Sjava And Ruff Launch South Africa’s Newest Record Label, 1020 Cartel

Sjava And Ruff Launch South Africa’s Newest Record Label, 1020 Cartel. Multi-talented musician and songwriter Jabulani Sjava Makhubo has paired up with decorated producer and engineer Mfanafuthi Ruff Nkosi to launch South Africa’s newest record label 1020 Cartel.

The label is expected to drop its first project iSambulo by Ruff and Sjava on the 28th of August 2020. The pair teames up with Mithando Migogo of Sosela Legal & Advisory to establish 1020 Managaments, the operation and strategy arm of the 1020 group.

Sjava says on the launch : ” Ruff and I are really excited about launching this label because at the core, we’re activating a movement which promotes excellence in arts, collaboration and creating value for everyone involved. I have so much on the four artists we currently working with. They are so talented and have so much to offer.”

In addition, Ruff said : “It has been an inspiring experience putting together the unique talent of each artist on this one project. ISambulo draws from different genres “African Trap, Hip Hop, Soul, Poetry, Maskandi and Classical. The sounds are perfectly blended and the end result is smooth and clean.”

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