Sbu's spreading the 'gees'

By Drum Digital
21 June 2010

HE’S the kind of guy who’s been there, done that and got the oh-so-stylish T-shirt. But right now there’s only one item of clothing DJ Sbu cares about – his bright yellow, personalised Bafana top.

As for music, he’ll be more interested in blowing his vuvuzela than anything else for the next few weeks . . . oh, and in case you’re looking for him, you’re likely to find him at the biggest fan park in Jozi, soaking up the atmosphere and bellowing his support for the national side.

The 31-year-old DJ, music producer and businessman has caught World Cup fever in a big way – and he’s making sure he’s doing his bit to ensure the ordinary South African enjoys the spectacle too. The record company he owns with TK Nciza, TS Records, has been working with the Ekurhuleni Municipality on the Dries Niemand Park in Kempton Park, the venue for the largest welcome village and fan park in the area.

“We’ve been hectically busy putting together the entertainment and running the park,” he tells us, breezing into our offices in his soccer gear and tucking into a hearty breakfast of bacon, eggs and sausage. “I’ve been involved with this for the past two months and it’s been a wonderful experience. We’ve been going to all the townships on the East Rand to find suitable young talent to entertain the guests.

“We picked the best we could find – everything from mime artists to singers and dancers. We’re even paying these kids so they can make a bit of money. It’s going to be something really special.”

Sbu doesn’t have any tickets to any games but he isn’t fazed. “The fan parks will be fantastic with their big screens and live entertainment,” he says. “The average South African won’t be able to afford a ticket but anyone can come to a fan park. And these parks will capture the spirit and all the excitement. It’s going to be great.”

Read the full article in the DRUM of 17 June 2010

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