Nam musicians cling to old beef

ENDLESS … Musicians Young T, King Tee Dee, Fidel and Sunny Boy at it again. Photos: Contributed

A few Namibian musicians are still harbouring animosity over issues dating back years, with Sunny Boy and Fidel Nambundunga recently butting heads over a song released 12 years ago.

Sunny Boy has accused Isaac Nyambali of allegedly stealing his money for the song, ‘Hit It Up’.

Nyambali is a former manager for Mshasho and Sunny Boy.

In an interview recently with New Era, Nambundunga said: “Isaac Nyambali never stole anything from Sunny Boy, but rather invested in him as opposed to what he sang. I felt offended when the song came out. You got to be realistic, when you don’t understand anything about the business, whether there was something on pen and paper or not, I just think, give credit were it’s due. If he was taking anything from him, he was taking what belongs to him.”

The song comes from one of Sunny Boy’s first albums, ‘The Sleeping Giant’, that was released in 2008 and featured controversies aimed at Nyambali.

Responding to Nambundunga, Sunny Boy posted a video saying Nambundunga is looking for attention.

“My friend and brother, you don’t want none of this smoke, I did a project with you, and you paid me nothing, Don’t come here talking about things that do not concern you or sh#t you don’t know, with your fake American accent.”

Reacting to Sunny Boy’s video in a recent interview with, Nambundunga said everything he said is factual.

“To what my son Sunny Boy says about an ‘OG’ like me in this music business, I have seen it all and done it all, whatever I speak about is factual, I don’t chase no fame. You should know where I come from, the journey and the contributions I have made to the creative business.

“What I said in the interview was 100% true and I am not playing, I don’t have any reason to chase clout, or to put myself on the spot, I am the guy you will always find in the background,” he said.

“I am a businessman in this music industry and what I invest needs to come back. I have not heard from any business person, owner, manager or investor who invested money in artists and got their money back, but at the end of the day we become the bad ones and the thieves,” he said.

Meanwhile, King Tee Dee and Young T are once again beefing on X, formerly Twitter, over ‘spiritual killing’ allegations.

Young T is accusing King Tee Dee of allegedly trying to kill him through car accidents but having failed countless times.

According to Young T, King Tee Dee has also tried to poison his dad by sending food to his house.

Fuming over the allegations, King Tee Dee retweeted, accusing Young T of using drugs.

The conflict between the two comes a long way, from Young T accusing King Tee Dee of bewitching him in 2019, to recording tracks.

During the same year, King Tee Dee was responding to the bewitching allegations on Twitter saying: “M*dget, leave me alone, deal with your pain, dying career and misery, don’t drugs my clean name into your things. My advice is please do happy songs or chill with happy positive people, hope you maintain lies, stop beefing everyone. Short man syndrome is real, you hardly take good advice anyways.”

In 2020, one hit wonder Kaboy Kamakili, who was also signed under Mshasho, accused the record label of contributing little to his brand.

Kamakili, real name Leonard Makili, rose to stardom when videos of him singing went viral on social media, which landed him a deal from the multi-award-winning artist in 2019.

Meanwhile, the beef between Exit, Gazza and King Tee Dee appears not to have surfaced yet, as opposed to what is shown on social media.

It’s no news that the three have long been at each other’s throats.

When attempting to contact Nyambali on numerous occasions, the former manager, now gospel artist was not available to comment on the matter.

King Tee Dee and Young T were also contacted for comment, but did not respond to messages sent. –

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