‘Even at 45 I can still inspire people’

2019-09-18 06:01
Stacey Norman Show talent search finalist Ronica Bagwandin.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Stacey Norman Show talent search finalist Ronica Bagwandin.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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PIETERMARITZBURG’s very own Ronica Bagwandin (45) was named as one of three finalists for East Coast Radio’s Stacey Norman Show talent search. Bagwandin, who is currently pursuing a degree in Media Relations, said she was over the moon when she heard that she had been shortlisted.

“I have always wanted to be on radio so when my husband, Naresh, heard about the auditions he reminded me of how much I have always wanted to do this,” said Bagwandin. For the competition, Bagwandin had to send a 30 minutes voicenote telling Norman about herself. The mom of two said when she was afforded the chance to broadcast live with Norman it felt like she was where she belonged.

A few weeks ago, Norman announced that she was looking for a contributor to be a part of the show, saying that she wanted to give back to the industry to those who so desperately wanted their break in radio.

Although Bagwandin didn’t win the search, she said will be entering more competitions like this one in the future.

“Yes, I am disappointed that I didn’t win the search, I was really hoping I would. However, the response I have received from people has been overwhelming and positive. It made me realise that even at the age of 45 I still have talent and I can inspire people,” said Bagwandin.

“I have always wanted to be on radio so when my husband, Naresh, heard about the auditions he reminded me of how much I have always wanted to do this,” said Bagwandin.

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