HOUSE music producer DJ Maphorisa has quit Mzansi’s biggest black-owned stable, Kalawa Jazmee Records.
“DJ Maphorisa”, real name Themba Sekowe, is the former leader of the group Uhuru.
He has started his own music label.
Early this year Sunday Sun reported that the award-winning house group, Uhuru, were allegedly going their separate ways.
The People’s Paper has learnt that DJ Maphorisa has started his record label, known as the New Money Gang Records, to promote international acts.
A source close to DJ Maphorisa said since his association with guys from Nigeria and the US, the producer saw the need to grow outside Kalawa Jazmee.
Said the source: “DJ Maphorisa told us he wanted to grow on a personal level. He doesn’t want to be stuck with Kalawa Jazmee for too long. He reckons that will lead him to end up as a has-been.”
Another source claimed: “At the recent MTV Mamas DJ Maphorisa alerted Davido about his plans to start a record label. And Davido congratulated him.”
DJ Maphorisa posted the following on his social page: #NewGame #NewRules #NewStyle #NewLines #NewMoney #NewGang #NewRecords #NewEverything Mark my words I’m changing everything in this world.
This week he confirmed: “I’m building my own brand as no one will build it for me. I’ve released songs under New Money Gang Records, like the Belinda remix featuring AKA and Davido.
“It’s not like I don’t get along with the guys from Kalawa Jazmee, it’s just that I need to grow as an artist.”