Expressing opinions through words

2018-05-22 06:00
Mncedisi Vincent Nungu the poet.PHOTO: supplied

Mncedisi Vincent Nungu the poet.PHOTO: supplied

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A young and vibrant poet Mncedisi Vincent Nungu said he loves art and poetry as well as promoting youth talent in the community.

Fever reporter Nosipho Mkhize interviewed Nungu to find out more about his love for poetry.

NM [Nosipho Mkhize] : Please tell me about yourself?

MN [Mncedisi Nungu]: My name is Mncedisi Vincent Nungu well-known as ‘Mncedy Mc’ at poetry events. I studied at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Howard College and did drama and media studies. I am a poet, a radio presenter, programme director [MC] at different events as well as an event’s organiser at poetry shows.

NM: When did you start writing poems?

MN: I started writing poetry while I was in primary. In school I was a member of the Peace Club which was an organisation for pupils and we discussed issues and problems we faced in our lives. I used to be a pupil who liked to express his opinion in a different way. One day we were visited by a young man named Mxolisi Mtshali who was a poet. I noticed how he presented himself and how he conveyed his message in a form of a poem, so I told myself that one day I would like to express my opinions in a form of a poem. That’s when I started to write poems.

NM: What else do you do besides poetry?

MN: There are many other things I do in the society like planning different events, one of which was on May 12, which was a poetry session where local poets recited their poems to the audience. The event included other musical artists including Mdolisto Pu-Man, Double 2, Nanoh as well as a comedy stand up. The famous Mfan’fikile Nungu was also present who is well-known for collaborating with Bongani Maduna with his famous song called Makhelwane.

NM: Are you in partnership with anyone?

MN: I work with a recording company named Dog Four Entertainment Records. I also work with non-profit-organisations in the community and other companies including Zulu Tech, Gazania Magazine, Khubalo Development, SDC and Mshengu Photography.

NM: Where do you see yourself in future?

MN: I see myself as the most respected and professional radio presenter sharing the studio with well-known presenters like Tshatha Ngobe from uKhozi FM and I see myself as a well-known poet who is honoured for the good work that I do.

NM: What advice can you give to young South Africans?

MN: Young people should work hard, know that education is important, and they should know what they are good at. If they hold that in mind then they will succeed. Find me on Facebook as Mncedy Imbongi or e-mail me at mncedyimbongi@gmail.com

If you would like to know more about my poems, contact me at 084 861 6358.

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