5FM show­cases Man­dela Month

CityPress - - News - BINWE ADE­BAYO binwe.ade­bayo@city­press.co.za

This week, DJs from 5FM gath­ered at the Dop­pio Zero res­tau­rant in Sand­ton to play games and bring aware­ness to their cho­sen Man­dela Day cause: child lit­er­acy.

Af­ter a de­li­cious, and seem­ingly un­end­ing lunch, and some top­notch ser­vice from the staff at the res­tau­rant, the ra­dio per­son­al­i­ties got down to the busi­ness of play­ing lit­er­acy-re­lated games, in­clud­ing Scrabble and Pic­tionary, for 67 min­utes.

The group in­cluded Ni­cole da Silva, DJ Milk­shake, Nick Ham­man, Poppy Nt­shon­g­wana, Ms Cosmo and Tumi Voster, who were all com­pet­ing for brag­ging rights.

While the draw­ing and spell­ing skills of all in­volved were not ex­actly wor­thy of a Pi­casso or Wordsworth, the team was en­thu­si­as­tic. All who at­tended agreed that it was im­por­tant for those with in­flu­ence to give back – par­tic­u­larly on Man­dela Day, but also ev­ery day.

While most of the team jet­ted off to the MTV Africa Mu­sic Awards on Satur­day, what re­mained of the 5FM team con­tin­ued the lit­er­acy cam­paign in another event at Con­sti­tu­tion Hill on Fri­day.

Equipped with read­ing corners for the DJs to read to kids, as well as a book drive for ReadSA, it’s been an all-Man­dela week for them.

Fri­day’s event in­cluded a live broad­cast from Con­sti­tu­tion Hill and lis­ten­ers were en­cour­aged to call in and sup­port the cause.

PHOTOS: LERATO SE­JAKE

LUCKY Ms Cosmo gets ready for a game of 30 sec­onds

CON­CEN­TRATE Nick Ham­man, DJ Milk­shake and part­ners have their game faces on

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