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“Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die today,” is the affirmative belief is of third-year Journalism student Sama Jobe, who has adopted this into his life. Consequently, his hard work and dedication has resulted in his nomination for Best Media Personality at Durban’s 031 Awards ceremony taking place on Saturday, 25 July 2020, at Westville’s Civic Centre, Durban.

Jobe who describes himself as a jack of all trades in the entertainment industry, decided to pursue a National Diploma in journalism in order to follow his dream of becoming a news reader.

“Growing up I wanted to be a newsreader on radio, and at that time I did not realise that news anchors were journalists. I love informing people about things that are happening around the world, so I did some research and found that I should study journalism,” said Jobe.

The third-year student has an extensive schedule where he works as a radio presenter at Vibe 94.7 FM, when he is not at campus. Jobe is also a spokesperson and shareholder for the Live Your Dreams SA Youth Awards and has experience working as a storyboard actor for SABC’s Ukhozi FM. In addition to this, he has acquired experience from working on local television series such as Uzalo on SABC 1 and Imbewu on eTV.

“My hobby is my work, I am always attending auditions and I hope that one day I will make a breakthrough,” said Jobe.

Jobe, who was nominated for Best Media Personality of the year at the 031 Awards, said that the objective of the show is to celebrate the achievements of local individuals in different categories across the entertainment industry. The awards ceremony is part of a national chain of awards shows that take place in Johannesburg, Pretoria, eMpangeni and Durban.

“I really appreciate all the support I get from my family, friends, classmates, colleagues and especially my supporters from Facebook,” he said.

All individuals nominated stand a chance of winning a fully sponsored trip to another awards ceremony in a different city, radio tours and marketing contracts, to name but a few.

Jobe encourages university students to never forget where they have come from so that they will always know where they are headed to.

“I know being a student is stressful but please keep your focus and always remember that your dreams might come through after you have graduated. To avoid depression, talk about anything that is bothering you and ask for help when it is necessary,” he stressed.

The public can continue to support Jobe in his journey by SMSing, 031 Sama Jobe to 35029.

Pictured: Sama Jobe behind the mic.

Carissa Marnce

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