Prince Kay­bee wants to be the best

DJ learns from his mis­takes and wants to make a mean­ing­ful con­tri­bu­tion to so­ci­ety as a man

Move! - - CONTENTS - By Boi­tumelo Mat­shaba

AT this year’s SA­MAs, Ka­belo Mot­samai, bet­ter known as Prince Kay­bee (28), who was nom­i­nated in three cat­e­gories, won the award for Best Male. Af­ter his win, Prince Kay­bee, who was on tour in Zam­bia at the time, set out to Twit­ter to let every­one know that he is de­ter­mined to be a bet­ter man. It didn’t take long be­fore one fol­lower said the Club Con­troller hit-maker was all talk but no ac­tion.


In the thread, Prince Kay­bee started off by say­ing, “I want to take this, ‘Best Male’ award be­yond my mu­sic. I wanna be a ‘Best Male’ in my life. I take full re­spon­si­bil­ity for not han­dling the papgeld mat­ter well.”

The mu­sic pro­ducer also said he has since fixed things and built a good co-par­ent­ing re­la­tion­ship with the mother of his child. In the thread, Prince Kay­bee also men­tioned the cur­rent na­tional cri­sis of women be­ing abused by men. He chal­lenged all men to join him in a quest to be­come bet­ter men. Many of his fans con­grat­u­lated him for man­ning up and speak­ing about his short­com­ings in pub­lic.

Speak­ing about the award, Prince Kay­bee says, “Win­ning this award feels good. I’ve won so many awards but this one has grounded me. Since I am against women abuse and ab­sent fa­thers, I started the Best Male cam­paign. I felt many men needed a push by a pub­lic fig­ure to do the right thing.”


One user sent a tweet that im­plied that Prince Kay­bee was not sin­cere about be­ing a ‘Best Male’.

“You have a girl­friend but you are in Zam­bia with an es­cort,” says the fol­lower.

The user also shared the In­sta­gram story of the al­leged es­cort, who is known as Them­bakazi Ma­troshe. In her story, Them­bakazi posted a video of her­self with Prince Kay­bee’s Club Con­troller play­ing in the back­ground. This was af­ter she shared a post con­grat­u­lat­ing him for his win. The video was taken at the same venue where Prince Kay­bee was at in Zam­bia.

To this, the Free State-born star says, “We were at an event and we were all chill­ing at the pool area. I saw that girl and many other South Africans, in­clud­ing Mafik­i­zolo. So my photo was taken and put to­gether with hers to cre­ate a story.”

The DJ says he laughed when he saw it and was not sur­prised by the ef­forts of Black Twit­ter.


Last year, Prince Kay­bee told Move! how he has 35 sib­lings and only got to meet all of them at his fa­ther’s fu­neral when a pas­tor asked them all to come up on stage. He says fam­ily squab­bles de­prived him the op­por­tu­nity to have a re­la­tion­ship with his sib­lings.


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