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Zakwe’s former producer accuses him of lying

Organic Mag Reporter

Zakwe’s former producer and record label partner, Ngane Sikobi, has finally broken his silence over the ‘tiff’ between the two of them. Ngane has produced some of Zakwe’s hottest songs in the game and the two further certified their partnership by working together to start up a record label, Sphethu Entertainment, which opened its doors to artists such as Duncan, Lastee, and Nana Atta.

While their relationship seemed to be headed to a formal one through this deal, news broke that Zakwe was leaving Sphethu Entertainment to focus more on his craft. The two, seemingly, haven’t worked together since.

While on his recent album promotion media tour Zakwe mentioned that he would open up about a lot of things that he’s been going through over the last two years, including the fallout with former record label, Native Rhythms, which Ngane also worked with him under.

Speaking to Isolezwe ngeSonto, Ngane lashed out at Zakwe for blaming Native Rhythms for his recent problems. Ngane said it is a blatant lie that Zakwe turned to alcohol because of his fallout with the record label.

“Zakwe’s issue is that he has received a lot of criticism in regards to the level of his music since he left Native Rhythms, which I put him on because I know its owner, Sipho Sithole. Because of this criticism, he is looking for pity by tarnishing our names. Even when he speaks to the media he no longer mentions our names as people that helped him in the industry because he is fighting with us,” said Ngane who has also worked with Afrotainment artists.

Contacted for comment by the publication, Zakwe clarified that what he meant was he had problems after leaving Native Rhythms.

“What I was trying to explain is I was under a lot of pressure after leaving the label (Native Rhythms) because I didn’t know what the future would be for me in the music industry,” explained Zakwe.

On Isolezwe NgeSonto’s recent publication, Zakwe revealed that the problems he was faced with at Native Rhythms made him separate from iSphethu Entertainment. The rapper is now signed under Mabala Noise, which works with Universal Music Group. The rapper recently released his first album since leaving Native Rhythms, titled Cebisa.


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