January 26, 1984
St. Mary’s Hospital, Mthatha
Eastern Cape, South Africa
|Education||Diocesan High School for Girls|
|Years active||2005 - to date|
Poppy Ntshongwana (born 26 January 1984) is a South African radio host, model and television personality. She began her career at Tuks FM the University of Pretoria where she was studying Political Science and International Relations. Poppy Ntshongwana joined the SABC Radio's 5FM in 2005 and rose to prominence for her work alongside DJ Fresh on the 'Fresh Drive'.
Resignation from 5FM
A slew of changes swept through the SABC Radio which saw Gareth Cliff leave 5FM, DJ Fresh moving a breakfast slot and later moving on to Metro FM, this saw Poppy Ntshongwana ending up with her own show, 'House of Poppy'. However, in December 2015, amid rumours of dwindling ratings Poppy Ntshongwana resigned from 5FM.
"To my listeners and fans, I've resigned from 5FM. It's time to move onto the next chapter of my life. Thank you all for the love & support! I've had 10 amazing years at 5 & I wouldn't trade them for anything. Thank you to @Nickgrubb & the SABC for the opportunity. Radio is my ❤️," Poppy Ntshongwana wrote on Twitter.
- Instagram, poppyismyname, 15 August 2019
- Twitter, @PoppyIsMyName, 15 August 2019
- Facebook, @PoppyNtshongwana, 15 August 2019
- TVSA, Poppy Ntshongwana, 08 February 2019
- Grocotts, Poppy Ntshongwana Q & A, 08 February 2019
- Cosmopolitan, DJ Poppy Ntshongwana Looked Fab at Her Bday Bash, 08 February 2019
- Bona, We want every pair from Poppy Ntshongwana’s Superga collection, 08 February 2019
- Marie Claire, Cover Star #1: Poppy Ntshongwana, 08 February 2019
- Citizen, Madness in Poppy’s house, 08 February 2019
- All 4 Women, Management spat rumours over Poppy’s resignation, 08 February 2019
- All 4 Women, Poppy Ntshongwana throws shade at Sizwe Dhlomo in nasty interview, 08 February 2019