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Oskido’s Kalawa Jazzmee Label Signs Idols SA Season 17 Winner Berry: ‘My Brand Is In Good Hands’

  • Last week, Kalawa Jazmee Records shared a statement that revealed their newest lineup for the label, which is none other than Idols SA Season 17 alum and winner Berry
  • SchedulesLive brought the statement on social media to Mzansi’s attention, highlighting welcome messages and insights the record company’s artists and directors shared for the newbie
  • The post also shared a quote from the newly recruited artist herself, showing that she is looking forward to working with the talented pals who have developed stars like DJ Zinhle and Busiswa.

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Berry is the newest freshman at Kalawa University according to the record company‘s Instagram statement shared last week. the Idols SA champion joins the likes of Maphorisa, Oskido, Professor and Mafikizolo on the company’s roster.

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Kalawa Jazzmee Records, 'Idols SA', Season 17 Winner, Berry, Statement
Idols SA S17 Champion Berry is officially a signed Kalawa Jazzmee Records artist. Image: @berry_trytsman/Instagram
Source: Instagram

The statement shared on Kalawa Jazzmee’s Instagram page details how the label is working to ensure the success of Berry’s career. A recurring theme in the press release is the label’s intention to give Berry the space and freedom to find his unique voice.

SchedulesLive spotlighted the co-founder, Oskido’s words that reassured fans of Berry’s full creative allowances. The post included a quote shared by the producer in the statement, which read:

“We don’t limit our artists to one genre, however, we give them space to grow and develop as artists.”

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The announcement also includes words from DJ Mahoota, who stressed the importance of having a great team to be successful in music. Berry also had some celebratory words to share in the statement, saying:

“I’m grateful to have walked into a space and a record label legend that’s used to making great music, and a university that’s built superstars. I’m absolutely sure that my mark is between good hands.

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Many people might be shocked to hear the news since Kalawa Jazzmee has mostly signed Kwaito, House, and Ggom artists in the past. However, it seems that Kalawa had this in mind when signing Berry, as seen in the last line of the post, which reads:

“Expect the unexpected.”

Luckily, it looks like fans are thrilled with the news when scanning the Kalawa Jazzmee comment section. All of the responses are positive reactions from fans wishing Berry the best and sending congratulatory messages.

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When the news broke, M Net’s director of local entertainment channels clarified that the reason for the channel’s decision was solely to stay competitive as audience interests changed. Unlike some of his colleagues, there was no conflict to cause Randall to exit.

The amicable nature of the contractual separation between the parties was further underscored by Shirley’s note of gratitude. According to a quote from Zalebs, she had the following kind words to say about M Net’s working relationship with Abrahams and fellow booted colleague, Unathi:

“Randall and Unathi have demonstrated a high level of professionalism and have had an impact on the South African entertainment scene that will continue to be felt for some time to come.”

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