Mzansi Celebs

DJ Sbu Says MacG Isn’t A Gatekeeper Unlike Penuel

DJ Sbu might have gotten his break into the entertainment industry as a YFM personality and his subsequent work on television and radio. However, in recent years, the Massiv Metro radio station owner has focussed more on his MoFaya energy drink business and established himself as a prominent podcaster.

One of his most popular podcasts is Hustler’s Corner which he co-hosts with friend Penuel the Black Pen. The channel has over 194k subscribers. However, the subscription number does not necessarily match the number of views each episode makes.

As such, DJ Sbu has celebrated and worked with leading podcaster MacGyver Mukwevho of Podcast and Chill success in the past in order to bolster his own following and engagement on his own channel. However, this was almost placed into jeopardy due to the utterances of his co-host Penuel directed at MacG and his close to a million subscribers channel and podcast.

DJ Sbu says MacG is not a gatekeeper unlike Penuel

Last week, Penuel the Black Pen was the site of backlash from social media users and avid podcast listeners. This comes as he seemed to accuse MacG of being a gatekeeper toward young aspiring podcasters on YouTube. As reported:

Penuel the Black Pen is a YouTuber and podcaster who has his own podcast besides co-anchoring DJ Sbu’s The Hustler’s Corner. Moreover, Penuel is Nota’s friend if his latest utterances are anything to go by. Given Nota’s history of attacking females and in addition to his triggering utterances on social media, you would believe that Penuel would be seeking help for Nota.

But Penuel seems to think that Nota has a good heart. As such, he compared Nota to MacG by suggesting that Nota’s good heart is unlike that of MacG, who he labeled as a gatekeeper because MacG allegedly does not support up-and-coming podcasters and YouTubers via his channel.

Considering that Penuel works with DJ Sbu, it seems there was the ongoing question of whether or not he shares similar sentiments as stated by his co-host. Eventually, DJ Sbu finally addressed the matter, and as expected given the backlash that Penuel received. He has doubled down on the claims, making it clear that he does not believe MacG is a gatekeeper as suggested by his co-host.

It seems that DJ Sbu knows the dangers of making enemies with Podcast and Chill. This is as it did not take Penuel long to double down from his own utterances after they went viral. As reported at the time:

…Penual explains that his intentions with his previous sentiments were not to create animosity between himself and MacG and Sol Phenduka. But his intention was to highlight how MacG only, or mostly, is focused on growing his own channel and not the channels of others as he rarely visits other podcasts…

He then adds that similar to his own recent unfavorable remarks, MacG has also said untrue statements about him like he is a sellout due to his affiliation with billionaire Rob Hersov. As such, Penuel is looking forward to the day that he can sit with MacG and Sol and air out his grievances with the manner in which they have handled their success on YouTube and podcasting locally.


In Other News- Bonang Matheba Hints at Running for President in 2024

Bonang Matheba hints at delving into politics after President Cyril Ramaphosa passed the amended Electoral Amendment Bill of 2022.

Bonang Matheba

The amendment allows independent candidates to contest National Assembly and provincial legislature elections. Learn more