5fm’s Sureshnie Rider, hosts the 5fm Top40 and is a News Reader on the National Radio station. Bubbly, Passionate, Positive and Energetic best describes Sush, as she is affectionately known On and Off air. She is a firm believer in the philosophy of ‘What the eyes can see the hands can do’. She is a Radio Personality, Dj/MC/Voiceover artist/Motivational Speaker and Community Builder.
Sureshnie started off her career at campus based Durban Youth Radio, following her Journalism Qualification. She then moved onto to Gagasi Fm as a news reader and journalist, before joining National station LotusFM as a Weekday Presenter. Sureshnie left her hometown of Durban for the bright lights of Johannesburg, and joined National radio station - 5fm, her dream job, as an on air presenter and news reader. She currently hosts and produces the ‘MTN Radio Awards’ best Weekend Show’ , the 5fm Top40, and presents news on the Rob Forbes Show Monday to Friday.
‘’Radio is in me. At Age 5 I tried to take a radio apart, because I wanted to see what the presenters were doing, then I was concerned that at night, no one would be feeding them, curious Sureshnie always wanting to know more. This has been the premise of my career..wanting to know more…hungry to learn and be educated. ‘’
Sureshnie strives in her personal life to make differences in the Lives of Others. She Co-Founded and launched an anti rape and anti crime campaign called Blow the Whistle alongside Legacy Lifestyle. This is a campaign that literally promotes the blowing of a whistle, to alert for help. As an ambassador she throws herself into her projects and is hoping that the Blow The Whistle project can be part of everyday life. She’s passionate about South Africa and keeping the treasure of it’s people safe and secure.
Her other passion is Journalism , and is a Journalism Graduate. Sureshnie can also be found behind the Microphone as an MC for private and corporate events, as well as voice over artist. She hosts the Hit Express Show on South African Airways’ (SAA) on international flights. Not wanting to stay in one medium, Sureshnie has successfully crossed over onto the television screen on and behind the scenes. She is also an absolute Petrol-head and lover of cars and is privy to testing some of the fastest Super cars in SA and in High Heels too. She was also the Production Manager of SABC3’s 3Talk with Noeleen.
Sush also presented two motoring shows, again concreting her love for all things related to motorsport.Sureshnie was awarded the MTN Y’ello Rose award. MTN chose their Top 10 Women in Radio in South Africa, and awarded each of the nominees a prize of R100 000 to invest in a Social Community Development Project. She has used her winnings to contribute to an audio library for the Chatsworth Youth Centre, and worked together with Women’s organization Agang Sechaba to educate a student at Rhodes university. ‘In this Pay it forward initiative the student will continue the cycle of giving by educating a fellow learner when she starts to earn a salary, this way the Legacy of doing good for other’s will Continue’ Sureshnie If Sush is not behind the DJ mixing decks at nightclubs locally or internationally, then you can find her behind the microphone, or on the edge of a seat of a very pacy Super car.
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