Voice of the Cape

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Sulayla Appelby

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Revert & Revive | Wed | 12:00 – 13:00 &  Dynamic Personalities |Wed | 13:10 – 14:00

Q. What brought you to the Voice Of the Cape?

I am a bit of a chatterbox and my boys and their father were always asking me when I was going to apply for a post at the radio because I love talking so much! I was in town about a month after VOC started and saw a bus going to the Waterfront. On the spur of the moment I decided to get on and went straight to the studio. I had no idea what I was going to find there or what I wanted to do. The lady I spoke to, Amanda Wilson, presenter of the women’s programs at that time, was very patient and explained that I needed to do an audition if I wanted to be a part of the station. She made a call and was given the go ahead to do the audition after I spoke to Imam Fuad Samaai (who by the way asked me a lot of questions, mostly religious, I was even asked to recite! Lucky for me I could!) He asked me where I thought I could make a difference and I told him that I would love to be a part of the women’s programs. Unfortunately that slot was taken but he asked if I would like to do the Islamic input on a kids show. That’s how I started to co-host “Kiddies Radio”. And the rest,as they say, is history!

Q. What do you love most about radio?

I love that radio is so immediate, like instantly from my voice to your ears! Radio has played a major role in spreading Islam, connecting people, broadcasting from different mosques during Jumu’ah in Cape Town and in the Boland. It’s a like having “Madrassah on air” which is a show that airs daily now, by the way!

Q. In five words, how would you sum up your show?

#LetsTalk  about what’s  trending in the community and society.

Q. What is the one thing that you are excited about that’s coming up in 2018?

There are some exciting projects for this year, one being a seminar that still needs a lot of work and preparation.

Q. What drives you?

Making a difference, getting answers to our listeners questions especially regarding our religion. Just because we think we know the answers doesn’t mean everyone else does. There are also more and more people embracing Islam, who have even more questions.

Q. Are you a morning or a night person?

Definitely a night owl!

Q. Any pet peeves?

Hate people who can’t keep promises! Say it, do it!

Q. Embarrassing moments on air?

Not having an answer to a question asked! And then the guest didn’t either! Sjoe!

Q. Where is the worst place you could get stuck?

In the desert ?

Q. If you could talk to the President, what would you talk about?

Why can’t we have a MP Tax? Like R100 pm from each of these €$£#! Money could be used to build houses and help the poor! Besides,most of them don’t even do the work to earn their high salaries!

Q. If you could be in a movie, what character would you play?

A gunslinging heroine dressed in black on a white horse in a western movie!

(Blame my dad, he had a horse riding school, so I grew up with horses on a small holding)


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