Bongani B Nxumalo

Radio presenter, actor, singer

Bongani, a radio presenter, has won the heart of Jo’burg with his quirky traffic updates on Highveld Stereo, but his true talent lies in his husky voice. Listeners had a sneak peak of his musical talents on the station’s morning drive show, The Rude Awakening, with the toothbrush tune, but Bongani had already taken the world by storm.

He performed in Disney’s acclaimed musical, The Lion King, in Los Angeles for more than three years. He then swapped California for Hamburg in Germany, where he spent a year performing in the German version of The Lion King, Der Koenig Der Loewen. While in Los Angeles, Bongani shared the stage with such acclaimed musos as Hugh Masekela, Jonathan Butler, Lebo M, Kirk Franklin and Donnie Mcklurckin.

He moved back to South Africa to realise his dream of recording an album.

Lunch Spot: Johnathan's Buccleuch; Doppio Zero, Bedfordview