Q&A: Lethabo Lejoy Mathatho, radio presenter


lejoy1Lethabo “LeJoy” Mathatho is a South Africa radio presenter, tv and radio producer, Actress  mc, and motivational speaker.

What projects are you currently working on?
Lejoy Foundation is my life time project, we go around motivating kids at schools, we give food, clothes to communities. Our recent project was on the 9th of June we visited Mphache Secondary school just outside Lebowakgomo and gave sanitary towels to girls and bread to the pupils.

I just finished writing my motivational book which is currently with the publishers, it should be out in the next two to three months.

Creators Corner Production which is my own production company is currently shooting a documentary for a client. I am the Executive producer on the project. It will be on our screens in a month or so.

Who is your favorite Radio DJ?
Justice Ramohlola. He is currently hosting Radio200 breakfast show. He is the man accelerated my love for radio , at the time he was with Metro FM doing the Morning parliament.

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
My Mom. Anna Mokgadi Mathatho. I know Its sounds a bit cliche but that is total honesty. She is the source of my strength.

Who would play you in the film of your life?
Me… Lol well Yes Me, I am actress(skeem saam- I play the Social worker- Ms Maube) and Freelance TV producer(produced Leihlo la Sechaba) soon to be a movie maker. I can’t say I haven’t thought of making a movie about my life. That’s is definitely in the plans.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to be Sarafina (Leleti Khumalo) I wanted to be a Yotv presenter, I wanted to be Justice Ramohlola and Mapaseka Mokoti on Radio. I wanted to be an actress, I wanted to be the voice on radio. Thank God, I can say I am living my dream.

In one sentence, describe your job?
Its total Fireworks.

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Patrice Motsepe, Basetsana Kumalo and Tyler Perry.

If you were not a Radio Presenter, what profession would you choose
to occupy?
Not really a career rather a calling and I will be a Politician.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
What you feed is what grows.

What advice would you give to someone who wanted to do what you do?
What you feed is what grows. When you want to achieve something work on it, let your daily habits support your destination. Practice, polish your talent day in and day out, so that when the opportunity comes it finds you ready and willing. Dreaming it, is very easy, making it tangible is not but with God all is possible. Be ready to sacrifice things that are distracting your journey.

Ka sepedi sa geshu bare “Kodumela Moepa thutse ga go lehumo le le tswago kgauswi” ba boa bare “Kgotlelelo e tswala katlego” NNa ke a tlaleletsa ke re Moputso wa boroko ke malaka.