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Two Record Label Battles Each Other Over Nomcebo Zikode


SA’s record label, Open Mic Production, and DJ Tira‘s Afrotainment has come out head to head against each over Nomcebo Zikode. The songstress has no doubt made waves in the entertainment industry since her feature on Master KG’s Jerusalema hit song.

Nomcebo Zikode – Vuzacast

According to Sowetan Live, Nomcebo’s record label which happens to be Open Mic Production has issued out a legal letter to the Afrotainment boss to take down his song Nguwe featuring Nomcebo Zikode in it. This song is from his recent project 21 Years Of DJ Tira.

DJ Tira – Vuzacast

Co-owner of the label Lionel Jamela told the publication that they have lawyered up to get Tira to take down the song from all music streaming platforms and from his album, as well as to stop marketing it on his social media as well as the radio stations. 

With reasons being that Nomcebo did not get the proper approval from her record label to feature on the album. She said:

“As a company that is managing Nomcebo and has signed her, we have decided that we cannot allow anyone to release a song featuring Nomcebo now while we are focused on pushing her as a solo artist,”  

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She added:

“Tira has no formal agreement with the label, whereas when you record with an artist that belongs to another company you must communicate with them and get the proper legal clearance. I don’t know what Nomcebo’s personal stand is, but as a company, we are doing right by an artist that we are developing. Her song is topping radio all over the country and if there is another song that is coming from somewhere it will disrupt our own marketing strategy,”

In responding to this, DJ Tira confirmed to Sowetan live that he received the letter

“Yes those are some of their demands and I’m responding to all of that so that we can find common ground. I think there was a breakdown of communication between me, Nomcebo, and them (Open Mic). I was dealing with Nomcebo a lot, but she was also supposed to finalize things with them. We all need to come together and sort out whatever issue we have,” Tira responded to the publication.