Award-winning music maestro and producer, King Monada, has been served with summons for failure to honour his agreement to perform at the Limpopo Legends Awards (LILAs) in 2022.
Limpopo Arts Movement (LAM) chairperson, Mphoza Mashabela has last week served Monada with court papers through his attorneys, Thobejane Incorporate.
The annual event was organised by (LAM) to honour music legends like Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbulu, Penny Penny, Sello Galane, among others.
King Monada promised to make amends and perform at the next Limpopo Legends Awards in 2023, but he has allegedly not fulfilled this commitment.
Monada wrote a letter committing himself to perform at LILAs.
“This letter serves as commitment to perform on the next LILA Awards 2023 after the performance scheduled for the 5th of November 2022 didn’t materialize. King Monada Music commits itself that the next event will be performed at NO additional costs. The amount of R35 000 (Thirty-five thousand) received from Mashabela Mpho, for such event will NOT be increased to hire fee as per the agreement.”
Mphoza Mashabela expressed dissatisfaction with King Monada’s failure to promote the show and accused him of deception.
“Monada failed to promote our show from the beginning. Now he must pay back the money. I compromised last year’s event hoping he’d eventually fulfil his obligations, but he fooled us again, intentionally so,” said Mphoza
Harry Thobejane of Thobejane Incorporate said that attempts to settle the matter amicably were unsuccessful.
“I called King Monada with the hope that he’d attempt to settle this matter. Unfortunately, he refused, instead he displayed a high level of arrogance and rudeness. So, I was left with no option but to serve him with a letter of demand which he ignored,” said Thobejane.
In the summons they are demanding a public apology, a refund, damages plus legal costs.
“Last week we served him with summons. If he ignores the summons, we will approach the court and apply for default judgement,” concluded Thobejane.
King Monada and his manager, Albert Makwela, have not responded to phone calls.