Businesses Owned By Siya ‘Slikour’ Metane. Siyabonga ‘Slikour’ Metane was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to native South African parents. He is a rapper and an active member of the award-winning seven-man South African group Skwatta Kamp that debuted in 1996 before they went into hiatus. As a member of Skwatta Kamp, Slikour noticed a niche in the market and developed a successful solo career. In 2005 Slikour released his first album Ventilation Mixtape Vol.1, followed by Ventilation Mixtape Vol. 2 in 2007. Slikour has also grown to become a respected businessman within and outside of the entertainment industry. Below are some of the businesses owned by Slikour.
Buttabing Entertainment is an independent record label and artist management company. It was founded in 2002 by Lebogang Mothibe and Siyabonga Metane and business partner Sibusiso Molefe. Originally based in Leondale, east of Johannesburg, it is now based in the southern part of Jo-burg itself and has a sister company, “Ventilation Productions”, which handles activities such as musical scores, events, and other specialised projects.
SlikourOnLife (Online Music Platform)
SlikourOnLife is an Urban (hip hop) publication catering for music fans through music; video; artist interviews; exclusive downloads & event coverage connecting people through culture. Established in December 2013, it has become the fastest growing urban music platform, used by both established and up-and-coming artists as a medium to launch new music, create music news and video content.
Slikour is well known for his involvement in the music industry, but not many people know that his family has a stake in the public transport industry. Slikour has joined the business too and manages a fleet of taxis. Slikour has been exposed to the taxi business for more than 15-years, and he’s determined to make it lucrative. Speaking to Move magazine, Slikour opened up about having to take over his father’s business.
SlikourOnLife (Entertainment and culture agency)
In 2016 Slikour registered his entertainment and culture agency, SlikourOnLife (Pty) Ltd, which works with creators to develop content and strategies for brands. Entertainment and culture advisors focus on strategy, market analysis, business planning, and feasibility for attractions and destination development projects. The company finds jobs for broadcast journalists, musicians, models, writers, and other professionals in various entertainment or broadcast businesses. It defends, supports and promotes the interest of their clients.