Maskandi artist Mthandeni Manqele, popularly known as Igcokama Elisha, recently experienced an unexpected moment during a live performance. While singing his hit song ‘Paris’ at a recent event, Mthandeni took a tumble from the stage, landing with mud on his back. This incident, captured on video, has since become a topic of discussion among fans and social media users.
The fall occurred on a rainy night, adding to the challenging conditions of the performance. Despite the mishap, Mthandeni’s response was nothing short of professional. He quickly got up and continued to dance, showing his dedication and commitment to his craft. His fans, witnessing the incident, cheered him on, supporting the artist through the unexpected turn of events.
Social media reactions to Mthandeni’s fall have been largely positive, with many users commending his ability to recover and continue the performance. Comments ranged from expressions of concern for his well-being to admiration for his resilience. One user, @BekithembaZ, noted how Mthandeni’s white outfit got muddy mid-way through the performance, but he never missed a beat and kept the energy high, making the New Year’s event memorable.
In addition to this incident, Mthandeni has been in the news for his booking fee controversies. Previously charging R150,000 for shows, he now reportedly asks for R200,000, reflecting his status as a high-caliber performer with impressive audience numbers. This increase in fee led to Mthandeni pulling out from the annual Umbuso Wamaciko event after a disagreement over his booking fee. His team has since asked event organizers to honor his fee, indicating his return to the event.
Mthandeni’s recent stage fall and the subsequent reaction highlight the unpredictable nature of live performances and the resilience required by artists. His ability to continue performing amidst adversity has earned him respect and admiration, showcasing the spirit of a true performer.