- Chomee revealed that promoters owe her R500 000 for performances she has done
- The artist feels that promoters saw her as an easy target because she is a woman
- She has now decided to take legal action
Being in the music industry is not all glitz and glam and Chomee knows this all too well because she is still waiting for promoters to pay her nearly R500 000 for performing at gigs during her career.
The ‘Jiva’ singer once did a show at a political rally in China but eight years down the line, she is still waiting for compensation.
Her manager at the time of the show in China, Sipho Sithole, came out to say that he was aware of the issue but that the department who organised the event never paid him despite sending them a budget for the concert.
Briefly.co.za learned that this has not been the first time that Chomee has had issues with receiving payment for her performances and appearances.
The Sowetan Live reported that earlier this year, Chomee revealed that she has done other shows in the past that she has not been paid for either.
She feels that it was because she booked these gigs herself, that the promoters did not take her seriously and felt that they could get away with not paying her.
She firmly believes that the promoters took advantage of her because she was a woman.
She has spoken out before about how difficult it has been for her to manager herself because she is a woman and the music industry is male dominated.
If a male manager had booked the show, she thinks that it would be almost guaranteed that he would have been paid.
Ghafla! reports that she is pursuing legal action and talking to lawyers about what her next move should be, but she wants to give all the promoters who owe her some time to pay up.
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