Heated war of words over songs

THE war of the Elizabeths is getting uglier. Former ProKelly Entertainment protégé Elizabeth Nchabeng has called a press conference for today "to expose" music promoter Prosper Mkwaiwa.

THE war of the Elizabeths is getting uglier. Former ProKelly Entertainment protégé Elizabeth Nchabeng has called a press conference for today "to expose" music promoter Prosper Mkwaiwa.

Nchabeng, aka Queen Elizabeth, is in a tug of war with Mkwaiwa over giving her stage name to 20-year-old Kgomotso Masehla.

She accuses Mkwaiwa of "hijacking" her voice and claims that ProKelly is cloning her. Nchabeng has since joined EN Productions.

Princess Nchabeng, Elizabeth's sister and new manager, told Sowetan she would "spill the beans about Mkwaiwa's dirty business deals.We will expose how manipulative, dirty and greedy Prosper is. "We will come with a brigade of producers who have worked with Elizabeth and Prosper and we will expose him. A lot of people are sick and tired of Prosper."

The singer has said Mkwaiwa repeatedly raped her when she was signed to ProKelly Entertainment, a claim Mkwaiwa fiercely denied. The charges were later dropped.

Masehla has since released a new album called Indlovukazi. Nchabeng says Masehla has appropriated the songs she sang while still with Prokelly.

Mkwaiwa hit back yesterday, saying the songs and the title "Queen Elizabeth" were the intellectual property of ProKelly Entertainment. He said there were no beans to spill: "That woman is sick in the head. I own the recordings."

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