By Phila Audrey Tuba
’’You are the artist of your own life. Don’t hand the paintbrush to anyone else”.
Xhasumzi Mjekula was born and bred in a small-town Alice, on the 24th of November 1997, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. He is known by many as Bobz, he had developed an interest in radio at the very tender age of 13. Xhasumzi’s parents taught him the values of life which are respect, to think before taking a decision and for him to never give up in life. He grew up as shy person, he used to enjoy listening to a radio and his father used to say to him that one day he will be a radio presenter.
Mjekula was mostly inspired by his mother since the day he was born. He lost his father at the age of 17, he had a fair share of ups and downs as a child who grew up in rural area and his mother was there for him through it all as she used to motivate and gave him hope that one day, he will make it.
Xhasumzi has started out as club DJ in 2016, he is very passionate about music. One of the things he has learnt working in entertainment industry is patience, Bobz believes that things take time. He is also a story of perseverance as he believes that it’s always seems impossible until it’s done.
Before moving to East London in 2019 when he joined Kumkani FM where he hosts the midday show. He brings discussions about relevant issues in society, topics that are mostly targeted the youth of Buffalo City and surroundings.
He has interviewed several national artists in South Africa such as Musa, DJ Tira Amanda Black to name a few. BOBz would love to work with Pastor the DJ, Reggie Solani because they know what they are doing as they are a great inspiration to a black child because of their background.
“One of the things that I am proud of ever since I have been on radio, is that I have helped many people. Today I am receiving calls from people that I helped, the same people that are working because of my show” said BOBZ.
He believes that to be in radio you need to be passionate and dedicated to bettering your craft. He believes that as broadcaster you can change people lives through radio.
Xhasumzi Mjekula’s vision is growing in the media industry by becoming one of the best on-air personality in the country. He believes that by working hard, he can achieve all of that.