The court has ruled that AKA whose real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, after the award-winning rapper took the hit TV show to court after he was replaced as the face and host of the same. He was replaced by his arch-enemy Cassper Nyovest.
A few months ago, AKA was swiftly replaced on the SABC1 TV show by Cassper Nyovest which the rapper deemed unethical and unprofessional since he had an agreement with the producers of the show plus he was also a 50% owner of the hit show, at least according to the rapper.
“Special thanks to Molai Attorneys and my counsel, Advocate Tshidiso Ramogale … And thank you to the Megacy as always. Let this serve as a warning to ANYBODY in the entertainment industry, individual, production company or broadcaster, who seeks to steal our ideas. Get those coins ready.?,” the rapper reacted after learning about the court’s ruling.
Sharing his official statement since the ruling that he learned about earlier on today morning, AKA –who is very grateful of his MEGACY fanbase that has always had his back over the years– noted that it has always been business, principles and constantly fighting for the intellectual property that motivated him to make a stand for himself on this matter. He also hopes that the court’s ruling will serve as a warning to people and businesses and corporations who would otherwise take advantage of unsuspecting creatives and artistes.
“This morning, justice was finally served. I received confirmation of what I have always said: That I own the Braai Show.
This matter for me has always been about business principles and asserting my rights to my intellectual property. it is about the injustices that continue to befall us in the creative industry and the violation of our trust by those we work with, who continue to exploit us.
Thus I am happy that the arbitration proceedings have found in my favour that I am a 50% owner of the Braai Show and that no further exploitation of it can be transacted upon without my involvement.
Now that the arbitration proceedings have determined, with finality, that I own half of The Braai Show, I will be going after what is rightfully mine against those that sought to exploit and undermine my creativity and intellectual property,” his official statement read.