Controversial record label Mabala Noise is back with just 3 artists

Artists who were signed to Mabala Noise when it launched in 2016.
Artists who were signed to Mabala Noise when it launched in 2016.
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Over the past three years controversial record label Mabala Noise saw a lot of its artist leave. And many fans were convinced it was the end of the road for the label. But Mabala Noise Entertainment is back and has rebranded.

Speaking to the Daily Sun, the CEO of the record label said “Mabala noise didn’t die. We just went through a rough patch. We took too much that is why we ended up failing.”

Originally formed in 2015 by DJ Bongz and was called Mabalabala until the Durban deejay joined forces with ANC Youth League treasurer general Reggie Nkabinde, and it was renamed Mabala Noise. The label grew quickly and signed some of Mzansi’s top artists, including Nasty C, Gigi Lamayne, Ricky Rick, and many more.

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Whilst they made some award-winning artists, they also made headlines for ill-treating them. And over the years many of their artists became frustrated and left the label.  In 2017 the founder DJ Bongz announced his departure, which was soon followed by some of the artist that were signed under it.

“We signed a lot of big artists in a short space of time and it was a lot to take in [sic]. We’ve experienced some highs and lows.”

 “Our experience has taught us to be better. We are back in the game.”

The record label has rebranded its logo, replacing the puppy with a leopard.

Mabala noise took to twitter to announce it new logo.

And after releasing most of its artist, rapper Zakwe remained and the label recently added two new artist, former Idols contestant Sonke Mazibuko and Mnqobi Yazo.