Born in South Africa, Nick remembers listening to a lot of radio either in the car during family road trips, or in the kitchen on weekends. In these moments, he found radio to be an alluring tool for storytelling. And he wanted to be a part of it.
“What captivated me is not the medium per se. It’s communication in general. I’ve always had a deeply rooted passion for storytelling, regardless of whether it’s a novel or blog post, radio show or rap song, feature film or stand up special, I like stories. To inform and delight, that’s what I want to do,” he says.
During the formative years of university, he joined the University of Cape Town UCT Radio society with his first stint a three-hour graveyard shift starting at 3am. In 2010 and 2012, he joined the Good Hope FM Campus DJ Search where he was noticed as a talented prospect for the radio station.
Nick cites Trevor Nelson, the British DJ and presenter at BBC Radio, and DJ Sway from MTV, as major influences for him in radio. When it comes to life, Nick looks to a lot of people for inspiration, which includes his parents, who grew up and lived in apartheid South Africa up until the release of Nelson Mandela from prison.
Nick moved to Brunei when he was 14 years old after his parents decided to take up teaching positions in the country. “Twelve years later, I am still here and Brunei is as close to a home as I’ve ever known.”
To listen to Nick’s zany ideas on pop culture and millennial musings on Progresif Radio, tune in Mondays to Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm.