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Entertainment - Date: 24 April 2022
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Young Hendrica Manebaneba hopes to become one of the greatest names in radio broadcasting one day. The 28-year-old joined the Musina FM team in March this year to present the Early Rush show from Monday to Friday between 06:00 and 09:00 in the morning.
For Manebaneba, this is a dream come true. “Ever since I was young, I always wanted to work in radio. When I was in high school at Mamvuka High in the Nzhelele area, I would imitate the radio presenters and my teachers and fellow students always encouraged me and told me that I have a beautiful voice. I knew that one day the doors would open for me, and now that time has indeed come.”
She says she has already developed a very good relationship with her listeners in the mere month that she has worked at Musina FM. “Although I was nervous during my first two days, I gathered enough courage to do my best. By the end of the first week, I already started to feel more settled,” she says. “What I have learned in this short time behind the microphone is the importance to interact with your listeners. That is why I allow my listeners to participate in the show by calling in or sharing their thoughts or opinions on social media. Another important thing about community radio is to have content that speaks directly to the listeners. The content should relate to the local people and share stories and information that affect them directly.”
Manebaneba encourages other young people not to give up on their dreams. “Hard work and perseverance will definitely take you higher, no matter what career you choose. Above all, the most important thing is to love and enjoy what you do.”
Hendrica Manebaneba does what she enjoys most, presenting the Early Rush show on Musina FM.