Skomota Cancels Bookings Following Allegations That He Is Being Exploited, Fans Want Justice for Him

Skomota Cancels Bookings Following Allegations That He Is Being Exploited, Fans Want Justice for Him

  • Upcoming artist Skomota has put his bookings on hold due to a financial dispute involving his manager Moruti Wa Dikota
  • Reports suggest Skomota does not have a bank account and his finances are managed by others
  • Fans are divided, with some supporting his decision while others fear for his career, speculating that mismanagement may be at play
  • Briefly News interviewed expert Paula Quinsee, who emphasised the importance of prioritising mental health over work

Mzansi's upcoming artist Skomota has announced that he is putting all his bookings on hold until the controversial issue about his money is resolved. This comes after reports that the star doesn't even have a bank account and someone else handles his finances.

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Skomota has spoken out following the exploitation accusations. Image: @SACelebUpdates
Source: Twitter

Skomota breaks his silence about exploitation allegations

South Africans were concerned about Skomota when his friend and road manager disclosed that the upcoming star doesn't even have a bank account. In an interview, the friend noted that Moruti Wa Dikota handles the star's finances.

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Skomota broke his silence in a video shared on X by MDN News. The star noted that he was cancelling his bookings and would only go back to work when his family had an agreement with Moruti Wa Dikota. The post read:

"Skomota has cancelled all his bookings until further notice. They say they are requesting Moruti Wa Dikota to appear before a meeting with them, along with Skomota's family to resolve the issues regarding his money."

Briefly News spoke to Certified Relationship Therapy Educator and founder of Engaged Humans, Paula Quinsee who noted the importance of prioritising mental health at work. She said people should prioritise themselves and take necessary steps that help them in difficult situations. She said:

"Mental health has an impact on your long-term well-being – prioritising your mental health contributes to sustained job performance and overall life satisfaction. Maintaining your mental health enables you to have better relationships with colleagues and family.

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"Prioritising your mental health can prevent burnout and other negative consequences such as physical illnesses and being able to cope better with life’s daily stressors. By finding a way to balance work and your personal life, you experience a healthier, more fulfilling life."

Fans weigh in on Skomota's decision

Social media users felt like Skomota shouldn't have cancelled his bookings. Others noted that the people around him were ruining his career.

@RealXavier011 said:

"His management made him focus on girls so that they could eat his money nicely "

@Ori_RSA commented:

"The demise of the mighty."

@TheGBrown1 wrote:

"Someone from his family must ensure he is paid what is due to him."

@BraStoveDieMahn added:

"Probably those girls Skomota was kissing was he's payment. Indirect payment from Moruti Wa Dikota to Skomota."

@Facelessmee1 noted:

"He will evaporate and will never hear from him again…Surely if he wants to contest against his manager he could just hire another one while he resolves his issues. Cause will soon forget of his existence."

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ANC Secretary General Fikile Mbalula nails the Skomota dance challenge

Briefly News previously reported that one thing about the ANC Secretary General Fikile Mbalula is that he always has fun with fellow celebrities; fans love that about him. After joining a viral dance trend, the politician recently left Mzansi rolling on the floor with laughter.

Skomota became an overnight sensation thanks to his viral dance moves. The star has been dominating social media platforms, including Facebook, TikTok and X, formerly known as Twitter.

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Source: Briefly News

Authors:
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Privie Kandi (Entertainment Editor) Privilege Kandi is an entertainment news editor (joined Briefly in 2022). A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the Christian College of Southern Africa (2016), she has been in the arts and entertainment industry for six years. Privie has worked for the Zimbabwe International Film and Festival Trust as a communications officer and a writer and TV producer for lifestyle and entertainment channel CME TV. She passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. You can reach her at privie.kandi@briefly.co.za.

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Paula Quinsee (Certified Relationship Therapy Educator and founder of Engaged Humans) Paula Quinsee is the founder of Engaged Humans, facilitating connection between individuals and organisations to create a more human-connected world. She is a certified Imago Relationship Therapy educator and facilitator, NLP practitioner, PDA analyst, coach and trainer. Paula is also the author of two self-help guides - Embracing Conflict and Embracing No - as well as an international speaker, advocate for mental health and activist for gender-based violence.

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