Phathisani Sibanda Biography| Background, Career, Awards
Phathisani Sibanda is a renowned radio personality hailing from Zimbabwe, known for his captivating presence and distinctive voice on the airwaves. Phathisani’s journey in the media industry started unexpectedly, and he has since garnered recognition. With his talent, charisma, and multilingual abilities, Phathisani Sibanda has become a well-respected figure in the radio industry.
Phathisani Sibanda, a devout Seventh-Day Adventist, was born in 1977. He is a loving father of three and draws inspiration from his father, Agrippa Sibanda, whom he considers his greatest role model. Phathisani is happily married to Joselyn Chigogora Sibanda.
Sibanda boasts a diverse linguistic repertoire, being well-versed in multiple languages including Ndebele, Nyanja, Tswana, Kalanga, Shona, English, and Tonga. His linguistic skills showcase his versatility and cultural awareness, which undoubtedly enriches his communication abilities in various settings.
Phathisani Sibanda’s journey into the world of radio began unexpectedly. Despite studying music in college, he never imagined himself as a radio presenter. However, he decided to give it a shot and soon realized that he had a natural talent for it, which led to the birth of his career.
Prior to joining Star FM, Phathisani experienced a period of unemployment for eight months after being fired from a recording company where he was previously employed. Despite this setback, he persevered and found his true calling in radio.
Phathisani Sibanda gained recognition as a Zimbabwean radio personality, known for his controversial veiled statements and his radio name “Mkwasha Mboko”. He co-hosted the drive show with KVG on Star FM for eight years before deciding to resign and spread his wings to pursue the next chapter of his life.
In April 2021, it was reported that Phathisani had joined ZBC’s Power FM, signaling a new chapter in his career as he continues to make his mark in the radio industry.
In 2018, Phathisani Sibanda was honored as the 1st runner-up for Media Personality of the Year at the prestigious Megafest National Business Awards. This recognition is a testament to his outstanding contributions and excellence in the media industry.