Based: Cape Town

Irma G measures her own success by how eager she is to face the day ahead and says radio fills her with excitement at the start of each day.

Having been in the industry for 19 years, Irma is a well known club DJ and in constant demand as an MC.

Despite all of this, she keeps her feet firmly on the ground.

Irma was born in Bonteheuwel, and she grew up and still lives in Mitchells Plain, where her love for radio emerged when she started working at an in-house radio station at Westgate Mall.

After completing matric she was soon snapped up by a local radio station, and has enjoyed being on the airwaves for various Cape Town stations for more than a decade.

Irma says she simply loves “everything” about her job: “The music, the relationships and friendships you build, and I love that no one day is ever the same.”

Irma’s inspired by life and believes in giving back. She is actively involved in community work and has backed various fundraising events, including Cape Town’s Finest which raises thousands of rands for schools and other organisations in the city. Irma wouldn’t change a thing about Cape Town: “I’ve lived here all my life and love every aspect of it.”