#MyRadioPeople : Inanda FM’s Khulekani Cannon Mncwango

Born Khulekani Mncwango, ‘Cannon’ is one of Durban’s hustlers of note. A radio presenter at Inanda 88.4 FM, an entrepreneur and rapper who enjoys motivating the youth and being in front of the crowd is this week’s personality that I chose to feature on this series.

Why radio?

Honestly I didn’t have any love or never saw myself doing radio, I  was taking a gap year and my sister decided for me to go back to college and study and I had to choose, and then cause I didn’t want to sit at home and do nothing so I decided to do Radio Course & I got to learn and discover my love for radio.

Which other radio stations have you worked at?

My radio career began at Inanda 88.4 FM with a Saturday show as a producer and then moved to co-hosting The Loxion Drive show  weekdays 3-6pm.

Where did you study radio?

I studied Radio in 2013 at the Creative Arts College doing a Radio Production Course. Through hard work and dedication I received the ‘Highest Achiever’ title on that year.

Besides Radio, which other side projects are you currently busy with or are involved in?

I’ve just dropped a song called “Ntombazane” featuring Mnqobi and now I’m currently working on my other single that will be dropped later this year, Cannon is a business minded young boy as I also have my own clothing label called “vXv” which I launched in September 2015.

Who is your South African Radio Icon?

I have more than one,  Tbo Touch, Dudu “Lady D” Khoza and Linda “Mr Magic” Sbiya’. I love how they’ve worked towards their brands.

What can we expect from you in the next 5 years?

I want to get my clothing label in stores, I also want to drop an album soon, my music lovers are requesting for an album which I am looking to collaborate with different South African artists to give them a taste of my type of music.

How often do you listen to other radio stations and which radio stations do you usually listen to?

I listen to Gagasi FM,  5Fm , Touch HD and Ukhozi FM.

What has working on radio taught you?

It has really taught me a lot, but most of it all is to stay humble and to work more hard towards the things I want to achieve. Many young people look up to us and need to be be mentored, so we always have to stay on the line and teach them something positive.

What advice can you give to aspiring radio broadcasters?

To never think they’re famous, it’s their voice that is known not them, to always respect their listeners, to always go an extra mile on whatever their doing and lastly, to learn as much as they can.


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

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