DBN NYTS in hit song drama

By Drum Digital
10 June 2016

Kwaito group DBN NYTS might have scooped three awards at the recent South African Music Awards for their hit Shumaya, but not everyone is ecstatic about their new found fame.

Lindy Nabela claims to have been left out in the cold by the group she met in 2014. According to her, she met DBN NYTS through Afro-pop singer Zinhle Ngidi, who features on Shumaya.

Lindy, who owns Lindy Lee Nabela Production, says the popular song was initially composed for Zinhle.

"If i knew they were making the song for themselves, I wasn't going to pay for it," she tells us.

The mother of two claims to have moved back home, borrowed money from a loan shark and took her own savings to finance the project - which she thought was Zinhle's.

"I took my kids' money to finance this project but when things started looking up for them, they dumped me. I want my money back" she adds.

But her association with DBN NYTS came to an end when they clenched a deal with Oskido.

"I don't blame Oskido, because no one told him about me and what I've done for this group," she adds. "It's their fault because they did this."

However, DBN NYTS member Kabelo "Kaybee" Pekile denies that Shumaya was composed for Zinhle, but admits they owe Lindy some money.

"I don't know why she is talking about this now, or is it because we're winning awards?"

He adds that they can even send Lindy her money via eWallet if she wants!

Meanwhile Zinhle confirms the song was initially composed for her. "I decided to allow them to license the song because Kalawa wanted to sign them only for Shumaya. I didn't want to stand in their way," she tells us.

Zinhle further reveals that she had distanced herself from DBN NYTS and the hit song because of the controversy around it. "I have moved on and i didn't attend the awards ceremony because i don't want to be part of this anymore," she explains.

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