Afro-soul sensation, Nathi Mankayi, is currently the biggest selling artist in South Africa after his debut album Buyelekhaya sold over 100 000 copies – a milestone achievement by the country’s musical sales standard.

It is not surprising that the Eastern-born singer – who used to charge R25 000 to perform Nomvula, his chart-topping single that has captured the hearts of his country of birth – is now charging R100 000.

His booking fee tag revelation was made public by promoter and 999 Music record label boss, Arthur Mafokate, who billed the multi-platinum seller to perform at Free State event on Saturday, September 26.


Arthur Mafokate not impressed with Nathi Mankhayi’s R100k booking fee. Picture credit: You Tube.

According to the King of kwaito, soon after Buyelekhaya sold platinum, Mankayi’s management suddenly increased the performance fee to 4 times higher than the initial agreed fee.

Speaking to Sunday World, an unimpressed Mafokate said: “I’m sorry to say this but his management is using him as a puppet. When my booking team secured a booking with him they agreed on R25 000 and they later changed to R100 1000 after he sold platinum.”

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