Deejay Lovey

 

Arthur Mahlangu known as Deejay Lovey is the host and director of Africa and Worldbeat which airs Saturdays from 8 p.m. to midnight. 

 

Deejay Lovey has been hosting at WEAA since 1990 along with Carrol Phillips.

 

He was first grated the opportunity to host on air while studying at Morgan State University. 

 

Deejay Lovey started off hosting the show every Monday from midnight to 5:30 am.

 

His popularity gained him a prime-time slot in 1995 which moved his show to Saturday 8 p.m.- midnight.

 

The show started as a platform for South African politics against apartheid, featuring musicians like Hugh Masekela, Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbuli and Miriam Makeba and later included other countries from the diaspora such as Youssou Ndour, Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Salif Keita and Koffi Olomide.

 

Born in Soweto, South Africa, Lovey became a militant at young age fighting to dismantle apartheid in his beloved country.

 

His late well-known mother Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo was his mentor in politics.

 

He has received awards of excellence and citations from different institutes, including an award for being an outstanding person who has worked with different multicultural organizations and has enlightened listeners across the globe.

 

His culturally diverse programming not only broadens the minds of the community, but also promotes events such as political elections, cultural festivals, and other important civic duties.

 

Throughout the years, he has worked alongside talented co- hosts such as OGB Ogbenna, Akua “Coco Love” Safo and Sixsa.