The “Queen of Bling” has contradicted Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema’s claim that Mabala Noise artists had been given R5 million each.
Two weeks ago, Malema claimed that the recording company had paid artists out of funds laundered from Minister Nomvula Mokonyane’s water and sanitation department. Mabala Noise owner and ANC Youth League national treasurer Reggie Nkabinde enjoys a close relationship with Mokonyane.
The minister rubbished Malema’s claims when DRUM spoke to her at the time.
However, during an interview with Zikhiphani TV, Mbau confirmed that Mabala Noise had given its artists a lot of money.
Mbau, however, disputed Malema’s figure.
“The five million is a wrong figure but I won’t say how much, but it’s an amount that can changes lives,” the Shake singer said.
“None of anyone (sic) in our stable is hungry and am not talking hand to mouth, we good, we drive nice cars and wear nice clothes.”
The stable’s artists include Ricky Rick, Pro Kid, Nasty C and DJ Bongs.
Nkabinde is also on record as disputing Malema’s claims that Mabala Noise was a front for laundering money.
“The allegations he has made are not true, and they don’t make sense, there is no way you can pay an artist five million, how are you going to ma