Theo’s record label’s image at stake

Santana serves star with legal demand

Mafikizolo band member and founder of record label 360 degree Entertainment Theo Kgosinkwe, 46, is stuck with a difficult decision to let go of one of his protégés, Angie Santana.

This week Sunday World learnt that the Love Potion singer was slapped with a legal demand by Kimberly-born Santana to be set free.

The 25-year-old R&B singer has been signed to 360 Degree Entertainment record label for two years and claimed to have had enough of the “mismanagement” at the label.

According to the singer, she only recorded one song, titled Don’t Waste My time, a feature with the label’s artist Encore and never got paid for four performances.

She said that she was over the relationship and could not go on any further.

“He just didn’t know what he was doing regarding artist management,” she explained.

“The whole time that I was with him, I was never paid for the single that I dropped under the label. I was never paid royalties for the song and the performances that I did. I was never paid for that.”

Santana was working in a law firm in Johannesburg when she left her job after being approached by Kgosinkwe’s record label.

“I am hurt because I feel like we had a very good relationship but I just felt that there was a whole lot of mismanagement going on,” she added.

A source close to the artist confirmed that she was told that she should wait another year for her album to be released because Kgosinkwe was trying to save up for his wedding.

According to documents seen by Sunday World, she was meant to receive 10% for the records that were out on rotation.

Currently, Santana is awaiting 21 days to know her fate with the stable.

The Kwela Kwela singer confirmed that he had knowledge of Santana’s unhappiness with the label but believed that he had tried his best to promote her brand.

He said he paid for her music video and recordings.

“I’m aware of the dissatisfaction of Angie regarding her album. We spoke about it and we told her we suggest that she releases her EP or album next year, as we believe the timing was not right.

He denied saying the 25-year old should wait for the album because of his wedding day. “I absolutely deny this. I said I’ll only release her after my wedding? What’s my marriage got to do with the release of her album? I told her I cannot continue to buy songs as I feel she has enough songs already to make an album.”

Kgosinkwe was unable to confirm if he would let the singer go but wished her good luck for the future.

By Nokuthula Zwane

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