Ishmael is making his comeback in music. The singer, who's been in the industry for years, spoke to Sowetan about his return and going back to 999 Music, after leaving the stable more than 10 years ago.
He revealed that he approached Arthur for a deal and has now been signed to the label. He added that going back to Arthur was right for his growth because 999 would offer him a marketing mechanism, recording, financial and artistic support.
Arthur told the paper that he's happy to have Ishmael back. He said: "I am excited to have him back because he is a hit-maker, I am the type of person that will let a person go if they want to go. To me it did not really matter."