by Sipho Sethu
Metro FM presenter Sithembinkosi “Bujy” Bikwa (32) is not letting the cancelled bookings get him down.
Bujy is using his Instagram platform to interview South Africa’s top soccer stars.
His first two live shows featured Black Leopards F.C right-winger Thuso Phala and Highland Park F.C midfielder Letsolonyana.
“I’m really trying to keep myself busy as an entertainer. With all the bookings cancelled and events postponed, it’s being difficult to say afloat,” he tells Buzz Life.
“There’s not much to do for us and we need to find creative ways of making an income.”
He is a radio co-host on The Weekender with MoG and Loot Love on Metro FM Saturdays 6 AM to 9 AM and they have been able to broadcast from home.
“I do the show from home and link on air. That’s all I’ve been able to do,” he says.
“I’m also a producer so I have a chance to write my scripts so I can pitch when the lockdown is lifted. Companies are trying to work with what they have at the moment and they are not accepting any new scripts. So it’s been hard to get money out.”
Bujy has taken this lockdown to reflect on his life.
“Lockdown has given me time to reflect on my career and what I want to do in the future, my health and wellbeing.”
“I’ve also been doing a lot of walking, so my health and stamina have improved.”
Good might have come from being at home, but he also feels “drained.”
“Trying to figure out what’s next when all the plans are on hold has not been easy. It’s been draining. I had a lot of photoshoots planned. I was also supposed to release new music and sign a distribution deal but that’s all on hold,” he says.
When the lockdown is lifted the first thing he will be doing is spending time with family.