The accolade that brought Masechaba Ndlovu to tears

Her exit from Power FM may have been bitter but the 2018 victory was sweet 

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:44 PM  | Masechaba Lekalake  | Top of The

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The accolade that brought Masechaba Ndlovu to tears

In early 2017, TV and radio host, Masechaba Ndlovu shocked many when she announced her unceremonious resignation from Power FM with immediate effect, but, without an explanation.  

Shortly thereafter, she further surprised everyone by joining Metro FM to host a Drive Time show with Mo Flava and now, almost a year later, that show took home a major award at this past weekend's Liberty Radio Awards. 

The ceremony took place the Sandton Convention Centre under the theme “raising the bar – celebrating those who inform and entertain us.”

Metro FM's Drive Time with Masechaba and Mo took home the award for Best Afternoon Drive Show in the commercial category. A teary-eyed Ndlovu took to stage to share what the win meant for her and the tears continued long after she sashayed off-stage to take her official photo. 

She later took to Instagram to explain her emotional reaction:

Other winners of the night included: 

Afternoon Drive Presenter – Campus: Uct Radio Naushaad Maharaj

Afternoon Drive Presenter – Community: Hot 91.9 Simon Parkinson

Afternoon Drive Presenter – Commercial: East Coast Radio Bongani Mtolo

Afternoon Drive Show – Campus: Tuks Fm 107.2 The Drive Way

Afternoon Drive Show – Community: Hot 91.9 The Big Joburg Drive

Afternoon Drive Show – Commercial: Metro Fm The Drive

Breakfast Presenter – Campus: Tuks Fm 107.2 Nicholas Lawrence

Breakfast Presenter – Community: Mix 93.8 Tony Blewitt

Breakfast Presenter – Commercial: Kaya Fm David O’sullivan

Breakfast Show – Campus: Pukfm 93.6 Big Bang Breakfast

Breakfast Show – Community: Radio Today Tom London Breakfast

Breakfast Show – Commercial: Kfm 94.5 Kfm Mornings

Business And Finance Show – Combined: Kaya Fm Kaya Bizz

Community Project – Campus and Community: Pretoria Fm Oggendkuier

Community Project – Commercial: Algoa Fm Big Walk For Cancer

Content Producer – Campus And Community: Voice Of Wits Dj Keyez

Content Producer – Commercial: Gagasi Fm Mfundo Mabaso

Daytime Show – Campus: Pukfm 93.6 Pukfm Lunch

Daytime Show – Community: Alex Fm The Real Deal

Daytime Show – Commercial: Algoa Fm The Algoa Fm Top 30

 Documentary – Combined: Rsg Monitor – Vroue Tronk

Drama Programme – Combined: Motsweding Fm Bua Le Mmino – Makarapa City

Field News Reporter – Combined: 702 And 947 Mia Lindeque

Internet/Online Radio Show – Combined: Pulpit Media Group I Am Youth

Multi-Channel Promotion – Combined: Jacaranda Fm Singing Billboard

Sports Presenter – Combined: Power 98.7 Thabiso Mosia

Sports Presenter – Sports Show: Hot 91.9 Hot Sport With John Walland

Sports Presenter – Commercial: Metro Fm The Ultimate Sports Show

Music Show – Campus: Tshwane Fm The Night Pulse

Music Show – Community: Radio Khwezi Night Time Crew

Music Show – Commercial: Vuma 103 Fm Sunday Gospel Show

My Station – Most Votes: Hot 91.9

Most Loyal Listeners: Hot 91.9

News And Actuality Show – Campus And Community: Radio Islam Sabahuul Muslim

News And Actuality Show – Commercial: Kaya Fm The Law Report

News Bulletin Reader – Campus: UCT Radio Naushaad Maharaj

News Bulletin Reader – Community: Mix 93.8 Fm Helen Desbois

News Bulletin Reader – Commercial: 702/94.7 Tara Penny

Podcast – Combined: East Coast Radio #Getreal – With Vanessa Goosen

Promotions Stunt/Event – Campus And Community: Tygerberg 104 Fm #Vreesloos2017

Promotions Stunt/Event – Commercial: Algoa Fm Algoa Fm Big Walk For Cancer And Jacaranda Fm Jacaranda Fm Billboard

Night-Time Show – Campus: Pukfm 93.6 Rooiwynsondag

Night-Time Show – Community: Kingfisher Fm Masabelane With Tasco

Night-Time Show – Commercial: Ofm A Touch Of Thabang

Radio Innovation – Combined: Smile 90.4 Fm Amplifying The Good News In The Mother City

Station Imaging – Campus And Community: Hot 91.9

Station Imaging – Commercial: Power 98.7

Station Of The Year – Commercial: Algoa Fm

Traffic Presenter – Combined: Phalaphala Fm Rendy S

Weekend Radio Show – Campus: Pukfm 93.6 International Top 40

Weekend Radio Show – Community: Hot 91.9 The Tony Murrell Show

Weekend Radio Show – Commercial: Munghana Lonene Switshongo – Top 30

Station Of The Year – Campus: Pukfm 93.6

Station Of The Year – Community: Hot 91.9fm 

Congratulations to all the evening's winners. 

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