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Bona|April 2020
Hugely popular Ukhozi FM DJ and media personality Selby “SelBeyonce” Mkhize (30) talks to us about finding his passion in entertainment and using his platform for good.
Gugulethu Mhlungu

When I was around five years old, I wanted to be a musician.

If I was not playing with my friends, I would be in my mom’s room singing my lungs out. I was born in the North of KwaZulu-Natal in Amaotana. There aren’t many opportunities there, you have to get up and make something out of yourself. But in spite of that, my childhood was colourful, loud, and fun. I would still love to do music, but I’ve packed it away in my little closet (for now).

I got into radio in 2009 through voice-overs.

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