- The MacG podcast crew have weighed in on AKA's return to the stage so soon after the tragic passing of Nelli Tembe
- They expressed that the rapper should not have accepted the gig as it was not the right time to make public appearances again
- Sol Phenduka, one of the co-hosts, also said that AKA should not have leaked the private messages he exchanged with his father-in-law
The crew members of the MacG podcast have shafted their thoughts about AKA’s return to the stage.
They believe that the rapper returned prematurely to performing, given the extent of the tragedy he suffered.
AKA performed at the Nedbank Cup Final on 7 May.
Speaking on the podcast, Sol Phenduka said:
“I think AKA shouldn’t have performed. I think the whole thing was triggered by him performing at the Nedbank Cup Final. He shouldn’t have performed, you just lost your partner… I know a bag is a bag is a bag but AKA has been relevant for so many years, I’m pretty sure he can… if he needs to forfeit… I mean Nedbank it’s not like they’re tone deaf they saw what happened to him, They’ll understand him pulling out.“
The podcasters agreed that the rapper should have taken time off. Sol went on to say that even exposing private messages he had with Nelli Tembe’s father was not a good move.
“I think you shouldn’t have done that bro, those were in confidence. That’s a father speaking absolutely honestly about his daughter and you’re deciding to put that up as a defence? That looks bad bro! That looks bad cause now you’re not gonna get any favour from that family.”
Meanwhile, Briefly News reported that almost a month after the death of his late fiancée Nelli Tembe, AKA performed at the Nedbank Cup final alongside Prince Kaybee and Kamo Mphela. Fans were wondering when the rapper would go back to performing and it came a lot sooner than many expected.
AKA was doing his thing on stage and looked like his former bubbly self as he performed. Rocking his signature ponytail, the rapper showed South Africa that he's moving on even though he is still grieving his late fiancée.
Mzansi social media users had mixed reactions to AKA going back on stage and took to social media to react. A few felt happy that he returned but others thought that it might be a bit too soon.
Check out the reactions from social media users to AKA's performance below:
"947 still has AKA on their Joburg Day line-up & I see he's performing at the Nedbank Cup final. Glad he's slowly getting back to his new normal."
"Did I just see AKA perform at the Nedbank Cup Final I thought uzilile (he's mourning)."
"Idk why people are speaking so negatively of AKA. He probably signed and agreed that he'd perform at the Nedbank Cup before the incident."
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