Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Interview by Bongani Tshabalala

Today Free State News catches up with the young and vibrant Xolelwa Mvumvu who is a Radio Presenter for Motheo Fm. The bubbly lady orchestrates an early slot show of “The Family Breakfast” which is on air from 06: 00 to 09: 00, to the delectation of Motheo Fm listeners in Bloemfontein.

Briefly, tell readers - who is Xolelwa Mvumvu?

Xolelwa is a twin sister even though I’m the first born who hails from Sterkspruit, a 21 year old from Eastern Cape. I came to Bloemfontein in 2004 after studying Journalism in Johannesburg at Media House, as a four year course but I only did two years (2008/09). I have my twin, who is so intelligent studying Accounting at CUT. He is like my best friend. I like him so much!

Where do you live?

I am staying at Vista Park with my father, my twin brother and two little sisters; because my mother is in the Eastern Cape.

When did you develop your love for radio?

I started to develop the love of radio and the media at large way back when I was doing grade 9; at the time one of my friends introduced me to the media. She also went with me to the Radio Station that was there at that time. Alas, she has now moved to Johannesburg. She was my role model, and made me to love radio. Then I started to pave my way up to here.

What do you like and hate about your job?

What I love about my job is that it keeps me on my toes, and I get to know about the happenings around the world. And what I hate about my job is to wake up very early in the morning, as I love sleep! Yet I have to prepare at 3:00 am, especially if I didn’t prepare it the previous day.

What is your most memorable moment in Bloemfontein?

It was in 2005, the MACUFE poetry session. I basked in listening to poetic artists and then the whole week I started to attend all the poetry sessions.

What is your favourite Building in Bloemfontein?

My favourite building in Bloemfontein is ‘Glass Palace’. It is so artistic because it stands out, as I like art.

June is Youth Month, what can you encourage youth of today about?

They must know where they come from, and find acceptance because it is time to stand up for ourselves. Do not depend on government, as the youth of today have got so much power in many things

How do you feel about the country and politics today?

A lot needs to be improved, as we still have corruption in certain quarters. But I am glad that in these days, young people have choices to be leaders of tomorrow.

Thanks Xoli see you next time and good luck in your job!

The next interview is with the ever smiling Radio partner presenter of Xolelwa – the one and only Luvuyo DaDa

Who is Luvuyo Dada?

Luvuyo is the last born of Me Dada. I am 33 years old and I hail from Meloding (Virginia) with three sisters. I am an ordinary guy who loves music, reading, especially motivational books in order to improve and enhance my vocabulary.

Where do you live presently?

Right here in Bloemfontein CBD.

How did you get into your career?

After Matric - even-though way back in grade 8, radio was my passion and one of my friends introduced me to the late Aubery Menong who was an employee of Lesedi Fm who inspired me to pursue a career in the media industry. Though it was difficult, persistence and perseverance got me through, and finally I had the chance to be behind the microphone!

What do you like and hate about your job?

What I love about this job is pressing this button and talking to many people out there, advising and entertaining people! Just to press the button and do my thing, What I dislike about my job is when I am not given enough support from colleagues.

What is your most memorable moment in Bloemfontein?

It was in 1996 when I was 17 years attending Kwaito Festival. I saw celebrities that one always sees on T.V. Now I see them live. It was cold, but full of fun.

What is your favourite Building in Bloemfontein?

Sand Du Plessis Theatre.

It’s Youth Month; what can you encourage youth of today about?

I like this, because we are heading to a conference in Gauteng to elect our leadership who are supposed to represent youth properly, and to move youth forward in matters like Bursaries, Business opportunities and jobs. The youth must believe in themselves.

How do you feel about the country and politics today?

It is sad to see others progressing whilst others suffer and wallow in poverty. We’re all blacks and don’t even need or prepare to share; we need to address issues like unemployment and poverty, especially now in the wake of recent elections. We must prepare service delivery in order to deliver on the promises made to the citizens in times of elections.

Thanks my bra Luvuyo. It was nice talking to you.

* Interviews reproduced courtesy of Free State News

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