South African arts and culture, artists and entrepreneur should reinvent themselves

Lockdown has shown weakness in the city innovation and technology, and obviously behind in online experience of music and other sectors but today we will focus more on Music and more on other aspect of art and culture. Let’s us generalize and make you think of this idea ,why should South African Artists should sell music via intentional aggregators who are not working in the best interests of the African society but only on the wellbeing of America? Why network providers are not transparent and accessible for our ideas as upcoming artists and why all the IT students who also passionate about music do not create platforms to help the Province and the country benefits? Lastly why government isn’t encouraging what’sslikouronlife life is doing in Johannesburg so we can control our financial destiny as artists .All I’m seeing is us paying premiums every month and years to guys who want to take advantage of other because they see they’re lazy to do it themselves.

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Call mWith the above questions ,we really don’t have platform to be heard as art and this alone piss me off to the point I’m relying on word press to voice my anger ,yet not only that’s I’m planning and working towards solving this issues. We need efficient online platforms ,where we can see RIO in a matter of a year and encourage our fans and supports to actually purchase our products in this places ,while getting mainstream media to advocate this channels like they do for platforms like iTunes and spotifies

I’m not against this platforms but the legal agreements we sign up for are too much have even fine prints that’s we as artists don’t need because we are not lawyers we are simply musicians .We want something as put my album online and its cost R100 and after one sale I can be able to cash that’s I know there are stories of taxes and are very important but for my blood to start rushing I need to see where my effort is going.

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I guess I won’t do point form today, we saw artists like Zakwe using their connections and influence pushing artists online on face book platforms and YouTube, that’s is fine known and in the long run which is why we need coders to come forward not in the aim of making money only but to strive for a course, we need marketers to come as well and make South African based product mainstream. Tiktok are using artists music to push their platform which is good and knowing that’s this product is from china and china government back its startups and mostly its businesses is no brainer that’s South Africa should cut a pattern.

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Music ,Painting ,Dancing , skating ,drama ,film and so on need to be protected as our IP intellectual Property we know this big companies has audience that’s we still need but we can still start our own thing from the scratch and for Coders and IT guys I’m sure you know now how this work ,you build something in order to fill a need ,so be different in your approach and cut most of time consuming part and make your innovation easy and most importantly learn the business side of things because if this becomes a reality Venture Capitalists will pop up everywhere with millions and want control on valuable startups with a vision and eventually wants control ,So this will only mean don’t build to sell because that’s strategy doesn’t work any way build to solve a problem and pay attention to what’s feature people uses the most on the product you put out and embrace that’s pivot and don’t stick to one version so much that’s you miss the whole picture or other players beat you to it. Check all the buy products, the incongruities and so on read books like innovation and entrepreneurship like peter Drucker and rework.

Kwazulu Natal Should lead in the production rather than what’s is happening now which is consuming and private businesses can intervene to make this possible, I don’t want to lie I don’t know anything about stocks yet but the moment we hear that’s south African based internet app or website is making an impact I will put my money there.

Ideas shouldn’t be money hungry too , see I get lot of emails from international brand wanting us to be their ambassadors using our talents that’s ok , The problems is us while pushing their products ,they want us to pay premiums ,so that’s simply a no ,if you build something make sure the ambassador get what’s they work for ,and if they have to be charged then it’s should be taken in the money that’s brand is supposed to pay him ,Same as this thing of royalties I know artists are not greedy ,while this aggregator wants money upfront ,the winning one is the one that’s takes a reasonable percent after the music sales. So that’s how I think it can be a win, win. Money is a fuel of a business but server and fast computers are the tools of an IT guy and they rely on people to test and complain if you put a premium from a get go you will have a problem .Unless there is a direct service on top of it and product.

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We can learn from Mxit introducing moola for their messaging platform ,If you can build something with initial free credits and get people subscribing and hooked with good content in top of it that’s will be a winner .I can keep going but my point is clear now .Those who have money but love to take this challenge be my guest technology has evolve a lot from old days spoon and plate to now computers and coming Artificial Intelligence ,as well as VR Technology .I may add to that’s point to everyone reading that’s you don’t have to bet on this alone this Pandemic has shown that’s idea that’s may seem lame like partying alone at home as a terrible one ,but VR technology shows that’s if the experience I wanted was to see ULwaz No Makhula perform and ULwaz no Makhula wanted to perform for a crowd Black mirror TV series has demonstrated that’s its possible as well as VR technology .but we know there is more to this than that’s so any app that’s can serve that’s experience will do well in a market place .Thanks for checking unique ideas today from this LnM website please share maybe someone might be intrigued and do something.


In closing Vusi Thembekwayo has once said that’s government should make things accessible for businesses that’s has a growth mindset and don’t want to remain small. Tax clearances and infrastructure should be in place to improve our economy as a whole and efficiency in place. What’s he added is business people should think big and act accordingly so check out his videos on YouTube .I’m also guilty of the bad things we do mostly us black people, making the entire paperwork of a business to bid for one tender which is wrong cause its somehow shows the main focus is on money, chances are the math is not good and that’s is way dangerous than having a successful project and don’t see ROI. Thanks please follow us as ULwaz No Makhula on all social media.

Let’s me make a disclaimer , I’m not against USA based businesses and not against how they operate but putting a client 1st is my concern ,e.g. ITunes is too big now to maintain its operations without third parties ok but I was a member of one aggregator and I signed up with a fee ,when I wanted to cancel they asked for another fee why is that’s I asked and didn’t get a valid answer because they were taking premium on me and I was pas that’s aggregator since there was a new better one I want having this problem ,as a customer this did not sit well with me ,they had my card number which meant I was at their mercy .so things like notifying a customer about upcoming charges may be of help ,while others may try to dodge that’s but others will see a great anticipation and budget accordingly. 

Why its takes so long for musicians to see progress

This is another episode of LnM which translates to ULwaz No Makhula ,Welcome back to this informative channel we know most artists don’t watch videos like this how we know because we rather asks someone we know how to hustle then look it up for ourselves on this huge platform. Today we look at why we delay our success as artists. You can subscribe to this channel if you believe what’s we are doing is important we are in South Africa but we know what’s we talk about is the same around the world and most important we still hustling as well but you’ve probably saw us on TV once or twice, Comment below if you have any question, Twitter, Face book Instagram follow us @UlwazNoMakhula yourl find the links in the description.

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  • 1 There’s no school for popular music.

What’s we mean is simply that, you cannot study to be a pop superstar or Kwaito superstar or Famous house Dj ,there are some cause on the deejaying but still people who run the game bypassed school .there is no barrier of entry but in the big leagues there is .Money you need to keep investing month after month ,this point make the playing flat which really makes the game fair ,that why they say hard work beat the talent if the talent doesn’t work hard enough..You get to learn more than what you would have learned in school. there are music courses but those artists maybe engineers streets smart is found on the streets and can beat the few months you studied .Here what’s we suggest in every hood there’s a guy that doing better than the most in music and he manages himself, ask him politely without demand and show you respect his time few questions that you lack about the industry then get a little bit of mentorship or stick to this channel.

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  • 2 You think someone is closing doors for you.

We didn’t want to start with the blame game ,but you look at people who are sacrificing all they have to make their music work and say they’re gate keepers while you not doing anything about your verses ,you don’t buy quality beats , you don’t book a better studio, you don’t want to pay for mastering which is a specialized thing within the music only less than 5 people can do it well in Dbn  and Jhb especially in Dbn .If those people can try to give you a hand ask yourself this are you ready? Do you have something worth presenting? So all we want from people who follow our channel is simply stop looking outside but look inside them. The getting a deal myth artists should stop waiting for recording deals that an old mentality DYI nowadays if you get a deal you need to be good and that deal should balance or be in your favor or you won’t enjoy your life worried about money .Little disclaimer we don’t know anything about deals we just encourage artists about what’s we know being independent, yes its takes time and a bit of paperwork but it’s something we have done and you can do it.

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  • 3 Music Artists they respect more their producer who is as naïve.

You get a deal from underground producer and now you have a hope that things will work out .No that is really the beginning unless that producer has build big artists you are starting from the bottom take charge and let your producer focus on the production, do all of the above as we asked you and don’t count on the manager that has no previous artists he managed that you look up too. When we started out Makhula kept on changing the producers and mine was So Long the music work ended up coming 2nd with ULwaz z and So Long because friendship became a priority and we started to care about each other more than our music work that what’s lead to the opening of Spliff Entertainment it’s hard to fight with your friend of music coz someone is getting lazy and you can see the lesson there if you cannot balance the two something must change or you won’t be efficient and that will delay your progress.

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  • 4 They think its hard

If in your mind it’s hard to do something even before you start it, you not going to do it. Dismiss the fact that it’s hard to open a company, it’s hard to make a beat, it’s hard to or I don’t have time to go to Samro. You see I had friends that its took them years to sort out free Samro, Samro built the internet portal still they don’t do it, but we did hang out, and drink and so on we had time for that .You see we can work together but if you don’t play your part right and that wont effect me than there is nothing I can do. Loll Other thing I found fascinating news from one of my friend and yourl think all my friends are so unique loll he says my Samro has been blocked because I don’t submit any songs and I was like but bro you always do songs .So at some point we differ namajita some of us believe this is one life we rather focus on one thing and make it work ,others say I want it all well I prefer the 1st and that music it’s should give me all or I’m not looking forward to anything else that is what’s I know to be focus. Can you comment below what’s do you prefer? Want it all now or fix your career 1st?

  • 5 They know they will never make it.

You see ULwaz No Makhula both met at DUT, Durban University of Technology and became the best friends in 2009, Makhula Graduated and ULwaz didn’t. ULwaz in his second year he knew he won’t make it in IT Information Technology and luckily personal challenges came in to rescue him, He was terrible in Coding bugs after bugs by then he was already hooked on music, He would be putting posters in the faculties and using face book to push as what’s he still does today and miss some lectures he’s mind was all over the place, passed some modules though. So in music there are people like ULwaz in IT they know they not going to make it but anyway because they already in there is not going back. We cannot leave you like this we have to give you a suggestion, how about you do a self check and look at your odd or find something else within the music that you might love to do and be good at.

The time we wrote these episodes we didn’t know when we going to release them so, make sure you read the description below or inbox us in the social. Thanks for tuning in we appreciate making the time to all my friends on what’s app I see you ,Makhula allow me  ULwaz is also a hip hop beat maker if you interested have worked with best of the best in SA ,so inbox us about that as well .please press the notification bell to know when we release a video ,hopefully we will have guests sometimes in our show so they would teach you guys ,Music is a practical thing ,is not  a mind thing if you not producing someone is and you are left behind.

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  • 6 Bonus Point they can’t focus.

This website is based on our music real life experience so if you know one of us you might be a victim but know we will never put you in a bad light if you realize that is you just self check and improve and if it’s a compliment keep doing it. Back to the point see if you work with us you need to rise to our level we always on to something , other artists spend less than a year with us maybe because too much paying go around or something but the things that push you away  are those that make us who we are .so focus and take the pressure from your peers if they are putting the work ,take the weight or else you won’t enjoy the shine when the time comes .We can get signed today but our momentum won’t go down while we waiting for the new company budget we have our own budget and aspiration so you need to be like that ,don’t be a get around telling people oswing nghlala nabo ,that really doesn’t matter ,win with us don’t stay with us, That why when we record new music it just us no one else except the featured person .If you not going to add value to what’s we are doing you will be a destruction …

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