Njabs Zwane

“I love the immediacy and creativity that radio allows”

Njabs Zwane is the producer and co-host of the I love mornings with Mzokoloko weekdays between 06h00 and 09h00 on Gagasi FM. Njabs used to be the magazine features writer before the demands of prime time radio got the better of her. “I love the immediacy and creativity that radio allows. Our show is youthful, provocative and colourful. There is a lot of research that goes with preparations, facts have been checked and double-checked. As a producer, my job is to make sure the team is prepared and informed about what we’ll be sharing on the show. So I can NEVER allow any of my team members to go on air ill-prepared,” says Njabs. She says what she finds to be most challenging about her job is people not respecting time. “Anything that disrupts how I’ve planned my clock, it throws me off completely and that has a high possibility of affecting the show,” she says. Her best on-air moment to date was when they hosted Octavia Malevu who was imprisoned in Thailand for 18 years after being caught smuggling drugs out of that country in 1994 sticks out the most. “It was an emotional interview for everyone involved but the realness and rawness of it makes it one of the best moments to date,” she adds. Njabs says what inspires her is the listeners thirst to receive information creative way. Other than radio, Njabs is also the MC for corporate events and as a fitness fanatic, she is looking at hosting fitness programmes in the future.