The Shaya Records Tenders An Apology To T-Man After Being Accussed For Exploitation

Few days back, The South African music artiste T-Man called out his record label the Shaya Records for the act of negligence and exploitation. In a post made available by the young music vocalist, he accused his label which is owned by Mr Thela and Mshayi for not doing anything to improve on his financial situation especially now that his father isn’t in a good state due to some health challenges.

He also accused the label of delaying his album despite putting everything in place for the album to released for public consumption. On the other hand, the Shaya Records has come out to release an official statement addressing the issues as raised by T-Man.

Read the official statement below

In the months that Shaya Records has been established, it has made big strides in putting Cape Town on the “gqom map.” Founded by passionate DJ’s Mshayi and Mr Thela, the sound of Shaya Records is one that is synonymous with Cape Town kasi Flavour.

Shaya Records’ humble beginnings recognises the importance of groommg young talent from prevaously disadvantaged backgrounds, hence the blooming relationship with talented Durban born artist, T-Man. As a vocalist. T-Man has collaborated with the DJ duo Mshayi and Mr Thela in contributing to the success of their album, Making Cape Town Great Again and to the general success of the record label. It is due to thus success that T-Man started working on his project which was set for release in 2020.

The global pandemic has shifted goalposts for many organizations in what has been coined as “the new normal” thus does not mean that Shaya Records has neglected any of its artists Including T-Man. There is no doubt that T-Man is a valuable member of the team and his Interests are considered from a financial and normal career growth perspective. His latest single, Elinyithuba, has been released and we are pleased and excited to see the love and support you have already showed the single thus far. T-Man is a hard worker and has new music which Shaya Records is currently working on to put together his full album. The details of the release will be communicated accordingly.

Shaya Records as an organization prides itself on being collaborative and inclusive, we will continue In these steps in building a trustful relationship with T-Man to ensure his success. It is unfortunate that numerous attempts to contact T-Man have failed, as it would have the opportunity to express regret and to laminate open dialogue to amicably Iron out this matter internally. We recognize his urgent need to support his family and we Will do our part to assist in that regard.

As a growing business, will make mistakes and look to you to provide constructive criticism that we can work on. Your support is paramount to the success of Shaya Records and we would like to appeal to you to continue doing so. We are because you are! We hope to see and celebrate With you soon.