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By Zenoyise Madikwa | 2011-03-31 06:16:36.0

JULIUS Malema took the airwaves by storm yesterday. It was not business as usual at Metro FM as Malema co-hosted the popular afternoon drive show with bubbly Live presenter Minnie Dlamini.

The two gelled well though their personalities contrasted. It was as if they had been on radio together for decades.

For three hours, listeners were glued to their radios while some listened to the show online as Malema, who is also a part-time DJ, and Dlamini presented the show with aplomb.

The duo's show dispelled speculations that the slot would be turned into a political rally.

Malema was initially scheduled to co-host the show with red carpet queen Uyanda Mbuli, but the latter pulled out because of work commitments.

Among those interviewed on the show was Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula, who spoke about the controversial Bafana Bafana name change.

Malema, who called Mbalula a very energetic sports minister, said he was not in favour of changing the Bafana name.

"If your parents named you 'Boy Boy', we will call you by this name.

"Even if you are old, we will still call you by the same name," Malema said.

Prominent fashion designer Obakeng Nameng also phoned in wanting to talk about politics, but Malema diplomatically dismissed him.

"My brother, no heavy stuff please, lets talk about the trees, air and other soft stuff," said Malema.

As Malema was hosting the show, social networking pages were abuzz with people commending him for doing a good job.

"It's the Juju drive, it's actually quite nice," commented one.

Another one posted: "It's the Juju Drive, Julius & Minnie. I'm enjoying the show, lots of laughter. No heavy stuff, no politics, taking it easy."

Tomorrow celebrities, funny man David Kau, and the queen of bling Khanyi Mbau will take to the airwaves.