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Briefly describe you/your background?
Born on 5th November 1960 in Manyoni ,Tanzania .Being the first born in my family i am proud to have seen the sun first. Basically I call myself an East African and also a South African with a sounding name Arereng of the Basotho .I went to school in Kenya and Uganda and joined the National Radio in Uganda in 1979 as a presenter and climbed the ladders and now work as an executive producer for the Kiswahili Service at Channel Africa in Johannesburg ,South Africa. I have been a really broadcast journalist from office job to field assignments excelled in Sports commentary when still young and energetic ,covered protests and wars in the jungles of DRC ,CAR, South Sudan and Somalia and currently a desk journalist executive. Been in the media industry for 37 years and after quitting this profession would like to join the East Africa Legislative Assembly before retiring in my farm waiting the day to come for me to rest in peace and go to heaven.
What’s your favourite day of the week and why?
Friday because of rushing to Soweto and avoid the traffic Jam and know that i will sleep and wake up late the following Saturday.
Your Favourite weekend hang out?
The Bomehian in Meliville and Dafine in Soweto .
What is your favourite form of relaxing?
Watching Movies [–Action] and gulping a very cold Hansa pilsner the [Inghutu] Reading Novels ,watching soccer ,playing soccer in Soweto.
What makes you laugh/smile?
It is money on pay day and after concluding my show and paying debts.
What is your favourite tourism destination?
Kruger National Park, Ngorongoro park in Tanzania and Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda.
What or who inspires you?
My bosses at work the General Manager and the managing editor, the editorial team and my team and newsroom staff.
What does it mean to you to be a part of Channel Africa in this era?
Channel Africa is in Africa and it broadcast to Africans with a sense of enabling Africans to manage themselves. I am happy to work for the Radio which champions Africanism .
How do you describe your on-air personality?
I am quite steady and composed and my happy moments is when i receive SMS of messages on the Face book and Twitter which tells me that i am getting feed back from the listeners .
Your most memorable radio moment?
Announcing the downfall of president General Tito Okello Lutwa and announcing the new capture of power by Yoweri Museveni.
Any other passions besides Radio?
Yes to join politics ,farm management ,open a Translation and Interpreting institute and soccer management.
Do you have any phobias?
Message you would like to share with your listeners?
I thank all the listeners of Channel Africa more especially in DRC ,Tanzania,Uganda,Kenya ,Burundi,South Sudan,Rwanda ,Mozambique,Zambia ,Dubai,Bahrain,Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and would like to appeal to you to continue listening to our show and send in comments .
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