Bravo Silva

Bravo Silva

Based: Johannesburg

No strangers to the world of radio, dance and producing, Djs Dino Bravo and Nicole Da Silva have united their talents behind one desk and under two sets of headphones for a party-starting concept to challenge all others!

Dino Bravo brings 20 years of mixing, producing and room-reading to each and every show he performs at. The Cuban-born, Angolan-raised Joburg-based gentle giant is one of South Africa’s most versatile Djs on the continent. Nicole Da Silva is the feisty, bubbly voice behind 5fm’s The Weekend Playdate and has been a tour-de-force as one of the leading women in a male-dominated game.

Nicole is quite literally a walking, talking music encyclopedia and her show segment for “The Human Shazam” is testament to her musical knowledge in all genres.  After years of working together on radio and passing one another in between set-changes at clubs, fellow Portuguese-speaking friends and colleagues Nicole and Dino thought it a no-brainer to combine their experience and offer a ‘twofer’ to clients, fans and festivals. Aptly collectively named “Bravo Silva”

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Leanne Manas – Achieving your impossible

Leanne Manas – Achieving your impossible

Based: Johannesburg

Leanne Manas is a multiple Award winning South African TV presenter that has graced our screens for over a decade. She is currently the anchor of SABC 2’s Morning Live. She is also one of the country’s top MC’s and guest speakers.

It’s not about conquering a mountain, it’s about conquering yourself. Some people wake up everyday doubting their ability to achieve their goals however big or small. Take the leap and realise your true potential by stepping outside your comfort zone.

Leanne takes you on a motivational journey through her life – from being the shyest little girl in the class to becoming one of the most recognizable faces on SA television.

Hear about her encounters with Presidents, Celebrities and everyday South Africans and the lessons learnt along the way. None of this would have been achieved without the courage and self-belief that this was possible.

All of this intertwined into her unlikely journey to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. She will have you hanging onto every word during this emotional roller-coaster of a talk that will leave you wanting to Achieve Your Impossible!!

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Kass Naidoo

Kass Naidoo

Based: Johannesburg

Television Host, International Cricket Commentator, MC and Public Speaker

Award-winning sports journalist Kass Naidoo is popularly recognised as SA’s first women cricket commentator. Since starting out in 1996, Kass has worked across print, radio, television and online media.

Promoting sport and South Africa at every opportunity, one of Kass’ most notable contributions is as Founder of The gsport Trust, an online initiative she launched in August 2006 to raise the profile of women in sport.

Kass’ career highlights include commentating for the SABC on the Proteas’ famous 438 win against Australia at the Wanderers, serving on the ICC’s Voting Academy to select its Women’s Cricketer of the Year, and advocating for the promotion of Women in Sport at the 2014 Doha GOALS forum in Qatar.

Kass’ CV also includes four years with Cricket SA, working across Commercial, Marketing, Events, Communications and Social Media, with a focus on growing and shaping the brands of CSA and the Proteas.

A professional MC and speaker, Kass is proud to have been engaged by leading clients including the French Foreign Development Agency, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the International Cricket Council, Doha GOALS, SABC Sport, SA Breweries, MTN, SPAR, Standard Bank, FNB and ABSA.

She and husband Ryk Meiring live in Johannesburg, South Africa, and are proud parents of their three children, Daniel, Ella and Luke.

 Topics covered:

* Sport as a Journalist

* Sports Broadcasting

* Sports Sponsorship

* Women Empowerment

* Transformation

* The SA celebrity life

* Media Training

 

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Ayanda MVP

Ayanda MVP

Based: Johannesburg

The name Ayanda MVP is becoming more known as of late, but this young lady has been in our midst for quite some time.

Ayanda Mdluli, better known as “Ayanda MVP” started her career at a very young age, where she was a TV presenter for a kids’ show on SABC 3 called “Vibez” – this development into a passion for Arts, where she decided to enrol at the National School of Arts to study Drama. She decided to take a more professional route, where she chose to study Law at the University of Pretoria. During her time there, Ayanda joined a campus radio station, Tuks FM – which is where the radio bug bit!

From graveyard shifts, to daytime weekdays shows, to being the host of the breakfast show on Tuks FM, her talent was becoming evident, and caught the ear of Yfm’s programme manager at the time. Ayanda then joined Yfm in 2013 and earned her own weekend slot from 12:00-15:00 where she introduced herself as the energetic skyscraper whose passion for broadcasting would take in further in places she would not imagine. Not so late after, she was promoted to her own weekend-daytime
After working at Yfm for 3 years, Ayanda landed her own show on one of Johannesburg’s biggest radio stations, 947 – where she did weekend shows on Saturdays from 14:00-16:00. Everyone was already excited for her landing a slot on such a huge station; but we were up-in-arms as this young trailblazer took over from Stacey Norman; and after only a few months, had her very own daytime show from 10:00-13:00

Apart from being on our airwaves Monday – Saturday, Ayanda MVP is also well known to make our booties shake on the dancefloor. She is a Hip-hop DJ who has part of some of the biggest line-ups in Mzansi; and everyone loves and appreciates her ability to not only kill it on the decks, but simultaneously hype the party up as the MC

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Beyond Africa

Beyond Africa

Based: Johannesburg

Kabelo– Acoustic Violin and Electric Violin 

Jude – Acoustic Harp and Electric Harp

Passionate, ethereal and mesmerizing:

BEYOND AFRICA Presents Kabelo (Royal Northern College of Music graduate) and Jude (California Institute of the Arts graduate) delivering an authentic and dynamic performance of musical harmony brought about by the musician’s love for different genres of music and their improvisation sklls. Their live performances are nothing short of riveting.

Keeping to the theme “local is lekker” – their repertoire consists of South African

Hits such as:

  • Doobee Doo (Freshly Ground)
  • Pata Pata (Miriam Makeba)
  • Loliwe (Zahara)
  • Weekend Special (Brenda Fassie)
  • Special Star (Mango Groove)
  • A cry a smile a dance (Judith Sepuma)
  • Destiny (Malaika)
  • Burnout (Sipho Hotstix)

All though emphasis on local flavor, Kabelo and Jude are both classically trained musicians and their repertoire can be flexible to suit the occasion and audience.

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