Former Y alumni have paid tribute to the late DJ Nhlamulo Hlungwani, popularly known as DJ Mulo, describing him as a legend due to his work ethic and passion.
DJ Mulo passed away at the weekend after a long battle with cancer.
Some industry colleagues and friends, including Sizwe Dhlomo, have praised him for having fought a good fight.
One of Y’s longest serving personalities Moleke Sekukuni, popularly known as DJ Just Mo, says he met Mulo back in 2009 through the academy.
Just Mo says Mulo was more than just a colleague. He describes him as a loving friend, who he gigged with around Joburg.
Media entrepreneur and former Y talent, who also came through from the academy, Bridgette Makhela, has also shared how Mulo was a warm loving person who always made those around him feel safe and comfortable.
Makhela says Hlungwani was always willing to help and give advice to anyone who would come to him for guidance.
The Y Academy has produced some of the country’s most celebrated radio personalities as it offered South Africa’s most sought-after radio training programme.
Some of these big names include, Trevor Noah, DJ Warras and Sizwe Dhlomo.
Yesterday, former YFM broadcaster, Mulo passed away after losing his battle to cancer.
He was married to fellow media personality Ntokozo. They tied the knot in 2019 & had their son in 2020.
Now is Nduey, another humble guy💔
Rest in Peace🕊
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— YaseBlock B 🇸🇿 (@ThisIsColbert) December 17, 2023
Took this back in ‘11 in Hydepark
Was so proud of him. He was so young yet had achieved so much yet downplayed it like it was nothing.
— Michael sCULfield (@UncleCul) December 17, 2023
— Nhlamulo (@IAmMulo) December 16, 2023
I haven’t even had a chance to process Mulo’s passing izolo. He encouraged me to get onto radio. We even recorded a radio demo together, and pitched as co-hosts. What a gent, Love to Ntokozo & Risima 🕯️🕊️
What a tough December.
— Palesa Tembe (@PaliTembe) December 17, 2023
People who are loving , caring and compassionate die so soon . And those are the people this world needs . We need people who lead with love and compassion. Mulo put me on , encouraged me , told me hore things are going to be Ohk and he inspired me to be better . 💔
— MSAKAZI (@MPUMIMLAMBO_) December 17, 2023
Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa