#MyRadioPeople: Inanda FM’s Nhlanhla Ngwenya

I am featuring Inanda FM‘s Nhlanhla Ngwenya, producer of the Business Class show 12-3pm weekly. Get to know Nhlanhla as he shares his radio journey with us below.

Why radioI loved radio since I was a child, I used to listen to it with my grandfather. He used to ask me to fetch the radio when its time for the news. I felt in love with it, because I was wondering where or how did these people got inside the radio. So I wanted to be like them, I  then followed everything pertaining radio.

Which other radio stations have you worked at? I started working in an inhouse radio station in Chatsworth called Chats Radio, it is where I got the confidence of working in front of people because It was in a mall, where everyone passed by.

Did you study radioYes I studied for radio at Intec college.
Besides RadioRadio is what I am busy and focusing on right now, nothing else but radio.
Who is your South African Radio Icon? Dumsani Simelane of Ligwalagwala FM, he does the breakfast show, he is my inspiration.
What can we expect from you in the next 5 years? Well I can’t predict the future, but I see myself in one of the biggest stations in Mzansi; Ukhozi FM. My plans are to run my own record label, where I’ll be uplifting young stars.
How often do you listen to other radio stations and which radio stations do you usually listen to? I listen to radio everyday, I listen to Inanda FM, Radio 2000, Ligwalagwala FM & Ukhozin FM.
What has working on radio taught you? I learned to be patient & to have perseverance. It also taught me things like communication skills & to be a problem solver.
What advice can you give to aspiring radio broadcasters? They must go and study, because education is the key & radio requires a patient person. It does not happen over one night.


Lindelani Mkhize Presents The 2nd Edition Of Ignite To Durban

Legendary multi-faceted music mogul and businessman Lindelani Mkhize will yet again on 22 December this year, present his Ignite music showcase to Durban audiences. The lifestyle, music and development event takes place at the Presidential Atrium of the Moses Mabhida stadium-which will be transformed into an arena – a first for the venue.

Guests will literally ‘walk the President’s walk’ and can look forward to VIP treatment fit for royalty. From chauffeur-driven -rides, to an extravagant red-carpet experience and a musical showcase by SADEC’s raw talent who have been mentored and trained by Mkhize himself-Ignite 2017 promises to wow!

“As a result of the pressures of daily life and responsibility, by the end of the year we are tired and all we want is to unwind.  The Ignite lifestyle and music experience is the perfect outlet, designed to ease you into the festive mode through the merging of fashion, food, song and dance. Dress up, look good, feel good and indulge in some well-deserved VIP treatment. The first edition of Ignite was a great success and, it is with great excitement that I present this year’s edition of Ignite” said Lindelani Mkhize, the founder of Ignite and chairman of Contento Group.

Mkhize has described this year’s Ignite journey as fulfilling and worth the long days and sometimes sleepless nights. As part of a grueling selection process, unknown young up-and-coming artists are invited to submit their music material via the Ignite social media platforms in a bid to make the final cast which will perform at the event on 22 December.

The 60-member cast is predominantly made up of young people from different backgrounds who share a passion for the creative arts, and all they need is for someone to believe in them and give them an opportunity to showcase their talent. Ignite provides a platform for these artists to receive the training, mentoring and exposure they need to begin building their music careers. “In the past we have marveled at the development of our young cast from the exposure, from the likes of Nelisiwe who has since took on a spotlight through the famous soundtrack of TV series Lockdown ‘mama kaBafana’; Zinhle Madela from Mandeni who has since released a single with DJ Nastor; and is now getting bookings from event managers; as well as  the Vosloorus duo Siyakha Khitha & Khaya who have since been invited to join the Joyous Celebration cast as a result. We are confident that Ignite is really igniting the careers of young creatives, and this is our way of giving back to an industry that has given and continues to afford us with so much.” Mkhize continued.

“KZN is Summer” as all descend to the coast for the festive season, pack your black ties and evening gowns and be ready for an unforgettable evening at Moses Mabhida.


Profile Feature: Makgofe Moagi

Makgofe Moagi

“I believe in a purpose led existence. To be, is not enough. If I can have all the success but never change a life for the better, I don’t know if I want success at all. My vision is to work and move with a purpose.”

From a young age, Makgofe Moagi has had a vision to better the lives of those around her. Having grown up in the small mining town of Phalaborwa in Limpopo,  she began her philanthropic spirit of making a difference and helped children in impoverished communities.

Today, a successful actress, television presenter, businesswoman and mistress of ceremonies, she has become a multifaceted force to be reckoned with, as a passionate philanthropist and change agent.

The entertainer

Makgofe has over two decades of experience in all round entertaining, from acting, television advertisement cameos, modelling and voice-over work for some of the country’s most notable brands, such as banking titan FNB,  FMCG brand Kellogg’s, telecommunications giant MTN, South Africa’s electricity provider Eskom and SAFM- to name but a few. Today, Makgofe is most fondly known for her role as Charity Ramabu in the popular drama series Skeem Saam, which boasts over 5 million viewers every weekday.

The businesswoman

Not only talented but with a sharp instinct for business, Makgofe is the owner of various business interests across the board. She co-owns SelMak- a wellness and healthcare facility that promotes a homeopathic approach in healing operating in Phalaborwa. She also serves as Executive Producer of In The Spotlight With Makgofe; a talk-show that covers a cocktail of topics that affect society at large – produced under the umbrella of Serurubele Pictures.

The philanthropist

An advocate for human rights, especially women and youth empowerment, Makgofe is the Managing Director and Founder of the MDM Foundation- a family-run entity that gives back and “pays it forward” in her hometown of Limpopo. The foundation focuses on health and educational development of children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, empowering and motivating them from a grassroots level.

“I firmly believe we are blessed to be a blessing, so I strive to find a way to plant seeds wherever and with whomever I make contact. It’s like what we are taught in John 13:15 about being a good example. That’s what it’s all about.”


Watch: OFFICIAL TRAILER RELEASED FOR ZULU WEDDING!

The official trailer for ZULU WEDDING, the much anticipated romantic-comedy from producer/director, Lineo Sekeleoane, has been released.  The film will be released in cinemas nationwide on 23 February 2018 by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment.

Watch the trailer here:
 

Unashamedly romantic, glamorous and hilarious all at the same time, the film pays loving tribute to the richness of African culture. It acknowledges the – sometimes schizophrenic – reality of many urban South Africans who live sophisticated, modern lives which are nonetheless shaped by their family cultures, traditions and expectations.   

Feisty choreographer, Lu “Lungile” (Nondumiso Tembe), will do anything to avoid falling in love. Even more so to avoid going home to South Africa, where she’s traditionally engaged to a king. However, when she meets her soulmate Tex (Darrin Dewitt Henson), she is forced to confront the tradition she’s been running away from since the death of her parents, when she turned 18, and the ancestral debt they left her. She hatches a plan to confront the King and convince him to forget about her, but when she prevails upon handsome royal advisor Zulu (Pallance Dladla), to help her get into the Royal Compound, he proves to be a dangerously seductive charmer, one who seems to represent all the best aspects of her background.

Tex, his wise-cracking best friend, Nate (Carl Payne), Lou’s eccentric traffic officer sister, Mabo (Makgano Mambolo) and her tell-it-like-is alcoholic best friend, Sam (Bubu Mazibuko), set off to ‘the rurals’ to rescue her while the shifty Uncle Phineas (Jerry Phele), his sexy wife Yvonne (Kelly Khumalo) and “The Basotho 10,”(lead by TKZee Family’s Gwyza) stay behind. The stage is set for hilarity, hi-jinks and heartbreak.

With an effervescent screenplay by Julie Hall and stunning cinematography by award-winning Lance Gewer of Tsotsi fame, ZULU WEDDING promises a lush, playful, escapist experience which should appeal to fans of films like Happiness is a Four-letter Word and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

The star-studded cast includes Nondumiso Tembe (True Blood, King Kong – The Musical); Darrin Dewitt-Henson (Soul Food, Lincoln Heights, Stomp The Yard); Pallance Dladla (Tempy Pushas, Isibaya, Hard To Get); the hilarious, Carl Payne (Martin, The Cosby Show); Bubu Mazibuko; Kelly Khumalo; Lorcia Cooper, S’thandiwe Kgoroge; Treasure Tshabalala; Kole Omotoso and Makgano Mamabolo with cameo appearances from DJ Tira, Carolyn Steyn and many of South Africa’s best-loved celebrities.

This Luju Pictures Film was produced in association with Brand Contact, the DTI, NFVF and Tsoga Afrika.


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