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For Youth Day, we thought it would be fun to see how Kfm 94.5 presenters from different generations answered the same questions.

Gen X are people born between the mid-1960s and early-1980s, millennials are the generation born from 1981 to 1996 and Gen Z are those born after 1997.

We chatted with Gen X-er Saskia Falken, Millennial EB Inglis, and (almost) Gen Z-er Mitch Matyana about their youth, and here's what they had to say!



// GEN X: SASKIA FALKEN

What’s your full name and date of birth?
Saskia Janine Falken and I was born on 1 June 1975

What was a typical Friday night like when you were a teenager?
Typically, it was club hopping in town (Havana Bar, Browns, George Pub) or Woodstock (Space Odyssey) which inevitably ended in the wee hours of the morning at the Comic Strip in town or the Cantina Tequila at the Waterfront. It was Cape Town in the early 90s, we were opening up as a young democratic country, and the social scene in the city was very vibrant and cosmopolitan as people from all over the world started visiting South Africa again. It was a very exciting time.

As a teenager, how did you make plans with your friends?
Whenever or hung out or via telephone - landlines and pay phones. What was cool is that we all knew each other's telephone numbers by heart. I can still tell you what my friend's number was all these years later!
Cellular services launched in the mid 90’s so we didn’t have to wait too long to get cellphones – my first one was a Nokia.

How did you discover new music?
Through friends who were DJs and were plugged into the music scene. Of course this was the era of the Saturday morning chart show on radio, which was also the perfect place to get your fix of the latest hits in the 90s. We also had cool music channels like MTV, music shows on the free-to-air TV channels, and cool music stores like Musica that we could go and check out what the new releases were.

What was the biggest song when you were 18 years old?
In terms of what was charting, that honour goes to Whitney Houston's I will always love you from the soundtrack to the movie The Bodyguard. However, there’s also the iconic 1992 house remix of Shake your Head by Was (Not Was) – this one always got us on the dance floor. And Depeche Mode were gods.

What was the biggest movie when you were 18 years old?
So many great movies that year! Mrs. Doubtfire, Poetic Justice, The Fugitive. But my favourite would be The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Growing up, what word or phrase did you use to describe something cool?
'Bemang', 'Jits', 'Kief'. But 'cool bananas' was my thing.

What was the biggest world event that happened the year you were born?
The end of the Vietnam war and the release of the movie Jaws.



// MILLENNIAL: EB INGLIS

What’s your full name and date of birth?
Moegamat Ebrahiem Inglis and I was born on 24 June 1983.

What was a typical Friday night like when you were a teenager?
In my early teens, we watched whatever the popular TV show or the featured movie was on M-Net but as I got older, there was usually a party to attend with friends.

As a teenager, how did you make plans with your friends?
Plans would be discussed at school and then I had to beg my parents to agree to the plans.

How did you discover new music?
MTV - believe it or not, there was a time they actually played music videos.

What was the biggest song when you were 18 years old?
Alicia Keys - Falling

What poster did you have on your bedroom wall growing up?
Manchester United players like Eric Cantona, David Beckham, and Mark Hughes.

What was the biggest movie when you were 18 years old?
If I had to go according to the box office, it would be Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone but that same year I saw movies like, Training Day, Ocean's Eleven, Shrek, and Save the Last Dance.

Growing up, what word or phrase did you use to describe something cool?
'Gehard' - pronounced as an Afrikaans word Ge + Hard.

What was the biggest world event that happened the year you were born?
There were a few notable ones: ARPANET officially changed to use the Internet Protocol, creating the Internet. The first mobile phones were introduced to the public by the Motorola Company. The final episode of M*ASH aired to a record 125 million viewers.



// GEN Z: MITCH MATYANA

Okay, so technically, Mitch is a millennial because he was born in 1996, just a few days before Generation Z began. So, for today, we're making him an honorary Gen-zer!

What’s your full name and date of birth?
Mitch Matyana and I was born 19 December 1996.

What was a typical Friday night like when you were a teenager?
I usually spent it at a house party. Sometimes we'd go to GrandWest or spend time at the mall.

As a teenager, how did you make plans with your friends?
We made plans on BBM and then we moved over to WhatsApp.

How did you discover new music?
I got new music from my friends or from social media.

What was the biggest song when you were 18 years old?
Happy by Pharrell Williams.

What poster did you have on your bedroom wall growing up?
I never had posters on my wall, but I always had wallpapers of my favorite football players on my phone or laptop.

What was the biggest movie when you were 18 years old?
The Fault in our Stars.

What was the biggest world event that happened the year you were born?
Bafana Bafana Afcon win in 1996.



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