DJ Sbu backs Trevor Noah. Images via X: @mdnnews/@trevornoah

DJ Sbu backs Trevor Noah. Images via X: @mdnnews/@trevornoah

‘Doing us a favour’: DJ Sbu backs Trevor Noah’s alleged R33m ad

‘Trevor is world-class. He hosts the Grammys. He rubs shoulders with the best of the best,’ said DJ Sbu about the comedian.

DJ Sbu backs Trevor Noah. Images via X: @mdnnews/@trevornoah

DJ Sbu backs Trevor Noah. Images via X: @mdnnews/@trevornoah

A few weeks ago, South African social media users were left shocked by rumours that Trevor Noah struck a multi-million rand deal with the department of arts and culture to do a simple advertisement to encourage tourism in the country. The comedian and presenter later dismissed these rumours stating that he didn’t get anything close to R33m and that he wouldn’t take money from the government.

Despite this, local musician and entrepreneur DJ Sbu — real name Sbusiso Leope — has come out to defend him.

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DJ Sbu defends Trevor Noahs’ R33m ad

South African musician DJ Sbu has finally shared his two cents on the Trevor Noah arts department deal.

This after South Africans were left shocked following reports that the former Daily Show host was making R33m to promote the country’s tourism sector.

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Trevor Noah stars in a tourism promo video. Image via TBCSA

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Trevor quickly dispelled these reports:

“First and foremost, can we stop saying R33m. It’s not R33m … it’s not even close to R33m. I do not take money from the government… there’s no tender.

“I’m dealing with a private body of hotels and Airbnbs because you know that coming out of [the] Covid-19 [pandemic], South Africa has had the lowest rebound rate of any nation in the world that needs tourism as a big part of its GDP,” Trevor said during his interview with Clement Manyathela on Radio 702.

He’s worth it?

According to DJ Sbu, even if he did get R33 million — he is doing South Africa a favour. The Remember When It Rained hitmaker said that he’s sure Trevor made even more than what he is letting on.

“I am definitely sure that bill would have been 10 times or 20 times more, but you can see that he was doing us a favour.”

“They are not government. They are not meant to do us any favours. So I feel we are being unfair to the gents. Trevor is world-class. He hosts the Grammys. Trevor rubs shoulders with the best of the best,” he said.

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