Big Nuz member Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo ha clarified what happened between Afrotainment and Big Nuz in an interview on Gagasi FM. Mampintsha told the station that the group Big Nuz has no intentions of leaving the record label Afrotainment.
“Since Big Nuz was on Afrotainment from day one, we’ve never said we wanted to leave, even when I opened my own company (West Ink) I opened it because I wanted my own thing, because I had worked hard and had grown a lot it terms of experience. Secondly, I wanted to own my own thing, and to know that it’s mine, I didn’t want to look at Afrotainment as though it was mine.” Said Mampintsha.
The West Ink founder went on to explain that things became tense when he started to develop his own company.
Mampintsha further added “so, to be honest, the whole thing between Big Nuz leaving Afrotainment was because of my company, from the day I started having a company, things started not going well. Friendships started to become shaky. Even when I got Babes, I became someone who people gossiped about, even to this day I’m being gossiped about. So that’s the true story, no one said they wanted to leave, I never wanted to leave, I’ve never spoken about Tira or Afrotainment I just went to develop my own company. You’ll see that there was a time Big Nuz didn’t record for an entire year, so at that time I was busy developing my own artist (Babes Wodumo).”
“When Wololo became hot, he stopped focusing on other things, that’s when he stopped focusing on Big Nuz even more. Then he looked at what I was doing, then he started looking for dancers, he started looked for someone like Babes, like they started to try developing someone like Babes. So this thing of a new management I don’t know about it.” Said Mampintsha.
Maphumulo concluded by saying he has no problem with Afrotainment or DJ Tira, if Big Nuz wants to continue with Afrotainment.