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Midday Joy is an intersection for the dynamic forces of lifestyle, arts and culture, travel, personal development and the best selection of soul, jazz, kwaito and hip hop from the continent and the diaspora punctuated by meaningful, fun and forward-thinking conversations.

As a reflection of the station’s commitment to the African continent and leading new trends in broadcasting, the show will facilitate an intergenerational exchange between Afropolitans aged 25 to 45 years.

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Kgomotso Meso got way more than she bargained for when she sat down to catch-up with Emmy nominated and acclaimed South African comedy-ventriloquist Conrad Koch and his most famous character, the rambunctious puppet political analyst, Mr. Chester Missing.

Storytelling and Our Oral Tradition

In celebration of World Read Aloud Day 2022, Andy Maqondwana had a conversation with author and storyteller Tumelo Moleleki about the African Oral Tradition and her love for storytelling.

Tumelo Moleleki is an IT consultant who happens to be a voracious reader and an enthusiastic writer. She has published 7 fiction titles; of which 2 are for the young adult readers, and 1 non-fiction title which is published in 2 languages, about her journey to becoming an investor on the world’s stock exchanges. The non-fiction book is called ‘Senyethe sa tjhelete’ and it is narrated in Sesotho and English. It is her aim and wish to not only improve the culture of reading but to enrich the lives of those who read her words. Her fiction titles fall under the category of general contemporary fiction and the first book was released in January 2012. Tumelo is passionate about literacy in all its forms. She advocates for literature in the mother tongue and dreams of education at all levels being delivered in the language of the learner. She is a big advocate of financial literacy and shares her experiences on her blog, https://tumelomolelekiblog.blogspot.com/, as well as other social media platforms.

Tumelo has written 2 children’s stories in Sesotho, one titled “Hobaneng Thuhlo e le molala o motelele”, has been included in one of the Nal’ibali seasons for recorded radio readings and the 2nd, titled “Chulumanco” is in the process of being published.

Tumelo edits Sesotho literature for Fundza Literary Trust.

Tumelo Moleleki
Facebook: @booksbytmoleleki
Twitter: @guepard_1
Instagram: @molelekitumelo

The Light Side with Ntsiki Mazwai

Andy Maqondwana sat down with Poet, Singer-songwriter, Beadwork Artist, Producer, Entrepreneur and Spiritual Healer - Ntsiki Mazwai to find out who the Real Ntsiki is, how she copes with being a middle child, endless twitter trolls and what really brings her Joy!!!

uGogo Ntsiki Mazwai is a traditional healer, Activist, Musician, Poet and Beadwork artist. She was born in Pimville, Soweto and hails from a politically orientated family background. This explains why her deep-rooted activism borders not only on feminism, but also on black consciousness, Pan Africanism, Anti-racism and African Spirituality. Popularly known through her stage name as the South African “Street Queen.” She is one of the most beautiful and multi-talented female poets and recording artists from the “Rainbow Nation,” whose compositions have earned her massive respect and popularity in the creative industries.

Ntsiki is also known for her social media activism in her country and always raises sharp, thought provoking and topical discussions affecting vulnerable black women and children, giving a voice to the oppressed through her influence and popularity.

In 2018 she obtained a master’s degree in Creative Writing at Rhodes University, Cum Laude.

Her journey began as a co-founding member of Feela Sistah Spoken Word collective which catapulted the poetry scene in South Africa, into the mainstream of popular culture. From the platform of poetry, she has independently released three ‘spoken music’ albums (MaMiya, Ndingubani, The Masterpiece) and numerous singles over the years. Her debut album MaMiya earning a SAMA nomination (2008) and most popular song ‘uRongo’ was the biggest selling song in 2005.

She launched a book of poetry, ‘Wena’ on Woman’s Day 2010. It received much critical acclaim and was later launched in Tanzania.

Her distinctive Beadwork range (House of Mobu, 2002) has gone on to influence global fashion trends.

She has produced theatre productions (Ntsiki Speaks;

It’s Time To Get Unstcuk!

The last two year have left many of us feeling stuck with nowhere to go. As we kick off 2022, Andy invited Author Devon Brough to share his strategy for Getting Getting Unstuck!


In closing off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Unathi spoke to Oncologist, Dr Nokwanda Zuma; Reconstructive Surgeon and founder of Smile Africa Foundation, Dr Brian Monaisa about their different roles in the process and journey of breast cancer patients. We also spoke to Breast Cancer Survivor, Mutangwa Machaba-Ratala about the benefits of early detection and having reconstructive surgery after her mastectomy!

#ActiveAllyship and Mental Health

Unathi chats to Clynical Psychologist, Anele Siswana, about #ActiveAllyship across all spectrums of life and how to acknowledge one’s Mental Health journey without personalising or personifying it!

Catching up with Anele Mdoda

Unathi and Anele Mdoda catch up on everything from being a woman in what is still considered a male dominated industry to Storytelling, Beauty Pageants and being an entrepreneur.

Mental Health Awareness: The Differences between Stress, Anxiety and Depression

As part of our ongoing conversations around Mental Health this month, Unathi spoke to Brent Murphy, a pharmacist specialising in Research and Development of Natural Medicines about the inner working of our brains and bodies when experiencing Stress, Anxiety and Depression and Natural Medicine alternatives to pharmaceuticals to treat Mental Health.


Continuing the commemoration of Mental Health Awareness Month, Unathi spoke to Rapper, Dentist, Jeweller and Lecturer LexLeo aka Dr Smile about Mental Health and why it was important for him to have his latest musical offering released on World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2021.


Fresh from winning the African Luxury Heritage Award and launching their 2022 Spring/Summer Collection in Tokyo, Unathi spoke to Maxhosa Africa CEO, Lihle Ngxokolo and Founder, Laduma Ngxokolo about the recent activities as well as the future of the brand.

Mental Health Check In

As we make our way through the first week of October, Unathi reminds us to be cognisant of the fact that we are in Mental Health Awareness Month. She asked friend of Midday Joy - Clinical Psychologist Anele Siswana, to help us navigate the compounded effects of a lingering pandemic, lockdown restrictions and a myriad of losses on the Mental health of Citizens the world over, and how we can start to deal with it collectively!

Period Chronicles

Who says you can’t talk about menstruation on the radio at lunchtime? Today, Unathi opened up the lines and invited women to share their period pain Chronicles. PERIOD!

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