In a shocking turn of events at the Africa Music Festival UK, popular South African artist Makhadzi has publicly voiced her frustration and disappointment, alleging that she was deliberately sabotaged during her performance.
The South African musician ended up performing for only a measly 10 minutes.
In a social media video, Makhadzi, known for her energetic performances and vibrant music, revealed that she was paid a substantial sum of half a million Rand for her appearance at the festival.
Promising fans an hour-long set, she eagerly prepared to grace the stage and deliver an unforgettable performance.However, as the night unfolded, Makhadzi’s excitement turned into disbelief as her time slot was repeatedly adjusted, seemingly to her disadvantage.
She claimed that the organizers kept moving her performance slot earlier, ultimately resulting in a mere ten-minute window to showcase her talent.
Winky D’s Extended Set Steals the Spotlight
Adding to Makhadzi’s grievances, fellow artist and Zimbabwean superstar Winky D allegedly took the stage and performed for a staggering 80 minutes.
This extended performance allegedly ate into Makhadzi’s precious time and encroached on the time allocated for fellow Zimbabwean superstar musician Jah Prayzah.
Makhadzi made a startling allegation, asserting that the promoter had exploited her and Jah Prayzah’s names to sell tickets for the event, yet deliberately deprived them of the time they deserved on stage.
She claimed that this blatant manipulation was part of a larger plot to tarnish her brand and reputation.
Expressing her heartfelt apologies to her loyal Zimbabwean fanbase,
Makhadzi admitted that the situation was beyond her control and that she was deeply sorry for not being able to deliver the performance they had eagerly anticipated.
The allegations have stirred controversy within the music industry, with fans and fellow artists expressing outrage at the alleged mistreatment of Makhadzi.
Calls for transparency and fairness in the industry have echoed across social media platforms as fans demand answers from the event organizers.
As the music community awaits responses from the festival organizers and the implicated artists, the incident serves as a sobering reminder of the challenges and power dynamics artists face, even on the international stage.
As the industry and fans rally behind her, the incident sheds light on the complexities and pressures faced by artists, even in what should have been a celebratory event.
Note: The information in this article is based on the statements made by Makhadzi during the Africa Music Festival UK event. The festival organizers and other artists mentioned have not yet responded to the allegations