Xola Ntshinga

I was born in the then Transkei, and will always be a "Border Child" at heart. I was fortunate enough to be awarded a place at the Drakensberg Boys` Choir School at 9 years of age, and to date, carry a deep interest in music and the Performance Arts. I Matriculated at St Alban`s College in Pretoria, after which I did a year of Law at Pretoria Varsity, that I later dropped after discovering what being a lawyer really entails. It was purely by chance that I ended up with a home at Talk Radio 702. After trying to arrange demo tapes, and a very short stint at another commercial station, it was almost 5 years later that I met and spoke to Terry Volkwyn. The rest as they say, is history...

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What did you want to be when you were little?
A pilot, failing which... a lawyer... but soon after, settled for presenting2, which is a bad career move... but a GREAT job!!
What soothes you?
Great music, and my pillow.
What irks you?
People stuck in the good old... make that the bad old days.
Is there a book you read that changed your life?
The music you listen to most often?
My collection includes classics from the past masters... Mozart, Hayden, Strauss and Vivaldi. Weekends are usually reserved from modern masters like Bob Marley, Hugh Masakela, Thandiswa Mazwai with a smattering of hip hop, where Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest and Snoop feature prominently.
Who would you go to the ends of the earth for?
My woman, my mother and my friends.
Who is your greatest source of inspiration?
I`ve been fortunate to have been raised by great parents, taught by good teachers, played rugby with talented sportsmen, and worked with legends of the South African radio industry.
Do you have any 'show off' coffee table books in your home?
The Art of War... it`s too disjoined to read from start to finish.

Ever been left speechless on the air?

Who is the one person you would love to interview, but haven't yet had the pleasure?
Can`t think of one..., Uhmmm...?, Uhmmm...?
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