DJ Sbu up for Forbes Africa Person of the Year title

DJ Sbu up for Forbes Africa Person of the Year title
Published: 23 September 2013 (2759 Views)
Fans nominating Sbusiso Leope, popularly known as DJ Sbu for Forbes Africa Person of the Year title argue that he has dedicated his life selflessly give back to educate children, motivate others and changing lives of those in need, for the better.

He's also a philanthropist who thrives on giving back to the youth of South Africa.

He gives 3 talks a week to disadvantaged schools around SA, gives bursaries and offers mentorship to learners.

He is the founder of Sbusiso Leope Education Foundation (SLEF), a non-profit organisation that supports the enhancement of education and better pass rates in disadvantaged schools within the Gauteng region.

Sbusiso Leope began his broadcasting career in 1998 at Tembisa Info Radio and has since worked for YFM, Ukhozi FM and Metro FM.

DJ Sbu owns a record label, TS Records with TK Nciza to represent black people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

For those who think that DJ Sbu deserves the title of 2013 Forbes Africa Person of the Year, then vote for him.

Email "Sbusiso Leope" to poty2013@forbesafrica.com in the subject line, with a 50-100 word motivation. Closing date 30 September 2013.

According to Bizcommunity.com, The Person of the Year Awards has, since its inception two years ago, attracted the highest calibre of nominees from across the continent.

The awards celebrate 'the individual who, for better or worse, has had the most influence on events of the year gone by' and Forbes Africa has welcomed the participation of the public.

Following suggestions from the public, the top five most voted for candidates will be posted online in a poll and comprise a portion of what will be the judges of the Person of the Year Awards' final decision.

Commenting on the awards, Chris Bishop, Forbes Africa's editor says: "Every year, people across Africa look forward to the Forbes Africa Person of the Year Awards. We think this year will be no different.

"The great thing for me as a journalist is that people have a chance to nominate and vote for the Person of the Year online, which always creates excitement and interaction with our growing army of readers." 

- Sowetan

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