south african creativity

Mo Flava: What It Really Means To Have 'Influence'

Mo Flava: What It Really Means To Have 'Influence'

Mo Flava is a man of true influence. One of the hardest working celebrities in South Africa, Mo speaks to an audience of millions of people every day. His Morning Drive show on Metro is one of the biggest in the southern hemisphere, and his own social channels are growing like gangbusters. In this Heavy Chef talk, Mo Flava explains what it means to be an influencer and tells the behind-the-scenes story of how he came to be so popular. Spoiler alert: it wasn't easy.

Mo Flava On How To Be An Influencer And What 'Influence' Really Means

Mo Flava On How To Be An Influencer And What 'Influence' Really Means

Mo Flava is one of the biggest names in the South African communication and entertainment sector. A Metro FM radio host and music DJ, Mo speaks to millions of people through his show and through his own social channels. Mo is a true influencer. Here he speaks to Heavy Chef CEO Fred Roed about the importance of remaining authentic to oneself and the organic path that he’s chosen to take on his journey into influence.

Brand Maven And Creative Problem Solver Sizakele Marutlulle On The New F-Word

Brand Maven And Creative Problem Solver Sizakele Marutlulle On The New F-Word

She’s coined a (much needed!) new word to define a special breed of woman. For advertising legend Sizakele Marutlulle, a ’Fentreprenuer’ is a woman who is clear about the gift they bring to the world. A woman who is focused on her growth and that of her community. She is gritty, generous and committed to being great at what she does. Sounds like the HC community of women, doesn’t it?

Cape Town Hip Hop Sensation YoungstaCPT Unpacks The Challenges Of Being An Entertainer Entrepreneur

Cape Town Hip Hop Sensation YoungstaCPT Unpacks The Challenges Of Being An Entertainer Entrepreneur

In one of the most surprising, refreshing and impactive talks ever seen on the Heavy Chef stage, Cape Town's latest hip hop phenom, YoungstaCPT, presents his hypothesis on why it is so challenging for creative entrepreneurs to succeed out of South Africa. YoungstaCPT, otherwise known as Riyadh Roberts, spoke at the first Heavy Chef 'Raw' Session in Khayelitsha, in the iconic Bandwidth Barn venue at Lookout Hill.

From Cooking At Home In Khayelitsha To Celebrated Private Chef In South Africa

From Cooking At Home In Khayelitsha To Celebrated Private Chef In South Africa

Being a finalist on Top Chef SA brought Ayabonga Gope into the public eye as a rising star in the food industry. The experience was one of Ayabonga's highlights in his career and equipped him with the confidence needed to pursue the culinary profession full-time. How did Ayabonga go from making eggs, rice, and tomato sauce for friends, in his home in Khayelitsha, to cooking for high profiled guests in their homes around Cape Town? Click on to hear the interview.

Heavy Chef And Ghetto Sessions Launch Heavy Chef 'Raw' Series

 Heavy Chef And Ghetto Sessions Launch Heavy Chef 'Raw' Series

Heavy Chef, in collaboration with Ghetto Sessions, is launching The Raw Sessions, a series of inspirational events in the heart of Khayelitsha, on August 3rd. Each event will comprise of a full day of talks, presentations and creative performances. The inaugural session will feature national celebrities Zolani from Freshlyground, radio and television show host Danilo Acquisto and the co-founder of Bridges For Music, Thulani ‘DJ Fosta’ Headman, in addition to local talent from the community.

Freshlyground's Zolani Mahola On The Business Side Of Being Creative

Freshlyground's Zolani Mahola On The Business Side Of Being Creative

Heavy Chef introduces a special guest onto our Show, Zolani Mahola, lead singer of the proudly South African band, Freshlyground. Zolani Mahola truly embodies the image of prosperity for many aspiring South African artists. In this interview, she (in a stunning locally-made outfit) speaks from her heart with our amazing Heavy Chef anchor, Caley Africa (also in a stunning outfit), about 'the business side of creative output'.