Music maestro Greg Maloka, the beautiful and multi-faceted socialite Unathi Nkayi, and full-of-laughs Jason Goliath are certainly a power trio on Kaya FM. Afropolitan was excited to find out more about these big and bold personalities.

Greg Maloka

Kaya FM’s Managing Director 

What was the best news for South Africa from 2019? 

It was the fact that despite our challenges, our stars keep rising, namely our Miss Universe Zozibini, Trevor Noah, Black Coffee, and our rugby world champs.

What were other highlights from the past year for our country? 

Our country’s continued dream of democracy and equality.

What can we look forward to in 2020, and in the coming decade in SA? 

The triumph of the human spirit will inspire new confidence in the country, which always results in prosperity. 2020 will be our decade of renewal, and this decade will be a decade of resetting.

Can we expect any big changes in the radio space or for Kaya FM in the future? 

Kaya will continue to be smarter as a medium that was primarily led by radio. It will embrace the fourth industrial revolution and use it to expand culture and its influence.

If you could have dinner with any past or present personality, who would it be and why? 

Clarence Avant, because he understood what to do with the present moment. Clarity of purpose is everything.

If you could have only one vinyl, which would it be? 

Enoch Sontonga – Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika

 The triumph of the human spirit will inspire new confidence in the country,

Unathi Nkayi 

Kaya FM host, composer, performer, broadcaster and television producer

What was the most exciting news for South Africa from 2019?

Our standing as the best on the global stage across different fraternities was exciting to witness. From the Rugby World Cup to our second Miss Universe being crowned and our standing on comedy.

What were other highlights from the past year for our country?

Musically our musicians featured on the Soundtrack of the year for the Lion King with Beyoncé herself. I’m very proud of the likes of Busiswa, Moonchild and Maphorisa. 

What can we look forward to in 2020, and in the coming decade in SA?

It symbolises a new era. A newness in energy and thinking always comes at the dawn of a new decade.

You are so energetic and fun, which makes a lot of people look up to you! What is your secret?

I fundamentally know that you’ve got to work on your happy to be happy and I have the time and energy for that.

You're also very fashionable - what tips do you have for us?

I’m a classic girl. When in doubt always go back to your classic items as those make you feel confident. When you’re uncomfortable in what you’re wearing, we’re more uncomfortable for you watching you be uncomfortable.

If you could have dinner with any past or present personality, who would it be and why?

It would either be Sis Brenda, Lebo or TK. I just simply miss them.

If you could have only one vinyl, which would it be?

My father has a vinyl collection greater than many DJs I know. That is part of my inheritance. I would never be able to choose one. Just the crackle on any vinyl is enough to make you fall in love.

What is one of the most memorable moments you've had on-air with a caller?

Teaching Beyoncé isiXhosa live on YFM when she was here to honour President Nelson Mandela at his 46664 benefit concert. 

A newness in energy and thinking always comes at the dawn of a new decade. 

Jason Goliath 

Larger-than-life comedian 

What was the most exciting news for South Africa from 2019? 
Definitely the Springboks winning the Rugby World Cup!

What were other highlights from the past year for our country? 

Zozibini Tunzi winning Miss Universe and the Ndlovu Youth Choir making America’s Got Talent.

What can we look forward to in 2020, and in the coming decade in South Africa? 

I think the number one thing that we can look forward to is the end of a recession (fingers crossed). If we look back at the past decade, 2010 for me marked the end of the 2008 recession.

Is South Africa ready for a comedian president?

I don’t think that South Africa is ready for a comedian president because the foundation of comedy is truth and I don’t think South Africa is quite ready for the truth just yet.

If you could have dinner with any past or present personality, who would it be and why? 

Dave Chappelle. He is my comedy mentor and I love his relationship with comedy – it’s pure and almost effortless. He makes it feel like money is just a by-product, not the objective. 

If you could have only one vinyl, which would it be? 

Anything from Michael Jackson or Bill Withers.

What is one of the most memorable moments you've had on air with a caller?

I don’t have a specific memorable moment with a caller but my favourite moments are when David O’Sullivan talks to politicians and CEOs. The way he cuts through the clutter, propaganda and ‘cut and paste’ answers with the main objective of sharing the truth with Afropolitans.