PRETORIA – Open Mic, a record company that signed Amapiano queen Makhadzi, has received a 159,000 rand formal notice after the artist failed to perform in Limpopo.
It is understood that in May this year, Mxolisi Kabinde of Kabinde Attorneys Inc served the label on behalf of Paledi Events Management to seek redress over Makhadzi’s failure to attend December’s all-white theme party at Malapile Park in Rathoke.
Paledi had paid Open Mic R70,000 for Makhadzi to perform and other expenses including alcohol and accommodation for his team.
The R159,000 requested by Paledi includes costs incurred in preparing Makhadzi’s show, including advertising costs, security services, decoration services, sound, staging and lighting costs.
“You breached the terms of the agreement between you and our client in that the artist booked by our client failed to arrive and perform at the event.
“As a result of your failure to honour the agreement with our client, our client has suffered damages in the sum of R70, 000. In the alternative, you have been unduly enriched by the contract amount of R70, 000.
We now have instructions to demand the payment of the sum of R158,750 within 14 days or receipt of this letter. Your failure to accede to our demand will result in us with no further notice instituting legal action to claim the amount demanded by our client,” read part of the lawsuit.
Paledi co-founder Modibane Legoabe is said to be bitter that Makhadzi didn’t show up, even though the organizer made full payment for the show.