Nothende still not paid for 'I Wanna Love You' song

The music industry is a tough business to be involved in.

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:45 PM  | Nothende  | Drama

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Although some may have forgotten about this debacle, it's clear that some people haven't. 

 In 2011 Lulo Cafe released his smash hit, I Wanna Love You featuring Nothende. The song received a great response from the public and from numerous radio stations.

Whilst we thought everything was rosy between the vocalist and the DJ, in 2016 Nothende suddenly voiced her frustration towards the song in a Facebook post, revealing that she was never paid for the song.

In case you've forgotten about the post here it is again.


Lulo Cafe had initially adressed the matter and had mentioned that he and Soul Candi would look into the matter and insisted that he had nothing but respect for Nothende.

Fast forward to 2017 and the question has risen again, as Nothende been paid for contribution to the song? 

And in Nothende's own words 'Not. A. Cent.'


Thanks to a Twitter user by the name of @NomieThwala, people on the social media platform have expressed their disappointment at how the entire situation was handled. 

Various media publications have tried to get Nothende to speak on the matter but she has declined to comment further about the situation.

In an interview with ZAlebs last year, we asked the singer about the most misperceived perception about the music industry and this is what she had to say.

"There are many misconceptions about the music industry, about the artist, about music. Firstly, creation itself is a lot of work. Writing, arranging, producing, all of that is work which takes up a lot of time, energy and money. Especially if there is particular care for the sound, the story/concept and overall artistic direction of the music. So many people are not aware just how much work actually gets put in when creating music, and just how expensive music is. Artists don't really share these processes. Most media don't take much interest in it, and the public generally just take in and believe whatever the artist and media put out there. This has adverse effects on many societal factors, though it is not a common conversation in these streets. I don't have all the answers, but I think we should have music in our education system and curriculum. This might bring about a new and different respect and understanding for the craft. Who knows what else could come from it."  Said Nothende.

Hopefully, Nothende will be paid before the year ends.

For more of the interview read it right here

Main Image Credit: Facebook/Nothende

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