Leander Kandiero
Leander Kandiero
Image Via: Twitter
BornLeander Kandiero
(1979-01-16) January 16, 1979 (age 43)
Mutare
NationalityZimbabwe
Occupation
  • Radio Personality
  • Philanthropist
EmployerStar FM

Leander Kandiero is a Zimbabwean radio personality who works for Star FM. He is also known for his philanthropic initiatives such as Care to Share

Background

Leander Kandiero was born on 16 January 1979 in Mutare. He is married and has 3 children.[1]

Education

Leander attended Baring Primary School from 1984 to 1990 before proceeding to St Dominics High School in Mutare from 1991 to 1994

Career

Leander began his career at ZBC as a radio presenter for Power FM and later becoming television presenter for the program Music Mix after taking over from TK. He later crossed over the floor to Star FM in 2012.[2] At Star FM, Leander is mostly known for being the anchor for the show, Star FM Gospel Greats Top 20 that airs every Sunday on Star FM from 6 to 9 PM.[3]

Philanthropic Work

When he was still with Power FM in 2008, Leander broadcasted for 24 hours on World Aids Day while fasting for the HIV/AIDS reduction cause. The broadcast was also done to commemorate 24 years since the first HIV case was detected in Zimbabwe as well as to educate the populace on issues regarding the HIV pandemic.[4] He is also known for his Care to Share initiative where he invited listeners to donate to charity.

Accolades

Leander was among Gorindemabwe's 100 Most Influential Young Zimbabweans in 2013.[5]

The show Star FM Gospel Greats Top 20, which he hosts is nominated for a Prophets Emmanuel and Ruth Makandiwa Invitations Concert Award Night (Permican) 2015 which will be held on September 19, 2015.[6]

Trivia

  • Leander's hobbies include gardening, bird watching, aviation and music
  • He loves RnB, and dance reggae music [7]






References

  1. leander kandiero, Twitter, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: September 9, 2015
  2. Star FM Goes Live… Goodbye To ZBC Monopoly, Three Men on A Boat, Published: June 25, 2012, Retrieved: September 9, 2015
  3. Desire Ncube, GOSPEL: Mhere rides on purple patch, Sunday Mail, Published: September 6, 2015, Retrieved: September 9, 2015
  4. Joint Press Release: One-Man 24-Hour Marathon Broadcast on HIV & AIDS - WAD 2008: Take the Lead, SafAIDS, Published: November 26, 2008, Retrieved: September 9, 2015
  5. Gorindemabwe’s 100 Most Influential Young Zimbabweans (2013), Three Men On A Boat, Published: October 5, 2013, Retrieved: September 9, 2015
  6. Desire Ncube, Gospel Greats nominated for Permican Awards, Sunday, Published: September 6, 2015, Retrieved: September 9, 2015
  7. Leanda Kandiyero, StarFM, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: September 10, 2015