Kaya 959 radio host Andy Maqondwana has won the “Radio DJ of the Year” award at the inaugural VN Global Awards.
Maqondwana emerged top at the Awards, which took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cape Town on Saturday, October 30 2021. The announcement was later made on 2 November 2021.
VN Global Awards
A first of its kind, the VN Global Awards were established this year and seek to recognise creatives in media and entertainment on a global platform.
Beaming with excitement as she revealed the news on her social media, Maqondwana said this is her first radio award since she started her career in the industry 10 years ago.
“When you do what you love, you don’t ask for acknowledgement or recognition but when you do get recognised, it’s just a reminder of ‘the why.’ Why I’m doing it, why I’ve sacrificed so much to be here in this moment, and it makes it all worth it 10 years down the road,” she said.
Andy Maqondwana profile
Andy Maqondwana began her radio career at Stellenbosch University’s MFM campus radio station. Shortly afterwards, she moved to commercial radio station KFM in Cape Town, followed by a stint at Joburg’s 947 where she was dubbed the “Brunch Bae” by her listeners.
Born and bred in a small town in the Eastern Cape with a big personality and a laugh to match, Andy’s warm nature and love for people is what draws people to her and is her secret weapon in broadcasting.
With a career sparked by mere curiosity 10 years ago at campus radio station MFM 92.6 in Stellenbosch, her work ethic and passion led to her joining some of the biggest regional commercial stations.