- DJ Sbu has been dragged for the allegations leveled against him about how he treated his former artists
- It was reported that the businessman and musician cheated artists like Zahara of their share of profits
- Others defended the media personality and argued that he was just doing business as per their contractual agreements
DJ Sbu recently trended on social media after announcing that he is launching his own brand of Mo Faya soft drink. Many Mzansi social media users applauded him for breaking barriers in business. Unfortunately some used the opportunity to call out some of the shadier allegations leveled against him.
Some said that the praise was not warranted because DJ Sbu has had some toxic business dealings with the artists that were signed under his label. Big name such as Zahara, the late Pro Kid and late Brown Dash were mentioned.
A few Twitter users agreed that DJ Sbu should be held accountable for having allegedly cheated these artists of their share and royalties.
National Rakgadi: SA in stitches over photoshopped image of MalemaZahara, who was on of Mzansi's biggest artists, has previously called out DJ Sbu for cheating her of her hard-earned money. She ended up leaving the TS Records label due to the aforementioned circumstances.
Twitter user kay_mahapa said:
"Took Pro's music off streaming platforms and only uploaded it after his death. He's yet to show us who got the royalties of those streams."
"With Browndash it’s even more sad because his kids might have benefited. His best hits aren’t even online meaning they not making any sales. There was izinyokanyoka they were a hit as well. Then a Tando’s best hits are also offline"
"Treaty ke treaty. Signing a contract is agreeing to its terms and conditions. If what he did was ilegal he would have been charged. It's the way of the entertainment industry."
"Recently finished reading this memoir about founder of Nike. True pioneers who sacrificed a lot to start their shoe businesses. With him, I feel like he’s just not authentic. There is something dodgy Nje. I do support other black brands like Bathu and stuff"
Briefly.co.za previously reported that DJ Sbu has once again left Mzansi social media users impressed by pursuing a new business venture. The self proclaimed "hustler" has expanded his Mo Faya brand by launching a soft drink. He made the announcement at a press conference he held on Tuesday, 1 September.
The veteran DJ made several announcements at the conference, the first one being that he would be making a return to the music scene.
He also shared that he would be changing the premises of Massive Metro and grow the radio station even more. His final announcement is what truly caught Mzansi's attention: Sbu announced the Mo Faya soft drink range with a selection of 12 different flavours.
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