Cape Town – DJ Uncle Waffles, whose real name is Lungelihle Zwane, topped Twitter trends when a popular celebrity gossip blogger Musa Khawula shared her alleged booking rate card on social media.
According to the rate card, the DJ charges a whooping R80 000 for an hour-long set held indoors, while one would cough up to R120 000 for a similar set outdoors.
Her international rates are said to be $25 000 for festival gigs and $18 000 for clubs.
The alleged rates exclude transport and accommodation cost for inter-province and international bookings.
Uncle Waffles charges R80 000 for an hour’s set for indoor bookings and R120 000 for outdoor events.
For international gigs Uncle Waffles charges $25 000 which is equivalent to R420 760 for festival gigs and $18 000 which is equivalent to R302 947 for indoor/club gigs. pic.twitter.com/SfluQorqWn
— Musa Khawula (@MusaKhawula) July 24, 2022
However, according to TshisaLives, the famous DJ’s management has denied the authenticity of the rate card, saying that it does not come from their company.
“I don’t know, I’m not sure, I can’t say anything around the rate card. It’s based on a booking, if you are making a booking you’ll know what the rate card is,” the report quoted That Tlhankana from Creative Corner as saying.
Here are some tweeps’ reactions
Waffle bagging my annual salary in an hour pic.twitter.com/XSRPLHO0Qy
— Nammy (@sena_nammy) July 24, 2022
There is nothing wrong with artists charging this much, but what in particular guided her to this price is something else
Has she won any awards or accoladed some domestic to national recognition?
Even some other much more credible DJ’s haven’t cross the R50k mark
My 2 cents
— Zulu Empress (@ZuluEmpress) July 25, 2022
I am so happy for her, wow she deserves it and it’s about time african artist also charge a lot for gigs. Americans do and apparently Kelly Rowland was paid 5 million for that Brutal fruit Campaign.
— Nompumelelo (@lihlelelogmail1) July 24, 2022
She’s a crowd puller and does really perform check her playing at Dubai…she had the crowd in her palm… she’s really is good
— Bareki (@BarekiLechuti) July 25, 2022
I can bet you $100k she is Not getting that kinda money on overseas gigs…. it’s just flex guide she’s hasn’t reached that kinda stage yet..people b playing wit numbers just to floss… don’t believe the hype..trust and believe
— Papi Bay (@PapiBay) July 24, 2022
Picture: Twitter/ @Genuine_Saint
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe