Award-winning producer Maphorisa has again been dragged into conversations about Faith Nketsi’s music career, after her first performances as a rapper went a bit pear-shaped. Maphorisa, who has been working with Faith as she launches her music career, found himself trending on Twitter this week after videos of Faith’s first few gigs went viral.
Faith first shared a video of a performance on her Instagram account, to mixed reactions. Most followers said she should stick to twerking or reality shows, while others said she was played by the sound guy. It got worse when another video emerged, showing the audience standing still during her performance and others walking away.
Here is your faith🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/5OkYl9oa8L
— guru of greatness (@unclebig_shaq) December 3, 2019
Tweeps soon weighed in on the concert “flop”, labelling Maphorisa the “comedian of the year” for his “prank” on SA music fans.
Maphorisa is the greatest producer, but an even better comedian 😂 Yhu! https://t.co/FLTbN1D3Mv
— Childish Dangbino (@TipiDang) December 3, 2019
— Akhona Daniel♡ (@Luthando_dutch) December 4, 2019
Maphorisa O Dladile Ka Rona Ka Faith 😂 This Right Here 👇Ain’t Feeling None 😂 pic.twitter.com/oNbsqnApeB
— Echelon™ (@Lebo_Nitty) December 4, 2019
Last month, Maphorisa was accused of “sabotaging” Faith’s career, after a video of her in studio with the producer went viral. In it, Faith can be heard dropping bars while Maphorisa makes noises in approval. Maphorisa responded to the backlash, saying SA hip-hop needed Faith and defended his decision to work with her.
In other news – Is SABC terminating its Contract with Muvhango?
Word of Mouth Production, owned by Duma Ndlovu, is in hot water as the cast and crew members of multi-lingual soap opera, Muvhango, have stopped working. According to reports by Sunday World, members of the production have not been paid their October and November salaries. The situation has gotten so bad that the cast and crew has threatened to leave the soapie and sue the production company.
“Last month when we enquired we were told that the SABC did not have money to pay them; that is why they couldn’t pay salaries. When we asked why the company didn’t apply for an overdraft to pay salaries, we were told that we would be paid double on Friday, November 29,” a source told the publication. Read more