August 13, 2021

SABC in Hot Water with AKA over TV Show

The SABC’s goose may be cooked after AKA served them with legal papers over “The Braai Show”.

The cooking show – which was previously hosted by the “Jika” rapper – is set to debut its second season on 8 September, albeit with his rival, Cassper Nyovest, taking over hosting duties.

On Thursday, 12 August, entertainment commentator Phil Maphela revealed on Twitter that AKA’s management team recently issued a letter to the SABC, in which they demanded the broadcaster to cease production on the series.

Attaching a copy of this letter, Maphela explained its gist: “AKA owns 50% of #TheBraaiShow & is the Executive Producer. I reached out to AKA’s management to get clarity on his involvement on #TheBraaiShowWithCass, and per T Effect statement, he was not consulted for approval [sic].”

He added: “The other producers on this project made an offer and signed Cassper without AKA’s approval as co-owner and executive producer. Did Cassper know that AKA still owns the IP? [sic]”

Although the SABC apparently already halted production, AKA is also demanding production credit and “a 50% entitlement, as joint copyright owner, to all proceeds received in relation to the show.”

If these demands are not met within 48 hours, the rapper’s team will escalate the matter further.

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