Search for a story:
Entertainment - Date: 26 January 2020
Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 1862
The 25-year-old Tshifhiwa Sibadela seems to have found the right platform from which she can effectively communicate with thousands of people at Makhado FM.
A BA Media Studies graduate, Tshifhiwa stated that she had aspired to become a communicator, informer and entertainer from an early age. She joined Makhado FM as a co-host of Maswamaswa current affairs. After that stint, she held the helm of the Tibu show between 00:00 and 03:00 on weekdays.
“I fell in love with the radio many years ago, and I cherished this dream until I came to realise it,” she said. “Radio has a community of its own, which comprises listeners from many villages, towns, prisons, workplaces and hospitals. This is a community that has come together in the listening and interaction space and become one.”
She had attended Mudunungu Primary School and Patrick Ramaano Secondary School.
“I was doing commercial subjects in high school and because of that my mom thought I would study for a B Com degree,” she said. “But by that time, I had fallen in love with radio already. I had to choose a course that included communication and media studies, and thus far I am proud of my decision.”
Tshifhiwa loves good music and the company of loyal, respectful people who all enjoy life. That many listeners see her as a gift to them because of her excellence in communication skills is therefore no wonder.
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.