Vusa Blaqs

Roki, Vusa Blaqs in video feud

Keith Mlauzi 

RENOWNED videographer Vusa “Blaqs” Hlatshwayo is at the centre of an alleged fraud storm against Rockford Roki Josphat.

A source in the showbiz circles told B-Metro that Blaqs received US$1 500 from Roki meant for the production of Tebere music video last year.

“Blaqs was given the money to produce a music video for Roki, after he was paid he began giving excuses that he was too busy to do the video,” said the source.

Roki said the videographer was avoiding him.

“We paid Blaqs the money but now he seems to be hiding from me. I always heard stories about him not being honest but I never thought they were true, now it’s happening to me,” said Roki.

But Blaqs chose to keep mum.

“I will not say anything to you,” he said.

Barely a month ago was Blaqs accused of sabotaging Enzo Ishall by producing a poor quality Magate video in favour of Jah Prayzah’s Kunerima video.

The source said Blaqs sabotaged Enzo because he wanted Jah Prayzah’s video to blow more than Magate which was already a hit.

“Even if you look at the quality of Magate and Kunerima the two videos are way too different. Blaqs did it because he did not want Enzo to overshadow Jah Prayzah,” he added.

The source said the reason why Blaqs treated other artistes unfairly was because he wanted Military Touch Movement (MTM) to stay on top of the music game.

“He does not want independent artistes to do greater than MTM artistes. If a musician asks Blaqs to produce a video for them the video is always poor quality. It’s not fair considering he also charges a lot of money,” he said.

Keen Mushapaidze, an official from MTM said he did not know anything about these allegations adding that only Blaqs knew about his deal with Roki.

“I do not know anything about all these allegations. In the Roki and Blaqs deal we were not involved,” said Mushapaidze.