On Air Personalities
Max Onke Sotshongaye
Host of Masonwabe
1. Define Max Onke Sotshongaye to us
Max is a young, talented & vibrant young man, born & bred KuQumbu, Eastern Cape. I am an outgoing person who likes to engage with different people from all walks of life. Driven, humble & ambitious and always eager to learn & unlearn different perspectives & realities.
2. What role has Umhlobo Wenene FM played in your life?
Making my dream a reality is my biggest flex. Most importantly, having been blessed with a worth a lifetime opportunity at my earliest stage to be the best version of myself. Connecting and interacting with fellow nation builders, whose aim is to make this land a better a place for us all.
3. Who inspires you and why?
I am inspired by many radio personalities whom their passion and respect for radio, one would feel from how they spoke to YOU through the wireless. No matter the actual proximity from them, you felt you had a friend who was with you 24/7 a day. The lingo and style they used, made one to aspire to be like them. The Likes of Fikile Lubisi, Thobile Madlakane, Zola Kaso-Majiza, Tsidi, K-CI, Lulu Harmaans, Blaq, LZK, Amaza, Luks, Slyso, Bob Mabena, Fresh & Putco.
4. What does radio mean to you?
It means the world to me. A friend and guardian angel, in good times and bad.
5. If you were not on radio, what would you be doing?
Most probably a musician because my voice never seizes to surprise at times.
6. What would you like people to remember about you?
Someone who lived life to its fullest and gave it all to make the world a better place.
7. What’s your favorite ’90s song that you still listen to?
Thathi Sgubu by Bongo Maffin
8. State 5 facts that we don’t know about you…
1. I am Left-Handed.
2. A twin Brother to another brother.
3. Equally shy and bubbly.
4. Max is a self-given name and a direct translation to my first.
5. A huge fan to everything music, film, art & humor especially Dark.
9. What is the best gift you've ever received?
Waking up and doing Radio, the Love of my Life.
10. What are your social media handles?
Facebook: Max Onke Sotshongaye
11. What is your clan name?
Mpinga, Mawawa, Senzwa, Ntomntwana, Mbhala-ka-Nkqoshe.
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