TransAfrica Radio's Technical Producer, Music Compiler and On-Air Presenter Justice Mokoena's journey in the world of broadcasting knows no bounds.Gifted in the ever present era of flowing media airwaves, Justice Mokoena, a television and radio host is on an ongoing front seat quest toward rising in the life game of ever flowing knowledge.
One can never say “I know enough” because it improves every day! __________________________________Justice Mokoena
It all initiated in 2008 when he went on hosting the afternoon drive show at Eldoz FM. Very soon he elevated as the producer of the station with a keen interest inclined towards technical production.
By the beginning of April 2013, he joined QwaQwa Radio based in the Eastern Free State of South Africa, as an on-air presenter and Technical Producer.
As the host and producer of ‘The Party Time’ youth show, it became the most popular show on the station.
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He hosted a variety of other shows at QwaQwa Radio station including the Breakfast Show, Midday Show and Afternoon Drive.
It was in April 2017 when he joined Theta FM based in Orange Farm in Gauteng, South Africa, hosting ‘Midnight Express’, and later a midday show, ‘Sissonke’ , hitting the airwaves as the station’s best show!.
Soon he joined the film industry playing a lead role as the character Kagiso, alongside legendary actors including Kgotso Nkhatho (Mopheme & Rhythm City), Thandi Matlaila (The Queen & Chisa), Directed by Charles Khuelefrom the renowned local series, Skeem Saam, PALEHO is currently being aired on
- Mzansi Magic Channel 161,
- Mzansi Wethu
- Mzansi Bioskop Channel 164.
SUPPORTING ROLE as DETECTIVE BOKANG in the film titled 'Bohloko Baka'. He worked alongside the well known Seipati Mpotoane (Uzalo) and Tseko Monaheng (Rhythm City & Generations: The Legacy) and Maki Mokhitli (Keeping Score). The film was directed by Charles Khuele, known for a popular series 'Skeem Saam' (Skeem Saam). CURRENTLY airing on Mzansi Magic Channel 161 Mzansi Wethu Channel 163 Mzansi Bioskop Channel 164
On the 26th of August 2017 he hosted the red carpet for the 4th INGOMA Awards held at Gold Reef City, Lyric Theatre.
On the 2nd of December 2017 he was invited in Botswana to be the guest MC at a Live DVD recording of Matthews Matsetse (Lion of Judah original composer).
He was invited as a guest at Botswana Music Awards in 2017..
Meet #CreatePreneurAfrica Justice Mokoena streaming the joy of Africa’s Airwaves
Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?
I am driven by the desire to reach the next level, and when I reach that level I aim for the next one so it’s a chain that never ends. Also, am by the fact that one never stops learning in the industry that I am in, there is never a point where you say I HAVE ARRIVED! You must always be up to date as the game changes everyday! My true passion in life is to be the better version of me than the one I was yesterday. I want to inspire my son that when he looks at me he sees a role model not just a father, PASSION DRIVEN!
How did you find your passion and how old were you?
I was in grade 11/12, about 16 years old when one of my teachers who was teaching the Sesotho language (Mrs Gwambe) called me after class and said to me do I know that I am a radio presenter… I did not understand her clearly at the time because I was just a kid. She said to me I am the newer version and the future version of radio because I am very good with different languages and the way I deliver them, and this was after the oral speech competitions that we won and I came out tops.
What about your passion appeals to you the most?
What about my passion appeals to me the most… The fact that I have an opportunity to do it almost every day and feel joyful about it. Not many people get the opportunity to do what they love, most people are stuck on things they don’t want to do, I am grateful!
What drove you to make money from your passions?
Well, we know most of passions start with being a hobby or “promoting yourself” as they would say but you have to get to a point where you have to realize that this is my bread and butter and I am good at doing this. But it is mostly not easy to make a living out of your passion as it takes time to sharpen it to get to the gold status, we are just being persistent and not giving up.
When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
It will have to be in 2013 when I joined QwaQwa Radio as a Technical Producer and on-air presenter. I signed a contract with salary attachment on it (smiles). But on my first “job” at Eldoz FM it was a voluntary gig, which I used to gain experience and it helped.
What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
Fear of failing kept me going. I always have to keep trying and trying, in the process I learn a lot unlike giving up, I lose everything if I give up. And my family keeps me going, my wife and son are my great motivation to do more!
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
Life motivates me, my little family motivates me, circumstances push me to be better that yesterday and fears of being a failure makes me kick blankets every morning and go hustle. God motivates me to be even more successful!
What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?
Thank you for doubting me, your doubts hurt me, and that pain made me even more stubborn. I was fired at a radio station (In 2017) because I went to shoot a film for television, but that pushed me to the next level. Don’t hate people who reject you, they are just playing their role in your life for you to go to the next level! It’s a test, pass it!
What advice do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you?
Before you look up to me, look up to your dreams and visions, don’t wish to be like me, wish to be like that little person in you who dreams big.