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Radio personality Ezra Sibanda gets MA degree

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Former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation radio presenter Ezra Tshisa Sibanda has graduated with a Masters of Arts in Psychoanalysis and Refugee Care from Essex University in England.
Sibanda, who phenomenally took ZBC’s broadcasting levels into dizzy heights in the 1990s, graduated last week and hopes to work for institutions assisting displaced and troubled people from around the world.
“I don’t intend to change my profession as a broadcast journalist but my degree will help me understand human minds especially dealing with groups and organisations,” he said.
“I want to work and assist displaced and troubled people all over the world mainly refugees who are fleeing persecution. It will be nice to work for the United Nations at the same time continue with my job of entertaining, informing and educating the masses through my radio programmes,” said Sibanda.
He added: “I got some offers in Canada and Sudan but I’m still trying to sort out a few bits and pieces in the UK. I would also love to go back to South Africa or Zimbabwe when the situation improves”.
Sibanda of Umratha wengoma fame became the country most’s celebrated broadcaster in his prime with programmes such as Guga Muzimba, Ngisakhumbula, and Enkundleni, a political programme which nearly brought him into trouble.
That way, he became a hit – older people both in cities and rural areas would glue their ears to radios whenever he walked into the studio.
Sibanda was also popular among the youth for his palatable kwaito music which apparently made him more popular among South African musicians such as the late Brenda Fassie, Chicco, Freddie Gwala, Soul Brothers and so on. He also entertained under 12 children with the programme Abancane Qha.
In the United Kingdom where he is now based he has become a well-known music promoter. He has been engaged in the promotion of Zimbabwe’s living music legend Oliver Mtukudzi, South Africa’s Ringo Madhlingozi, Malaika and Mafikizolo. –zimdiaspora.com

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