Dj Naves: "Upstairs is all mine"

By Drum Digital
08 December 2011

The electric dark-wood garage door rolls up and four cars, including two BMWs and a Mercedes 4x4, are in full view as Lebogang, best known as DJ Naves, walks out looking half-asleep. “Eish, man, sorry – I was working,” he says. Dressed in shorts and a vest, the 27 year-old is all smiles when he leads us into the garage and introduces us to his two babies.

And no, he’s not talking about children, but his white BMW 3 series and his sponsored BMW 1 Series Sport – the latest version. “This was sponsored by Joburg City Auto, the one and only BMW dealership owned by a black man – Stephen Nale,” he says smiling from ear to ear.

“Before he gave me and Sphe “DJ Sphectacula” Ngwenya the cars, he said something very profound about how if we as black people don’t support each other’s businesses and ventures, no one else will.He is such a wise man and I look up to him,” says Naves, who lives with mom Pat, dad Dan and two younger sisters Nombuso and Nompumelelo.

The family home is just a few yards short of being a mansion, and as DJ Naves shows us into the house, we hear barks from the family dog, Whiskers, who has been moved outside because of his over-excitement and curiosity.

“He doesn’t bite or anything but he likes to play . . . a lot. That’s why I asked that they move him outside,” says DJ Naves, who was raised in various parts of the country, including Soweto’s Rockville and Mpumalanga’s Witbank.

Go home with Dj Naves in Drum Magazine, 15 December 2011

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