Limpopo Music sensation Makhadzi, real name Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona, has made a plea to promoters and fans to stop booking her via her old boss Open Mic Production.
The update comes after what looks like a war looming between Makhadzi and Open Mic Production. The Vhembe-born artist released four studio albums, also reaching gold status.
Some of the awards she won include Ubuntu Arts and Culture Diplomacy Award, Mzansi Viewers Choice Award, Basadi Music Award, AFIMA, South African Music Award (SAMA) and Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
MAKHADZI LEAVES OPEN MIC PRODUCTION
But Makhadzi announced her departure from the state earlier this week after three years. She said she made the decision to not renew her contract so that she can focus on her own company Makhadzi Entertainment.
“The relationship between myself and Open Mic Productions was like a match made in heaven as it elevated both of us to become household names in the South African Music Industry,” said Makhadzi.
But in a contradicting statement, Open Mic insists Makhadzi is still signed under them until they decide otherwise.
“We are sitting with a valid contract, so we won’t be issuing a similar statement,” Open Mic MD Nkateko Maluleke told Sunday World.
“She’s still on contract with Open Mic. The contract was an auto-renewal, so people get excited and sensationalise. That is why I have taken up a position not to engage publicly but rather stick to what we have on record.”
But in a tweet sent to her fans on Thursday, the singer issued a strong warning to promoters.
“Book me now. Don’t book me via open mic cz honestly I won’t show up, the contract has ended. I don’t want to fight with promoters and my fans,” she wrote.
Limpopo Chronicle will be following up on the issue closely for any updates.