It seemed all systems go after the SABC announced the celebrity guests that would be featuring in the new season of the Braai Show which has been taken over by Cassper Nyovest from AKA. Mufasa shared the trailer for episode one featuring former Miss SA and Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi.
In the trailer, Zozibini says that there was always a debate at home about who is prettiest between her and her sister. Speaking about her hair, Zozibini said that it was kind of a conscious decision. “It was kind of a conscious decision. When we speak about the celebration of different types of beauties,” she said in part.
AKA, however, is still not backing down without a fight. The award-winning rapper and his legal team issued an official statement revealing that the legal battle for the show continues.
AKA said that when he took a break from the limelight, he made it clear to his business partners that he was still committed to all their ventures, including the Braai Show.
“By now as you are aware, The Braai Show goes to air tonight on SABC 1. This matter for me has always been about business principles and asserting my legal rights to my intellectual property and a binding contractual clause that clearly states that myself and MakhuduCom are equal partners to the Braai Show. When I took a personal decision on May 13, to step back from public engagements and day to day business, to heal. I personally engaged all my business partners, advising of this and my continued commitment to these partnerships. Never did I foresee a partnership with such personal connections and affiliations would be one to betray me like this.” Read the statement in part.
It further states that their good faith has been exploited by MakhuduCom for tactical purposes.
AKA and his team believe that because they opted to let go of legal battles, they ended up being the ones suffering in this situation. So going forward, they will continue with the legal battle. They have also wished Cassper success as he takes over the new season.
“Many artists have gone the route of letting go of legal battles as this and thus we suffer and end up with no ownership of our work.
It is for this reason that I continue to fight this injustice to my creative vision and the violation of my trust as it is clear to me that the continued exploitation of the creative industry in this country will see no end. It is for that reason that I intend to continue the fight. The time has come for a new precedent to be set.
I wish continual success for the Braai Show and its host for season two. After all, is said and done it’s just business.”
— AKA (@akaworldwide) September 8, 2021