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Erick Omondi and Madini Classic feud: Everything to know
Silas mulosa|Aug. 06, 2019
It is often said that there is no such thing as bad publicity, publicity is publicity! Erick Omondi has always managed to bask in any form of publicity, be it negative or positive. His comical effect helps him get along, but at times he has faced backlash from his fans for some of his actions. Erick Omondi is not new to feuds. He has been through a number such as the one with Khaligraph Jones and now it is Madini Classic.
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Who is Madini Classic? Madini Classic is a local artist. His real name is John Phillip Ouma . Although many may associate him with Luo Nyanza, he is a Mombasa based musician. The name Madini is Swahili for minerals and has been adopted from his grandfather, who was a gold miner in Tanzania. The singer started his music career while in Tanzania before relocating to Kenya and heading to the coast. He is greatly influenced by Bongo music that he used to sing along to, and this explains his style of music.
Since his breakthrough in 2017, he has been on the rise and established himself as one of the most promising upcoming artists in the country. As is usual, with fame also comes beautiful women. Assumpta Waeni has been Madini’s girlfriend until they allegedly split due to cheating allegations. Assumpta is popularly known as being Hamisa Mobetto’s look alike. Here is everything to know about Erick Omondi and Classic Madini’s feud:
The con game
Rising so fast to fame can be a good thing but also equally bad in the same measure. In about three years, Madini has become a household name in Kenya with many hits that entertain Kenyans. It should translate to a lot of money earned through music sales, shows and royalties. That is why many musicians have financial advisers to ensure that their money remains intact and they make sound decisions when spending that money.
Madini Classic may not have a financial advisor, and this put him in an awkward position. The singer claims that Kenyan comedian Erick Omondi exploited him by disguising a sweet deal that would push the musician to the next level in terms of music. Essentially, Erick promised heaven but could not deliver even the clouds.
It all started when Madini and Erick Omondi made a deal that would involve Erick elevating the career of the musician. This arrangement was premised on the fact that Erick Omondi is a famous public figure not only in Kenya but also worldwide. He would, therefore, use his connections, especially in social media, to market the musician’s music.
Madini alleges that he gave Erick Omondi a total of 60,000 shillings to hire a presidential motorcade that would be used in the shooting of the Assumpta video for Madini’s song. Initially, Erick had requested for 25000 shillings from Madini for hiring the vehicles for the video, but when Erick talked to Madini’s management, he changed the figure to 60,000 shillings. Surprisingly, when Madini suggested that he would take care of hiring the vehicles himself, Erick opposed insisting that the money had to be sent to him.
Image: facebook.com @madiniclassic
Failed promises
In the initial arrangement, it was thought that Erick would sign Madini Classic and manage him as his artist. It is because of that reasoning that Erick appeared in the Assumpta video. It was meant to be their first project. The intention was for Erick Omondi to use his already established brand to push the brand of Madini Classic.
In a twist, Erick Omondi stopped responding to calls and texts from Madini. It had to take Madini an effort to beg for Erick Omondi to take his calls literally. Madini alleges there was that one time that Erick posted the introduction video on his Instagram account. These developments were driving Madini and his management apart because what he had promised had not been fulfilled. To them, Madini was a liar who had deceived them regarding his deal with Erick Omondi. Subsequently, Madini Classic and his management parted ways after the termination of their contractual agreement. Madini blames this solely on Erick Omondi who he claims duped him and left him to hang.
Image: facebook.com @madiniclassic
Cheating accusations
It is often said that a man can forgive another for any offence but not cheating with his girlfriend. Erick and Madini’s feud escalated when the singer accused the comedian of stealing his girlfriend. The girl in question is Assumpta Waeni and has since become an internet sensation after it emerged that she has a striking resemblance to the Tanzanian model and Diamond’s baby mama Hamisa Mobetto .
Madini makes a strong allegation that Erick lured his girlfriend with the intention of sexual and personal gains. Eric made advances and used the money to lure Assumpta to sleep with him. Madini says he has screenshots to back this claim.
Image: instagram.com @assumptawaeni
What Erick Omondi has to say
In his defence, Eric said that he had big plans for Madini Classic, but his busy schedule is to blame for the interruption. According to him, that is the only reason why the Assumpta project was delayed and couldn’t kick off at the agreed time. Eric says that for the past couple of months he has been in Uganda, Tanzania and the USA.
Erick reveals that the agreement had two things. First, shooting a video and then pushing the musician’s brand. The first part of the agreement is already fulfilled, but the second can only happen when Erick jets into the country. The comedian reiterated that he is committed to supporting new talent and Madini Classic was the first one in this project.
Assumpta Waeni’s side of the story
A picture surfaced of Assumpta Waeni and Erick Omondi in bed. Even though the evidence seems to suggest the two slept together, the video vixen has come public to give her side of the story. She claims that she didn’t cheat with Erick Omondi and she has asked Madini for his forgiveness. She claims that the comedian seduced her, but nothing happened between them beyond that.
That claim would be hard for Madini to accept, but who are we to judge? One thing she does not dispute is that Erick Omondi approached her on several occasions inviting her out, but she never accepted even one time. The million-dollar question is, how did the two end up in one bed together then? Assumpta says she has screenshots as well to back her claim and all she wants is her boyfriend’s forgiveness.
A storm has come Erick Omondi’s way, and there is no telling how it will end. It is only recently that he split with his girlfriend and now he is being accused of leading to the breakup of another couple. Madini Classic is not a happy man after alleging that the comedian not only conned him but also stole his girlfriend. If these rumours are true Erick Omondi will be condemned for frustrating such a promising talent. Now Madini Classic has no girlfriend and no management thanks to Erick Omondi.
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