Poppy Ntshongwana – Conference MC is recognized by her distinguishable husky voice on radio; the notion that someone was in fact ‘born for radio’ rings true in her case.
Born in the Eastern Cape, Poppy’s love for and undeniable talent in the Performing Arts were evident even as a school girl at Diocesan School for Girls in Grahamstown.
As a Political Science and International Relations student at the University of Pretoria, Poppy was a natural choice as a News Presenter for Tuks FM.
It was only a matter of time before she was head-hunted by national radio station, 5FM in 2005.
This is truly Poppy’s domain. Hosting her own radio show since 2007, she’s a News Presenter and Contributor on the Fresh Drive and hosts Pop Power Nights, as well as a thrilling lifestyle show on Sundays between 10h00 and 14h00.
A lover of music and entertainment, Poppy Ntshongwana extensive list of credentials includes DJing at SA’s biggest commercial clubs as well as major events on the SA social calendar.
These include, Cosmopolitan’s Sexiest Man Event, Sun City’s Spring Break, 5FM’s Summer Tour, VEET Beach Parties, NYE with Savanna and 5FM, and more recently, the J&B Met.
As a poised and highly sought-after professional speaker, Poppy Ntshongwana has hosted numerous functions and events, including:
The David Guetta and Akon Experience in 2011.
Groove Armada SA tour, 2011.
Cosmopolitan Sexiest Man, 2010 and 2012.
Cosmopolitan Sexiest Barman, 2011.
GQ’s Best Dressed Men Awards, 2010.
Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show, 2011.
Rock The Boat 2009 – 2011.
Stones Sisters of Spin DJ Competition Tour in 2011.
Rocking the Daisies Music Festival- 2011.
KFC Taste the Fame 2009-2010.
Poppy’s done a bit of TV presenting, which started on the first ever Radio and TV collaboration with MTV Base and 5FM. She also acted as a Guest Presenter on Mzansi Magic Travel Show, Msawawa True South.
But the “Power of Poppy” extends far beyond the airwaves: described as a “DJ Superstar” Poppy has been featured in various lifestyle magazines and has graced the covers of the illustrious Top Billing, Balanced Life and Shape magazines.
Renowned for her obsession with fashion, and noted for Poppy Ntshongwana – Conference MC contribution as a fashion and style guru in Heat Magazine. Poppy won the coveted SA Style Award for Most Innovative Style in 2010 with a nomination for the G-Sport Award for Best Style in 2011.
Poppy Ntshongwana fingerprint as a true style icon is further entrenched as having been the face of Plum Shoes in 2010, and having modelled for the Levis and Cosmopolitan Denim Issue; Heat Magazine Beauty Edition and as one of faces of the Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Butter range.
Having recently launched her own website to compliment her dynamic brand, it’s no surprise that as a young and ambitious woman, Poppy is relentlessly pursuing her goals and growing as a broadcaster and entertainer.