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Dr. Thulas Nkabinde

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Briefly describe you/your background?

I am a Composer/Conductor/Arranger, with a BA(Music)(University of Zululand); BA(Honors)Wits University; M.Mus. (UZ), PhD (Mus.Ed.) (ha.GSCT-KZN). I was a Music Lecturer and Conductor at Soweto College of Education, Westminster College of Education and University of Venda. I was a Producer & Presenter of the SABC TV Choral Music Program. I have also produced and released numerous Choral Music CDs with various choirs. The first CD of the SABC Choir, Bafana Bafana ‘hit’ the first Gold Disc for Choral Music in South Africa & received the SAMA (South African Music Award) Award.

What’s your favourite day of the week and why?


Your Favourite weekend hang out?

Zoo Lake, Rosebank in Johannesburg.

What is your favourite form of relaxing?

Watching Soccer on TV.

What makes you laugh/smile?

Playing with my daughter - Nqobile (Nqobs).

What is your favourite tourism destination?

Victoria Falls, Southern Africa.

What or who inspires you?

African Composers like Prof. Mzilikazi Khumalo.

What does it mean to you to be a part of Channel Africa in this era?

Great! Interacting with people from all walks of life.

How do you describe your on-air personality?

Informative, educative and entertaining through music.

Your most memorable radio moment?

First day when I had to broadcast "Live".

Any other passions besides Radio?

Television, Sports and Gym.

Do you have any phobias?


Cooking, scrapbooking, reading, socializing...

Cooking breakfast when I'm in a 'good' mood.

Message you would like to share with your listeners?

Remain focused, persevere, keep dreaming, one day you will achieve your dream.


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