Entertainment the name of his game

HANGING WITH HIS HOMIES: DJ Pastor with his mouthwatering plate of food. Picture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN
HANGING WITH HIS HOMIES: DJ Pastor with his mouthwatering plate of food. Picture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN

LA FEMME had lunch with Phiwe Nozewu, who is better known to his fans as DJ Pastor who chose the relaxed Man Buy and Braai in Deal Party last month.

DJ Pastor is co-host and producer of the Umhlobo Wenene FM breakfast show. Together with Putco Mafani and Mluleki “Coach” Ntsabo, the trio cooks up a mean Breakfast Eyondlayo Ekuseni (BEE).

At the Deal Party tshisa nyama, which is named after owner Mbulelo Archie Nkqayi, Nozewu enjoyed braaied pork chops, boerewors and beef steak with chakalaka and green salad.

We chatted about DJ Pastor’s love for the entertainment industry.

“I have been in the entertainment industry for more than 10 years. I worked at CKI FM (now Tru FM) for nine years, then moved to Umhlobo Wenene FM in 2010,” the Beverly Grove DJ said. “I also have a show on Bay TV– Around the Bay with Pastor.”

BEE scooped the breakfast show award in the public broadcasting service category at the MTN Radio Awards last month.

I picked Man Buy and Braai because it reminds me of home and this is where most of my homeboys and -girls hang out every weekend.

I may work hard during the week but come weekend, I need to be in a place with good music and a good braai.

I get all sorts of people here – professionals, entrepreneurs, managers, CEOs, DJs, sports people, and the normal guy.

I’ll know I’ve made it when I can do gigs in three provinces, in one weekend. When you get there, everybody knows who you are.

I love my career, as a radio DJ, producer, TV presenter and production company owner because it affords me the opportunity to be surrounded by music at all times. That’s why I fell in love with media as a high school boy … I’ve always wanted to entertain.

The person who has taught me the most, is SABC head of radio Zolisile Mapipa. He was my boss for almost a year and a half when I was with CKI FM. He always gave me reading material on how radio works and that helped me develop and sharpen my knowledge beyond what I had learnt at school. He was godsend.

I share my life with my wife, Lulu, and our three kids (two boys and a little girl). They mean the world to me!

I have a soft spot for my children.

I should have studied law, I was accepted at UCT, but in the very last days of my matric, I changed my mind. Gerrie Nel and Barry Roux make it look so simple – I beat myself up for not!

I’m listening toToni Braxton and Babyface – Love, Marriage and Divorce.

When I was 16, I wish I knew soccer players can earn a lot of money. I was a good enough soccer player, so who knows where I could’ve ended up!

My music weakness is playing commercial music … it fills the dance floor. Why play anything else?

Nothing makes me happier than seeing my children do well at school.

My favourite item of clothing is canvas takkies (trainers).

I absolutely hate avocados and garlic.

I am saving to buy a bigger house for my family.

I can’t go a day without music. – Balisa Ntloko

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