Afro-pop singer Kelly Khumalo's "new lover" and Live Amp producer Sjula Dlamini was allegedly booted out of the SABC1 music show over bribery claims.

The popular producer, who is also the voice-over artist for Date My Family, was allegedly suspended after several artists complained he had demanded money from them in order to playlist their songs on the show.

Dlamini confirmed knowledge of the allegations against him, but claimed he left the show for greener pastures and he was not suspended.

"I'm aware that there was someone who was using my name to ask people to give him money in exchange for airplay and offering people presenter positions on Live Amp. It was not me. In fact, I was never suspended, I left the show a month ago for growth," he said.