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Proudly South African: Rapper AKA and Yanga Chief on ‘The Braai Show’. Image via Twitter @akaworldwide

SABC in for legal grilling: AKA questions ‘The Braai Show’ rights

AKA served SABC with a legal notice on Thursday 12 August to halt the airing of ‘The Braai Show’, with Cassper Nyovest as the host.

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Proudly South African: Rapper AKA and Yanga Chief on ‘The Braai Show’. Image via Twitter @akaworldwide

Since rapper Cassper Nyovest announced that he would be the new host of The Braai Show, social media has been abuzz with many wondering what happened to AKA. It was reported that AKA still owned a 50% share of The Braai Show

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According to a Twitter post from entertainment commentator Phil Mphela, the Fela in Versace rapper’s management, T-Effect, served the national broadcaster with a legal letter demanding they halt the airing of The Braai Show

The notice were served through Tailormade Legal Solutions who note that an agreement was made between Cake Media and the SABC for the commissioning of the show, after it was solely available on AKA’s exclusive app, AKA TV. 

It is also noted that in February this year, SABC expressed to Cake Media its interest to renew The Braai Show for a second season. At this point, AKA agreed to continue as the host of the show, but was unable to continue due to unfortunate circumstances in April. 


Towards the end of the letter, Tailormade Legal Solutions make several demands on AKA’s behalf including demanding a production credit as executive producer. 

“A 50% entitlement, as joint copyright owner, to all proceeds received in relation to the show.”

“To demand that you provide an undertaking to cease the scheduled airing of the show on the SABC on 8 September 2021.”

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In a joint statement, Cake Media and MakhuduCom mentioned that AKA would play no role in season two of The Braai Show. They further mention that they had to pivot the show and take on a new host to ensure future success.

“As a business, the executive producers have a duty to deliver maximum value for viewers, broadcasters and advertisers.”