AZA

A child of Soweto- born and bred in Pimville and known to her friends as just Aza- Azania Mosaka once a shy girl with a low self-esteem, is now a personality to be reckoned with.

It all started in 1996 when she auditioned for a youth talk show called `The Joint` on CCV after a short stint doing tv commercials.

She then got the travelling itch and decided to spend the next 3 years roughing it out in London. Her return to South Africa in 1999 saw a different Azania who was a mother, was now Pan-Africanist in her thinking and approach to life, hardened, focused and full of zest in personality.

After co hosting Bassiq- a street culture music programme, which brought out her spunck even more, Aza found herself being fascinated with radio. Starting off as an assistant producer for Metro fmís Drive time show `The Ride` and as a stand- in DJ she soon learnt  the ropes and  presented the graveyard shift from midnight to 3am called the `Midnight Urban Oasis` in May 2002.

The beginning of 2003 saw a change in slot as she was moved from graveyard to prime time hosting the afternoon drive time show and going down in the history books as the first female to host a drive time show on a commercial radio station.

As a compere, Aza has featured at various Metro Lifestyle events including the Fresh & Funky nights @ Monsoon Lagoon. The North Sea Jazz Festival is another notch she has added to her belt and her presence at the recent Sankofa launch was very well received by those present and is testimony to her passion for African Film.

She brought you your Sunshine in the night time and she is about passion, integrity, honesty, sometimes crazy (well most of the time) and a revolutionary at heart. Shaped by motherhood, love and Africa, thatís Azania.

Catch Route 326 weekdays 3 - 6 on Metro FM Itís got pace; itís informative and just simply cool