As a 80’s South African teenager recording Radio 5 top 40 hits onto a cassette recorder, to a UCT student more interested in playing in bands than studying maths, Craig has walked a long path with music.

He has been a radio music programmer, recording studio owner, record label manager, executive producer, music supervisor and music publisher.
This passion finally resulted in the formation of the Mama Dance Music Library, Africa’s favourite one stop shop for African and international production music for TV, Advertising, Film and Digital media.

And to calm his nerves, he still plays guitar at least once every day.

Dale Blignaut MAMADANCE


Dale is our General Manager and oversees everything from Accounting to Marketing to Strategy to Design. 

He joined Mama Dance in 2009 when there were a meagre 17 albums in the catalogue and has proudly seen the company grow from strength to strength. 

He has recently relocated to Vancouver, Canada with his wife and two kids where he will hopefully introduce the locals to Amapiano and not break all his bones attempting to snowboard.



After working abroad in the UK and Australia for a number of years Jeff returned to Cape Town and joined Mama Dance in 2011.  He has been focusing on albums in production ever since…and yes, he’s got the wrinkles to prove it!

Louise Bulley MAMADANCE


Louise is our  Licensing & Royalties Administrator 

She has a wealth of experience as she started in the music industry in 2004.  Lou has in-depth knowledge of CMO’s as she worked for both NORM (now CAPASSO) and SAMRO. She then went into independent music publishing for the next 15 years including most recently her time at Mama Dance. 

She loves art, journaling, crafts and creating things for her home.

Ocasia Booysen MAMADANCE


Ocasia is our admin and marketing assistant.   

He is an accounting graduate with good marketing experience. Before joining Mama Dance, he worked for 5 years at Jordan shoes in the marketing department and then at Adventure Boot Camp as an office administrator. Along with being a strong addition to the marketing department, Ocasia has some great music experience too. Outside of his time at Mama Dance, he manages and plays the Bass guitar in an up-and-coming reggae band called, Conquerors Reggae Band.

Ashwin Smith MAMADANCE


Ashwin works in our production department where he does an amazing job at track and album descriptions, album curation and distribution, website playlists.   

He also assists with music supervision by finding suitable tracks for our clients.  He is a music school graduate majoring in Music Theory who gained experience in music production and sound engineering by taking part in internships as well as 3 years production music experience with Mama Dance. 

He has an insatiable curiosity when it comes to Astronomy & Astrophysics and is a lover of music as well as Singer-songwriter in his free time.