Anele Mdoda

Zookeeper of “947’s Breakfast Club”, host of “The Voice SA” and gamekeeper of “Celebrity Game Night” on E!*
That’s the fresh, infectiously vivacious and fun Anele Mdoda – and nobody creates a first impression like she does.
Her personality is larger than life, and so is her funny bone, winning the hearts of listeners on her daily breakfast radio show on 947. She is also the former host of SABC3’s “Real Talk with Anele”.
Anele is entertaining and funny off-the-cuff, whether MC’ing an event, being a judge on Mzansi Magic’s ‘Clash of the Choirs’ or as a guest presenter on VUZU.  The quintessential South African go-getter in the entertainment business – always giving 110% to anything she takes on. Nothing can sum her up better than her Twitter bio: ‘Be as interested as you are interesting’.

 

Anele began her radio career as a DJ at the University of Pretoria in 2004, where she was studying politics and international relations. There she met Grant Nash and the pair discovered an on-air chemistry.  When she landed herself a slot on Highveld Stereo in 2007, she needed a co-host, suggested Grant as her partner, and the pair hosted a successful weekday evening show for a year. They then got the call and moved to national radio station 5FM where they took over the 12pm to 3pm slot and became household names.

She was rated as the “hottest thing on local radio” by South African radio legend Alex Jay in a September 2008 interview.  Anele has also co-hosted with Rob Van Vuuren of the SABC2 reality competition ‘SA’s Got Talent’.

During the 2012 ‘SA Style Awards’, she was named as the overall winner of most stylish South African of the year.

Then in 2013, she was the host of the M-Net docu-reality series ‘Dream School SA’. In 2014 Anele was once again a judge for ‘Miss South Africa’ and she began co-presenting the SABC3 talk show ‘Tongue in Cheek’.

Then onto “Afternoon Drive” at 947 and in writing, was the co-author (with Mandy Wiener) of one of the 5 best-sellers in the “Youngsters” series, “It Feels Wrong to Laugh, But …”.

Anele took to the small screen as a presenter for “SA’s Got Talent”, “Top Billing” and yes, the vibey, witty, outspoken and genuine Anele that you hear and see on radio and television is as vibey, witty, outspoken and genuine in real life. In fact, she credits ‘being consistent’ as one of her secrets to success. “It’s about maintaining your standards and staying true to yourself. Being kind to people is part of that. It can take you far. You have to be kind to everyone; even if they can’t do anything for your career.”

Awards
‘Best radio Personality in South Africa’ – Nickolodeon Kids Choice Awards
‘Rising Star of the Year’ Media Magazine 2012
‘Most Stylish Personality in South Africa’
‘Best Daytime Radio Show in SA’
*where two teams of celebrity guests will face off as they play hilarious and outrageous party games that test pop culture knowledge, acting skills and nerves of steel.

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