Eskhawini Born Nomfundo Mkhize Is Living Her Dream At Vuma FM

Born in Richards Bay, Eskhawini, Nomfundo Mkhize is a 25 year old former Durban Girls Secondary student who enjoyed playing netball, debating and taking part in music and performance arts activities. A Pisces who studied BA Social Science at the University of KZN and went on to join her first radio station Inanda FM from the year 2011 to 2013 as a host. Nomfundo then moved to the corporate world as a Document Controller at a construction company, Group 5.

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In 2015 Miss Mkhize landed a presenting deal with one of KZN’s top commercial radio stations, Vuma FM. Her first show aired on the 3rd of October.

During our interview at the Gateway hotel I asked Nomfundo what has she learned about the radio industry over the 5 years since she joined “I’ve learned a lot of things, I’ve learned to treasure and appreciate time and to also utilise every moment given because on radio, you are as good as your last show”

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Passion and motivation written all over her face throughout our interview, she continued to tell me why she chose to join radio “On Radio You are given a platform to talk to all kinds of people, age groups and generations. Radio to me is a platform that helps me to experience different spheres of life. I have learned a lot from those different spheres of life through my listeners. It does not only give you an opportunity to share your views but also gives you a platform to learn from a diversity of people that in your normal life you would have never met”.

She exclaimed that she wants her fans to know her beyond radio so we went on to chat more her and the things she loves doing;

What are your hobbies? I enjoy swimming, presenting, dining and collecting data. I also love picking up a book with a glass of Champaign, if not a book then my phone.

Your ideal travel destination?  Bora Bora; a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia.

5 things you can live your apartment without:

  • Cellphone
  • Shades
  • Handbag
  • Cell phone charger
  • Hair brush

5 things lessons you learned from your mother?

  1. If you don’t have, live without…
  2. If you want something go out there and get it…
  3. The world does not owe you anything, you need to make your mark…
  4. Never let success get to your heard and never let failure get to your heart…
  5. If you think you know, you will never learn.

How often do you shop? I shop every now and again, or whenever I see something that I like… But I make sure that it does not clash with my budget.

Favourite movie of all time; Love and basket ball.

Favourite actress; Angelina Jolie.

Favourite app; Snapchat.

If you were to lose your phone, what would be the first thing you would do; Visit iCloud.

Where do you go clubbing; Florida Road, Society 47th in Durbs, Taboo, Coocoon in Jozi and Cubana in Cape Town.

Book Nomfundo: hostbynomfundomkhize@gmail.com

Thanks so much for reading, hope to see you again :)

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