Hulie Hula Hulest making waves

Date:03 February 2018 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

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The 27-year-old Huli Hula Hulest is a versatile radio personality, master of ceremonies, brand promoter and entertainer currently based in Louis Trichardt, where he is attached to Makhado FM.

A resident of Riverplaats village outside Elim, Huli developed his love for radio in 2010 in his bedroom, using his computer system's voice-on software.

As a child growing up in the rural areas, he spent much time listening to the radio. In particular, he was motivated by Munghana Lonene's top DJ Brian to embrace radio journalism. “I had fallen in love with his broadcasting and presenting style as a whole,” he said. “He is that kind of a radio anchor who would make you love radio for life.”

Hulest has so far found that being a radio journalist has its rewards for the individual and community in terms of social cohesion, information sharing and as a space for entertainment, as this kind of medium relies heavily on communication.

“I started out as volunteer for a residential comedian at Makhado FM, and got employed in 2012 as a weekend presenter,” he said. “I got more promotions, until I was deployed to the post of a senior presenter producer who does voice-over adverts. I also co-ordinate morning devotions and act out the role of a front man on events.”

He attended Riverplaats Primary School, and matriculated from Lumuka Secondary School in 2009. He continued to further his studies at several private colleges such Murunwa Private FET and Kundani Training College. “I graduated in radio journalism from Kundani Training College,” he said. “I knew that even though I had an inborn talent for radio or communication, I had to supplement it with a qualification from a school.”

Hulest is available for bookings as a master of ceremonies and comedian and can be reached on 081 831 1107.


Huli Hula Hulest is a versatile radio personality.


By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.