Mlungisi Buthelezi is claiming to be dying of hunger

Manqonqo says his hit Eyadini only made him R4000

Eyadini hitmaker Manqonqo, real name Mlungisi Buthelezi, is saying to be dying of hunger because he has been apparently ripped off by music giants. Remember the hit song Eyadini which kept us up all night in 2018? Those were the higher days. Now, the muso behind the only says he’s now struggling to form ends meet as he has fallen on adversity .Mlungisi Buthelezi 0
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Speaking to Isolezwe, Manqonqo said he only received a penny worth of royalties, leaving him to stress about where the remainder of the funds went. The muso who broke into the music scene in 2018 said his hit song only made him R4000.

At the time of releasing the song, Manqonqo says he had no contract signed with any company. it had been only after releasing the song, which topped charts where he was apparently approached by a company called UJU Records.Mlungisi Buthelezi 43

Currently due to the pandemic, he’s struggling to urge bookings and perform at events. “I don’t know where the remainder of the cash went. I do believe there are people that are feeding off of my diligence ,” he told the paper.

He further added that he suspects the corporate for ripping him off but he’s not certain. In an email sent to the publication, Southern African Rights Organisation (Samro) clear away any error on their part.

Manqonqo says his hit Eyadini only made him R4000

The company claims Eyadini royalties were paid off in 2018 but consistent with their records, Manqonqo isn’t the owner of the song. They then advised him to speak with the owners of the song.
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This story is simply one among many and a number of other artists have always been vocal about being ripped off by music giants. This takes us back to the continued feud between Rap Lyfe former artists, Kwesta, Makwa, Nota, and lots of others.

Makwa went on Instagram Live and exposed the people that owe him money. A fight broke off between he and Nota who then took shots at Kwesta. all of them point fingers at Kwesta but the rapper clarified everything but admitted to his mistake.

“As success came, through everyone’s efforts – Difference of ideas, mismanagement of funds and lots of other things led to distrust. I’m guilty of a number of this stuff then are Nota and Leroy,” he said, He also added, “Leroy handled the finances, Nota was the music executive and that i , as Kwesta, was the catalyst to source funds through performances, endorsements etc.”

-ZAlebs