DJ Sammy Mhlaule on running a successful business

By Drum Digital
28 September 2016

Many musicians find it difficult to split their focus between running a successful business while also holding down a flourishing music career, but for local DJ Sammy Mhlaule, better known in the music circles as Jsam - this is not a piece of cake

By Hopewell Mpapu

.   "I run  beverage company Sky Ale Twist. Basically we supply small and upcoming businesses with our products and then they sell it to the market," he tells us.

However, his journey to success and realising his dream has been a smooth one, as he's had to make some serious and life-changing decisions, such leaving his family to go and hustle in a foreign country where he didn't know anyone. "I moved to the United Kingdom in 2010 and while there I released two single, rivengar and another one titled I miss you," he say, adding that in 2013 he  came back to Mzansi and had some choices to make.

"When I came back I had to choose between music and entrepreneurship - I started a business, because I knew I had people, who would hold the fort, even when I'm not there. So, that's way I'm focusing more on my music," he explains. Having married at the tender age of 24, Jsam says he found it difficult to keep his family together, because "my wife has a job that requires her to travel extensively". "

My wife works for the department of health, as an inspector, so that's why she travels a lot, but we've ben together for 12 years, so somehow we make it work," the father of 2 tells us. He says he would never get married again at that age.

His current single Love of Life is on high rotation at some of Mzansi's biggest radio stations.

He says he's worked with the like of Sabata.

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