Boipelo Mooketsi joins 5FM as host of #5WeekendNight show
Boipelo Mooketsi, A Radio Host , MC and Storyteller. You can tell that this young lady is set on making her presence known in this industry as she has recently became a host of the #5WeekendNight show at 5FM every Saturday and Sunday from 10pm -1 am. She has grown and showed so much potential in the last couple of years on her radio journey from being a host at Vow FM at the age of 19 to joining one of the well known radio station in South Africa.
Somie: HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE JOINING 5FM?
BM: It honestly feels like a dream come true. It took a minute to sink in but being apart of such a historic brand is one of my biggest career highlights for sure.
Somie: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PRESENTING STYLE?
BM: Fun, vibrant. I love creating a safe space , making my listeners feel loved , accepted and welcome , hence “ Radio Bae’’. When the word ‘’bae” comes to mind , you immediately think of the person who you feel most comfortable with and that’s the kind of presenter I am to my listeners.
Somie: WHAT TYPE OF CONTENT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BRING TO #5WeekendNight?
BM: 5WeekendNight isn’t just a show. It’s ‘Special date night’ that I have with you every Saturday and Sunday. On our dates you can expect late night conversations that are fresh, witty and relevant. Accompanied by fire music and mixes.
Somie: WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO BRING TO 5FM?
BM: I’m bringing all that is Boipelo Mooketsi to 5FM . There’s nothing as authentic as just being 100% me And that’s what I plan on doing. I’m a black Tswana girl who loves a multitude of things and all of that will be evident on the show.
Somie: WHEN IT COMES TO RADIO WHO DO YOU LOOK UP TO THE MOST?
BM: I look up to many radio professionals from the legends such as the late Bob Mabena, Eddie Zondi and Chilli M .To the current wave of personalities who’s been consistently killing it such as Carol Ofori, Ayanda MVP, Dineo Ranaka , Melanie Bala, Khutso Theledi, Dj Shabby ,AB DaCosta and soooo many more.
Somie: WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
BM: Always wanting to be the best version of my self in everything that I do keeps me going.
Somie: HOW DO YOU PRIORITIZE YOUR WORK?
BM: I’ve got a day job at Muvhango currently, which has long production hours and on weekend I’m at 5fm, among other small side hustles , the trick to it all is finding balance. Balance is unique to each person , so doing what works for you is key. I don’t compromise on resting because that’s the first step for me. After being well rested , I figure out the best way to manage my time. I make a list and then roll with it.
Somie: WHAT’S NEXT FOR BOIPELO?
BM: Right now, What’s next is me fully immersing my self in my new radio journey and growing, until I get to my next level. One of my future goals is to host s drive-time slot , so consistently working towards that is part of my plans. I want to get into digital space, start monetizing social media and working with different brands. I have other ambitions that I’m still crafting and when the time is right everything will align and I will speak more on those.
Somie: WHAT IS ONE MESSAGE YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOUR FOLLOWERS?
BM: My journey hasn’t been easy, I’m still en-route and I’m learning as I go. On my journey there are fantastic days and there are terrible days but no matter what JUST START YOUR JOURNEY. Just doit, You’ll never know your greatest potential if you never start.
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