Is Big Nuz leaving Afrotainment, or not?

By Drum Digital
21 January 2016

By Khosi Biyela

First it was rumoured that Big Nuz memberMandla Maphumulo AKA Mampintsha was leaving the popular group, just after the group released their latest album, For the Fans.

Now, after being nominated in the Best Kwaito Album category at this year’s Metro FM Music Awards, the rumours surface once more.

It has been reported that the award-winning group is leaving DJ Tira’s Afrotainment to join DJ Bongz’s Emabalabala Records. However, several sources close to the situation told DRUM that the rumours are not true.

“They are not leaving Tira, it’s a publicity stunt.” It is said that the remaining group members, after R Mashesha’s death last year, are using the attention to punt their new single, Siyanqamuka.

According to previous reports, Mampintsha and Danger (real name Mzi Tshomela) are leaving Tira because of being underpaid.

Tira laughed off the reports with this online post: “He he he Big Nuz is leaving Afro! Senzeni vele[what have we done]???? #Siyanqamuka [sic].”

He believes the rumours are just based on jealousy. “Why pple dont like izinto ezinhle vele [why do people hate good things]???? Umona [jealousy]??? Ok ku right in the meantime #Siyanqamuka [sic].”

Meanwhile, Isolezwe Newspaper reported that the group had an altercation with Tira last year before R Mashesha passed away. Could the rumours be true, then?

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