DJ Sbu’s Radio 2000 breakfast show garners significant popularity and success.


DJ Sbu’s Radio 2000 breakfast show garners significant popularity and success.

MoFaya creator DJ Sbu duped his fans into thinking his new gig at Radio 2000 was an April Fool’s Day prank. But is it?

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Despite claiming his new gig at Radio 2000 was an “April Fool’s Day prank,” DJ Sbu – real name Sbusiso Leope – has continued to front the station’s breakfast show.

And listeners are loving it.


Last week, the businessman and MoFaya creator made headlines after he announced that he had signed a contract and would be returning to the SABC, something he’d previously vowed not to do.


On Monday, 1 April, DJ Sbu kicked off his show – titled the “No Name Breakfast Show – with Radio 2000″.

However, just minutes before signing off, the entertainer claimed that his new gig at the SABC station was just an “April Fool’s Day” joke.

He said in a segment: “Please don’t be angry. It was an April Fool’s joke. I’m not on Radio 2000, I was just kidding”.

He continued: “I really enjoyed it,…it might just be the best April Fool’s joke ever.”

The revelation was met with disappointment from his followers, who had thoroughly enjoyed his return to radio.

In the lead-up to the show, Sbu had posted pictures of his “contract” on his social media accounts.

Surprisingly, DJ Sbu reported for work again on Tuesday and Wednesday, despite his claims of the show being a “prank.”

On the X app, listeners have praised the business mogul for his experience and wealth of knowledge.

@Bikomfident: “Sbu will make you love radio. He just makes it fresh. Can’t replicate that. From his music choice, to how he interacts with co-hosts.”


DJ Sbu’s new slot replaces that of veteran radio personality Glen Lewis, who helmed the breakfast show “The Morning Buzz” for just one year.

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According to Sowetan, Lewis moved to the morning show after being in his afternoon slot – the “Glenzito Superdrive Show” – since 2018.

According to Sunday World, Lewis resigned from the station to move to Kaya FM.

In an announcement on his social media platform over the weekend, Sbu claimed he had “big shoes to fill” in Lewis’ absence.

He shared: “@glenzito, thank you for paving the way, opening the doors, and being a solid role model for us for two decades.

“We appreciate you; we love you, we respect you, and we celebrate you.

“These are going to be very big shoes to fill.

“But with the grace of God and your blessing, I know the team will hold it down well and make you proud.”


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In a statement posted online, SABC has asked Radio 2000 listeners to help name the new show.

A part of it read: “DJ Sbu is back on the radio after almost a decade away, and he promises that South Africa’s mornings will never be the same again.

“As part of the show’s introduction, listeners will have an opportunity to give the show a name with prizes up for grabs. Until then, the #NoNameBreakfastShow airs weekdays, 06h00-09h00.”


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