Sandy Nene (Director)
Armed with little more than a phone, a data bundle and a never-say-die attitude Sandile Nene has (through dogged perseverance) established himself as an entertainment, celebrity news and event blogger in the South African blogosphere. From humble beginnings, he has worked hard to establish a wide following and a strong social media presence across platforms.
Elesi Azumah (Features Editor)
Affectionately known as “Elle” by her friends and family, Elesi is a hardworking and driven mom who oozes an enormous passion for Journalism and everything Media orientated. Hailing from a small town in the Eastern Cape, Elesi comes from a very diverse background with a Western African Father and Xhosa Mother, who have taught her the importance of being open minded and accepting people from all aspects of life. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies, I believe my internship programs during Varsity at Radio Al Ansaar and at SAMNET (South African Muslim Network) were stepping stones towards grooming my work ethics within the field of Journalism no matter how small the opportunity was at the time. Despite studying Journalism I have always has a huge interest in beauty. “I personally believe with confidence and determination I can change beauty expectations one contour at a time”. Self taught and passionate about the beauty industry including a great obsession for makeup. I started blogging about it and offering my services because I realized i was that good. “I am a self proclaimed make-up goddess in the making because we all know how beauty looks keep evolving and I am always up to date with mine”. Comfortable in her plus size body and always ready to break beauty boundaries, Elesi is a force to be reckoned with. From PR Enthusiast, Beauty Blogger, Freelance Make-up Artist and Journalist why would anyone not want to remember this name!
Zama Khumalo (Music Editor)
“Wake. Pray. Slay” is my daily mantra. The name is Zama Khumalo. I am a fierce Writer. Social Media Fanatic and freelance Media Consultant. Oprah Winfrey is my spirit animal and I choose to change the Media Industry, one step at a time.
Simone Gobin (Creative & Sales Director)
I am Simz. Mrs Simone Gobin to be exact, but call me Simz. A mother of two angels and a wife to probably the craziest, but most ride or die man EVER. Although I have kids, I still love to have fun, laugh a lot, make every moment count, take a lot of pictures, oh …and dance. I believe that every moment has the potential to become a great memory. I probably have too much of an opinion about everything & as far as my popularity goes, I would say that I am probably an acquired taste. I am fun though, even bubbly, but only if you get to know me because I’m one of those introverted people that becomes an extrovert around familiar people. I am also an IT Consultant (ranging from web design to software development!) with a diploma in Software development and a blogger (The Mum Blog SA).
Nosipho Ntombela (Lifestyle Editor)
My name is Nosipho, and I am my own inspiration. I write what I am comfortable with. I have worked for Journalismiziko, Tabloid media and currently with the Department of Arts and Culture. I believe in loyalty more than Friendship. My motto is simply,”Love, respect and you shall be obeyed.” I am not afraid of change and challenge. Writing is were I find inner peace, ask me how and I will show you! The question is not ,”Are you ready for 2018″, but ….Are you ready for the next level?
Njabulo Mngadi is an eager and interested Journalism and Media Studies student who does the unthinkable to come up with solutions and is also guided by a motor of his own “Chase what’s chasing you, it’ll be frightened then you can strike”. Passionate about his work and keeps time for everything to be done accordingly. Writing and Music is life for him.
I find it very hard to explain myself to people when they say tell me about yourself because honestly, what you see is what you get. I’m 24 with a Journalism and Media Diploma, no kids, no boyfriend and absolutely no care in the world about anything. I literally love everything except vegetables, pink and cleaning! I’m living my best life because life is meant to be lived right? I live by the phrase ‘Hakuna Matata’ which means ‘No worries.’ One day I hope they allow us to wear flip flops everywhere (I mean to clubs and events etc). All I want out of life is experiences and happiness.
My name is Nosipho Mkhize, a dancer, actor, presenter/MC and blogger from the township of Esikhawini. I have my own blog on www.zathebrand.co.za, I have contributed to a business show on iCoraFM, in Empangeni and worked briefly as Editor in Chief with an online magazine, called Growth Magazine, based in Durban. I have been training and teaching dance at the Playhouse Theatre through Phakama Dance Theatre and now moving to Johannesburg to spread my wings as a
performer and copywriter.