“What’s Wrong With Groovin?” has come to an end on Kaya FM

I have learned with shock that last week’s episode of What’s Wrong with Groovin? – an episode I am especially proud to have narrated in homage to the South African icon, Jonas Gwangwa – was the last episode of our show to air. Remember how excited I was to join in October 2019? Sixty episodes and many Sunday afternoons later, it feels great to have concluded our offering on such a high note. It really has been an incredible journey through Africa and the diaspora; reading the beautiful work of poets, philosophers, historians, novelists, politicians and thinkers while listening to the very best sounds gifted to us by our beloved musicians! Far greater than the South African Radio Awards nomination we received last year, was all of the feedback we got from listeners who took their time to let us know how much our work moved them. I am so proud of this project that Mohau, Kagiso, EdSoul, Tha_Muzik, DJ Kenzhero and I dedicated ourselves to weekly. We used radio for its true purpose; we shaped, sharpened and challenged the minds of the people. Being part of Kaya FM’s Afropolitan chapter has been an honour. Thank you for lending us your ears.

Please see the statement from the originators of What’s Wrong with Groovin?, MNM below:

I’m a narrator on my favourite radio station.

I really enjoy Kaya FM. It’s my radio station of choice for when I work and of course, the bulk of that involves sitting alone, reading and writing from morning until midnight, everyday. The station has a new show, unlike anything I have heard before. On Sunday afternoons, from 2pm – 6pm, What’s Wrong With Groovin’ is on and it’s an audio-documentary (that includes prose, poetry, dramatic script) infused with music curated by DJ Khenzero and Tha_Muzik, of the station’s Sound Supreme show on Saturday afternoons. It’s quite a refreshing concept considering that a majority of the South African radio stations that I enjoy have decided that Sunday afternoons are for wailing R&B. So, this is a welcome breath of fresh air because I like to work while listening to relaxing music that allows my mind to imagine and execute; not stress-me-out-about-my-romantic-life music. It’s distracting, at best.

I love reading all kinds of things so I think it’s incredibly cool that I’ll be doing so on my favourite radio station. So please do join me today for my debut at 14:00 on Kaya FM, 95.9 FM. Today, we will be contemplating the land question far beyond the current discourse that is being generated in our country. It is interesting, thought-provoking and entertaining content that honestly blew me away when I listened to the first and second episodes. So I’m really excited to be involved with the third episode and hopefully all of them from today onwards. Please do let me know what you think, loves! I will be sure to add the podcast to this post and the podcast page on my blog when it is available.

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Thank you, #WWWGroovin team for letting me do this cool thing with y’all!