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Q&A with Metro FM’s SPHEctacula and Naves

Posted by radio On July - 13 - 2012

By Helen Phushela

This dynamic duo has managed to set decks on fire from Johannesburg to Cape Town.  You can call them the new kids in Metro FM’s block. The two inseparables host the ‘Pre Party’ on Metro FM that airs on Saturday from 6pm-8pm. The show targets the young and vibrant listeners who are either on their way to a club or getting ready for a night on the town by playing old school kwaito jams, hip hop club mixes and house music.

 Who are SPHEctacula & Naves?

 SPHEctacula: My birth name is Sphe Ngwenya, I’m a driven and enthusiastic young entrepreneur born and raised in Durban.

Naves: I’m Lebogang Naves by birth, and I’m a young man from Soweto living my dreams and working hard on reaching the ones I keep discovering every day.

When and where was your first gig?

SPHEctacula:  I started out playing at home in Durban where all the neighbourhood kids hung out when I was in grade 10, which was in the late 90s. I had to entertain and since I had the coolest music, and I started connecting up the home sound system to mine so that I had two sound systems and voila, there was my first 1st gig.

Naves: I also started in the late 90s. I was at my cousin’s house for his birthday party and they asked me to play the music and I was like “hey, this is pretty cool!” Who knew it would bring me here today?

What did you study?

SPHEctacula: I studies towards a BCom Accounts degree at Wits University, which I finished in 2004.

Naves: I studied for a marketing qualification through IMM and graduated  in 2009.

Where does your passion for music stem from?

 SPHEctacula: On my end definitely, it has to be my dad. He used to sing all the time and as much as it was church music, it helped me appreciate melodies. The great record collection at my grand-parents’ house and the unattended turntable with needle always played a role. I wonder whether they ever figured out how the vinyl’s got scratched up like that. (Laughs)

 Naves: My inspiration for music has to be from my mother. I come from one of those homes where we loved to entertain guests and music was always a big element of these occasions so I grew up in touch with a lot of music over the years.

 How did the two of you meet?

 Naves: We met through common friends really. We were always on the scene with Euphonic and company, so we were pretty much aware of each other and always ended up on the same scene. Also Sphe was already Dj-ing and I was partying so we knew each other and were just became cool with each other.

How did the concept for the show ‘Pre-Party’ come about?

SPHEctacula: I think it came about through proper divine intervention. Fistaz gave us the time and opportunity when it presented itself, because it was available and he needed it taken up. He said that Naves must run the desk for me. We switched the mike on, I spoke to him and the rest is history we enjoy making.

What is the run through before you go on air?

Naves: The content of the show is prepped on every Tuesday, and so come Saturday we’re ready to roll like a well-oiled machine. When that time comes, we would have both thought about how we’re going to bring the content to life in our individual ways. We usually get there 45 minutes before the show starts, chit-chat about general stuff and then before you know it the show has started and ended and we have to put away the wands.

When did you realize you have great on-air chemistry?

 SPHEctacula: After our first radio link in May 2010. We see it as great chemistry, not necessarily just about us being “on-air” because it translates and transcends to our personal lives.

Who is the boss of whom?

Both: We believe that God is for us all and teamwork makes the dream work. There are no egos entertained here.

 How do you come up with the topics?

SPHEctacula: We have a hard working producer called Fezokuhle Zulu who is in tune with what we like to talk about so she sources a lot of stuff for Tuesday and we jointly decide what is cool for us;  we then think about what kind of soundtrack or effects we can add to that to make it more exciting for our listeners.

Which radio stations do you listen to?

 Naves: Primarily Metro FM, but we do sample other stations just so we can keep tabs on what’s happening in our industry. Music and talk radio shows really.

What are your future plans as a duo?

Naves: To keep on breaking new ground for talent in our industry and being positive role models to the generation after us by making it good in what is generally considered as an unorthodox industry for black people. All this while slowly ticking off on a very long goals checklist.

What is your life motto?

SPHEctacula: I have two really. My first one is my own one; “be amazing, be hard working, hard-loving, be sensitive to others”, and then there’s “teamwork makes the dream work”.

Naves: Mine is ; “for the brave, nothing is too difficult”.


Radiobiz wishes the hardworking duo all the best for the future.  Make sure you diarise The ‘Pre-party’ and tune into METRO FM every Sat 18h00-20h00 for an experience you’ll never forget. Look out for another great summer this year as Naves and Sphectacular have a few tricks up their sleeves that we know you will love. Also, Check out the Annual Naves Experience Tour: 10 parties, 9 cities, 1 month. Starting from the 27th July 2012.




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    How! I’am impressed with these guys.Well im also into music,my life is not operating well without music.I listern to the pre party every saturday. Its a good show to put you in the party mood.I guess the name “pre party” is suitable.Keep it up guys and also give us opportunity,cause we also want to rock these world.

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