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Entertainment - Date: 17 February 2020
Written by: Bernard Chiguvare / Viewed: 1324
“Throw away your jacket, fold the last page you have been reading. You will always get what you deserve every Saturday from 18:00 to 21:00,” says Musina Community Radio presenter Vuledzani Vincent Mbedzi.
Mbedzi (30) presents the rhumba beat Zwingondo show.
Born into a disadvantaged family living in Tshikota outside Louis Trichardt, Mbedzi remained focused. He yearned to be a radio presenter.
“I completed my matric in 2009 but could not go further due to financial problems. During my spare time, I used to listen to Jones Netshipise, Phalaphala FM’s afternoon drive show presenter. Netshipise really inspired me,” says Mbedzi adding that he nicknamed himself Tshidevhi, meaning something that could be used to grind grain into smooth powder.
He started his career by recording himself on a cellphone and playing it back until he approved of the voice and the presentation sounded good. After several recordings, Mbedzi tried his luck with Musina Community Radio.
He was hired and Victor Hulumeni, the news editor, taught him the ropes. Years of experience has earned him another nickname, Vsquared. Most of his listeners are from in and around Musina.
“Do not allow anything to hinder your way. If you have an opportunity to study, please go to college or any university and fulfil your dreams,” says Mbedzi.
Vuledzani Vincent Mbedzi, Musina Community Radio presenter.
Bernard Chiguvare is a Zimbabwean-born journalist. He writes mainly for the online publication, Groundup.