Kwesta has distanced himself from allegations that he’s partly involved in the removal of Ayanda Jiya’s EP: Queen being removed from digital music platforms! ward-winning rapper and songwriter Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi popularly known as
The rapper and songstress partnered in a song feature entitled ‘Love Me’, which is the lead song of Jiya’s EP ‘Queen’. Vilakazi is targeted and dragged into the drama that is unfolding as the EP has been removed from an online company that is known for the distribution of music. The award-winning rapper is allegedly “assigned with a financial blow” as read on Sunday World, which is the outcome of the ongoing EP saga that’s following the rapper.
“It is with great concern that Kwesta has been included in tabloids pertaining to Ayanda Jiya’s latest EP: Queen being removed from digital music platforms. Kwesta’s only involvement in this EO was a feature on a song titled Love Me, produced by Zeph. The song was sent to him to add a verse, of which in conclusion he did and returned to the artist,” reads a statement issued on behalf of Kwesta by Duma Collective.
Ayanda Jiya’s EP has been withdrawn on the online platform, and there is an ongoing fight between Jiya and her producer Boitumelo ‘Zeph’ Mhlongo. The pair are at war over the rights of ownership of the EP, including the song that Vilakazi and Jiya worked on together. The information about the ongoing drama between Jiya and her producer, together with the online distribution company transpired through emails and sources have stated that these have since been leaked as read on Sunday World.
It is said that Ayanda Jiya’s signature on the contract that was distributed to her with regards to EP has since been questioned by the company executive, Hagar Graiser. The signature has been cross-examined on whether it is authentic or not. Although this has been ongoing back and forth between all parties, Kwesta has stated that his role in all of this is the song that he was featured in, and that is it!
Ayanda Jiya continues to maintain her statement that she has since been obstructed from obtaining access to the portal of the EP. Mhlongo and the distribution company are continuing to monitor the downloads and sales of the EP.
“Kwesta had no involvement in the distribution of this EP and humbly requests that all platforms which have included him in this matter, and have gone on with publishing false information, retract with immediate effect.” – a statement by Duma Collective on behalf of Senzo “Kwesta” Vilakazi of Dope Dreams read.