Record label Open Mic Productions has weighed in on the Nomcebo Zikode and Kgaogelo “Master KG” Moagi Jerusalema royalty matter.
This comes after the two artists became embroiled in a public war over royalties for the song and announcing tours, where the song was to be performed without including one another in their respective ‘solo’ tours.
Nomcebo Zikode accused Kgaogelo “Master KG” Moagi and Open Mic Productions of not paying her royalties owed to her and being replaced as the singer on the track for a world tour.
In a statement that was released on Sunday, Open Mic record label entered the conversation and corroborated Master KG’s version of events. They insisted that Nomcebo has not been paid due to the “back and forth” that ensued the minute she demanded more than what was agreed upon and was due to her.
“We can confirm that during the creation of the song that Master KG (the main artist) and Nomcebo Zikode (the featured artist) agreed on sharing 50/50 of Master KG’s earnings. The featured artists’ agreement, which reflected an equal split between the two artists, was drafted last year November for both parties to sign. Nomcebo Zikode through her legal team reviewed the contract and proposed for a higher percentage. Since then there have been back and forth engagements,” read part of the statement.
Open Mic’s publicist, Brendon Maseko, added that neither parties had received payment from the song’s royalties as they waited for their contracts reflecting the agreed 50/50 split to be signed.
He added that while the engagements were still ongoing, Nomcebo knew what was holding her payment up.