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Q&A with 5FM’s Boipelo Mooketsi

Kimberley-born Boipelo Mooketsi regards herself as a storyteller. The dynamic young presenter who joined 5FM this month is also a public speaker, MC and AFDA graduate. She started her radio career at campus radio before moving on to a regional radio station. She hopes to effortlessly work across all broadcast platforms, with a large focus on television. Boipelo has previously worked with award-winning production house Diprente Films as a writer and production intern and currently works as a production assistant on SABC 2’s Muvhango in addition to her work at the station. You can listen to Boipelo weekends on 5 Weekend Nights, 10:00 -01:00.

Tell us about your very first show at 5FM? 

Boipelo: “Fifteen minutes before my show, the system decided to crash. As a newbie who was basically still training, my heart stopped for a second. But instinct quickly kicked in, I called our technical producer, who guided me through, and we sorted it out. I laughed about it after but as it was happening, I wanted to scream. Funnily enough, I look back and I appreciate the moment so much because the “worst” happened and I got out of it more knowledgeable. It kind of felt like a baptism. By the time it was time for my show, everything went well, and it was smooth sailing from there on. Overall, my experience at 5FM has been amazing. Everyone who I’ve met thus far has been welcoming, willing to lend a helping hand and offer free radio advice.”

If you could join any past or current music group, which would you want to join?

Boipelo: “It would definitely have to be Jamali, Destiny’s Child or Danity Kane. I actually have a slight obsession with girl groups, what an iconic era of music!”

If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be?

Boipelo: “Definitely a dolphin. Totes!!  I say that because they’re so intelligent and sociable and those are two of my strongest traits.

What unwritten rule would you make mandatory if you could?

Boipelo: “Pineapple does NOT belong on a pizza!

If you could completely get rid of one month out of the year, which month would it be and why?

Boipelo: “November! What an unnecessary month, it always feels so long. It’s genuinely just that month that’s in the way of December and nice times.

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