Girl with golden voice

MAKE your mornings more exciting by listening to good music presented by on Moretele Community Radio by the charming Mummy "DJ Motshitshi" Sebothoma.

The 20-year-old DJ plays a fine collection of music on her Saturday morning drive show at this radio station, aka MCR.

She is studying theoretical and practical journalism simultaneously at different institutions in order to make her dream a reality.

"My dream of becoming a radio or TV presenter was inspired by the way Vuyo Mbuli presents his shows and the manner in which he factually tackles issues of building the nation" Sebothoma says.

The young DJ from Soshanguve, north of Pretoria , says that she fell in love with the entertainment industry, particularly presenting, while she was still at school .

"I was doing Grade 8 and I liked to perform in stage dramas, to sing, to dance and to read poetry," Sebothoma says.

"My sister encouraged me to consider any career related to presenting and she has supported me all the way to date."

After matriculating at Memezelo High School in Soshanguve, Sebothoma went to Rosebank College to do a two-year diploma course in journalism with her sister's help.

Sebothoma expects to complete the course early next year.

She went for an audition at Moretele Community Radio in April last year and is delighted that she was given a chance to explore and express herself on the airwaves.

"I have been co-hosting a Saturday morning drive show called Drive Time with DJ Tshepang Mpete and DJ Lombad," she says.

"I am growing with every show because I am working with the best presenters. They are very patient in helping me achieve my goal."

Sebothoma's formula in preparing for the show is to read Sowetan, magazines, to watch television and to surf the Internet for breaking news and all the hot stories.

The show has many listeners and continues to attract more listeners all the time.

Sebothoma says she doesn't see herself being with the radio station for longer than five years.

"My strength is reading and I see myself reading the news at in the future," she says.

Sebothoma asked Sowetan to give a message to the youth. She says young people should avoid getting involved in any situation likely to cause them to regret their actions later in their lives.