Azania Mosaka (born 18 April 1977) is a South African broadcaster and journalist. She has spent over twenty years working on radio and television.
In 2001, when she made her radio debut, she worked at Metro FM at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). She gained national prominence by presenting Metro FM’s afternoon drive show Route 326.
|18 April 1977 (age 46 years old), Pimville, Soweto
|Journalism and Media Studies
|University of the Witwatersrand
|Rabotapi Mosaka (father), Ouma Mosaka (mother)
|Tony Ndoro (m. 2005; div. 2011)
|Shamiso Mosaka, Tatenda Ndoro
|Broadcaster, journalist, businesswoman, speaker, philanthropist, podcaster
Amanda Azania Mosaka was born on 18 April 1977 in Pimville, a small suburb of Soweto. Her mother, Ouma Mosaka, raised her after her father, Rabotapi Mosaka, left the family. Her real name is Amanda Mosaka.
Mosaka attended Vega School, where she studied Communication Management. She obtained an Honours in Journalism and Media Studies (cum laude) from the University of the Witwatersrand’s WITS Centre for Journalism.
Azania began to co-host the youth talk show The Joint on CCV-TV, now SABC1, at 18. She relocated to London after season three of the show.
The television personality continued to build her television presence. She became the presenter of the show Bassiq on SABC1. Eventually, she hosted other television shows such as E.tv’s Backstreet Live, Noted on SABC 3, and Real Talk on SABC3.
Appearing as Judge on seasons three and four of Popstars further thrust her into the spotlight. She has been involved with many TV and radio productions.
After returning from London, she became the presenter of the SABC1 variety music show Bassiq. She hosted a live daily program Backstage Live on e.tv in 2003.
On the show, she interviewed soap opera stars and received calls from viewers. She appeared in her food lifestyle series Cooking with Azania on SABC3 in 2012.
In 2002, she became a producer for Glen Lewis’ show The Ride for Metro FM. She moved from working on The Ride to being a presenter of Midnight Oasis.
Mosaka received the drive time slot Route 326. Eventually, her bosses promoted her to The Sound of Breakfast. She became the first woman to host a breakfast show on a commercial radio station in South Africa.
More promotion came knocking as she climbed to the 9-12 slot, hosting Total Bliss. After spending thirteen years at Metro FM, she moved to Power 987. She was the host of Power Lunch. In 2015, she joined 702.
After returning to South Africa, she did HIV/Aids advocacy work at a non-profit organization for loveLife. She runs a non-profit organization Peo Impact Gardens. It develops school gardens in schools in Soweto.
Azania Mosaka married the SuperSport presenter Tony Ndoro in 2005. After six years of marriage, they divorced in 2011. She returned to her her maiden surname afterward.
Azania Mosaka and renowned media mogul Sizwe Dhlomo were dating in 2020. The duo went to Azania’s Miss London Salon in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. They had dated in the past and ended the relationship.
She has a daughter and a son. She often shares pictures of her daughter Shamiso Mosaka, who is in her early twenties.
- Cooking with Azania as Herself
- Popstars as Judge
- Real Talk as Host
- The Bantu Hour as Guest
- The Comedy Central Roast as Herself
- The Metro FM Music Awards as Host
- Tshisa as Herself
- Uzalo as Afropop Singer
- Zaziwa as Herself