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Madlela stands for Sikhosana against Welshman Ncube's nephew

by Staff reporter
21 Aug 2021 at 18:52hrs | Views
Multi-award-winning actor-cum-musician Madlela Skhobokhobo has stood his ground defending Sikhosana Buhlungu, after the old timer was lambasted on social media.

Madlela's defence comes after an influential Skyz Metro FM employee Nkanyiso Brezhnev Mathonsi who is also Professor Welshman Ncube's nephew posted uncomplimentary sentiments towards Sikhosana's new song Ntethe, a rendition of a traditional folktale.

"We have people scrambling to support an old man to sing about Ontethe bakhe. Few years from now fingers will be pointed as to why music from the region is seemingly not competitive," posted Brezhnev on his timeline on Facebook.

However, this felt like an attack to Sikhosana and Madlela, the man who has been supporting Sikhosana, was offended.

Madlela said Brezhnev's sentiments were very "rude".

"I am so disappointed today. There is a brother of mine who works at Skyz Metro who made hurtful sentiments about Sikhosana. Here we are talking about a talented man who has talent but he found the opportunity to explode now.

"What should Sikhosana do? Must he stop doing music because he is old? Brezhnev works at Skyz Metro and this is hurtful words to come from a person who works at a public broadcasting station.

"As we speak Sikhosana is on his way back to Nkayi (after shooting the music video for Ntethe) and tell me how he will feel that people are talking badly about him," said Madlela in a moving video he broadcast live on his Facebook timeline.

On the video, Madlela talked about a lot of issues that Bulawayo artistes are facing from lack of support to not being paid by Bulawayo Arts Festival (Baf).

"There is a huge problem here in Bulawayo. Recently, artistes were crying that they were not paid after performing at Baf including myself but I don't want to go there.

"Let's support each other. If you don't like Sikhosana, don't talk trash about him. Let's promote each other. I don't have a problem with Skyz (Metro) but if they want to promote young artistes they can go ahead and do your agenda," said Madlela.

Source - bmetro