DJ Sbu has been accused of exploiting numerous South African artists on his road to success, with Zahara being amongst the notable musicians he allegedly used as a stepping stone.
DJ Sbu has been on receiving end of major criticism on Twitter since Wednesday, 2 September 2020. This was after his fans rallied behind him and encouraged others to support his latest venture, which sees him diversifying his MoFaya brand to now offer a range of carbonated soft drinks. Many of his followers implored South Africans to support a local and black-owned business.
Some Twitter users, however, used the opportunity to rehash his controversial history as the co-founder of TS Records. They alleged that he was instrumental in the financial demise of some of the country’s most popular artists who were signed to the record label, including the late Brown Dash and ProKid. Moreover, the likes of Ntando and Zahara were reportedly forced to start afresh after departing from the disbanded record label.
See the posts below.
As much as you all applaud business Men like DJ Sbu you even forget that they used certain individuals as their stepping stones in order to gain what they have.. We had something beautiful on Zahara but he ruined it.His achievements came in the expense of other people's happiness
— Sakhumuzi (@Sakhumuzi__) September 2, 2020
Zahara’s album ( Loliwe) was removed by DJ Sbu from iTunes.
Ai nna I’ll buy that drink the day he puts that album back.
— Lonwabo. (@Mbuyisa_Mbongo) September 2, 2020
Some1 jst reminded me of Pro, Browndash, Zahara
Damn th road to success is ruthless pic.twitter.com/diBMw2gdZF
— last seen happy wht else ? (@NMashota) September 3, 2020
— Mtondzeni (@MabuzaSxs) September 3, 2020
He also blocked me for saying he must pay Zahara her money. Ngu Msunu u Sbu.
— Melisizwe (@Msunu_wabelungu) September 2, 2020