- The winners of the KZN Entertainment Awards are demanding their money four months after the event took place
- Those who bagged the accolades during the ceremony in December last year were promised R100 000 and the Most Loved category winner was supposed to take home R500 000
- Some of the winners were Nomcebo Zikode, Sjava, Dawn Thandeka King and Khuzani, among others
It has been four months since the KZN Entertainment Awards took place. The artists who walked away with accolades during the glittering ceremony held towards the end of December last year have reportedly not been paid their cash.
The likes of Sjava, Dawn Thandeka King, Nomcebo Zikode, Khuzani and many others were promised thousands of rand when they bagged some of the categories during the event held at the ICC in Durbs.
Sunday World reports that the winners of the first-ever KwaZulu-Natal Entertainment Awards have allegedly not received their cash as yet. The winner of the various categories were promised to walk away with R100 000 each while the KZN's Most Loved award was worth R500 000. The show was hosted by larger-than-life media personality Somizi and Pearl Thusi.
ZAlebs reports that sources told Sunday World that the organisers might have allegedly stole the money for themselves. One of the organisers was apparently Zandi Khumalo's husband Mhlo Gumede. He reportedly said the winners are aware of the situation.
In related news, Briefly News reported that Sjava walked away with a cool R100 000 and a trophy on Tuesday night, 15 December during the KwaZulu-Natal Entertainment Awards.
The musician bagged the Best Male Artist category. He beat the likes of Nasty C, Big Zulu, Riky Rick, Zakwe, Tellaman, Mlindo The Vocalist and Maskandi singer Khuzani. The star also got to perform his smash hit titled Umama during the ceremony.
Sjava's good news was shared by entertainment commentator Phil Mphela, who was at the event. Phil wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night:
"ON STAGE: Tonight’s Best Male Artist trophy and R100k winner, Sjava, is performing."
Phil also took to Twitter and shared that Nomcebo Zikode took home the Best Female Award and R100 000. He shared that Khuzani bagged a whopping R500 000 and an award in the KZN's Most Loved category.
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