The KwaZulu-Natal-born radio presenter and businesswoman got her start behind the microphone back in 2011, when she was on the roster for community radio station InandaFM in Durban. Her voice and charismatic energy on the airwaves soon led her to VumaFM, a commercial radio station in Durban. This is where Mkhize said she began to foster her passion for radio and connect with the listeners she established as the host of the afternoon drive show.
Her path in radio came to an abrupt pause when she left the station in 2020, due to the constraints of the Covid-19-induced lockdowns. Mkhize jumped into action and focused on her business savvy. She created an emerging events and marketing company and drove its growth using her skills gained from the media industry.
“I was thinking, ‘let me just focus on my own business’, because I felt that at the end of the entertainment industry, through Covid-19, I wasn’t able to kick it; the world was closed,” Mkhize said.
“So to find myself at a point where I have built this thing that is sustainable, and I can now go back to something that is everything that I have, I hold to, is a really big lesson.”