LUNGELO Ndlovu (21), born in Ezingolweni, has been interviewing people at events and posting them on his social-media sites since he was in high school, and now his hard work and dream of becoming a renowned TV presenter may finally receive the recognition it deserves as he has been nominated for Best TV presenter at the Live Your Dreams 2018 awards, which is being held at the Playhouse in Durban on Saturday. Ndlovu, who now lives in KwaMashu, is a force to be reckoned with in the Durban entertainment industry as he works as a model, radio presenter and TV presenter on various platforms. He joined a modelling agency called Famous Cosmi Black while still in high school, and while that was slowly starting to take shape, he became involved in radio as a presenter at Pietermaritzburg’s Capital FM104. However, it is his charisma and work as an on-screen presenter that has won many hearts over. “I fell in love with presenting at a very young age because growing up I used to watch the entertainment show Selimathunzi on SABC 1 and wished that I was up there at the events interviewing people. So one day, instead of waiting around to get jobs for people to recognise my passion, I picked up a mic and camera and started attending events, interviewing people and filming it to post online,” said Ndlovu. His videos were well-received by his audiences online and earlier this year they also caught the attention of organisers of the Live Your Dreams annual awards in Durban. Ndlovu was then nominated for the 2018 Best TV presenter, a category in which he demonstrates more vividly how to truly “live one’s dreams”. “The nomination means a lot to me because all my hard work and constant knocking on every door of opportunity for people to recognise my passion have finally paid off. I will serve as an inspiration to other young people who have a dream, as I do, to continue pursuing their goals and never give up,” said Ndlovu. To all those aspiring to live their dream, his advice is to just get up and do it. “Don’t wait for hand-outs, don’t wait for big breaks. Just get out there and give it your best shot. If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. There is always room for improvement,” said Ndlovu.