The much-anticipated SABC concert may not be as we expected after all as the star-studded lineup is beginning to fade away.
It has been confirmed that top artistes expected to perform at the Thank You SABC Concert which will be held at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday are yet to receive payment. Thus, there’s no guarantee that they will make an appearance at the concert.
In fact, three top artistes who were supposed to perform at the concert confirmed that they will not be showing up. According to them; “as it stands payment has not been received”. AKA; Jack Parow and Kwesta are among the artists who have declared that they are withdrawing from the concert.
AKA’s manager, Benza said;
“We are not performing because we haven’t been paid. As soon as we are paid AKA will tweet that he is performing there.”
Likewise, Jack Parow’s Wynand Myburgh confirmed that no payment has been made yet.
“We require at least a 50% deposit before performing at an event. Until that is received, we will not be at the show,” said his manager.
Myburgh hinted that they were informed that the payment has been made. But, they are yet to receive the alert, and until then, it’s a no show.
Kwesta’s manager KB added;
“As it stands we can’t confirm whether he will be performing because we haven’t been paid yet. Until we get paid, then his attendance will be confirmed.”
Nevertheless, Uhuru, Oskido and Candy have confirmed that they have received payment and will grace the concert on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Mabala Noise is not sure that Riky Rick will be performing due to scheduling conflicts.
In response to the matter, Mzwakhe Mbuli who is in charge of the concert denied any problem with payment. As far as he is concerned, the artistes will be performing at the concert.
“Nothing has changed to my knowledge. The artists who are on the bill will be performing. We’ll see what happens on Saturday.”
Meanwhile, confusion erupted earlier this week over who would be footing the bill for the SABC Concert. It was initially confirmed that the SABC would be paying the bills. However, the state broadcaster disputed this, saying that the show was under a “media sponsor” capacity.
Mbuli looks forward to filling up at least half of the Orlando Stadium which seats 40 000 people.