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Heavy Chef 10th April (JHB): The Online Video Revolution

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Across the globe, millions of scrappy youngsters are gaming, vlogging, twitching, GoPro-ing, drone-ing and screencasting right now, uploading over 300 hours of content to YouTube every. single. frikken. minute. Many corporates are creating their own shows, crafting their own playlists and driving their own narratives.

We’ve asked the CEO of Special Effects Media, the gregarious and very dapper Danilo Acquisto, as well as rising YouTube stars, the amazing #MicrowaveBoys' founder Menzi Mzimela (more famously known as Anarchadium) and producer Lesang Tshoke, to please explain just what exactly this new landscape looks like - and importantly, why we should all be excited about it.

This promises to be a fascinating journey into a brave new world. Danilo’s gift is in breaking down complex topics into its bare bones basics - and his presenting style is natural, energetic and approachable. You’ll feel like you’re being presented to by a younger, skinnier, paler Barry White. What are you waiting for? Book your tickets now. 

Above: Proud partners of Heavy Chef. 

Above: Proud partners of Heavy Chef. 


Danilo Aquisto is the CEO of Special Effects Media, an official YouTube partner company in SA. He’s a presenter on SABC's Afternoon Express, with Jeannie D and Bonnie Mbuli. He’s also a radio show host on Good Hope FM on the weekends. Danilo was one of the three inaugural winners of SABC’s Presenter Search - and he happens to be actively involved in various social projects in his spare time. 

#MicrowaveBoys is an online weekly show, which involves three friends namely Larry, Sphaka and Sipho. Each week, they sit together to discuss current affairs; namely, what is trending on social media platforms in that timeframe. The show takes on a unique format adopted from the simple operation of a microwave.