King Monada’s angry former friend has just done his best to rub name through the mud and the scorned man has dubbed the singer as “greedy” in what is quickly becoming an ugly Twitter war online.
King Monada, known to his parents as Khutso Steven Kgale, he hails from ga-Mokgolobotho Village outside Tzaneen. Monada is one of the few inventive singers the Bolobedu inhabitants will never stop celebrating. In his music, he is singing about relationships and family problems; his music has also a deeply ingrained sense of appropriateness. His tunes are listened and danced by children parents and grand-parents because most of it portrays the realities of life.
It feels like everybody in South Africa loves the Tzaneen born King Monada right now. Some have compared him to Burna Boy and Wizkid while others have described him as our answer to Drake. But it seems as if the one person across the whole of Mzansi who does not like the singer (and his infectious brand of music) it’s his former best friend, Omee Otis.
The war began when a song was released titled “Letter to the King” and there are no prizes for guessing who it was directed to. Omee Otis, who is a musician himself, released the diss track which was loaded with explosive allegations against King Monada which included details of fights with other artists, accusations of selfishness and plenty more.
Omee Otis – Letter To The King (REPENT) [MP3] https://t.co/XIpI2Vj2vr
— Fakazahiphop (@fakazahiphop) July 25, 2019
Among some of the most scandalous lines came the accusation that Omee Otis had written some of King Monada’s songs and not been credited for:
Listning to king Monada songs must be added as a crime …. You can’t listen to stolen work from other people n be proud…. No to stolen goods n people hard worked project.#Omee_Otis
Lets meet Tebza pub…
— Maake Monepe Bruno (Comedian) (@Monepe57) July 23, 2019
King Monada needs to pay Omee Otis. Omee Otis wrote his part of #NoTies
— Sean (@Word_Saint) July 26, 2019
Omee Otis also accuses King Monada of fighting with CK, one half of the Double Trouble duo. “He even fought with CK of Double Trouble after he appeared in one of Master KG’s music videos,” Omee Otis says.
However, the disgruntled former friend has found little sympathy on the timeline and indeed the industry. King Monada’s fans have been extremely vocal about whose side they are taking in this beef (hint, it’s not Omee’s!) while CK from Double Trouble has completely dismissed all suggestion of him ever fighting with King Monada.
Meanwhile, King Monada’s manager, Albert Makwela, had no time for these allegations. In a comment to Sunday Sun, the manager said,
“Look, Monada is one of the top artists and people will always drag his name through the mud. We can see that Omee Otis has moved to another recording studio and is being used to attack Monada,” says Albert Makwela.
Do you agree with Albert that Omee Otis is simply looking for clout by attacking one of the most successful musicians in the country?