Minnie Dlamini recounts how she secured her first TV presenting job 12 years ago


Minnie Dlamini narrates how her dream came true 12 years ago.

The star said at the point when life was vague to her, she got informed on TV that a new presenter was needed to replace Tbo Touch.

“As LIVE was about to begin, a “Call-To-Action” came on screen. @mzansi_fosho and LIVE were looking for a new presenter to replace @iamtbotouch (who was moving on to take radio by storm)
They were going all over the country and “it could be you” I remember the ad said.”

Minnie got dressed and gave it a try, and she was picked for the job.

“I got excited, I felt like this was my shot and I was going to take it. So naturally, since I was feeling a bit better, I watched the episode with GenSoc then got dressed and went out. A few friends that night asked me if I had seen the ad and if I was going to try out. There was a spark in me I hadn’t seen in months and I knew I had to try…”

“Today 12 years ago I got the call that changed my life forever. I had won the Live Presenter Search, I remember that feeling as if it were yesterday. @bonang_m @sizwedhlomo were consummate professionals and I knew that I needed to work extra hard to be worthy of being on that LIVE stage with them.”

The mother of one said she will narrate how the interview process was someday, but she encouraged followers with how she started small and gave the job her all.

“I started working as an intern at the production company that produced LIVE. I did every job I could find. I ran errands, delivered tapes for the archive, booked crew for shoots and live shows, I would book artists to perform. Shot some inserts as crew. I did language count: this was where I had to rewatch the previous episode of the show and count how many minutes and seconds each language was spoken. It was tedious!!! However I got to watch, study, learn and interpret my findings into my own style. This has been a crazy 12 years and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Minnie Dlamini thanked South Africans for making her dreams become a reality.

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