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DJ Sbu

  • Birth name: Sibusiso Leope
  • Born: 28 May 1977
  • Place of birth: Tembisa, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Main activity: Kwaito musician, entrepreneur, record label owner, TV presenter and club and radio jock
  • Musical genre: Kwaito, house, hip hop


DJ Sbu began his career as a radio host on YFM in 2000. He then switched to Metro FM, where he hosted different shows like The Sound Revival, Y-Lens and The Afternoon Drive. He also hosted Friends Like These on SABC 1. He is also a successful music producer and musician, who has made several albums such as Y-Lens Vol. 1, Sound Revival, MoFaya and Home Coming. He started the record label TS Records, which closed down in 2017. He has collaborated with artists such as Zahara, Brown Dash and Naima Kay. He is also an entrepreneur and the creator of the energy drink MoFaya, which he introduced in 2015. He also has a media company called Leadership 2020, which provides mentorship and training to young entrepreneurs. He has authored two books: The Art of Hustling: Sell or Surrender and Billionaires Under Construction.


DJ Sbu has one daughter named Waratwa Leope, who was born in 2014. He shares custody of his daughter with his ex-girlfriend Disebo Makatsa.


DJ Sbu was born in Tembisa, South Africa. He has two brothers named Mpumi and Linda. His father passed away in 2014.


DJ Sbu has won several awards for his work in the entertainment industry. Some of them are:

  • South African Music Award for Artist of the Year 2004
  • South African Music Award for Record of the Year 2007
  • Best Compilation Album at the Metro FM Music Awards in 2007 for Y-Lens Vol. 1
  • South African Music Award for Best Remix of the Year 2015

Dating timeline

DJ Sbu has been linked to several women in the past. Some of them are:

  • Terry Pheto: She is a famous actress who starred in Tsotsi and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. They dated from 2009 to 2010.
  • Disebo Makatsa: She is the mother of his daughter Waratwa. They dated from 2012 to 2015.
  • Boitumelo Mahlase: She met DJ Sbu through a mutual friend in 2016. It is unknown how long they dated for.


Here is a list of DJ Sbu’s top best singles and albums, listed in chronological order from earliest to latest, along with the title and year.


  • Remember When It Rained (2005)
  • For A Reason (feat. The Observers) (2006)
  • Lengoma (feat. Zahara) (2011)
  • Ndenzeni (feat. Mama Afrika) (2011)


  • Sound Revival (2011)
  • Sound Revival, Vol. 2 (2012)

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