract when Eyadini was initially released. It was only after the song was doing well that he was approached by a record company called UJU Records.
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According to a report by ZAlebs, the hitmaker is not able to make any money from gigs because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
"I do not know where the rest of the money went. I do believe there are people who are feeding off of my hard work," he said.
Manqonqo thinks that the record company ripped him off because when he contacted SAMRO, it was stated that the song does not belong to him. He was then advised to take it up with the "owners" of the song.
In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that DJ Maphorisa insisted that dating broke women is toxic. Amapiano artist DJ Maphorisa recently took to social media to talk about what he thinks about dating women with lower financial standing. The DJ tweeted:
"Dating a broke girl is so toxic shame."
Maphorisa's statement started a debate online where social media users asked themselves if it really is that difficult to date a woman who's broke. Men and women were arguing about the burden of dating someone who can't help themselves financially.
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