Nomination honours local celeb

2016-06-15 06:00
NTHABISENG MANGOJANE, a presenter at the Qwaqwa community radio station (Qwaqwa Radio). Photo: Facebook

NTHABISENG MANGOJANE, a presenter at the Qwaqwa community radio station (Qwaqwa Radio). Photo: Facebook

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QWAQWA. – Nthabiseng Mangojane (25), an ambitious young presenter of the Qwaqwa community radio station, Qwaqwa Radio, has been nominated for the Best Radio Presenter Category by the Independent National Gospel Music Awards (Ingoma).

Mangojane, who is known among her followers for her talent and charming voice that rocks the airwaves with her gospel music show Good News, is dying to win the award.

However, she needs as many votes as possible to bring the award home. She can be voted for by sending an SMS reading “INGOMAS BEST RADIO PRESENTER NTHABISENG MANGOJANE” to 40439. Each SMS costs R2 and there are no limits.

Who is Nthabiseng Mangojane?

Nthabiseng Mangojane is an ambitious Mosotho girl with dreams to take the entertainment industry by storm, but whose heart also yearns to bring dignity to a poor black girl.

Where do you live and where were you born?

Born and bred in Qwaqwa, also residing in Qwaqwa.

Tell us about the recent nomination.

I host one of the most popular shows on Qwaqwa Radio, a gospel music show called Good News. My contribution on the show has been noticed by the Independent National Gospel Music Awards and I was nominated for the Best Radio Presenter Category.

How did you get nominated?

The Ingoma award has a panel of judges that identify talent. I did not enter for a competition, they identified the work I do as worthy of being nominated to stand a chance to win the Best Presenter Award.

What do you think motivated the nomination?

Hard work.

Nothing but blood, sweat and tears put into producing the best quality gospel show I possibly can.

And I am happy that someone out there, especially outside of my home town, has been tracking down my progress and noticed the work I do.

Do you need support to win?

Because this is a voting competition, I do need the contribution of the people in the form of votes.

Why do you want them to vote for you?

I would like to win, but I also understand that a win would not only be a win for me, but for the entire listenership of the radio and the people of Maluti-a-Phofung.

This win will make the positive headlines we need in this area, because lately when Qwaqwa is in the news, it is mostly because of the bad things that happen around here. We need something positive to write home about.

Is it the first time you have been nominated for this competition?

Yes, it is my first.

I have also been nominated for the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards in 2014 and Youth Radio Awards in 2015. I won the Best Youth Mentor Award and Best Ubuntu Community Activity Award.

You are an inspiration to the young in the Free State. What do you think is the reason for that?

It can only be because of how hard I work and how I always try to be professional, in- and outside the studio.

My advice is to love God, your family and your work.

You have been on radio for a long time. What have you learnt thus far during your career?

It does not feel like a long time, considering that I am reaching only a regional audience.

How­ever, I have learnt to appreciate the power of the microphone and how integral radio is to many of our people. It is not only a medium of entertainment and information, but a companion in which many people confide.

What would you like to achieve?

Besides winning the Best Presenter Award at the Ingoma?

Seriously though, I would like to reach as many people as I can through the medium of radio and possibly TV one day.

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