East London Disc Jockey and music producer Mobi Dixon (36) had his upcoming album stolen when his wife was robbed in a smash and grab in Midrand, Johannesburg over the weekend. She was left unharmed but the robbers stole Dixon’s hard drive which was in the car and contained music from his upcoming album, The Chapel.
His twin cab bakkie was smashed from both the driver’s and passenger’s window. Real name Mabi Ntuli, the Vincent Gardens international hitmaker is heartbroken to have lost a lot of his hard work. Fans will have to wait a little bit longer before the musician is ready and inspired enough to re-record the album.
“Thank God nobody was hurt but unfortunately amongst other valuables my hard drive with data files of my upcoming album was stolen. I am still trying to make peace with losing most of the new album and finding inspiration to work on new material,” said Dixon.
The former Selborne College learner who has been producing music since Grade 8, was the first Buffalo City artist to win the coveted Metro FM award, which has become regular silverware for him each year. He won the award in 2017 for the Best Dance album, for his debut, Tribal Soul, released in 2013. He was also nominated for Best Male artist.
He has collaborated and given stage to numerous Eastern Cape artists since his breakthrough ten years ago. He had a much-celebrated hit collaboration with American singer Monique Bingham.
“Breaking into mainstream has been a long journey. I have had many challenges along the way, but I stayed true to the music and always believed in myself”.