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Nick Hamman is a multifaceted creative from Cape Town South Africa, currently based in Johannesburg.
Nick began his career in broadcasting on campus radio while studying Politics and Philosophy at Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape. During his time at MFM (from 2011-2012) he was both the host of the Afternoon Drive show as well as the station’s technical producer, heading up the station’s production team. During his time there, Nick won five awards, as well as an MTN Radio Award for the Best Campus Drive Show in South Africa.
in 2012 Nick caught the ears of a regional commercial station (Good Hope FM) by beating out hopefuls from around the province in the Good hope FM DJ search, which saw him taking on their Weekend Breakfast Show, for which he was once again nominated for Best Weekend Breakfast Presenter in the country.
In 2014, Hamman Made history as one of the youngest people to take over a morning slot on the country’s largest youth station, 5FM, where he currently hosts the popular mid-morning show Hamman Time from 9-12.
Honing in his expertise as a talk show host, Nick also pioneered the station’s first ever talk platform, where he breaks away from the station’s typical format to engage in long form, deep and meaningful conversations with influential people. Nick’s interviewing skills have been widely praised for the ability to expertly navigate through a plethora of complex topics, cutting to the core of humanity, making guests comfortable to share in an honest and open way that they often seem reluctant to with other interviews.
With a keen spirit for adventure, which was embedded in him from a young age, Nick has also executed many exciting radio firsts that have seen him travel extensively both locally and abroad. In 2016, Nick Hamman made headlines when he walked 330km between Johannesburg and Polokwane on a two week journey that was broadcast live on radio, capturing the hearts and minds of all who followed. Nick has also successfully completed two Heritage Tours where he took to the road during the month of September in 2017 and 2018, each time driving over 10 000 km to document the stories of people and places that make his country of birth great.
As an accomplished musician, Nick Hamman has been performing professionally since the age of thirteen when he formed his first band, a Jazz outfit that would perform at local events in his hometown, for pocket money. Today Nick Hamman is a popular DJ, who incorporates live instrumentation as well as his own production. Nick has toured South Africa extensively through music and has been invited in various capacities including performer and delegate to countries including Mauritius, Lesotho, Croatia, UK and Reunion Island.
Nick has also shared his expertise on the industry as a writer for Huffington Post and currently hosts a weekly segment on the country’s leading television morning show, Exspresso, where he talks about the latest happenings in the music industry, from his Saturday Chart Show – The 5FM Top 40.
Nick is a 27 year old guy that is deeply passionate about questions concerning human nature and expression. Throughout his life, Nick has always been actively involved in the arts and has a passion for communities and ideas that don’t typically find expression within the mainstream. Nick uses his platforms to dig deeper into life’s burning questions, creating spotlights for people with interesting voices who deserve to be heard. He creates networks between people who shares these common interests, which he often does over late nights and cold beers in dimly-lit bars.