Gqom queen Sho Madjozi and media personality Bonang Matheba have both been dragged into the unfolding relationship saga of Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and his late fiancée, Anele “Nelli” Tembe.
Rumours that the celeb couple’s relationship was a troubled one, comes after various discussions surrounding AKA and Nelli’s relationship since she plunged to her death from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town on 11 April.
Now, Sunday World reports that Nelli allegedly had exchanges with Sho Madjozi and Bonang.
The publication reports that acquaintances, who did not want to be named for fear of victimisation, said Nelli sent John Cena hitmaker Madjozi a WhatsApp message in October last year after accusing her of phoning the award-winning rapper in the middle of the night when they were sleeping.
It is alleged that two days later, she sent a message to Sho’s manager, Shawn Nkuna, and asked him to forward it to her.
The message reportedly stated: “From my understanding, Kiernan and Maya (Sho’s real name) work together, which is strictly business…so what I would like to know is why the f*** was she calling my man at 1AM in the morning, and what was so urgent. In fact, I would like her to message and explain her story.”
It was later revealed that Sho pulled out of a music video shoot for her collaboration with AKA, Casino, because of the messages. According to some sources, Sho apparently only called to talk about their collaboration:
“Drama started when Madjozi was out at a nightclub in Kenya and heard their song play. Out of excitement and surprise, as she was not expecting their song to have reached Kenya’s finest DJs, she called AKA to make him listen to how the crowd was responding to their work. Little did she know that AKA’s fiancée Nelly did not take the call well,” the publication wrote.
A source close to Sho said she felt insulted over the drama.
“She was angry that Anele was treating her like a loose woman who was after her man.”
Meanwhile, Nelli also took aim at AKA’s ex, Bonang and sent her a nude picture of herself to brag about how much “tighter” she was. She reportedly did this after Bonang texted AKA and warned him to stop talking about her.
While the allegations have not been confirmed by either party, Queen B’s lawyers did file papers on podcaster Rea Gopane ordering him to apologise for making defamatory statements about their client. Gopane initially claimed that he was told by TV and radio personality Scoop Makhathini that Bonang had introduced her former boyfriend AKA to cocaine.