JoYOLO Radio Play

Joy loves words and comes from a poor single-mum family. Yolanda loves dance and comes from a middle-class family. The story is set in the fictional City of Baxter (a poor local council) in an unnamed Australian city. The action happens around the local library, community centre, council offices and different characters’ homes.

Themes of corruption, adultery and hypocrisy swim around these two teenage girls who just want to be heard.

Friendly note: this story is a work of fiction and includes some strong language here and there.

Chapters & Interviews on Two Words with Taku

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Episode 82 – I finally found my book illustrator for JoYOLO

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Episode 69 – frankie, do you remember the good stuff?

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Episode 63 – JoYOLO Radio Story Chapter 2 (Full)

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What happens to Joy and Yolanda after the audition? In Chapter…
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Episode 58 – Rap, Rhyme & Reason with Tenda McFly & ZIIMUSIC

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Episode 57 – My Radio Play Cast is Developing My TV Characters

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The cast of my JoYOLO radio play is changing my character(s). Yes…
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Episode 40 – JoYOLO Radio Story Chapter 1 (Full)

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Episode 39 – JoYOLO: My Radio Story Sneak Peek + Sound Effects

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JoYOLO is my new radio story airing on PBS 106.7FM. In this…
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Radio Play Voice Actors & Musicians

Joy

Joy

Taku Mbudzi
Yolanda

Yolanda

Chido Mwaturura
Professor Nhingi

Professor Nhingi

Stani Goma
Wendy

Wendy

Kerry Cue
Pastor Joe

Pastor Joe

Bem Ikyanyon
Olivia

Olivia

Ghina Makari Cane
Nate

Nate

Tenda McFly
Prosper

Prosper

ZIIMUSIC
Ma Joy

Ma Joy

Maddy Macfarlane
Mama Nhingi

Mama Nhingi

Joëlle Kabamba
Maxine

Maxine

Dalene Groom
Narrator

Narrator

Allison Chan
Mayor Spagilini

Mayor Spagilini

Donald Cue
Music Director

Music Director

Dale Gorfinkel

Behind the scenes

Thank you PBS 106.7FM Melbourne for the studio recording space.

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