1) What city are you currently in and what do you love most about this city?
I’m currently based in the pulse of the South African economy, Johannesburg. The city of gold as it’s affectionally known. I love the energy, the spirit, the zest to win in this city. The consistent fast pace and the mix of culture and diversity of language makes every day an event.
Your work and hustle is your distinctive factor in this city and I love that about Johannesburg.
2) Your favourite hangout spot in your home town is?
I haven’t been to my hometown in a while. It is called eMandeni, situated in the northern part of KwaZulu Natal. Last time I drove past as I was heading to Empangeni to see my mom as the family has relocated from the hood I spent most of my life at. The township had a couple of dope Chisa Nyama spots that I totally enjoyed going to when I was there.
3) A song that perfectly describes your country right now?
Wow, love this question. I think Reason’s Azania is easily one song that comes top of mind. He addresses several issues that we are facing as a nation and touches on the true identity crisis that we are facing as a country. As much as we have some amazing moments we can’t ignore the issues that the poorest citizens are facing on a day to day basis.
KO also has a song called SA Rising featuring Black Coffee on his latest offering called SR2. He acknowledges that we are a rainbow nation, but the rainbow is not as bright as it should be. He also enforces the importance of us as a people to come together and work forward to build this country and not looking at race all the time. It’s another strong nation PSA.
4) What is on your music playlist currently?
My playlist is a mash of different sounds and acts from across the globe.
- Prince Kaybee – Club Controller
- Shekhinah – Suited
- Davido – Assurance
- Diamond Platinumz ft Omarion – AFRICAN Beauty
- Burna Boy – Sekkle
- AKA – Practise
- Nasty C – Jungle
- Flame & Zoocci Coke Dope – Amazing Grace
Those are just some of the songs top of mind right now.
5) What are you reading?
Steve Jobs, The Man Who Thought Different A Biography by Karen Blumenthal.
6) What would you say is the biggest artistic impact Africa has had on the world?
I would have to say it’s music and specifically sounds like Afro Beats and Gqom. I think at the present moment these sounds have ignited a global flame that has drove the attention back to Africa and now all aspects of arts are trending. Our designers are flourishing, our movies are getting time of day from eyeballs that seemed a dream distance before.
We are just at a different position right now as Africa and our arts can spearhead a new frontier for Africa moving forward.
7) What is that one African dish you wish the entire world knew about?
There are so many amazing meals in Africa. I want to say Jollof Rice lol but I will be a patriotic South African and have to say it’s Samp and tribe. Samp with beef is also amazing if cooked well. That meal is DELICIOUS!
8) What does your name mean?
My real name is Sabelo which means Gift. It’s a name I was given by my mother as she felt I was her gift from God.
My second name is Vuyisile which is a name I was given by my late dad which means “Joy”. Word is when I was born and even after he found out about my mom being pregnant, he was beyond excited. I was his bundle of joy.
9) If you had one super power what would it be and why?
Hahaha I have to say the ability to be invisible. There are certain moments I wish I could be present but not visible. Sometimes I wish I could just get what I want but not pay so being invisible would afford me the luxury of acquiring some items at no cost. Please note, this would not be noted as stealing LMFAO.
10) If you weren’t a famous Radio Personality what would you be?
Yah neh, realistically I would be working for a creative agency or a content creation / distribution agency. I’m not a 9/5 type of person so I wouldn’t even want to project it in my next life. The ability to create and influence emotion th