THE “Yena Aya Kwini” phrase came into fashion like a hot flash and was soon gone.
Sadly, with it went the fame and fortunes of its creator, Hlupheka “Boti Majulie” Mabunda.
Rumour has it that Hlupheka has hit hard times – again!
The 57-year-old comedian from Bambheni outside Giyani in Limpopo is getting fewer and fewer gigs.
He is reported to be parting ways with his manager soon.
His manager, Tirhani Mabasa of Tirhani Media, said her company will part ways with him because of challenges they’re facing.
She said one of their biggest challenges was the continuous interference by people claiming him as their own.
“You know in this industry it is tough and building a brand requires money and many sacrifice,” Tirhani told Daily Sun.
“You can’t achieve that when people are constantly interfering and having a negative influence.
“Boti Majulie is known for that one phrase that trended and we were trying to make him the best.”
Tirhani said they won’t be taking on nnew gigs but would deliver on scheduled performances.
According to Boti Majulie, he has spent all his money from his performances.
“Yes, I don’t have money,” he said.
“I’ve spent it all. Besides, it was not much.
“But with my next performance, I’m going to save as much as I can.
“I know people like to talk, but I’m not shaken by all of this.
“I have other things to celebrate, like moving into my RDP.”