The radio industry has woken up to the sad news that radio veteran Grant Shakoane has died. The former Metro FM personality was in hospital last week, in a serious condition that has not been disclosed.
Details around his death are unknown at this stage and South Africans have all taken to social media to express their condolences.
— Armchair Revolutionary ☭ ?? (@bayanda) April 22, 2021
Shakoane, known to his listeners as Mr ‘Shebabadoo shebaba,’ found himself in front of a microphone in the 1980s, where he hosted the popular soul and RnB show on Metro FM.
Many radio personalities shared their sentiments about Shakoane, including Kaya 959’s Best T in the City host, T-Bose.
— T. (@tboseZA) April 22, 2021
The radio veteran also had a stint at VUMA FM and Radio Bop who also shared his contributions to radio in a tweet.
“He was one of us here at Radio Bop SA #TheStationWithAMindOfItsOwn. In 2018 during our first attempt at coming back, he did our Saturday & Sunday 1 to 5 PM weekend slot. We recently (December 2020) invited him to do a broadcast with us at Shaguma Lounge.”
#RIPGrantShakoane he was one of us here at Radio Bop SA #TheStationWithAMindOfItsOwn. In 2018 during our first attempt at coming back, he did our Saturday & Sunday 1 to 5 PM weekend slot.
We recently (December 2020) invited him to do a broadcast with us at Shaguma Lounge. pic.twitter.com/3FXBdpvuUq
— Radio Bop SA (@RadioBopSA) April 22, 2021
These are a few of the messages from Twitter:
We are saddened by the passing of the radio legend, Grant Shakoane. We extend our sympathies to his family, friends, and colleagues. May his soul rest in peace.???️#RIPGrantShakoane pic.twitter.com/SVIsukH9bU
— The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) April 22, 2021
— Mapaseka Mokwele (@mapasekamokwele) April 22, 2021
There are voices and then there’s THEE voice. A broadcasting legend of our time is no more.. ?? Rest in Peace Ntate Grant. Your contribution to radio will never be forgotten. You were one of the best to ever do it. Lala Ngoxolo baba.. #RIPGrantShakoane pic.twitter.com/Ecc7l4HIXd
— Khanyi Magubane (@Khanyi_Magubane) April 22, 2021