DJ Obza Leaves Makhadzi’s Former Label Open Mic Productions: “Easiest Decision of My Life”

DJ Obza Leaves Makhadzi’s Former Label Open Mic Productions: “Easiest Decision of My Life”

  • Another artist has parted ways with Open Mic Productions
  • DJ Obza released a statement that he has left the controversial label and would be pursuing an independent career
  • Obza expressed his grievances to Briefly News about being with Open Mic, and opened up about his plans
DJ Obza has left Makhadzi's former label, Open Mic Productions
DJ Obza announced that he parted ways with Open Mic Productions to be an independent artist. Images: djobza_sa
Source: Instagram

Open Mic Productions has lost another talent amid its controversies. Rising star, DJ Obza announced his decision to leave the label, citing that he was honoured to have been part of it. This follows the backlash Open Mic faced after Makhadzi exposed their alleged shady ways.

DJ Obza leaves Open Mic Productions

Makhadzi's former, controversial label, Open Mic Productions, is back in the spotlight after losing another talent.

In a statement shared on his Instagram page, DJ Obza, real name Obakeng Kekana, revealed that he would be kicking the year off as a solo artist.

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Obza told Briefly News about his treatment at OMP, saying he had been contemplating his departure:

"It was something I’ve thought about toward the end of my contract with Open Mic Productions. Leaving was the easiest decision of my life because their treatment towards me had changed drastically."
"I was given inhumane working conditions while signed under the label. My mental health took a knock last year, and I am honestly happy that I am out. Staying under a label that showed no remorse for my struggles as an artist was both mentally and emotionally exhausting for me."

Obza says he was swindled out of his hard-earned money:

"I released three studio albums with multiple hits and millions of streams but was not properly compensated. I have never received more than R100K from any of my projects. I am taking legal action against them."

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Fans cheer DJ Obza on

DJ Obza received encouragement from his supporters who are rooting for his success:

ty_the_emperor was proud:

"Well done, that's how we grow through change."

djaluno congratulated Obza:

"Congrats, bro, you did your part."

tangeni_too_good said:

"Good move, my boy!"

jack_matsipane97 wrote:

"Well done, brother!"

april_personaltraining hinted at Makhadzi's issue with Open Mic:

"They are going to hit you with an auto-renewal!"

cassie_missbossy was proud of Obza:

"I'm happy that you believe in yourself. That's how you make it, all the best!"

tebogot_fly encouraged Obza:

"Salute, my brother! Now you can do anything. Fly high above all dimensions! God Bless you."

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Source: Briefly News

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Moroba Moroeng (Entertainment editor) Moroba Moroeng is an entertainment writer at Briefly News and a University of Johannesburg alumni (Public Relations and Communications, 2018). She was the content manager and, later, editor for HipHop Africa, where she honed her proofreading, leadership, and content management skills. Having begun her career as a content writer for Slikour OnLife, Moroba has over four years of experience as a writer specialising in music journalism and entertainment. She joined Briefly News in 2023 and passed a set of training courses by the Google News Initiative. Email:

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