- Award-winning musician Sjava's has had it with embattled record label Ambitiouz Entertainment
- Word on the street is Sjava is desperate to leave the label, just like Emtee and others before him
- Pay disputes and accusations of exploitation are at the centre of the controversy
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According to an industry insider and close friend, Sjava has been "extremely unhappy" at Ambitiouz Entertainment.
The source told Sowetan that Sjava is said to be looking for ways to permanently cut ties with the label.
However, record label boss Kgosi Mahumapelo said Sjava is contractually bound to Ambitiouz for the next few years at least.
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He said, "An artist or label cannot opt to renew a contract that is still active and will be for a few years to come."
One of the many things that Sjava is unhappy with is not receiving any payment from working on the Black Panther soundtrack.
Kgosi said, "Ambitiouz have not received any form of payment from the Black Panther project to date and efforts have been made to claim revenues from the project, including hiring international royalty specialists to assist in this regards."
Sjava is said to have resorted to taking side gigs, without Kgosi's knowledge, in order to line his own pockets.
About this, Kgosi said, "There are agreements in place and Sjava is required to comply with the agreement, including his management agreement."
Sjava wasn't available for comment, but it's not far-fetched to believe that he's gatvol with Ambitiouz.
Last month, Briefly.co.za reported that Emtee lashed out at Ambitiouz for still using his name despite them parting ways acrimoniously.
The rapper has also vowed to get back his multiple music awards from the label.
Ambitiouz has a reputation as one of the worst labels in the industry.
Not even handing out food parcels to the less fortunate last month could help clean it up its image.
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