Vusi Nova & Tanky-Tanky Reunite Follow Beer Payment Drama

The musician denied exploiting 65-year-old Tanky-Tanky with beer after co-writing his latest single

By  | May 14, 2022, 04:12 PM  | Vusi Nova  | Top of the

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Multi-award-winning musician Vusi Nova, who now goes by Snova made big headlines earlier this week after the release of his latest single titled “Ndincede” and users on Social Media accused him of exploiting granny Tanky Tanky who originated and co-wrote the song. It was alleged that Vusi Nova took the rights of the song from Tanky Tanky in exchange for a crate of beer and a lousy sum of R3000, but they have both rubbished those rumours. Today, they hang out again at Tanky’s house in Cape Town as seen on Vusi’s Instagram.


Vusi Nova recently visited 65-year-old granny Tanky Tanky “Tengz” Mabutho last week in her home in Cape Town ahead of the release of his single Ndincede which she’s said to have composed. He uploaded a video with the songwriter in her home dancing to the song alongside her family and neighbours and wrote the caption, “Finally found her and went to visit her and we had the time of our lives. Played her the full song that I’m releasing on Friday and she totally loves it and she gave me all the blessings in the world. Teng Teng hiStars,” wrote Vusi.

They sat in Tengz’s living room and shared funny moments with the social media break-out star singing other songs with funny lyrics for the musician who dubbed her a “character and a rack star,” and everyone in Granny Tengz’s community also welcomed Vusi with warm arms and excitement.


Soon after his visit, the Twitter streets started circulating rumours that the Ndikuthandile hitmaker exploited Tengz with an R3000 payment and a case of beer. He took to social media to share a livid post where he said that he, together with Tengz are equal rights owners of the new single “Ndincede.”


Granny Tengz gained her social media break-out after a video of her singing the new Vusi Nova song went while sitting on a couch wearing Airforce 1s went viral on Facebook and Twitter. Online users fell in love with her, the funny lyrics in her song and her carefree and expressive spirit. The video garnered over 200K views on Twitter in its first drop to the timeline and reached many users including Vusi Nova who saw an opportunity for a studio single.

He started promoting the single through radio and newspaper magazines last week after its release and even scored an interview with the biggest commercial radio station in the country, Metro FM.

Vusi and Tanky Tank have since maintained companionship on social media even denying these allegations with the claims that they are “rubbish”. The musician took to social media to assure fans and followers that he and Tanky are on the same page. He posted a series of videos of Tanky Tanky singing his latest single Ndincede together with a video wishing her a Happy mother’s day and wrote the caption, “As they write rubbish, Tengza, her family and I are on the same page. Ndincede is now available on all digital platforms.” He also said he was visiting Tengza again next week.

“Myself, Tanky and her family are on the same page. We are both writers of the song and we share royalties 50/50. I think people are trying to f**k up something that's great and it's sad. Everything is legit. Can people just let us be. We are cool, everyone else is trying to make this thing as something that it's not,” he also wrote in an Instagram post.

She also responded in a video that Vusi posted to his social media platforms where she thanked him for his mother’s day wish and requested he honours his visit next week to “disappoint the devil.”

Vusi lived up to that promise today and visited Tengz again in her home.
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