Here Is Why Makhadzi Will Not Be Renewing Her Contract With “Controversial” Label Open Mic Productions
Makhadzi has been making waves after it was reported that she has left the recording label Open Mic Productions.
The award-winning artist has been with the label for three years and believes that it is time to move on.
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In an interview with Zimoja, the Matorokisi hitmaker has revealed that she will not be renewing her contract with Open Mic. She said:
“My contract has ended and I will not be renewing. We have been working normally but, the contract has ended and I am now an independent artist. I’ll do things on my own. We did great work together, I will not discredit them, but it’s time to move on.”
Makhadzi has travelled across the continent and overseas with the label and she is grateful for the opportunities.
She also said there is no bad blood between her and the company.
“I communicated with them by email to say, my contract has ended but no one has said anything to me or responded. I have no complaints. No one is perfect and they worked hard to build my brand but it’s time to move on.”
Open Mic Productions started working with Makhadzi, real name Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona after the latter had just left an “unhealthy” relationship with her former manager Rita Dee Nephawe, who allegedly swindled money from her bookings.
At the time, she also accused her former manager of deleting her songs from YouTube and taking over her social media.
Open Mic saved the day and signed her in 2020 but the Milandu Bhe singer has since left the record label to be independent.
Makhadzi is not the first artist to leave the label. Producer and hitmaker, Master KG, real name Kgaogelo Moagi left the label some years ago but continues to do some work with them.
Nomcebo Zikode still has an ongoing legal battle with the label after she claimed not to have received money that was due to her for the song Jerusalema.