DJ Sbu: Zahara's bank account is fit

2012-05-02 14:51
Cape Town – Zahara has a very fit investment account even though she does not own a house or a car, reported Rolling Stone magazine.

According to DJ and TS Records co-owner Sbu Leope, the eight-time SAMA winner's financial situation is well under control.

"She is one the smartest in the game. She doesn't have a house, she doesn't have a car but her finances are handled by Nedbank.

"She has only been around for seven months but is already one of the most successful artists in the country but you don't see her running around in flashy cars.

"We need to start encouraging our artists to invest rather than saying you gotta be seen that you doing well therefore go bling bling," he said.

'Unfair to question'

The house DJ earlier said he was saddened by the criticism directed towards his company's handling of Zahara's career.

"It's unfair for people to question our credibility in being fit enough to handle her career. We have made many people successful over the years and we always make sure they are financially fit and sober minded."

He added that had it been one of the big multinational recording labels handling her career the same questions would not have been asked.

"It's more like saying if it's in black hands there is a problem. If she was under a major label like Lira who is with Sony or with EMI no one would have questioned her finances."


  • sifisomashile - 2012-05-02 15:44

    but then why is her family still struggling so much especialy financially!!! Lets not use the black card here, music industry is just like that. I can quote many artists who were successfull in their careers but died very poor! Where their recording companies were enriched.

      Deon - 2012-05-02 16:05

      Some people like to save money, this is the best way to prevent dying poor. Wish we had more people like her in our country.

  • Vincent - 2012-05-02 15:46

    Mmm, Sbu...can't she talk for herself? Oh! You the one controlling her finances! Ok! It makes sense then. #loliwe (train) gone. Next artist please.

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  • Sango - 2012-05-02 15:57

    sbu i respect you but brother you can't tell us that someone who has made a success of your company and someone who has made success of herself. would still be leaving under someone alse roof. Its good that you mentoring her but i thing you should be mentoring her on being independent and let poor young lady leave her own life.

  • VaMbozha - 2012-05-02 16:08

    i dont believe that. I dont think a house is bling bling. Give the poor child what she deserves and stop defending yourself. If I were you i would shut up and let the people see for themselves!

  • Vuyo - 2012-05-02 16:13

    Maka fela nxxx.

  • Christopher - 2012-05-02 16:14

    Hi manne Zahara jst buy @ list 1400 bakkie\u make south africa proud.Just imagine Zahara ko noord taxi rank with so many award

      VaMbozha - 2012-05-02 16:22

      with taxi money short 1 rand

  • Jeffrey - 2012-05-02 16:35

    she must invest money to buy drugs. she must invest on properties. girl if you can afford, buy some franchises that is a good investment we love you spinach.

  • Frans Lethoko - 2012-05-02 16:46

    how is your dj

  • Tim - 2012-05-02 16:55

    sbu, lets hope you don't scre.... her then you dump her in the latrine after taking all her money and leave her with a baby without a father.

  • sunday.choosen1 - 2012-05-02 17:09

    Sbu my brother answer me this Q why wena u r driving expensive cars and staying in a beautiful house? why dnt u invest like her if you really like what she's doing, i thnk u r hiding your self frm somethng, or give us her contact details so that we cn ask her self than u tllng us thngs that we dnt beleave, pls gv us her contact details we really want to here from her!

  • sunday.choosen1 - 2012-05-02 17:10

    Sbu my brother answer me this Q why wena u r driving expensive cars and staying in a beautiful house? why dnt u invest like her if you really like what she's doing, i thnk u r hiding your self frm somethng, or give us her contact details so that we cn ask her self than u tllng us thngs that we dnt beleave, pls gv us her contact details we really want to here from her!

      lungelo.muthwa.5 - 2012-09-04 08:55

      Now that's stupid my man! Please do yourself a favor, before you comment on such topics give yourself some time and think about whatever you wanna say. I mean how can u expect Sbu to conduct himself like zahara, do you even know where he's coming from, do u know all his assets? clearly u don't. Had he not invested his money he wouldn't be where he is to day!! And for the flashy cars and nice house, he can afford that X 10!!! The guy is a millionaire SLK is no child's play. Singamdlel umona, ngoba akayi ndawo!wo!wo!wo!wo!wooooooo!!!

  • sthandilebabybear.h.ngwenya - 2012-05-02 17:11

    Hhayi khona Sbu,there is no such a think like Zahara has fit bank account,wena n Tk u doing bling bling, yena she must nt hurry to do that,if she's going home,she use public trnsport but u guys on ythe other hand ur changing cars lyk ur underwears,bt one day God will judge u ngalobutsotsi leninabo na Tk\r\nZahara's parents r praying n hurt ngalento eniyenzako,as for Tk remember ur expecting anada child bt ur still plying with ada ppl,u will nvr no what's going to happned,bcos ppl r beginning to hate u guys for what ur doingm

      Vuyokazi - 2012-05-02 22:39

      Akekho nje umntu ofuna kuhamba nge public transport that's a lie to say akafuni kuthenga car nt evn to rent a flat ke! Ayikho leyonto shame, theyl get what's coming to em shme

  • Ally - 2012-05-02 17:51

    WTF?? "the criticism directed towards his company" Shouldn't that be "criticism of his company" ?? ... see what a nip & tuck can do for a sentence.

  • Motho - 2012-05-02 17:53

    Why every time questions are raised about black managers, they suddenly compare their management style to white managers?

  • zamaandile.mbonambi - 2012-05-02 21:58

    M really starting to hate on ds Sbu guy,he acts ol goody pretending to be mentoring youth..why is t so hard to give Zahara what she worked hard for??? U always telling ppl dat working hard pays off,but Zahara hard work is paying u snakes off while she is washing ur dishes n being an extra in nhlanhlas house!!! U really make me sick I dnt care how u choose to justify ds

  • nhla.prv - 2012-05-02 23:47

    So Sbu you are saying she is smarter than you for just keeping cash in the bank whilst she lives at your house?Why cant she get her own house?It iis a better investment than keeping cash in the bank.We all know that.So save your lies for someone else! But hey you guys will pay one day !

  • nkululeko.mabena - 2012-05-03 01:09

    Awuna Skaam!!

      lungelo.xulu - 2012-05-03 03:36

      TK and Sbu for once do a right thing, we all know what happened to artists you started TS with, so in this case please give Zahara her share and stop lying before people boycott your shows and anything that comes from your company!!! U can fool people bt not all the time,don't loose your support over this small thing. Truth shall set u free,,,,God will keep on blessing u!

  • prince.marule - 2012-05-03 01:58

    And once again, the South African masses will eat up this bulls*it like they always do... Investing is one of the best cultures we need to entrench within our people but who the heck would wanna stay in someone's house with no car when they have money. A normal 'smart' person who believed in investing would have atleast bought an average car and modest accommodation - That makes sense. I wonder as well when this 'new' investment account was set-up? When the news broke maybe o_o Anyone who believes these 'fairytales' you feeding us is a bona fide moron!

      tsaneka1 - 2012-05-03 06:30

      And then he pulls the race card.

  • siyanda.rudnansky - 2012-05-03 02:44

    shame n this girl looks broke! that skin!

  • Zandile - 2012-05-03 06:15

    Futsek sbu nika uzahara imali yakhe maan!!!

  • Thandy Moupo - 2012-05-03 06:37

    This idiot is talking nonsense. Who would let u live in their house rent-free knowing full well that u have money to buy your own place? Nxa! Stop lying to us Sbu. U ugly bastard.

  • tebalob - 2012-05-03 08:52

    This boy is with us.What BS is this? Anybody ,once they start working,the 1st thing they start planning for is a place of their own and a car. Maybe his thinking is because this is a black girl she does'nt need a car or house...what condecsion is this!

  • David Maseko - 2013-03-04 11:33

    Hi sbuda I'm gucci cat 4rm mzumbe raatanda jst wna sy hola hola sbuda on d radio!!!!!! 2dae I cnt wait 2lstng 2u!xup

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