Chilli M, real name Vukani Masinga will be laid to rest on Friday and, his funeral service is underway at the Vosloorus Civic Centre, Ekurhuleni in the East Rand.egendary radio broadcaster
“I was actually one of the founding DJs of YFM. What a lot of people might know or might not know is that YFM used my voice in their bid. That was major, So I knew I had a gig there and then. No-one could touch me because I was already trained. When YFM started broadcasting, I was 19 years old, I was pretty young when I got into the industry,” Chilli M.
Chilli M, 42-years-old at the time of his death was rushed to a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning where he later succumbed to death, (02/01/2020) just after he entered the new year.
“This morning we lay our brother to rest. Lala ngoxolo Vukani my outtie. You remain a giant in South African radio history. Your name is cemented in the history books of SA radio. Go rest easy with other radio Gods. #RIPCHILLIM condolences to close friends, colleagues and family,” wrote DJ Sbu.
According to various reports, Chilli M had liver problems caused by his previous excessive alcohol abuse.
Apparently, his doctor told him that he was not going to see the end of December 2019. It was also reported that 80% of his liver had been affected and that there’s a long list for a liver transplant.
“I came from a family of alcoholics. I started drinking at 11-years-old,” he was quoted by one of the Sunday papers.
When it comes to drugs he says he was introduced by a SABC continuity presenter he dated at the time.
“I was at Metro FM for 3-years before I got fired. I was a delinquent… I got involved in wrong relationships, I dated wrong women. One woman that was a SABC continuity presenter introduced me to drugs. It started off with weed, ecstasy and then cocaine,” said Chilli M in an interview with Mac G.
Chilli M was employed by DJ Sbu at Massiv Metro by the time of his death.
Chilli M worked for various radio stations over the years, including YFM, Metro, East Coast Radio and Ukhozi FM.
Chilli M’s last interview with Mac G:
Rest In Peace Chilli M…