DJ Sabby

YFM DRIVE TIME HOST You can’t spell Radio without Dj Sabby! He eats, sleeps and breathes the medium. Born Sabelo Mtshali in KZN, Dj Sabby knew earlier on in his life that he would be counted amongst stars and he prepared for that moment! He studied Radio Production after which he was swept up by popular Cape Town radio station KFM and later held down a graveyard slot on 94.7 Highveld Stereo (now called 947). Because Dj Sabby is limitless, he craved a challenge, that’s when he got into the Y-Academy as an intern, after graduating from the Y-Academy, his talent was quickly spotted and that’s when he worked his way up from the graveyard slot to now hosting ‘The Best drive’ on YFM (3pm to 7pm), stepping into the shoes of radio legends like Fresh. Dj Sabby commands a healthy listenership on ‘The Best drive’ allowing him to reach a wide audience of young people between 16 and 35 years old. ‘The Best drive’ received a nod of approval from industry peers with the show’s nomination for the best drive show in SA at the Liberty Radio Awards in 2017. Dj Sabby is always looking to break the ceiling and because he’s his only competition, he made history this year by being the first radio dj on YFM to ever broadcast LIVE from London for a week at the BBC Wogan House studios. ENTREPRENEUR DJ Sabby’s ambitions saw him thinking bigger, thinking about creating a legacy and wanting more from life! That’s why he is always looking for new adventures, new ways to connect with his audience and give them something fresh. He tried his hand at merchandising, by starting a movement of ‘Get paid…No days off’ T-shirts, sweaters and caps to motivate the youth, these sold well and he moved on to the next big thing. Dj Sabby is currently creating online content around his interests (Urban lifestyle: Music, fashion, motoring and current trends) called ‘The best life TV’. MUSIC Dj Sabby’s love of music, especially music from our beautiful continent, extends far beyond the radio mic. He’s a music producer who has made magic with some of Africa’s best artists. He has had the pleasure to work with SJAVA, Rouge, Kid X and Nelisiwe on a song to promote road safety with the Department of community safety. Dj Sabby has also collaborated with Gigi Lamayne, Manu and Kwesta, Kenyan songstress Habida, the late Flabba, Jovislash and Red Button. His music has enjoyed airplay across radio stations in SA, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. Dj Sabby has been the pioneer of Afrobeats on commercial radio since 2014, opening up the industry to music outside of South Africa on commercial radio, exposing South African’s to music from around the Continent of Africa. Dj Sabby has enjoyed international exposure through his coverage of the MAMA’s in Nigeria and a performance in Mauritius. TV PERSONALITY/VOICE OVER ARTIST Dj Sabby certainly doesn’t have a face for radio, his face can often be seen on the small screen. He has hosted several TV shows including ‘Bonisanani’ on SABC 1, he has hosted a show called ‘Unplugged’ on Africa Magic Plus, he’s had a cameo role on ETV’s ‘Rhythm City’ and ‘The Hustle’ Dj Sabby also had the honour of covering the MTV EMA’s live from Amsterdam in 2016. He has also been a guest host on MTVBase Africa’s – ‘Newsish’. He presented ‘Slaghuis Cypher’ Sunday on GauTV as well as Babize Bonke on Soweto TV. Dj Sabby also appears on several TV commercials making his face a familiar one to South African’s, the most recent ad is with Debonairs. Dj Sabby is not limited to the small screen either, he’s a seasoned Voice over Artist. His professionalism and charisma has seen premium brands intrusting him with their products including: Klipdrift, Apple, Beats Headphones, Ford, Mustang, VW, VW Polo Beats, Debonairs, McDonald’s and many more… Dj Sabby is a well-rounded, professional, talented, trendy and smart media personality who turns anything he touches into pure gold! Any collaboration with him is a guaranteed win.

#TheBestLifeTV Presents #BehindTheMic EP 5: 5FM’s Rob Forbes Talks Content Creation & Radio Plans

#TheBestLifeTV Presents #BehindTheMic EP 5: 5FM’s Rob Forbes Talks Content Creation & Radio Plans

DJ Sabby celebrates 5 episodes of #BehindTheMic w/ easily the shortest episode to date on #TheBestLifeTV. Rob Forbes joins DJ Sabby on this episode as they catch up on their days at Highveld Stereo now known as 94.7. Rob also shares his content creation skills plus he shares his sentiments on the evolution of alternative music and how radio played a role in his life. Sabby also asks Rob if he sees himself ever joining a platform like Metro FM but his answer as to which black station he would like to join will have you surprised. Catch Rob Forbes Monday – Friday 12/3pm on 5FM.

#TheBestLifeTV Presents #BehindTheMic EP 4: Bad Boy T Talks GoodHopeFM, YFM & Metro FM drive plans

#TheBestLifeTV Presents #BehindTheMic EP 4: Bad Boy T Talks GoodHopeFM, YFM & Metro FM drive plans

DJ Sabby gets to hangout with one of his radio idols on this episode of #BehindTheMic. Having been in the game for over 2 decades and counting. Thomas Msengana as the government knows him and Bad Boy T for some of his fans, shares some stories around his radio journey. Stories that you probably have not heard or read about any where. This is easily one of the longest episodes to date on the series and that’s because we didn’t want to leave any footage out and unreleased. Enjoy and please subscribe and share the link.

#TheBestLifeTV presents #BehindTheMic Ep2: AyandaMVP Talks Leaving Yfm 99.2 & Joining 94.7

#TheBestLifeTV presents #BehindTheMic Ep2: AyandaMVP Talks Leaving Yfm 99.2 & Joining 94.7

#TheBestLifeTV presents another thrilling episode of #BehindTheMic. This time around DJ Sabby hangs out with easily one of the coolest voices on urban radio in Gauteng. Ayanda MVP is her name and her personality can’t be ignored be it on air or in the physical form due to her strong personality and presence. Ayanda MVP is strong wave in the game right now, rocking clubs across the country and also dominating the airwaves between 12/3pm on 94.7 across Gauteng. DJ Sabby chats to the amazing talent born in KZN and living her dream in Gauteng. Enjoy and please don’t forget to subscribe.

#TheBestLifeTV: EP 1: Behind The Mic With Mac G

#TheBestLifeTV: EP 1: Behind The Mic With Mac G

#BehindTheMic is a 7 part conversation series were DJ Sabby hangs out with some of his favourite South African radio personalities. Mac G is a well known name in the South African radio scene having made his name on Yfm. He made his move to 947 after being fired from Yfm and now he is running a successful podcast channel on YouTube. I chat to the young legend and find out whats popping. New episode every Tuesday at 20:00 (CAT)

DJ Sabby ft Gigi Lamayne X Manu WorldStar; Theowa (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

DJ Sabby ft Gigi Lamayne X Manu WorldStar – Theowa (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

DJ Sabby has created what fits to be called magic with a new single titled Theowa featuring rapper Gigi Lamayne and Manu WorldStar who’s contributions put the song to perfection. Theowa comes off as a fusion of House and Hip Hop music with the banging beats and high energetic tune accompanied with rap lyrics that completes it as a single worthy to climb up it’s way to the charts. Quote from: sahiphopmag.co.za

NEW MUSIC: DJ Sabby X Gigi Lamayne X Manu WorldStar; Theowa

NEW MUSIC: DJ Sabby X Gigi Lamayne X Manu WorldStar – Theowa

DJ Sabby, host of The Best Drive on YFM, an MC and a club DJ, has just dropped his first track of 2019, Theowa. A group of three young, urban musicians who are always in the know about the latest in SA’s hip hop biz, merged their creative talents to produce it. Slang for getting down, Theowa will have you showing off your moves on the dancefloor, and is sure to be played at the most epic parties in the country.