Local student is Gagasi’s new DJ

2012-11-20 00:00

DREAMING big has worked in favour of Nomfundo Mzolo, who won the fourth KZN Premier Topstars reality show on Saturday.

Mzolo beat more than 5 000 hopefuls and will receive a one year on-air presenter contract with Gagasi FM as well as a new laptop, smartphone and shopping voucher.

“I am very excited about this opportunity. This is the first step in my career and a good platform for me to learn. It will open doors for me,” Mzolo told The Witness.

The show went around the province in search of talent and to give young people a chance to launch their careers in media.

The 24-year-old University of KwaZulu-Natal drama and performance honours graduate, who hails from Mtubatuba north of Richards Bay, said she has always wanted to be on the radio station.

“I was first introduced to the station in 2007 while I was doing my first year in Pietermaritzburg. I became addicted to it and I would sit in my room and fantasise about my moment.”

Now that her moment has arrived, she said she will use the platform to inspire others to dream big.

“I am still dreaming and I want to inspire young girls to stay positive. I want to push them to dream,” she said.

Mzolo believes all her hard work has finally paid off.

She explained: “There is no short cut. You must prepare yourself and be smart about the things you do.”

The bubbly Mzolo said she is very grateful and proud of herself because she never thought she’d make it this far.

“The competition was very tough. I was blown away when I heard other people’s promos and didn’t think I stood a chance,” Mzolo said.

“I want to be the best that I can be.”

When The Witness interviewed Gagasi FM DJ and one of the show’s judges, Nkululeko “Lekomotion” Ngcobo last month, he said a good presenter should have passion, talent, discipline and a willingness to learn and make it in the radio industry.

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