She's closing a chapter.
TV host of Raising Babies 101 on SABC 2 and radio host of the popular daytime show Queens Of Grace on Radio 2000 Carol Ofori announced her resignation today.
Throughout her 20-year career, Carol's been on a number of stations and now hosts the popular ‘Queens Of Grace With Carol Ofori’ slot every weekday from 9 am until 12 pm on Radio 2000.
While radio has always been Carol’s first love, she is also a seasoned television presenter and voice-over artist. Sharing the news with her listeners on Radio 2000 this morning, Carol says that “it’s such a bittersweet moment saying goodbye to my home at Radio 2000.
“It’s been an amazing journey and I have loved every second I spent with every one of the listeners who tuned into ‘Queens of Grace’ over the past year and a half. I have had the most wonderful time on the station and I am incredibly sad to be saying goodbye to my listeners and colleagues who I hold so dear to me. That said, I am incredibly excited to embark on a new chapter in my life and I cannot wait to take you all along for the ride with me,” she added.
Carol fell in love with radio during her university days. Fresh out of high school, she went to study at Rand Afrikaans University, now known as the University of Johannesburg. During her time there, she got involved with the campus radio station where she worked as both the DJ manager as well as an on-air presenter.
She decided to pursue a career in radio.
A young Carol
Carol tells Drum that she has some remarkable childhood memories and they’re all thanks to her grandmother.
“Mommy D, as we affectionately referred to my grandmother, had a loving relationship with me and often baked the most delicious scones and magwinya for her. Her hugs were soothing and her laugh hearty,” Carol recalls fondly.
She's now a dedicated mother and wife. As a host of Raising Babies 101, she's got a piece of advice for parents.
“Parents need to mean what they say when speaking to their children. Parenting has no room for empty threats and promises. Once you say something to your children, stand by it – both when you reprimand and reward your children. Oh, and there is a lot more room for hugs, kisses, and saying I love you,” she says.