Wilson B. Nkosi biography, profile, background & death threats

Wilson B. Nkosi (born in Piet Retief) is a South African Disk Jockey, TV presenter, copywriter, and actor. He walked into the spotlight for his association with Metro FM, since the station started in 1986.

Profile

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Wilson B. Nkosi, Disk Jockey, TV presenter, copywriter, and actor.
NameWilson B. Nkosi
Place of birthPiet Retief
NationalitySouth African
GenderMale
ProfessionDisk Jockey, TV presenter, copywriter, and actor
Radio stationMetro FM

Background

His place of birth is in Piet Retief, a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa.

Wilson relocated to Swaziland, where he grew up and always had the dream of being a radio Deejay as he grew.

Career

Upon completing his academic pursuit, he received a reply from SABC. The reply was to inform him of the launch of METRO FM, then Radio Metropolitan.

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He became one of Metro FM’s Deejays in 1986, his past slots on the station include both the morning and afternoon drive time shows.

Wilson then became a television presenter one year into radio. He presented for the show “Sidlalela Intsha, Sidlalela Ulutsha” a request show. 

He also featured on ‘Studio Mix’ after its main anchor, Bob Mabena, was absent.

In 1992, Wilson was also among “Jam Alley’s first presenters” when the show launched.

Aside from his career on Metro FM, he is a copywriter for Wilson B. Nkosi Communications. The agency writes and produces radio and TV commercials. 

He landed his first copywriting Job at ‘J Walter Thompson’ and is their ‘resident writer after seventeen years.

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Wilson has also worked for other ad agencies including “Young and Rubicam” and “Ogilvy and Mather”.

As a freelance worker, he has continued to work as a writer and voice over artist for several agencies.

Threats

In a report on Zalebs, the the Metro FM DeeJay has been feeling unsafe after he was threatened by a Pretoria-based promoter.

It all started after the radio DJ did not show up at his event in Pretoria back in May.

The report covered that, Wilson decided not to show up after the promoter had made use of a picture of Eddie Zondie, his late friend and collegue on a flyer to promote the show.

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Deejay Best, the promoter, called Wilson a liar and claims he owes him R8,000.

Wilson opened a’ case of intimidation’ at the Sandton police station, after he got a threatening message

“… I am not getting my money back that’s what you are saying, fine Willie.” 

“Please yourself, but rest assured that the last laugh will be mine with ir without the kleingeld [change], see you around.” 

He also shared that he got calls off-air during a special show marking one year since the death of his friend Eddie.

A caller reportedly told Wilson that his life was in danger and hung up.

“It was more of a warning. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out why the voice said Sunday evenings because I go play at gigs. That makes me feel unsafe,” Wilson told the paper. 

It is still under investigation by the Police.

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