Kaya 959’s Andy Maqondwana Bags “Radio DJ Of The Year” Award At VN Global Awards! On Saturday, 02 November, Kaya 959’s radio host Andy Maqondwana, was announced as “Radio DJ of the Year” at the inaugural VN Global Awards that took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cape Town on Saturday October 30, 2021.
A first of its kind, the VN Global Awards were established this year and seek to recognise creatives in media and entertainment on a global platform. Beaming with excitement as she shared on her social media, this is Maqondwana’s first radio award since the beginning of her 10-year career in the industry.
“When you do what you love, you don’t ask for acknowledgement or recognition but when you do get recognised, it’s just a reminder of ‘the why’. Why I’m doing it, why I’ve sacrificed so much to be here in this moment, and it makes it all worth it 10 years down the road”, says Maqondwana.
Having recently found a new home at Kaya 959 hosting “Reloaded with Andy” on Saturday afternoons from 3 to 6, Maqondwana has proved to be a popular addition to the Kaya 959 weekend line-up. She began her radio career at Stellenbosch University’s MFM campus radio station. Shortly after, she moved to commercial radio station KFM in Cape Town, followed by a stint at Joburg’s 947 where she was dubbed the “Brunch Bae” by her listeners.