It’s official: Prince Kaybee is coming
It is confirmed. Prince Kaybee will officially open Nelson Mandela Bay’s summer season on Sunday – after a last-minute contract was signed on Thursday morning.
The popular disc jockey’s management confirmed the muso would be part of the poorly advertised summer season entertainment package for Bay residents.
On Wednesday, there was confusion over whether or not the DJ would indeed open the season, with a booking agent who only identified himself as “Luvo” saying he was scheduled for an East London event.
Aubrey Machaka of Prince Kaybee Management said Luvo, “a middleman agency”, was not part of the management team and had provided the incorrect information.
“Kaybee will be performing in the summer season opening in PE on Sunday the 16th.”
Machaka said Kabelo “Kaybee” Motsamai could not respond to questions surrounding the performance because he was in Kenya.
He will arrive back in the country on Sunday.
The contract between Kaybee and Soul Good Special Projects, which is managing the municipality’s summer season programme, had seen a 50% non-refundable deposit paid on Thursday morning.
Project manager of Soul Good Projects, Darren Mungur, said the muso’s busy schedule had caused the confusion.
“The confusion came from the fact that he [Kaybee] is playing at Ebubeleni in East London.
“He is first playing in Klerksdorp in the afternoon and then he has an evening flight to Port Elizabeth,” Mungur said.
“He will perform here in Port Elizabeth and then, after his performance, will drive to East London.
“There is the confusion cleared up.”
Mungur said he was excited to be bringing the top DJ to town because he was one of the hottest artists on circuit.
Municipal spokesperson Mthubanzi Mniki said the slight delays in artist confirmations did not shake the confidence of the metro in delivering a great event.
“There were slight delays in processes that we had to respect but there was no moment when we doubted that the summer season would happen,” Mniki said.
“What is left now is for us to push aggressively to deliver a safe summer season.”