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DJ Sbu Sets Record Straight About His Nationality

Podcaster DJ Sbu reveals that his surname is actually NOT Leope. The DJ took to his social media page recently to share with his fans that he is in actual fact Swati and bears a different surname than what is widely known.

In the video, which DJ Sbu has titled 5 reasons why you should move to South Africa, he tells people his biological surname is Nkosi and not Leope. The surname Leope belongs to a father figure in his life who has since passed away.

DJ Sbu

“I’m originally Swati as well, according to my biological father uNkosi, can you believe that? May his soul rest in peace and may Ntate Leope rest in peace, who brought me up…whom I regard as my father.

“He [Leope] basically brought me up after getting married to my moms. When he met my moms, my moms had already had me and he was like ‘No, this is gonna be my boy and I’m gonna bring him up’ and I’ll forever be grateful for the life Ntate Leope gave me.”

In a previous interview on The Penuel Show podcast on YouTube, DJ Sbu got candid on how he used to overspend during his younger days, and what caused him to downgrade to a more affordable lifestyle.

DJ Sbu

“When it comes to finances, I’ve fallen and I’ve got myself to blame and nobody else. From those Porches and just that lifestyle. I’ve lived the lifestyle, I’ve traveled, I’ve driven all these great cars, these sports cars. I’ve lived the nicest life, the celebrity life, partying and just throwing parties … as you grow older you know better and do better … I was overspending… I was proud about it but now I realize that I was dumb,” he explained.

He added, “I looked richer than I actually was.”

His downgraded lifestyle caused him to make the decision to not own a car. He said he drives his company cars instead because he has been building.

“I don’t have a car by choice and I always tell people that I’ve been building. ”

DJ Sbu

DJ Sbu concluded by saying he does not view himself as some guru but rather a person who has lived and learned from his past mistakes.

“I wouldn’t say I’ve played the game and I’ve passed like I’m some guru. I’m just walking my journey and the people guiding me, that I cannot touch, and the higher power, God, made me feel comfortable to live the way I’m living now, making the decisions I’m making. I’ve learned in business.”

DJ Sbu sparked outrage when he debuted a new scruffy look. Many people started making assumptions about the DJ’s mental health. But he slammed people and told them he is healthy and he baths despite what many might say about him.

DJ Sbu

“Apparently people are saying I don’t bathe. Guys, come on, there are more serious things we could be discussing in this country. Leave my beard and hair alone,” he said. He added that his longevity in the industry makes him not want to prove anything to anyone, “I have been working for many years guys and I don’t have anything to prove. I’m good.”

“Ni ngi jwayela kabi mara (y’all are now being very disrespectful) but I love guys anyway. I am not shaving this beard and my hair. It doesn’t mean that when one lets their hair or beard grow, they don’t bathe. On a serious note, for those who care about me, I’m good and healthy. I’m on point. My team is okay, my family is good, children are awesome, business is growing and we are working.”


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Thuli P

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