DJ Sbu biography: age, daughter, girlfriend, net worth, house, education

DJ Sbu (born Sibusiso Leope; 28 May in 1977 in Tembisa) is a South African television and radio host. He has made notable impacts in the industry and his works speak for him.

During his working time at YFM, he made credible impacts. He joined the Johannesburg-based radio station in 2005 and worked until 2010.

Over the years, he has managed to build not only his profession but his name. The experience he has gathered so far has been handy in making him remain relevant.

More on his career credits is hosting over a hundred episodes of Friends Like These. Being the man behind the show helped him to further gain ground.

Sbu co-owned the defunct independent label TS Records.


DJ Sbu biography: age, daughter, girlfriend, net worth, house, education
Sibusiso Leope was born in Tembisa, a large township to the north of Kempton Park, East Rand, Gauteng.
Name Sibusiso Leope
Other names DJ Sbu
Born 28 May in 1977 (age 44 years)
Tembisa, South Africa
Parents Mothlegi Leope
Ntombizodwa Mothlegi Leope
Gender Male
Education Sound Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Alma mater African Media University
Technikon Witwatersrand University
Nationality South African
Girlfriend Boitumelo Mahlase
Daughter Waratwa Leope
Baby mama Disebo Makatsa
Occupation DJ, producer, businessperson
Years active 1998 – date
Net worth $1.9 million


Dj Sbu was born Sibusiso Leope on 28 May 1977 in Tembisa, a township in the north of Kempton Park, East Rand, Gauteng.

He was welcomed into the family of Mothlegi Leope and Ntombizodwa Mothlegi Leope.

Both parents played a huge role in raising their child until he grew to be an independent man. For his secondary school studies, he relocated to Pretoria.

Educational qualifications

The journey of his academic pursuit began at Welamlambo Primary School. After completing his basic studies, he furthered at Central Secondary School, Pretoria.

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Sbu studied Sound Engineering at African Media University. This helped gain him more academic experience and exposure.

After graduating, he attended Technikon Witwatersrand University. After a four-year study, he graduated with a certificate in electrical engineering.


DJ Sbu was dating Disebo Makatsa, the love they shared made them a daughter. As a couple, they named her Waratwa Leope. Though their relationship has ended, she remains his baby mama.

After the split, he found love once again. The musician is known to be seeing Boitumelo Mahlase.


DJ Sbu biography: age, daughter, girlfriend, net worth, house, education
DJ Sbu co-owned of TS Records with Thembinkosi. The now-defunct record label had signed popular artists in the country.

His profession in broadcasting dates back to the late 90s. DJ Sbu got a job at a community radio station – Tembisa Info Radio in 1998.

He spent a year and six months being a producer and host on weekend shows.

After leaving the radio station, Sibusiso joined the Johannesburg-born radio station YFM in 2000.

At his new place of work, he produced and hosted the weekend show – Beauty and the Beast with Angela Ludek.

With his vast experience in producing, he tried out producing other things. He is the brain behind the film – Hang Time (2000).

Sibusiso was also featured on the soap opera Generations in 2000 connecting him to other TV series producers.

Still, in 2000, he did an advert for Toyota Tazz. Sibusiso also appeared in a commercial for World Online.

In 2001, he was featured in another television series Isidingo and played the starring role in a drama TV series – It Rained Last Night.

A monthly column in YFM created him with the opportunity to publish his writings in 2001. As a Disk Jockey, he held performances in the Vinyl Experience Meltdown Competition on Fridays.

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He is the presenter behind the SABC1 broadcast talent search youth show, Gumbi Fire. Leope later hosted the reality show – Friends Like These and co-owned the independent label TS Records.

In 2005, Leope was announced to be the new presenter for the show Y-Lens on YFM. Later, he moved to the national station Ukhozi FM. However, he left the Durban-based SABC-owned radio station for YFM after a short period.


With Thembinkosi, he co-owned the now-defunct record label TS Records.

The label was known to sign big names in the music circle. However, the label developed negativity leaving the owners with the decision of shutting it down.

Even after the label was shut down, he furthered his business profession. He established a strong business background by founding MoFaya.

The energy drinks attracted investors with like minds like Coca-Cola, to whom twenty-six percent of the production was sold.


MoFaya (2014) Sound Revival Vol. 2 (2012) Home Coming (2020)
Ngyabonga Intro Difela
Move Your Body Umthwalo (Extended Mix) Feel Alive
Losing My Mind Walking Away Nakupenda
Keep on Dreaming Nhliziyo Beautiful
Thinking About You Only Human Do It
Welcome to My World Mthwalo (Remix) Stronger
Keep It Moving Georgina Mpambane
Change (DJ Game remix) A Thousand Miles Mmangwane
Stand by Me Change Is Coming Vuka Sizwe
Ngeke Saka Leena Thina Sizwe Esimnyama (South Africa)
Intliziyo Yami Ndiza
Indlela Yam’ Vuka Uyiphinde


Year Award Category
2004 South African Music Awards Artist of the year
2007 South African Music Awards Record of the year
2012 South African Music Awards Remix of the Year “Lengoma”
2015 South African Music Awards Best Remix
2016 Metro FM awards Record of the Year

Net worth

DJ Sbu biography: age, daughter, girlfriend, net worth, house, education
Sibusiso Leope has an estimated net worth of around R27 Million he earned through his contributions to the music industry.

In the entertainment and business scene, DJ Sbu has grown to be a big name. He has been estimated to have a net worth of around $1.9 million (R27 million).

House and cars

DJ Sbu has amassed many properties and possessions of luxury. Among his expensive belongings is a stylish home worth R8 million. In 2014, the musician’s property was featured on Top Billing.

More on his expensive possessions are cars of luxury he has reportedly driven including a Porsche Boxster, a Range Rover Sport, and a red Aston Martin Vantage.

During an interview session with IgnitionLIVE, he shared that he had sold his cars of luxury. His purpose for selling them was to focus on building MoFara. He then drove around in a BMWX1.

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