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Zintle Mbusi

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Who are you?

Fondly known as Babe-Zee I am Zintle Mbusi I was born 27 years ago in Ngangelizwe clinic in Mthatha. When I was 5 years old we moved to Nyandeni great place which I call  home now and that makes me a proud rural girl. I am the 3rd born of 6 siblings  3 beautiful girls and 3 handsome guys, sad though my elder sis who is the eldest passed on in 2012.

Growing up I was the naughtiest of them all, always being beaten up I grew up like a boy. I did my lower grades at Nonesi jss, and my higher grades at Attwell Madala High school in Mthatha, currently I hold a media and broadcasting ( audio-visual production) diploma and journalism certificate. I grew up listening to radio i used to fall asleep listening to it and woke up in the early hours of the morning and listen to it again. I made my firtst call on Umhlobo Wenene fm radio when I was 10 years old and participated in an educational programme hosted by the woman who inspired me  Makazi(Zola Majiza) after I used the phone without permission at home while my mother was walking out her friend.

  What show do you host?

I host Abahlali abangalali on Saturdays and Sundays between 01H00 and 05H00 am, I also host Zintle zolishumi on Saturdays between 01H00 and 02H00 pm.


When and how did your career start?

The first job ever in my life was to work with people as I was the  radio presenter at the age of 20 at Nkqubela Community Radio based in Port Elizabeth between 2007 and 2009.

I then moved  to Khanya Community radio in Butterworth between 2010- 2011 as a news anchor, news reader, voice artist, news reporter as well as presenter in various shows.In June 2011 I joined UCR fm in Mthatha where I was doing the same things I was doing in Khanya but added the job tittle of being a producer. I spent only seven months there before I joined the big league Umhlobo Wenene Fm in 2012 after I was voted by the public as the best presenter in a presenter search competition.

 What have you achieved thus far within your career? What are your career highlights?

I have been asked to do appearances and motivational talks in various events ,in 2014 I was asked to advise a couple who had relationship problems on an SABC One talk show Nyan Nyan. One of my highlights is to work with people I grew up listening to.

 Besides radio, what do you do?

I am a voice artist my voice is heard in various radio stations and NGO's as I am  doing a lot of dubbing and voice work. l do guest appearance ,road shows and activations As lady of many talents from writting ,editing , broadcasting.

I am also the master of ceremony(Programme director) I hosts different types of events from corporate, government  public and private sector.I do motivational talks around schools especially the disadvantaged rural schools teaching leaners values, guiding them  to make informed decisions about their future making them realise their dreams and most of all I build their confidence telling them that the sky is not the limit they must fly beyond the sky.I am also mentoring many young stars who wants to be in the media industry just like me. Each and every year I celebrate my birthday differently instead of receiving birthday gifts I prefer to give gifts to the needy and disadvantaged leaners from various schools .I buy white school ties with the theme (FLY BEYOND THE SKY)  that I specially created as to inspire and motivate young people not to be limited by the skies but to fly beyond.

I am the founder and managing director of Sibakhona Media which is the marketing and advertising company that works with the Eastern Cape community radio stations doing station imaging and offers Outside Broadcasting equipment for  hire.

I am a qualified and experienced radio journalist,news reader and editor.My skills include actress song writer, poet and technical producer more importantly I am an entrepreneur .

 

“Pray hard and work hard you will enjoy the results.”

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