It seems South Africa-based Zimbabwean jazzman Bothwell “Bekezela” Nkomo is finally laying down his guitar for good, as he is quitting music, B-Metro showbiz can reveal.
On his Facebook timeline, The Bekezela hit maker is set to drop his final studio album titled Vulani.
He said his experience at Muthaland_ Entertainment had made him quit music.
“Ladies and gentlemen, kindly accept my last album offering as an active recording artiste. I am not quitting, I am simply elevating to my purpose, that of helping others achieve their desired goals musically.
“This is inspired by my experience at Muthaland_ Entertainment,” said Bekezela.
However, not many of Bekezela’s fans are accepting his move.
One staunch fan Ezra Tshisa Sibanda said: “Awuyi ndawo (you are not going anywhere). You know you produce authentic stuff.”
Another fan identified as Pre WakoNdebele commented: “Personally I am sad about this.
“We will miss your music but I am also excited that the new journey you are taking will help upcoming artistes like me to realise their dreams.”
Bekezela is not the only artiste to have had a tough time at the Lance Stehr owned music company.
In 2017, multi- platinum selling Mzansi Afro-Soul sensation Nathi Mankayi of the Nomvula fame, also left Muthaland on allegations that he had no control over his music, and poor remuneration.
His sister Amanda Mankayi who boasts of a single album produced by Muthaland titled Zola Ntliziyo, also left the stable to establish a joint record label with her brother (Nathi).
An insider at the stable claimed that Vusi Nova followed by Ntando Bangani were the main priority at Muthaland as they were the “cash cows” of the stable.