Distruction Boyz released a statement on social media announcing that the release of the music video for their hit single Omunye has to be postponed yet again. Due to Khanyi Mbau’s unhappiness with her colour grading on the edit, the video had to be referred back to the editors.
“We would like to apologize to all the fans and supporters but it is with great sadness that the music video will have another delay again and will not come out today as scheduled.
Reason being Khanyi Mbau is complaining that the video does not represent her looks accordingly. She complained about have shades being too dark and this conflicts with her brands that sponsor her looks. To be honest we feel like she looks very pretty in the original shade used by video editors.
We respect her decision of sending the video back to editors because we understand she’s a very premium brand and her image is very important to her.” read the statement.
The duo is understandably frustrated as Khanyi Mbau is apparently on-set shooting a movie with Leon Schuster and can’t reshoot the scenes as yet.
Besides time wasted, the duo is missing out on substantial airplay on tv channels, online views and more importantly, reaching gold sales with their debut album Gqom Is The Future; which the video would aid. The album should reach gold certification eventually, but the summer holiday frenzy and video would guarantee that sooner rather than later.
After paying Khanyi a considerable cheque for the feature, it seems all the duo can do is wait for her to wrap up her movie shoot before the video can be finalized for release.
*This looks like a well executed publicity stunt though.
For now, here are some snaps from the video shoot;