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Papa Penny’s Reality TV Show Comes to an Abrupt End Due to Financial Disagreements

Eric Kulani Giyani Nkovani, better known as Papa Penny, is a Tsonga disco king, a polygamist, and a father to over 24 children. The reality show “Papa Penny Ahee” aired on Mzansi Magic and gave viewers a glimpse of his colourful life. However, the show reportedly ended after airing four seasons due to financial disagreements with the producers, SeMamo Productions.

The Financial Drama between star and production

Papa Penny cancells show because of finances
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ZiMoja reported that Papa Penny accused the production company of taking advantage of him and his family members who featured as part of the cast of the show. According to the musician, his entire family had not been paid by the producers until season three. He also added that his mother Kokwana had died in season four without receiving payment from the production company for her participation in the show.

Papa Penny was quoted as saying, “those people exploited me. They paid me R300,000 for season one and the same for season two. Then we negotiated that they give me R400,000 for seasons three and four. They did not include money for my VAT, and when my auditor realised that, I approached them to pay the VAT because I was unaware that it was not included, they refused.”

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The Show has ended 

Papa Penny
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“Papa Penny Ahee” gave viewers a glimpse of the musician’s life as a son, community leader, and musician. The show highlighted Papa Penny’s eccentric style and gave fans an insight into his polygamous lifestyle. The first season of the show premiered in 2017 and was followed by three more seasons. In December 2021, entertainment commentator Phil Mphela reported that the show had been renewed for its fifth season, which was set to air in 2022. However, the recent financial disagreements between Papa Penny and SeMamo Productions have brought the show to an abrupt end.

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Papa Penny has accused SeMamo Productions of exploiting him and his family members who were featured on the reality TV show. The show recently ended after airing four seasons due to financial disagreements. Papa Penny revealed that he and his family had not been paid until season three, and his mother, Kokwana passed away in season four without receiving payment for her participation in the show. The show was a hit among viewers and gave fans a glimpse into the life of the Tsonga disco king.

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