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Lungile Alzinah Mango, known to her listeners as “S’bukubukwane” is a vibrant, young, caring and fun loving Born and bred in Pienaar, a township In Mpumalanga, situated east of Nelspruit. She joined Mpumalanga’s leading radio station, Ligwalagwala FM in 2006 where she currently hosts the weekly Women Magazine Show from 10h00am – 12h00pm, and also the Gospel Show “Siyadvumisa” on Sundays from 7h00am – 9h00am. She is amongst the presenters who grew Ligwalagwala FM listenership to a staggering 1.4 million listeners. She took the Women Magazine Show and Siyadvumisa to an elevated level through her insightfulness, willingness to share knowledge, friendliness and willingness to follows current trends.

Her main attribute to the Women Magazine Show is the introduction of special gospel music every Tuesday and Thursday.  This initiative has resulted in increased listenership from both men and women listeners.  The Women Magazine Show together with Siyadvumisa elevated her to a status of local “gospel fundi”.  Her show covers a wide spectrum of gospel genres, from Zion, Accapela, Sion, Jericho, Traditional, International and African Gospel to Rap Gospel.  Siyadvumisa also encompasses Gospel Music CD reviews and constant artist interviews with regards to new album releases.  She does not only entice her listeners with gospel music but also nourishes them spiritually by hosting one of the most popular pastors in and around Nelspruit, Pastor Negros Manana.  According to the latest RAMS, Siyadvumisa commands 374 000 listeners on average.

She has featured as an MC at major Gospel Music Festival in Mpumalanga, including the annual Big Fish Gospel Music Festival organised by Bug Fish Music which attracted close to 15 000 people in attendance .  She is proud of being granted the opportunity to interview award winning artists such as, Solly Mahlangu, Sfiso Ncwane, Sipho Makhabane, Donny, Rebecca, amongst others.   She has flawlessly executed ‘voice overs’ for advertisement of South Africa’s big brands, Uniliver Brands, Nando’s, and JSM Music Warehouse, Government Departments, Music Festivals and some of Ligwalagwala FM promotions.

She has excelled in hosting prestigious and nationally acclaimed events, such as, The Sowetan Women’s Club, Motswako Women’s High Tea, JOKO Women’s Club, 2012 Ligwalagwala FM Women Lifestyle which hosted esteemed Zanele Mbokazi as a speaker , Bona Magazine’s Food for Fun, 2010  Mpumalanga Premier’s Disability Awards, Spiritual Upliftment Function and 2012 Ligwalagwala FM Women’s Lifestyle event. She hosted world renowned Pastor Shirley Caesar when she visited Mpumalanga.  She hosted both the Executive Mayors of Mbombela Local Municipality and Ehlanzeni District Municipality for women’s month activities.  She also hosted an event for the South African First Lady Ma Ntuli and also big companies such as Uniliver, JSM, and Shoprite

She has to appear in various media coverage, notably the print media.  She appeared on Get It Lowveld Magazine as “Talk-Show Diva”.  She also received massive exposure when she appeared on the Daily Sun newspaper, which is consumed nationally.  She frequently appears on local newspaper such as Mpumalanga news regarding some eventscoverage.

 

Her accolades include:

  • Winning the first National Award for the station for the best gospel radio show in 2012 on the crown gospel awards
  • Miss Mpumalanga judge for 2014.
  • Events co-ordinater for a company called Lioness Promotions  that hosted Flavour a Nigerian artist in Mpumalanga .
  • Receiving an award from Epilepsy South Africa for an outstanding presentation on their programmes.
  • Being the first women in the station to be a brand ambosorder for a car dealer called Gilly for a month .

 

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