- Chicco Twala has slammed AKA and other artists for receiving large amounts of money from Impra and Sampra
- Twala was also among the recipients of the money and has volunteered to return it
- According to Twala, the money was way too much and was given at the expense of other performers
Chicco Twala has demanded AKA pay back a large amount of money he feels was unfairly awarded.
According to Twala, he, AKA and a few other artists received large amounts of money from Impra (Independent Music Performance Rights Association) and Sampra (SA Music Promoters Association) two years ago.
Speaking to City Press, the veteran musician said that they all did not deserve the money. He ordered them to pay it back.
“We did not deserve it, as it was way too much. This was done at the expense of other musicians."
He said that he was willing to return the money. He went on to say that the auditing process would reveal how much they would have to return.
"Some of the musicians have to pay back the full amount because they were not even played on radio during that period."
AKA's team has not yet commented on the Twala's statement.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that AKA has taken to social media to call the government out for abandoning the entertainment industry amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The rapper said that many are struggling and he too is panicking because he is down to his last million. AKA has been vocal about how the pandemic and subsequent lockdown have negatively affected entertainers.
He said that they are no longer getting bills and not making any money. When a social media user asked AKA if he was broke, he responded:
"Yah well. I'm down to my last million. So yeah I'm panicking."
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!