Thursday, February 01, 2018

Technology Takes Over Marketing

Description:Founder of Boo-Yah, Carmen Marie, is called in to tell us more about the ways in which she aims to bring technology into the corporate world. Boo-Yah! is an African inspired Educational and Advisory Marketing Services Company that focuses on providing training and getting people ready for the Technological Age with a wide range of courses on Marketing, Technology and Innovation.

She describes how people start changing once they start to use technology and these courses are aimed at equipping people with the skill set needed to adapt. She adds that she was blown away by the immense amount of knowledge and skills that are available, as well as the benefits of being technologically aware. We also discussed the significance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the age of technology and how most people make use of it without even realising it. She explains that through the use of applications such as Facebook and Google. The concept behind this is that the application itself tracks how it is used, prioritizes frequently used sites and utilizes this information to provide the "best user experience". She expresses excitement as she explains that while most see AI as a threat, she expects it to "take us to a whole new level", adding that while people see it as "one of the top 12 threats" she would argue it would be "an anti-dote to 11 of those threats".

Boo-Yah!, has partnered with The Connected Marketer TM, a digital marketing advisory services company from the UK to offer masterclasses in SA. These places including Cape Town, Durban, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia, adding that they are planning a seminar.
"Modern marketing is evolving beyond the point where technology can be ignored and it is proving to be a skill every person requires to be effective and secure a future in business. The course is less about teaching how technology works and more about teaching how it is used."
She adds that in order to learn how to use technology to its full capacity, people need to be given the opportunity and tools to experiment and learn how it works. With the consistent upgrading and evolution of the digital marketing and media industry, combined with consumers that are becoming more and more technologically advanced, it is clear that we "need to give people the techniques and not techno-phobia".

For more details you can contact her through LinkedIn on Carmen Marie or email her at

Written by: Tauhierah Salie


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Afrika Tikkun on Morning Cruise

We spoke to Shirley Tshwale, Marketing Co-ordinator from Afrika Tikkun, an organisation who has the primary objective is to provide holistic development in disadvantaged communities. They help youth from the “Cradle to Career” from the ages of 2-35. Their aim is to empower young people by granting them the opportunity to receive profitable education, good health care and support for their families.

Having been established in 1994 by the late Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris and Philanthropist/Businessman Dr Bertie Lubner. They have 5 centres namely based in Johannesberg, namely: Alexandre, Diepsloot, Orange Farm and Brown Park and one in Mfuleni in Cape Town. Shirley tells us about the many programmes on offer that ensure an all rounded person as the outcome. Among these are Early Childhood Development (ages 2-6), Child and Youth Development (ages 7-18), and Career Development for those older, which assists children in developing themselves in to active citizens.

Additionally, they have programmes such as Family Support Services, Primary Health Care, The Empowerment Programme, and Nutrition and Food Security Programme. She describes the biggest problem being unemployment among the biggest problems faced by youth and the country. But highlights that the organisation doesn’t “tell children what to do but help them find what they WANT to do”.

She add how grateful she is by reflecting in the inspirational stories of the kids in their recently published magazine: MY Afrika Magazine. She also expressed excitement about a new programme that involves Former World Champion of Boxing Thulani “Suga Boy” Malinga to launch a programme that integrates boxing and sport into development.

Their website is  or Contact them on 087 150 2066 
Presenter/Producers: Mkhuseli Khusi Veto and Tauhierah Salie

Written by Tauhierah Salie

Tuesday, January 09, 2018


Aqeefah Matroos and Sethu Ngqva join us on behalf of AV Africa, an NPO that connect the youth to opportunities through volunteering which equips them with the necessary skills to become successful. AVA has played an active role in advocating for the large scale use of volunteering as a means to address our growing unemployment in youth.

The organisation was started by Lisa Gerson in 2012 and is Based in Wynberg and runs a program called (Year Beyond) that recruits youth to do volunteer  work in both high school and primary schools to help children with Maths and English. It also assists learners with Homework Support in various other subjects that volunteers are knowledgeable in such as business studies, physical fitness, science, accounting etc.

Aqeefah highlights that the programme is not aimed at restricting the children but rather to make them comfortable enough to find and be themselves. She joyfully recalls the loving interaction she and her colleagues experience with the children and says it is an indescribable feeling when seeing the children succeed. Sethu Ngqiva, who started off the programme as a volunteer in 2016, describes how much it helped her grow and develop a passion for the children she reaches.

Over 90% of the youth who have passed through their programmes have managed to secure further opportunities for work or full time study and are firmly on the path towards sustainable careers.

To get involved you should be between 18-25 years of age, possess a Matric Certificate and have  50% for Mathematics and 50%  Language. The organisation aims to unlock the potential of youth and equip volunteers with the confidence, skills, experience and networks they need to actively engage in building a better South Africa.

To get into contact with them simply go to their website on: or       ; go to the Year Beyond Programme to  download an application and apply

Produced by: Khusi Veto and Tauhierah Salie
Written by: Tauhierah Salie

Thursday, December 21, 2017



Abstract 703 from the ones and two's resides from Ottery Cape Town.  The young and talented artist who specializes in freestyle rapping, songwriting, composing and singing has worked with many up coming artist's around Cape Town.

He likes listening to a lot of local artist and that is where he gets most of his inspirations from but if he should go for a certain sound, it would be in the likes of Drake who is one of his biggest inspirations and Bryson Tiller. He explains that his music is not only hip hop, it's more r&b influenced and that is what his going for.

Brendon Manus was 14 years of age when he started rapping as a part of his hobby. He use to write a lot and poetry is where he started his music journey. His teachers convinced him to perform live in front of the school, after that performance realized that this is meant for him and it is the path that he should be taking.

Abstract only started doing this full time since the beginning of last year and he has come far from not being known, to people calling his name when his out in the open. He collaborated with Jean Citto, Ashur Peterson, Leeron Malgas, Deandre JK, Rihanna Ray, all of who is local artist. For December is going to be dropping singles that feature mostly local artist. "As an artist you need to establish yourself as a brand in people's mind and when people hear your music, they should already know that that is you" says Abstract. As time goes on he will adapt to what is trending. He says that his music and sound will change as the trend is going.

After having a freestyle session with Cape Town Rapper YoungstCpt and MaloonThe Boom, Abstract has been growing in the industry ever since. He currently has 3 songs play listed on a few local radio stations, being GoodHope fm, Bayfm in Port Elizabeth including Bush Radio 89.5fm.

He is one of the youngest talents in Cape Town has to offer and has already made a name for himself with his musical journey. You can get his music on Spotify, AudioMack, Google Play, iTunes and Deezer.

Social Media:
IG: @abstract703
Facebook: @abstract703
Twitter: @abstract703

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman

Written By: Michaela Muller

Tuesday, December 19, 2017



Aroplain is a Nigerian international Afro pop singer now based in South Africa. The Imo State born artist is the first singer from Imo State to penetrate through the hard music markets of South Africa. He is a songwriter and also an upcoming entrepreneur. Signed under his own label G.O.A Entertainment Group.

Hometown is his upcoming debut album with about 90 percent of the songs recorded in S.A featuring various artists from Ghana, Nigeria and S.A . Aroplain released his first hit single ‘Blow money fast’ from the album in late 2016 and in same year of 2016 he shot the official music video for the hit song .The music video was officially released on AroplainVEVO this year. The artist is distributed by Limd worldwide.

His video was launched with a release party at Cocoon Lounge Sandton where Aroplain also performed live with his band. Aroplain also furthered his campaign to Vanity Pretoria to launch Blow Money Fast. 'BLOW MONEY FAST'  video production by BearInMind Productions Pty Ltd. Aroplain’s Second Single #YesGirl feat Ghanaian International Hip-hop Rapper Yinks and Nyz D. Yes Girl Music Video Was Shot Successfully In South Africa Also By BearInMind Media Pty Ltd. The Song is currently available in worldwide stores, video live on VEVO on Youtube @AroplainVEVO.

Social Media Links
Twitter @Aroplain
Instagram @Aroplain

Cell / WHATSAPP: +27658815730 OR +27812725936
Alternative Contact
Aroplain’s Consultants Numbers
Boss Brain Entertainment
Cell: +27834189705 or +27818199431

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman

Written By: Michaela Muller

Monday, December 18, 2017



Robyn Davids goes her stage name RAE.CHIL. She got the name from her grandmother who was named Rachel but they called her Rae, hence where the nickname comes from. Her family says she looks like her grandmother, who RAE was unfortunate to meet. Her grandmother also liked to sing, and that is where her beautiful talent comes from.

RAE.CHIL as a young kid always wanted to do music. Robyn only took on music this year. She explains that she had a child in high school and with all the responsibility she had to put everything on a hold for a while. She also finished her studies in Architecture, which she is currently doing at her 9-5 job. She has a single called 'Book of Lies', she is currently working on 2 more of my own songs. 'Book of Lies' came orginatedf when she met Dylan Joshua Mckeith, whose the owner of McK Records sat down with her and Dalton who wrote the lyrics for her and they recorded the song, which was done in a space of 2 months. She says she's been through alot of heart breaks and wanted a her song that empowers women.

Internationally her music influence is Rihanna, reason being that she does not care. Her genre is contemporary hip hop because she loves and always falls back on old school r&b. She has done a lot of cover songs and her personal favorite by Post Malone- Rockstar. Robyn is originally from Oudshoorn. She performed  at the Stellenbosch Lights Festival 2 weeks ago and says she did not feeling nervous as she likes performing in front of an audience.

RAE.CHIL plans for 2018 is to enter the idols competition because she does not what to ask herself what if like they say "you got to risk it to get the biscuit. She also seeks to record her album, which she is mostly excited for. She encourages all young people to go for what they want, so that they do not question themselves when they get old of why they did not go for their dream career

Contact Details:
Facebook: RAE.CHIL
Instagram: RAE.CHIL official
Twitter: RAE.CHIL

Presenters and Producers- Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman.

Written By: Michaela Muller

Monday, December 11, 2017

Balenciaga Banks

Balenciaga Banks Doing Great And Bigger Things

Balenciaga Banks was born in Rocklands Mitchell's Plain Cape Town, South Africa on June 24th 1991. Balenciaga predominantly works as a musician/producer.

He also has a certificate in Digital Music Production & Marketing. His also worked & done production for many of Cape Towns top artist such as, Miss Celaneous, Ayo Calley from Vuzu hustle, Colin Sheer, D-nice & has also opened for South African heavyweight A.K.A.

Bank$ describes his sound as "Pan National" for its universal appeal & message that's easily relate-able in this modern age. He is a performing and recording artist as well as a producer from RFK Entertainment. 'Lost My Mind" is his first recording single that he released. He is a team people, which a lot of people have notice and he wants to build on that. Potentially he hopes to have a lot of teams players and work around that, Cape Town in general. Music has been in his family for ages. His father was an artist and use to do music with Molly Baron from The Rockets group. His father use to tease him about the song "Ama Kokerot "  and since then his soccer coach use to call him cockroach.

His been in a Jazz band since the age of 7 and through out his high school life. After that he went to study marketing and from there studied music. He started a band in Portland High and they are doing a thing where they go around schools to do a march and initiated that back in 2007. Ever since that his been gradually following music. For him personally its an escape from everything that happens in time. He describes music to be his brother, sister and girlfriend at the same time. His mom has been his biggest supported since 2010. Since 2010 they've been building the brand and the music that they've been trying to portray to people and he thinks this it's about time to exploit his music. When he should have his first SAMA speech, he'll have his mom has his plus one.

Musically since his been growing up and because he likes r&b, his biggest influences has been R-Kelly being one of the most honest artist and Usher as well. He also grew up listening to people like Ja Rule, he showed Banks that hype music can be soft and highly commercial. For local artist that he grew up with would be DKZ who is one of the front runners to him because they were universal in their sound, no matter the language barrier that anyone had. DKZ's music makes you want to dance as well as Brenda Fassie. His grandmother use to play Anita Baker, so it was basically a lot of artist which he grasp inspiration from individually on the good traits that they had and he tries and put it into his music. 

His sound is for all ages. "You Are" which is yet to be released featuring his friend ACE whose also a hip hop artist from wynberg and works closely with RFK Entertainment and Balenciaga Banks. Balenciaga Banks currently lives & works in Cape Town, South Africa.

Contact Details: 
Facebook: @Biggie Balenciaga Banks
Instagram @balenciagabanks

Presenters and Producers: Michaela Muller, Khusi Veto and Tyler Layman

Written By: Michaela Muller