iSupport is an innovative, young, professional company in the music business sector. We are a music management, booking agent, music project manager and events coordinator in Durban, South Africa that has been active since 2010.
Isupport wants to uplift and cultivate the Durban music and arts landscape, grow talents and be THE place to go for people who require musicians or music in Durban.
We are THE place to go to if you want to book an artist for your corporate or private event and manage a roster of professional artists in varying genres.
iSupport is a 50% black-owned and 50% female owned company.
Marlyn Ntsele - Project Manager
Marlijn Ntsele has worked in Belgium, the Netherlands and South Africa in various roles in the music industry including project management, artist production and organising events. Next to iSupport she is active member of Onexus, a company that provides musicians with music business education through workshops and a helpdesk. Through iSupport, she uses her exceptional skills to pilot new strategies that work for Durban artists, and more importantly, she has first-hand knowledge of the realities faced by local artists in Durban which she continues to share with local artists, promoters and managers.
Mzwandile “Manelis” Ntsele - Logistics Manager
People know Manelis as one of the fathers of vernac hip hop and one of the defining artists in Durbans rap development in beginning and mid 90's. Getting involved in iSupport Music Business gave him the opportunity to guide other artists implementing the knowledge taken from his years of experience.
Thulile Zama – Sales Queen & Bookings
Many people know her as the leading lady of all-female jazz band Heels over Head, but Thulile has much more to offer. She has worked as Arts Administrator at The Bat Centre and The Playhouse Company and is currently also employed at the Centre for Jazz & Popular Music at UKZN. Within iSupport she keeps her eyes open for interesting artists and takes care of some of the communication with our clients.
Russel Hlongwane - Sales King
Russel Hlongwane is an arts all-rounder and a sough after arts consultant. Some of his clients are Pro Helvetia and eThekweni Municipality. He is seen as a middle man, constantly finding synergies between different projects and organisations.