Shingai Mokina aka Dj Mox: Radio DJ and Presenter
Tell me about yourself i.e., line of work, education, and career?
I am a radio DJ and presenter on one of Zimbabwe’s leading radio stations, Star FM. I started off my career in the media fraternity as a voice artist, then a tv presenter with the national broadcaster prior to joining Star FM in 2012.
What inspired you to pursue your line of work/business and how much work did it take for you to get where you are now?
I was actually discovered, to be honest, and built my career from there. I cannot say by who yet, but I am forever grateful for the opportunity they gave me. To be where I am right now, took a lot of work and guidance from mentors who had been in the game for much longer. These include the likes of Innocent Tshuma, Tich Mataz, Leander Kandiero and Admire Taderera.
Every journey has its share of challenges; what were yours? Did you ever feel like giving up? If so, what kept you going?
I experienced personal loss and that was my greatest challenge. There were hard days and less hectic ones. What kept me on track much of the time was a great support system from my family, Church, mentors, friends, and my supportive workmates.
Any notable milestones/achievement you would like to share?
Being part of Connecting Africa in 2017 and 2018 was a great achievement having been selected to hang with some of the best from other countries. I am grateful for the radio and hip-hop awards plus nominations too that have come along the way. It feels good to be appreciated and very humbling.
What is the big picture i.e., where to from here?
I think it is time to switch things up a little. I cannot give much detail as of now given the various partnerships I have forged to see it through and work in progress still going on in the background. The radio experience also will be a little different as we do some tweaking in-house.
What word of advice would you like to give to others reading your story?
Never give up. Pay more attention to your ambition than to the picture that everyone has of you. It’s a given you will struggle to achieve your goals, but it will all be worth it if you apply yourself and keep moving forward.
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