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South African record label Open Mic Productions has appointed advocate Nkateko Maluleke as its new managing director.

The Johannesburg-based music company is home to top local artists including Master KGMakhadzi, Zanda Zakuza, Mr Brown, Prince Benza and Nomcebo Zikode.”

Maluleke joins the company’s co-founders, Molau Rammala and Lionel Jamela. He brings a wealth of experience to the position. He holds an LLB degree from the University of Pretoria and a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and new venture creations from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 2013, nine years after his admission as an attorney of the same court.

“It’s a huge honour for me to join Open Mic Productions, a company that has given South African entertainment so much talent and music,” Maluleke said. “It is a home of the legends of tomorrow and I will play my part in ensuring that the legacy we build now echoes into the future. “

Malukeke is a sought-after expert who has served in various capacities for different organisations. He was legal and compliance advisor in the marketing and communications division at Absa bank, legal and business development manager at Primedia, head of legal and business affairs at Universal Music and head of stakeholder relations at the Southern African Music Rights Organisation. He is a non-executive director at African Communications and a former board member of the Recording Industry of South Africa and the South African Music Performance Rights Association.

“I join Open Mic Productions at a critical yet exciting time for the music industry,” he said. “The challenges are many but so are the opportunities. I look forward to positioning Open Mic Productions as a recording company of the future that puts its artists and talent first and respond to the needs of a modern fan and music lover.”

Jamela said Maluleke’s appointment augured well for the plans of Open Mic Productions. “If his experience and passion for the music industry are anything to go by, then we are in safe hands. We are delighted that he has taken up this position and look forward to a long and productive relationship,” he said.

https://www.musicinafrica.net/magazine/sa-nkateko-maluleke-appointed-open-mic-productions-managing-director

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