‘I’m voting MK cause I’m not stupid’: Nota Baloyi

Music executive Nota Baloyi is making headlines against the backdrop of his MK Party remarks as the nation prepares for the upcoming elections.

He has been vocal about political matters and is not shy about making his views known.


In one of his recent podcast interviews, he said he would be voting for Umkhonto Wesizwe (MK Party). During the interview, he said, “I’m voting MK ’cause I’m not stupid.” The now-viral clip of his interview has gained thousands of comments and reactions since it was posted on the internet.

The director at a Sony Music Entertainment subsidiary, The Orchard, made it known that during Jacob Zuma’s presidency, he had the opportunity to take YFM for not playing black music.

However, he also revealed that people could question the status quo during his term. Noto Baloyi posted on X, formerly Twitter, “Under President Zuma, if we didn’t like a minister, he got fired… People protested, and things would happen. We were free to express our displeasure. The only party that’ll hurt the ANC is MK.”

He added, “The only way to defeat the dirty money that rules our country is by voting for Jacob Zuma.” His post has undoubtedly set social media abuzz, with many flooding his comments section with their two cents. His unwavering support for the MK Party left his followers divided.

Some were more than convinced that his vote was his secret, while others made it known that views tend to differ. Others gave him a nod, while others likened the new party to EFF, which received the same hype during its early years.


Nota Baloyi joins a host of celebrities who have expressed their support for the MK party. According to TimesLive, Hlope is ready to vote for the MK party in the upcoming elections slated for the end of the month.

Famous comedian and host Felix Hlope reportedly supports the MK party. Influencer and community activist Tshepo Pitso recently joined the MK party. In a video shared by the party, he encouraged youths to vote for the MK party.

Despite not openly confirming his membership in the party, Papa Penny is reportedly one of the celebrities who have been closely associated with it ahead of the elections. Celebrated actor Zulu Boy is an MK member and a member of the MK’s creative council.