DJ Sbu and Forbes make peace

DJ Sbu and Forbes make peace

Mar 26, 2015, 05:45 PM

All is well in the entertainment world again!

DJ Sbu and Forbes magazine have finally reached an agreement. This comes after the DJ made headlines for allegedly fabricating a cover of himself on the mag. Forbes Africa called him out and made it clear that they had nothing to do with the cover. Things got so bad that the Metro FM DJ even threatened to take Forbes to court.

But now things seem to be amicable again and Forbes have confirmed that they will not be taking any action against Sbu. In a statement, the publication said: "The pending issue of trademark infringement and misrepresentation between Forbes Africa and Mr Leope has attained closure and has been resolved amicably."

The DJ will have to remove that picture of himself on the fake cover from all of his social media pages, according to the agreement.

The statement continued: "Our fundamental contention is the image endorsed by him on social media is the unlicensed use of Forbes Africa’s exclusive intellectual property rights. Further, the image is misleading and represents an affiliation that does not exist and has not been approved by Forbes Africa.

"Mr Leope has duly acknowledged our concerns and has agreed to take down the image from his social media networks. It is also important to note that Mr Leope has made it clear that it was not his intention to mislead our readers."

Although Sbu did not create the fake cover, he was quite surprised by people's rection. He told eNCA: "People are missing the point. I have no control over what people do on the Internet. I never thought Forbes Africa, or anyone for that matter would react so negatively, especially in light of the overwhelming positive article about the success of MoFaya."

Now, which magazine should DJ Sbu be photoshopped into next? 

Written by

ZAlebs Team

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