Internally, Mabala Noise has brought to the forefront 28-year-old Sikhulile Nzuza, also known as Squicks, who will take on a new role as label manager. “Nzuza’s drive and work ethic has positioned him as one of the most important young players in the South African music industry. I am highly confident that he will own this role and execute the global vision I have for Mabala Noise,” says Reggie Nkabinde, Mabala Noise founder and owner.
Nzuza will be supported in management by Lindsey Arends (COO), Flabba Rimosco (director of marketing and events), and Sina Kololo (head of artist management), who will each play a role in elevating the Mabala Noise brand to its full potential. With immediate effect, Mabala Noise has released and given clearances to a number of artists and signed a few young unearthed musicians.
“It’s never an easy decision to part ways with people who were previously an integral part of your team or ecosystem. The decisions I make at Mabala Noise are always well thought through and are never emotional. I will maintain the personal relationships I have with former colleagues and artists, and I wish all of them the best in their future endeavours,” adds Nkabinde.