They once made beautiful music together. But now, Amanda Black and Ambitiouz Entertainment are out of tune. And the melody between them has turned into a deafening noise!
The war between the Afro-pop sensation and her former boss, Kgosi Mahumapelo, is far from over. This comes after the Ambitiouz boss filed an affidavit opposing summary judgment at the South Gauteng High Court, denying allegations the company withheld a sum of money from the 24-year-old Amazulu hitmaker.
In his affidavit, Kgosi said his company acted according to the provisions of the management agreement, which both parties signed in May 2016. We earlier reported the award-winning singer approached the same court to compel her former record label to cough up R964 526.32 from unpaid gigs.
Read the court documents, in part: “The applicant [Amanda Black] alleges that an amount of R964 526.32, as reflected from the bookings report provided by the respondent [Ambitiouz Entertainment] in March, sets out the liability of the responded to the applicant. The applicant, however, does not
inform the honourable court of the important provisions in the management agreement, which entitled the respondent to withhold monies that are due to the applicant.”
Kgosi revealed that from the alleged amount due to Amanda, deductions were made for loans, tax obligations, transport and entertainment costs. He further said both parties agreed through their lawyers they’d appoint an independent accountant to determine a figure that was owed to Amanda after deductions. The Ambitiouz boss added this had not yet been done.
“It is clear from the aforesaid the latest demands and the institution of these proceedings by the applicant are only malicious and premature as well. The amount claimed by the applicant is not due to be paid to the applicant as the respondent is entitled to make deductions,” read the court papers.
Kgosi further said the BET nominee also breached the terms of their artist agreement when she collaborated with Vusi Nova on the song, Gaz’lam, in June. He also denied an additional amount of R200 000 was to be paid to the singer (real name is Amanda Antony) after she bagged a Metro FM Music Award last year.
Asked for comment, Kgosi told the SunTeam: “I sincerely wish I could assist with your article, unfortunately as you know, we need to respect the legal process. I’ll be happy to provide a detailed comment on this matter after a final judgment has been issued by the courts.”
Amanda could not be reached for comment.
– Sunday sun