- Owen Ndlovu has warned Ukhozi FM not to use the voting system for their Song of the Year chart show
- Owen Ndlovu has accused Ukhozi FM of using his concept without paying him
- Owen Ndlovu warned listeners not to vote for the Song of the Year as he would be sending Ukhozi FM an interdict this week
Owen Ndlovu has again warned Ukhozi FM not to use his concept for the Song of the Year chart show. The businessman has revealed that he will again take the popular radio station back to court after they announced this year's Top 10 on Saturday, 19 December.
Owen of Michael Owen Productions also interdicted Ukhozi FM from airing the 2019 Song of the Year on New Year's Eve. According to news reports, Owen wants the biggest radio station in Mzansi to announce their Top 10 as per their usual song charts and not use the voting system as it was his idea.
Ukhozi terminated Michael Owen Production's contract but still continues to use their concept without paying them. Owen has warned the listeners of the station not to vote for the song they want to usher them to 2021 because he's planning on taking Ukhozi back to court.
"I warn listeners to not vote and waste their money because the Top 10 will not be played. I also warn artists to not campaign," Owen told Daily Sun.
Owen is expected to send the station court papers to interdict them this week, according to the publication.
SABC spokeswoman Mmoni Seapolelo shared that the contract for the Summer Song of the Year campaign that the public broadcaster had with Michael Owen Productions was not renewed when it expired in 2018.
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Zama has been announced as the 16th winner of Idols SA. The Witbank-born singer was crowned as the winner of the singing competition on Sunday night, 13 December.
The new Mzansi idol took home a cool R1 million, a recording deal from Kalawa Jazmee, R150 000 worth of the latest Samsung products, the all-new Toyota Starlet 1.4, R100 000 worth of fashion from Truworths, a Kymco Xciting 400 scooter worth R120 000 and R80 000 worth of musical instruments from Yamaha.
Idols SA took to Instagram moments after Zama was announced as the winner and posted a video of the star where she thanked her supporters for their votes. In the clip, Zama said:
"Thank you so so much South Africa. I feel so blessed, I can't believe this is happening. Thank you so much for your support, ally your love and all your beautiful messages for keeping me strong guys, God bless each and everyone of you. I can't believe this."
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