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After leaving Skyz Metro FM in February, multi-award winning comedian and radio personality Babongile Sikhonjwa has made a prodigal return to the station.
Sikhonjwa left the station as he wanted to focus on growing himself as a brand and also to strengthen his personal businesses.
He announced his bounce-back at the station’s third anniversary bash which was held at the City Hall car park on 7 September.
Skyz Metro FM station manager Godwin Phiri confirmed Sikhonjwa’s return and he said he would be broadcasting once a week on Fridays on the now re-branded Vuka Vuka breakfast show.
“When Sikhonjwa left us, we made it clear that he is welcome to come back to the station because Skyz Metro is his home, even when he left he still helped us on some of the items behind the scenes.
“As he is now done with stabilising his business, we are proud to say he is rejoining the family as he will be hosting the Vuka Vuka breakfast show,” said Phiri.
Sikhonjwa’s return will see changes at Skyz Metro.
Benkosi “B Kay” Maphosa and Manurse Ndlovu who were the hosts for Vuka Vuka will broadcast from Monday to Thursday on a different show (yet to be named) which will fill the slot which was occupied by the morning Vuka Vuka breakfast show.
The Drive Time show will be then hosted by Khaya and Khekhe so as to attract a youthful audience.
“B Kay and Manurse will continue broadcasting from Monday to Thursday in the morning on a new show that is yet to be given a name, covering the broadcasting time which was occupied by Vuka Vuka, while Khekhe and Khaya will fit in the Drive Time show,” said Phiri.
Mrifithi, as Sikhonjwa is affectionately known, revealed that he was super excited about his return and listeners should expect more laughs on his shift.
“This is a new Vuka Vuka breakfast show which will be different, more laughs and fun is what listeners should expect from my set,” said Sikhonjwa.