KZN Maskandi Artist Mthandeni Refuses to Perform for R15 000

KZN Maskandi Artist Mthandeni Refuses to Perform for R15 000

- KwaZulu-Natal musician Mthandeni recently had his fans chuckling over his latest exploits

- The Maskandi artist refused to perform at an event after he was offered what he deemed a measly R15 000

- The muso explained that the amount was too little and would rather use it to buy airtime for his fans

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KwaZulu-Natal Maskandi artist Mthandeni recently had social media users in stitches when he revealed why he didn’t perform at an event he was booked at recently. The musician revealed that he was paid only R15 000 for the gig.

He explained that the amount was too little for him to perform so he just went on to the stage to greet his fans and left.

KZN Maskandi Artist, Mthandeni, Refuses to Perform for R15 000
Mthandeni refused to perform for R15 000. Image: @mthandeni_king_igcokama_elisha
Source: Instagram

Sharing the video of Instagram, Mthandeni then went on to offer his fans the R15k so they could buy some airtime.

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Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that Mbuzeni Mkhize performed his remix of Diamonds by Rihanna in Istanbul, Turkey in 2019, when he was scouted. He received a call from the team of the LA-based pop star that she wanted to collaborate a song with him after he had remixed her 2012 hit track, Diamonds.

Mkhize is known for his unique maskandi sound. The artist, who hails from Mkomazi, south-east of KwaZulu-Natal, said he was shocked when he was contacted by Rihanna’s team.

The guitarist headed to the US where he collaborated on a song with the Barbados-born singer.

The globetrotting musician said he regarded the invite as something that will take the maskandi music genre to its highest level in the international arena.

“Rihanna could have chosen any person to work with her. But she chose me out of hundreds of maskandi artists. For that, I am honoured and humbled. I thank my ancestors for the gift [of singing].”

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Mkhize explained how he was scouted. He said an international promoter, who saw him performing in Turkey last year, took a video of his performances.

“He showed the video to Rihanna, who liked my interpretation of her song and the way I did it. She asked to meet me and if we can do a maskandi song that will be in both our albums.”

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