Arthur Mafokate’s record label 999 has been rumoured to be collapsing, putting those rumours to rest Mafokate has revealed that he will adding a new singer to uplift and illuminate and her name is Khanya Greens.
Mafokate turned his back on the music industry early last year and gave all his artists clearances after quitting in music to pursue other interests such as running his . Among the artists who left was urban-pop icon Chomee and his then girlfriend, Afro-pop singer Cici.
The new signings include Greensin December after seeing her perform at a church service at Tirano School of Repentance in Midrand.
Greens, whose real surname is Ngutshane, launched her album Be Still and Know at the Winnie’s Soul & Jazz Restaurant in Woodmead last Saturday.
Mafokate said: “It’s nice to be back in the music industry with a new artist in my stable like Khanya Greens. She is a talented soul artist, something that our fan base has been asking us to have here at the stable,” he said Speaking to SowetanLive.
Arthur added that Khanya is bringing what artist Lira brought into music. “She is bringing what our former artist Lira brought to the music community.”
Greens, whose single Lethi Maliintroduces her sound, said she was excited to be part of Mafokate’s stable.
“It has always been my dream to be part of such a successful, black-owned stable and I look forward to growing the brand and my name as an artist,” she said.
The 25-year-old Soweto lass also said she would soon embark on a tour to promote her 15-song album.
“We are just finalising our promotion and marketing plan before embarking on a tour,” she said.