American R&B sensation Chris Brown has reportedly compensated South African rising artist Naledi Aphiwe for sampling her voice in his latest album, “11:11.”
The Mzansi singer gained attention last year when a video of her soulful singing in an African language went viral.
According to TshisaLIVe, Chris Brown paid Aphiwe a substantial $3000 (approximately R56,000) for featuring her incredible voice in his song titled “Shooter.”
The gesture has had a positive impact on Aphiwe’s life, with plans to use the money to buy a new phone to enhance her content creation and to contribute towards fixing her mother’s grave.
Aphiwe expressed gratitude for the opportunity, stating, “It has changed my home situation. Everything is good now.”
In addition to featuring Aphiwe, Chris Brown’s “11:11” album also includes collaborations with Nigerian star Davido and Jamaican-born artist Byron Messia, as reported by Billboard.
Naledi Aphiwe cashes in $3,000 from Chris Brown sample
Naledi Aphiwe plans to buy a new phone and fix her mother’s grave with her earnings from a Chris Brown sample.
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