Cape Town based Nomshado ‘Shado’ Twala has enjoyed over 25 years as a radio broadcaster. She is currently heard on SAfm every weekday in her show ‘The Talking Point’ from 09h00 – 12h00.
Through her public profile, Shado is a sought-after Programme Director or MC at various functions, conferences, music festivals, gala dinners and product launches by both big business and government entities.
In the late 1980’s Shado became a household name as a presenter on radio and television – Radio Bop, Radio Metro, 702, P4 and Cape Talk. During this time, Shado also wrote articles for the Sunday Times, Two Tone Magazine, Tribute Magazine and the Old Mutual Jazz Heritage Magazine.
Shado then joined the Provincial Government of the Western Cape as the Premier’s Media Liaison and Public Relations Officer until July 2008. During this period, Shado also had extensive experience with both South African and international media practitioners during the Premier’s international visits.
On Television, she has hosted SABC’s OK TV Awards, Sonic Boom, Soul Agenda, AM Today.
In the ‘real world’, Shado is a professional consultant in arts and entertainment, where her skills are utilised in the development and facilitation of art projects, the identification of business opportunities for South African arts internationally and in cultural missions and trade shows in and outside of South Africa.
Over the years Shado’s voice has featured in various commercials and documentaries such as African Voices, Braam Fischer, Dennis Goldberg, Lillie’s Leaf Farm, Love featuring Mr & Mrs Walter Sisulu, to name a few. She has also been invited to various corporate events as MC/ Programme Director – Table of Unity, M&G Metropolitan Breakfast, Grand West, Presidential Inauguration, Public Participation Programmes for some government events. In 2011 she was inducted into the MTN Hall of Fame. Shado is the Chairperson of the Cape Craft Design Industries and the Panel of Experts for the Gugulethu Street Naming process. She also sits on the judging panel for The Mbokodo Awards, Youth Radio Awards and ‘SA’s Got Talent’.
Shado is fluent in English, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Swazi