Battle Between AKA And SABC Heats Up

AKA had previously stated that he owns 50% of the Braai Show

By  | Aug 16, 2021, 04:50 PM  | AKA  | Drama

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The battle between AKA and SABC, specifically the producers of The Braai Show, which he used to host, heats up. AKA had served the broadcaster with letters of demand to stop the airing of the show, which was slated to begin in September 8. In an interview with YFM's Banques and Venom, Cassper revealed that he had already shot 7 episodes.

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Cake Media and AKA are at loggerheads because they had replaced him with Cassper Nyovest, his nemesis, on his show called The Braai Show with AKA. It is now called The Braai Show with Cassper but viewers will have to wait a little longer before they can indulge.

This is because AKA is angered at the fact that the producers did not give him a heads up and he did not approve to have Cassper as his replacement. In the letter shared by Phil Mphela, on Twitter, AKA and his legal team state:

“We are instructed to demand... A 50% entitlement, as joint copyright owner, to all proceeds received in relation to the show. This includes, but not limited to, proceeds from the channel, that is the SABC, sponsorship, brand or otherwise concerned and in relation to the furtherance and/or promotion of the show,” reads the letter.

“[To demand] appropriate production credit as the executive producer of the show. [To demand] a copy of the agreement concluded between the SABC and Cake Media, as well as agreements concluded with other third parties...To demand that you provide an undertaking to cease the scheduled airing of the show on the SABC on  September 8 2021.”

Now, Cake Media wants AKA to retract his statements today; “Executive producers of the television show, The Braai Show with Cassper Nyovest are demanding AKA (Kiernan Forbes) to retract all comments, accusations and allegations made on all of his social media platforms regarding the show and his purported ownership by 1pm on Monday, 16 August. He must also apologise for the damage he has caused as a consequence of his actions,” reads the statement as quoted by Daily Sun.

“Essentially, the action points out that Kiernan Forbes has no copyright claims as show was conceived wholly by MakhuduCom; Forbes’ primary agreement with MakhuduCom applied to the AKA TV app and came post the creation of the show, and his claim to own 50% copyright is incorrect and malicious, among other matters," continues the letter.

“The letter points out that Kiernan Forbes has no claims to any copyright over the show. It asserts the show was conceptualised by MakhuduCom and that production company Bar Leader was approached to facilitate production of the concept into a television show.”

According to Cake Media, MakhuduCom conceptualised the show, not AKA, “It is clear from the various agreements that The Braai Show, as a concept, was conceptualised by MakhuduCom and that all ownership rights that vested into the concept were owned by it," reads part of the statement.

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