Cape Town – Podcast and Chill co-host and radio presenter, Sol Phenduka, has taken to social media to reflect on the impact the podcast has had on its audience, guests, and the industry.
Sol expressed his opinion, as the podcast celebrated 100 million views on YouTube.
He looked at artists whose lives changed after appearing on the show, and expressed his relief that the podcast was able to conquer when tweeps called for it to be cancelled due to its often controversial topics and guests.
“Imagine if the podcast had been successfully cancelled. Imagine! Zola’s story wouldn’t have been told, Dr Malinga wouldn’t be getting help — lives wouldn’t have been changed. The entire Podcast and Chill team. Lives are changed. So many chillers out there. Lives changed and saved,” Sol wrote on his Twitter timeline.
Imagine if the podcast had been successfully cancelled . Imagine ! Zola’s Story wouldn have been told . Dr Malinga wouldn’t be getting help .lives wouldn’t have been changed. The entire podcast and chill team. Lives are changed .So many chillers out there .Lives changed and saved
— Solomzi (@Solphendukaa) September 11, 2022
Dr Malinga, who opened up about his financial woes while on the show, has in recent days been sharing how his life changed since appearing on the show.
The singer shared details about his more than R2 million debt with Sars that led to the repossession and auction of his furniture and recalled how no one helped him.
Since being on the show, fans and celebrities have offered to help the star while Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona, popularly known as Makhadzi has booked him for her one-woman show.
Potcast and chill with MacG Sol ,Phenduka n Chillers you showed me too much guys,you restored my dignity,God bless
— DR MALINGA (@drmalinga) September 12, 2022
Yizo Yizo actor, Innocent Masuku, who talked about his drug addiction and how it ruined his career in the entertainment industry, shared Sol’s sentiments and commented:
“Even my story too, my brother … Believe me when I say a lot has changed after my interview. Podcast with MacG gave me life, brother,” he said.
“I will forever says thanks a lot to ProHeed, Bra T and Mom Zodwa Zwane for making it possible. Keep on changing lives.”
Even MY STORY too my brother @Solphendukaa . Believe me when I say, a lot has changed after my interview. @podcastwithmacg gave me life brother. I will forever says thanks a lot to @ProHeed , Bra T and Mom Zodwa Zwane for making it possible. Keep on changing lifes. https://t.co/6VGHifFGHz
— Innocent Masuku (@InocentMasuku) September 11, 2022
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Here are some reactions on Twitter
I said and I continue to say, although the podcast is not my cup of tea ( tabloid type of content ) I will not deny its success and impact. You guys deserved that DStv content creators award. And you deserve all the opportunities that this podcast has brought your way
— Nyakallo (@ThaboNyakallo2) September 11, 2022
We are cancelling the cancel culture itself!!!!!!! Ungoyiki chiller 💪💪💪💪
— Philasande Mute (@PigoMute) September 12, 2022
You guys are doing a sterling job 👌! BigUp. I can’t wait to see @biphakathi on your podcast asseblief tog. Danko.
— Tumelo (@tumi707) September 11, 2022
Chillers has become people’s hope
— Full Fellow GaDies (@FGadisi) September 11, 2022