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10 Facts about DJ Sbu

22 March 2013

This week Club 808 features the latest video of DJ Sbu ft Naak Musiq.

Check out these ten facts about Sbusiso Leope, aka, DJ Sbu.

1. Sbu turns 36 on 28 May

2. He’s an only child and matriculated in 1993 from the Central Secondary School in Pretoria.

3. After matriculating, he studied sound engineering at African Media University as well as electrical engineering at Technikon Witwatersrand.

4. In 1998 he began his broadcasting career at the community radio station, Tembisa Info Radio and has since worked for a number of influential radio stations including YFM, Ukhozi FM and Metro FM.

5. According to critics, DJ Sbu’s success is credited to the fact that he mixes kasi lingo (slang) and English in his shows which makes his listeners relate to him.

6. The talented DJ Sbu started a record label, TS Records with businessman TK Nciza. The motivation behind it was to represent black people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

7. He helped launch the careers of artists such as afro-pop sensation Zahara, Lungelo, Nhlanhla Nciza and the late Brown Dash.

8. Last year he was voted Sunday Time's Coolest Brand of 2012.

9. DJ Sbu was voted one of Forbes’ 13 African Celebrities to Watch in 2013.

10. He is believed to be the masked kwaito artist, Mzekezeke, but has never admitted it in public.

Listen to DJ Sbu ft Naak Musiq below

- © Jolandi Morkel