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- Dynamic radio duo Sphe
and Naves are splitting up.
- DJ Naves will be
leaving Metro FM for a new opportunity.
- DJ Sphectacula
will continue to present their Metro FM show.
than 10 years in the radio industry, the majority of which were spent as part
of the Metro FM family, long-time presenter and one part of the Kings of the
Weekend Lebohang Naves – known to listeners as DJ Naves – is leaving the
station. He will host his last show on 27 January.
made the announcement of his departure on Thursday, sharing it on his Instagram
timeline accompanied by a highlight reel of his moments at the station.
He and his
long-time friend and business partner Sphe Ngwenya, popularly known as DJ
Sphectacula, have been presenting the Saturday slot called Kings of The
Weekend from 19:00 to 22:00.
confirmed DJ Naves’ departure to News24 on
SABC can confirm that DJ Naves will be leaving Metro FM at the end of January
and the station wishes him all the best in his future endeavours.
continue to present the show,” said Mmoni Seapolelo, the SABC’s acting group
executive: corporate affairs and marketing.
post, DJ Naves expressed his gratitude for the time spent at Metro FM which saw
him host a variety of shows like The
Preparty, The Kings Suite, and Kings of The Weekend.
the legendary @tboseza once said, ‘The best radio
education is from the SABC. If you’ve been there, there’s nothing you can’t
handle’. I’m really grateful for that. Big thanks to Metro FM for that
is always there and it’s time. I’m not scared of it. It’s a new start, a chance
to learn, and a time to create on a fresh slate.
chapter at Metro FM ends on 27 January 2024. I’m so thankful for the
experiences, opportunities, and the incredible people I’ve worked with – some
of whom have become lifelong friends.”
his excitement for his next venture, telling his followers he would share those
plans with them.
for the next adventure and the next parts of the #KOTW journey
that I’ll soon share with you.”
The duo previously
left the station together but there has never been a time where one left the
In 2017, they left Metro FM
to pursue things that would “challenge” them and went on to join
Gagasi FM where they enjoyed significant popularity with listeners.