Whenever both of their names are mentioned in a sentence, you can sure expect fireworks.
AKA has taken to Twitter to express disappointment in people who aren’t happy about Mabala Noise’s recent contribution to South African music, and Julius Malema coincidentally happens to be the one who spoke out against the record label.
Mabala Noise recently signed a string of musos and entertainers, the likes of Riky Rick, Nasty-C, Khanyi Mbau and Gigi Lamayne.
This move saw EFF leader, Julius Malema make accusations that the company is headed up by ANC Youth League treasurer general Reggie Nkabinde. He further claimed that it paid no less than R5 million to artists for signing to the label and performing at ANC political events.
Nkabinde refuted the claims, saying: “Mabala Noise is not doing business with any government (department)… We are not going to entertain that (the allegations). Our legal team is advising us on how best we can talk to the EFF leader to retract what he has said.”
An avid ANC supporter himself, days later AKA was puzzled by how he was expecting people to be happy to see careers revitalised and partnerships created, instead they don’t like to see the progress.
You would think people would be happy about Mabala signing artists, revitalizing careers, partnerships. But no, because, South Africa. 😒— AKA (@akaworldwide) August 10, 2016
People say they want our artists to shine, to advance their careers. Then when it starts happening. They don’t like it. It’s quite strange 😣— AKA (@akaworldwide) August 10, 2016