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Kabomo on accusations of not paying actors in his movie: ‘Droplets is not a funded film’

2019-10-24 11:11
Kabomo. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Kabomo. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Over the past few weeks South African celebrities have put the spotlight on the challenges they face in the entertainment industry and how life behind-the-scenes isn’t always glamorous – and now, the latest celebrity to speak out is actress Rami Chuene.

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Taking to her Twitter page on Tuesday, the ‘The Queen’ actress put singer and song writer Kabomo on blast for allegedly not paying a movie cast for a movie of his that was shot.

In a lengthy thread, the actress detailed how Kabomo had disclosed that he had no money once the production started but could not communicate further after the movie was released.

“No need for DM’s, I can address the issue ya @Kabomo out here. This is not me trolling him but a movie was shot, there was no money to pay artists but people worked anyway. You know why? Here was a young, black creative in need of a break. A lot of actors believed in his dream...,” she began the thread.

“Hence you see a stellar cast. Even when it was rough, people chose to work so this thing can become a reality. Before we even get to not getting paid, we can start at the fees people were willing to work for. Saying the money was little is an understatement,” she continued.