The Kitchen

Kaya 959’s Thomas and Skhumba have launched ‘The Kitchen’ on radio shows. Image: Supplied

Kaya 959’s Thomas and Skhumba launch ‘The Kitchen’ with SA’s stars

Thomas Msenga and Skhumba Hlope hosted soccer legend Brian Baloyi and Chef Naledi Toona on the first instalment of ‘The Kitchen’.

The Kitchen

Kaya 959’s Thomas and Skhumba have launched ‘The Kitchen’ on radio shows. Image: Supplied

Kaya 959 radio hosts, Thomas Msenga and Skhumba Hlope launched their new feature The Kitchen on their radio show on Tuesday 29 March. This exciting segment sees celebrity guests join the radio hosts once a month to eat a hearty meal and chat about their careers and lives. Soccer star Brian Baloyi and Chef Naledi Toona were the first two guests on The Kitchen

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Thomas Msenga and Skhumba Hlophe’s radio show kicked off on 3 May 2021 and it was an instant hit with fans. It was the first time the dynamic duo came together on their airwaves. 

“I’m excited to see how far we can take this because we are not doing a breakfast show, we are doing a morning show and I think that’s going to be the difference in the texture of our show,” Msenga told TshisaLive

“You are going to be hanging out with two friends who are just communicating with each other and whether you are in your car or at home, you are going to be part of our family.”


Brian Baloyi has played for Kaizer Chiefs, Sundowns and South Africa’s national soccer team, Bafana Bafana. Popularly known as Spiderman, Baloyi is one of Mzansi’s most loved goalkeepers. 

The father-of-two featured on The Kitchen and opened up about being a father and supporting his wife through breast cancer. 

“First it was something scary because we thought it was something that only happened to white people. At the time I didn’t have much information. I had to do a lot of research and support my wife,” said the 48-year-old soccer legend. 

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Chef Naledi Toona, an entrepreneur and chef cooked up a storm for the Kaya 959 team. She whipped up a beef and broccoli stir fry with couscous and spoke about the importance of involving her children in planning their family’s grocery list. 

“80% of the time they are the ones who do the grocery list. I’m talking about an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old. They cook, they pack their own lunch boxes,” said the chef. 

“They’ve been doing that because one thing I know is that I am not a superhero. So, I am not prepared to get up early hours to pack lunch boxes the rest of my life.”