Based: Cape Town
Heart 104.9 FM Presenter, TV Presenter, MC & DJ
SUGA is one of South Africa’s most recognized Radio personalities. Her charismatic and bubbly personality continues to be a firm favorite with so many listeners. It all began in 1997 when starting as a late night DJ for Good Hope FM and worked her way to becoming the first female DJ to have a Primetime, weekday slot on commercial music format radio in the city. SUGA was also the first woman to captain a Weekday Breakfast Show in South Africa.
After 14 Years of working with Good Hope FM , in April 2011, SUGA moved to Heart 104.9FM where she continues to inspire others with her passionate love for music and the important role music plays in our lives and is currently on the drive time show from 3pm to 6pm. Her show “In the Mix” has been nominated as the Best Night Time Show for the MTN Radio Awards.
Born in Cape Town, SUGA can be best described as kind, passionate, dynamic, driven, vibrant, modest, humble and a definite live-wire who appeals to a wide audience and is popular with audiences of all ages, races and cultures She is also an accomplished public speaker and DJ who has played sets with DJ Ready D, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Green Lantern (Eminem’s Official DJ) just to name a few and enjoyed numerous residencies in and around Cape Town
Being chosen as one of the station’s ‘ambassadors’ to do a GHFM road show 2000
The Advertising Standards Authority party in JHB towards the end of 2002
The 20th Anniversary of Guess Jeans at the Radisson in Cape Town, December 2002
She was also part of the Cape Town cast for 2003 V-Day celebrations held at the Baxter Theatre: The Vagina Monologues
MC for Quest Recruiting Awards Ceremony
MC family fun day for Safmarine.
MC for Standard Bank Talent Show: Children In Need Talent in Action.
MC for an Investec functions In Johannesburg featuring Danny K and Mandoza.
MC for John Legend at the Castle of Good Hope.
Musical Director for Old Mutual Divas Evening: music production for two Fashion Shows.
MC for The Black Eyed Peas
MC Cell C Sound of Cape Town.
Presenter SABC 2 10th Birthday celebration 19 March 2006.
MC at The Desmond Tutu Leadership awards
MC and DJ at the BAT End of Year function in December 2008/2009
MC for BP during the Fifa 2010 Soccer World Cup.
MC at the Cape Town Fan Park on the Grand Parade for 13 days during the Fifa 2010 Soccer World Cup, talking to and entertaining crowds of up to 25 000 Fans from around the world.
She MC’d CTIJF free concert as well as Main Stage for both nights introducing the best in Jazz Artists from around the world and local on stage 2007 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011.
MC at Cape Town Whiskey festival 2009 & 2010
2011 highlights include;
MC for TICE(Travel Industry Charity Event) at Westin Grand ,Cape Town
Old Mutual Awards Evening at Spier.
TV and STAGE WORK/ MOVIES/ ADVERTS/ CD’s
Host of the inaugural 46664 Concert in Cape Town.
The 2003 46664 Concert held in Cape Town features her voice on DVD and CD Co-Hosting Host of the 46664 Concert, 19 March 2005 at Fancourt Hotel and Country Club, with Will Smith.
Co – hosting 46664 Arctic Concert in Tromso Norway 11 June 2005.
The 46664 concert was broadcast on SABC television, SABC Africa and globally with a total audience of billions of people.
She has been part of numerous inserts for Top Billing and featured in the Magazine
She has been featured twice on the kids show, Wild Room, SABC 1
She has been featured on Hectic nine9 3 times, SABC2
She was featured in the Miss Ebene magazine and MC’d at the launch
SUGA presented the well loved program Pillow Talk which was aired on GHFM every Wednesdays and broadcasted every Thursdays on SABC3 at 22h00.
SUGA gained further exposure by hosting inserts with Fiona Furey on NOTED, SABC3
She presented two seasons of the show :Whats On Cape Town on the Cape Town Community TV Channel(CTV) every Thursday at 9pm
She featured in Top Billing insert on Cape Wine Festival with Aiden Bennets , 2010
She was featured on Top Billing insert where she and Aiden Benetts made her a coffee table. 2010
She was featured with all the GHFM Female presenters in the Marie Claire 2010 Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.
She has been featured in numerous glossy magazines including Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire and O Magazine.
Charlize Theron; Beyonce; Will Smith ;Rita Marley
OTHER INTERVIEWS WORTH MENTIONING:
Maxi Jazz from Faithless; Janet Jackson; George Benson; Regina Bell; The late Luther Vandross; Lebo Mathosa; KB ; Mandoza; Danny K; Jamali; Freshly ground ; Carl Cox