O-dition final five announced


After listening attentively to the voice tests of more than 400 entrants and travelling 2 840 kilometres to eight cities in four provinces, the OFM O-dition voice talent search enters its final phase.

The panel of judges have selected five finalists, who will vie for the grand prize worth R50 000, which includes: R10 000 cash, a laptop, a media practitioner broadcast kit, a three-month presenter contract and mentorship from OFM’s current presenters.

These five finalists will showcase their presenting talent live on air from 1 till 3 March 2023:

  • Michael Ndabandaba (26) from Klerksdorp, will be joining Nico van der Westhuizen and the team on the Joyride (15:00 – 18:00) on Wednesday 1 March.
  • Anny Bruyns (37) from Bloemfontein will be broadcasting along with Yolanda Maartens on

Mid-Morning Magic (09:00 – 12:00) on Thursday 2 March.

  • Janrie de Lange (28) from Welkom will join Pulane Nel-Sekepe in the studio during At

Lunch (12:00 – 15:00) on Thursday 2 March.

  • Cavall Burgess (45) from Kimberley will be joining Yolanda Maartens on Mid-Morning

Magic (09:00 – 12:00) on Friday 3 March.

  • Tatum Williams (31) from Bloemfontein will join Pulane Nel-Sekepe in the studio during At

Lunch (12:00 – 15:00) on Friday 3 March.

OFM Programme Manager Tim Thabethe says the O-dition is a gesture and opportunity to offer someone the chance at a career in media, which they may have always dreamed of. “OFM took the time to travel Central South Africa extensively to find the person who would ultimately be the next voice on OFM, and the journey to find this individual was very rewarding,” he said.

On Friday 3 March, from 15:00, OFM’s listeners will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite O-dition presenter via their Telegram channel. Voting will end at 23:59 on Monday 6 March.

The winner will be announced on the Good Morning Breakfast Show (06:00 – 09:00) on Wednesday 8 March 2023.

Compiled by Justine Fortuin