Vusi Nova’s new song A’sphelelanga sparks controversy

Vusi Nova’s new song A’sphelelanga sparks controversy. Before Vusi Nova could even enjoy the success of what is fast-becoming a smash hit in the form of his latest single A’sphelelanga featuring Jessica Mbangeni, controversy has hit the singer.

Music fans are divided about who owns the rights to the popular traditional song. A few artists have come forward to claim that the song was originally theirs and that Vusi Nova owes them royalties as a result.

Vusi Nova

Others have claimed the song does not belong to anyone as it is a popular traditional song whose exact origins are unknown.


In addition to its widespread use as a struggle song during apartheid, the song has also reportedly been the “theme song” of popular football team Chippa United.

Most people seem to be on Nova’s side with regards to the use of the song.

If hadn’t heard the song yet listen to it below:

Source: The Citizen




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