Mampintsha’s rocky 2018 continues unabated as new reports have surfaced that the number of musicians leaving his West Ink Records label is steadily growing.
DJ Thukzin and singer Madanon are the latest artists who have announced they’re dumping Mampintsha whom they all accuse of being unfaithful to his promises.
The reason behind their sudden departure is said to be over unpaid services. But this hullabaloo comes as no surprise because record label boss Mandla “Mampinthsa” Maphumulo is allegedly also in a hot mess with Destruction Boyz for similar reasons.
Both have cited non-payment of money owed them by Mampintsha as their reason for leaving.
DJ Thukzin announced his departure on Facebook saying “I am no longer under West Ink. First day I joined West Ink, I was called by him [Mampintsha], not the other way around.”
DJ Thukzin, real name Thuthuka Ndlovu, from Lamontville township outside Durban, has decided it’s safer to go it alone and started Idlala Thukzin Records.
The Zvaya Zvamuka hitmaker is following in the footsteps of many other artists who have dumped West Ink Records over allegations that Mampinthsa wasn’t paying them. On Tuesday, DJ Thukzin took to Facebook to announce his exit from the label, stating: I’m no longer under West Ink. First day I joined West Ink, I was called by him, not the other way round.
The Sunday Sun reports that Ndumiso “Madanon” Nzimande left West Ink, complaining to his friends that Mampintsha was allegedly using booze as payment rather than money. At one stage the singer found himself with no place to stay because Mampintsha was allegedly making excuses rather than payments.
The accusations by Thukzin and Madanon echo complaints made against Mampintsha by Gqom duo the Distruction Boyz, who took to Twitter earlier this week, claiming they’re still owed money for the work they did on Babes Wodumo’s hit track ‘Wololo’.
Mampintsha has yet to respond to the claims made by any of these artists. Both Madanon and Thukzin referred us to their Facebook messages. Mamphintsha refused to comment and hung up the phone.