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Andy Maqondwana wins Radio DJ of Year at VN Global Awards

By Kaya 959 Reporter

Kaya 959’s Andy Maqondwana wins ‘Radio DJ of Year’ at the VN Global Media and Entertainment Awards 2021.

The VN Awards are a celebration of the stars from Africa and around the world in the Entertainment and Media industry.

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Andy, who hosts Reloaded With Andy on Saturday afternoons, has expressed her excitement and gratitude for this incredible accolade.


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Maqondwana thanked her family and also paid a sweet tribute to her late father.

She wrote: “Thank you to the @vn_streaming @vuyojoboda for this acknowledgement and incredible honour… I’d like to thank each and every single person that has contributed to my career, who bet on me even when I didn’t bet on myself, who saw the light inside me and allowed me to shine.

“I am so grateful that my 10 years in radio I can chronicle with this award. Thank you to each and every person that turned on their radio and tuned in.”

“Thank you to my family for being the source of affirmation even when I didn’t know where this path was going. I’d also like to thank YOU for voting for me (myself included) and making this happen.

“I’d like to dedicate this award to my late father. Thank you for guiding me and affirming me even in your ABSENCE. GATYENI. MAMALI. NDONDELA. We did it Tat’.”

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We caught up with Andy to hear more about this exciting achievement.

Q: What does winning the award mean to you?

A:When you do what you love, you don’t ask for acknowledgement or recognition but when you do get recognized its just a reminder of ‘the why’. Why im doing it, why I’ve sacrificed so much to be here in this moment and it makes it all worth it.

Q: Looking back, how has your experience been as a broadcaster for the past 10 years?

A: There are a multitude of words I could use to describe my radio journey, but to be brief, it started with curiosity, the radio bug bit and now the journey continues.

Q: What does the future hold for Andy Maqondwana?

A: Like I said previously, the journey continues. What life has taught me is that you need to live in the moment and that is exactly what I am doing right now.

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Other winners at this year’s awards include Gomora’s CeeCee Ndaba, who won Actress of the Year, Kamo Mphela, who took Female Artist of The Year and MacG Mukwevho, who won Podcast of The Year.

Here are the names of all the winners:

Actress of the Year: Ceecee Ndaba

Actor of the Year: Ayden Croy

Filmmaker of the Year: Abo Booi

Radio DJ of the Year: Andy Maqondwana

Male Artist of the Year: Master KG

Presenter of the Year: Speech The Dreamer

Influencer of the Year: Patricia Blacc

Podcaster of the Year: Mac G Mukwevho

Female Artist of the Year: Kamo Mphela



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