Born in Venda and raised by her grandmother in Joburg, Sirame’s journey in journalism began in 2010 while studying towards a BA Degree in Journalism at the University of Johannesburg. With a knack for current affairs, she auditioned for a news-reading position at UJFM, and fell in love with the mic instantly. “I’ve had the opportunity to build my career at BBC Africa, YFM, ANN7, Kaya FM and now Newzroom Afrika and Metro FM over the last 10 years,” she says.
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How has being on Metro FM been so far?
I’ve always wanted to be part of Metro FM. I spent the past two years sending my demo to the station repeatedly, hoping and waiting for an opportunity. My experience has been great, despite the challenges of having to start at a new workplace during a pandemic. The Kings Suite team has been so welcoming and eager to get to know me. But, most of all, I’m grateful to be able to reach millions of people through radio to both inform and entertain, especially during this time.
What’s the one thing you never expected about motherhood?
I never expected to be as obsessed with my little man as I am. The concept of love – feeling and receiving it in return – now has a new meaning for me. Also, no one tells you about how hard the baby blues hit you – it can be a really lonely time, even when you have a great support structure.
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What grounds you?
My background – knowing and understanding where I come from as well as knowing that it’s up to me to change my life, and make it even better for my family.
3 fashion items/accessories you can’t live without…
My wigs, perfumes and a perfect pair of tight jeans.
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4 things people don’t know about you...
- I’m obsessed with hair – my wigs are my most prized possessions.
- My partner is a radio DJ who often plays at clubs, but I hate them and get irritable in crowded spaces.
- I dislike driving, especially long distance. It gets so bad that I even suffer from motion sickness in peak traffic.
- I eat sour milk with pap or and avocado on bread with sugar all the time!
What’s the best eye-opening mistake you’ve ever made?
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in the past, but I’m a staunch believer that all things work together for my good.