Anele Zondo AKA ‘Ney The Bae’ is reportedly in hot waters. For owing her agency and a number of people money. Could this mean the hun is in debt?
South African actress and presenter, Anele is best known for her recurring role as “Faith” on the 1Magic soapie The River. However, she is also a female rapper.
Persons who asked to remain anonymous told Mgosi that Anele’s agency, Everything Creative Agency (Pty) Ltd t/a Everything Culture Agency (“ECA”) is out of deal, and the actress owes them money.
“We’ve (ECA) been working with Anele Zondo for a year now, and secured all of her biggest brand partnerships, from Catrice Cosmetics to Olmeca Tequila and we acquired a campaign her with Foreo (Swedish Skincare brand),” said anonymous.
Additionally, ECA negotiated the deal terms, which Anele agreed to. But then the actress later back tracked at the 11th hour saying she is no longer interested in the deal.
Sources told us that she however later contacted Foreo directly, “and thereafter did the very same campaign we acquired for her, without our consent or involvement, therefore swindling us, ECA of the monies due to the company.”
The agency apparently tried solving this matter amicably. Plus she agreed that she owes them their commission and legal fees, on text.
Anele seemingly “insists she has not invoiced Foreo, however, the Foreo agreement clearly outlines that she was supposed to have received 50% of the fee by the 13th of May.”
In an interview with Ney The Bae, her response was that, “At no point have I been signed to ECA as my agent. All my business dealings are done through my company, Anele Zondo Holdings and it’s various subsidiaries depending on the nature of the transaction I’m involved in.”
If your sources insist that I am or was somehow signed to ECA, may they please present a signed contract that confirm that I’m Indeed signed to them as my agency.”
As far as she is concerned, Anele Zondo Holdings has no pending legal matters. With any of its service providers or partners.
She continued, “In any case, in the event that there are any legal issues to be dealt with, these are handled by my Attorneys, Motalane Inc.”
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Information reaching Mgosi has it that the actress was sent an invoice to pay the agency. But denied to owing them. Hence they decided to take the legal route.
“We are currently still waiting on her and her lawyer to sign an acknowledgment of debt, as she agreed that she owes us R13 913,76, however after paying her R230 000 in the last month, she has still failed to make payment to us” they said.
According to the presenter, ECA is one of many service providers that she has worked with on an Ad hoc basis. But, has no exclusive relationship with them.
“We work with any Agency in South Africa and anywhere else in the world that we can enter into a mutually beneficial relationship,” said Anele.
This is a sticky situation, and we wonder if this matter can be dealt with outside of court. Best of luck to both parties!