Penny Penny embroiled in massive feud with former manager
Chrizelda Kekana | 2017-04-03 08:00:00.0
Penny Penny is embroiled in a nasty spat with his former manager.
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Musician and reality TV star Eric Nkovani popularly known as Penny Penny has come out strongly against accusations that he owes his former manager more than R200,000.
The Papa Penny Ahee star found himself making headlines this week after his former manager accused him of owing her over R200,000 for public relations events dating back to June last year.
However, Penny Penny has come out guns blazing against the claims, saying that it was her that owed him money.
“My company hired her to be my PA and I didn’t hire her. She promised me sponsors, [and to] promote my CD with DJ Maphorisa,” he explained.
Penny Penny said the accusations came from a place of “jealousy” and alleged that his former manager used his name fraudently.
The reality TV star also questioned why the matter was not reported to the police. “Why didn’t she not report me to the police?” he asked.
Speaking to Sowetan, Penny Penny’s former manager, Lerato Manaka said that according to the contract they signed she was apparently entitled to 20% of every gig.
“We signed a contract that was set to end next year. I have worked with him and did my best to build his name that he has today but he has not paid me a cent,” she said.
She also wrote an open letter to Penny Penny on social media expressing her frustration.
“Some steps are unnecessary so just do the right thing so we can all move on 24 months is a long time. Work needs to be done South Africans still want to see more of you!!,” said Lerato.