4 Business Owned By Oskido

4 Business Owned By Oskido. Oscar Sibonginkosi Mdlongwa (Oskido) is a South African recording artist, DJ, record producer and businessman. Having been in the music industry for over 30 years, Oskido has reached a prominent status in the South African music industry, more-so in popular youth culture. He is undoubtedly one of the pioneering artists that popularised the Kwaito genre of music outside of the townships of South Africa, and he’s been central to the rise of Afro-house and newer genres like amapiano. Here are 4 businesses that are owned by Oskido.

Kalawa Jazmee Records

Oskido is the co-founder of Kalawa Jazmee Records (formerly Kalawa Records). The record label has been at the forefront of youth culture and has produced top acts such as Bongo Maffin, Mafikizolo, Thebe, Alaska, Professor, Character, Black Motion, Boom Shaka, Zonke, Winnie Khumalo, DJ Zinhle, Magesh, and many more. Kalawa Jazmee Records is an independent record label based in South Africa. The label is reputable as a major contributor to the development of the Kwaito genre of music in South Africa. Kalawa Jazmee Records has been a pioneering independent record label in South Africa for over 25 years of its existence.

Oskido’s Airbnb Business

This Luxurious Apartment is situated in Sandton, an affluent area in the Gauteng province. It belongs to South African recording artist, DJ, record producer and businessman Oscar Sibonginkosi Mdlongwa and he is renting it out as an airbnb for guests to come and enjoy the luxurious amenities the apartment has to offer. The apartment has free wifi, gym, steam room, ice room and a restaurant. The bedroom has a walk in closet, and a private balcony with beautiful views. One can experience this opulent apartment for just R960 per night.

Daruma by Oskido

South African businessman and influential artist, Oscar Mdlongwa, popularly known as DJ Oskido, ventured into the food industry. Mdlongwa took to Instagram to share a snap of his restaurant, Daruma Japanese Restaurant by Oskido. “Juju knows me too well. I’ve always been at this food hustle from day one. Many people don’t know this, but I sold food before I was a DJ outside Club Razmatazz and downtown Johannesburg. I thank God that I can still pursue my other passion,” read the caption. Daruma Japanese Restaurant by Oskido is located at Waterfall Corner in Midrand.

DJU (deejays unite)

DJU comprises of DJs Oskido, Vinny, Fresh, Christos, & Greg “The Maestro” Maloka, a team of leading South African deejays, musicians, producers and media professionals. Inspired by international conferences such as The Miami Winter Music Conference, DJU established the Southern African Music Conference (SAMC) in 2005. At one point DJU individually and as a unit, contributed 70% of the local music industry content through entities they worked for, owned, controlled and those they contributed through. The Unit’s intention is to further grow the Southern African Music culture and business both locally and globally.

By Thomas Chiothamisi

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