Lupi Ngcayisa, a local radio veteran, is not happy about the current state of South African radio. According to him, something is missing and he's unimpressed by the way DJs are acting indulgent and self-serving.
South African radio veteran, Lupi Ngcayisa, knows a lot about radio and what its purpose in the country is.
And he isn't very happy with how things are at the moment, reports TimesLIVE.
Lupi feels that most DJs have their priorities all messed up and that radio isn't about communities any more, but about 'self-indulgent and self-serving' DJs.
According to the TimesLIVE report, Lupi says DJs are treating radio as their own 'vanity project'.
"There is something lacking right now. There was a time when black radio understood its place to transform, to push the human side. There seems to be a move towards self-indulgence.
"The radio show now benefits the individual DJ more than the community they serve. I am looking for more user-driven content than the self-indulgent content we sometimes hear."
Briefly.co.za gathered that Lupi applauded Anele Mdoda for her work in helping schools with pit toilets build proper ones.
"Personalities are incredibly powerful and need to make a change, like Anele has made with her initiative to build toilets. I want to hear more of that..."
However, despite being unhappy about Mzansi's radio, he won't be returning to it.
"I am too old. Black radio has changed. I can’t be excited about Cardi B’s this and that. Imagine an old man discussing such?"
Lupi also added that DJs should allow for new talent to get time on Mzansi's radio waves.
"I think there is merit in knowing when to let go. There are many young talented broadcasters who deserve the space."
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