On Air Personality
BOBO DA BEAT
Ambitious, Motivated and hard working person. Ayoba soonnnn
Bongani ‘Bobo da Beat” Mthombothi.
Meet the ambitious, motivated, and hardworking individual known as Bobo DaBeat, as he's widely recognized. With a spirited ‘Ayoba soonnnn', he brings enthusiasm and energy to everything he pursues.
Early Life and Education:
Bongani, a.k.a. Bobo DaBeat, was born in Hammanskraal, East of Pretoria, and later moved to Kwaggafontein, previously known as KwaNdebele homeland. He embarked on his educational journey at Ematjeni Primary School, followed by Siphiwe Junior and High School in Tweefontein. He completed his matriculation at Makhosini High School in Soshanguve in 1999.
Passion for Broadcasting and Media:
Growing up, Bobo DaBeat’s interests gravitated toward fashion, radio, and TV. At the age of 18, he won a modeling competition and was crowned Mr. Makhosini High in 1999. In the year 2000, he joined TNG FM, later renamed TUT FM, during his first year of studying Journalism at a tertiary level.
Radio Career Evolution:
His love for radio persisted even after leaving his Journalism studies due to financial constraints. He transitioned to Soshanguve Community Radio in 2001, where he served as a Presenter, News Reader, and Music Compiler. He also contributed as a writer for Tshwane News in 2002, covering various entertainment stories.
Journey to Radio Ikwekwezi FM:
In 2003, Bobo DaBeat made a significant move by joining SABC's Ndebele Radio Station, Ikwekwezi FM. He initially started with a Morning Drive slot, later shifting to the Evening slot, and ultimately to the Afternoon Drive. During his time presenting the Afternoon Drive show in 2007/8, he garnered recognition with two awards for Best Show at Ikwekwezi FM Star Awards.
Multifaceted Radio Host:
Currently, Bobo DaBeat co-hosts a dynamic breakfast show on Ikwekwezi FM. His show, Sivukile Breakfast delves into diverse topics, including health, psychology, business, office matters, disability, entertainment, drama, careers, community organizations, spiritual upliftment, and commercial features. This engaging dialogue takes place live on air from 06h00 to 09h00 during weekdays.
Music and Volunteering:
In 2006, Bobo DaBeat ventured into the music industry, releasing three successful House Music albums. His music gained recognition on various radio stations and led to bookings from neighbouring countries. Beyond his career, he actively supports community organizations such as Hospice, Home-based care, and Disability Homes through volunteering and fundraising.
Further Education and Entrepreneurship:
In 2004, Bongani obtained a Certificate in Business Management from UNISA, encompassing modules in Marketing, Customer Service, Business Branding, and HR. He continued his educational journey in 2007, earning a Diploma in Business Management with a specialization in Communications.
Bobo DaBeat is a beacon of ambition, hard work, and motivation. His vibrant spirit and dedication are evident in his multifaceted career and community involvement. With a motto of 'Ayoba soonnnn’, he embraces every challenge and strives for excellence.