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Zandile Zeal Dladla

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UKHOZI FM  DJ, MC, Voice Over Artist, Motivational Speaker and TV Presenter

Sunshine yellow personality and versatile entertainer Zandile Dladla was born a communicator. Her impeccable communications skills, in both IsiZulu and English, saw her gearing towards a career in the broadcasting industry. This has led her back to her home town of Durban following a decade of working and studying in the City of Gold (Johannesburg).

She started off her colorful journey at METRO FM as early as 2008, after winning a Ponds competition with Azania Mosaka. She took the opportunity and ran with it while honing her skills and making a mark in the deep house space.

With mentors such as DJs Vinny Da Vinci and Christos she became one of the most sought-after club DJs and MCs in the industry. She hosted weekend evening shows titled The Urban Beat for five years where she consistently increased listenership, attracted brand sponsorship and spear-headed national radio tours.

She later moved on to joining East Coast Radio and finally being head-hunted to join growing coastal station Vuma 103 as a breakfast co-host of which she effectively served at for a year. Zeal has proven herself to be a commercially viable brand because with her contribution to the “Good To Go Morning Drive” show she has seen the listenership at Vuma 103 tripled in one year.

She has since broadened her horizon as one of the most sought after speakers at women’s events nationwide, a voice over artist and has just shot a television talk show pilot to further spread her wings in the competitive broadcasting world. DJ Zeal continues to diversify and grow her national footprint with a growing number of listeners, more speaking and MC engagements which has seen her share stages with the likes of businesswomen Carol Bouwer, Thami Ngubeni, among others.

Her latest venture has been events management as she ran a very successful female DJs mentorship programme in Johannesburg which she hopes to resurrect soon in Durban, while hosting events to afford the emerging female DJs the platform to be able to showcase their talent for crowds. Zeal also assists those who desire to do radio presenting by creating recorded demos for them.

This year 2018 has seen Zandile Zeal Dladla being Nominated by the Liberty Radio Awards as the Best Breakfast Show Commercial (Co-host) and making it to the national finals.

*Currently Zeal is working her dream job at the biggest radio station – UKHOZI FM as a presenter and content producer for the following shows – Nationwide 90.1 – 107.4FM: 

  1. Saturday Afternoon Drive “ CHILLAZ”  3 – 6pm
  2. Friday “Ikhwezi LoKhozi” 2-4am
  3. Friday “Namba Namba” 11pm – 2am

Bookings:  +2776 282 1949 / zandile.dladla@gmail.com

Media Enquiries: Dimakatso @ Nobayeni Media (PTY) Ltd+2778  094 3090


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