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Heavy Chef 17th April (CPT): The Online Video Revolution

  • Workshop 17 17 Dock Road Cape Town, WC, 8002 South Africa (map)



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. God only knows how much video footage is being uploaded to Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook every minute, but it’s a lot. And now, it seems, the corporate hallways across the world have caught on. No longer are the ad dollars being spent on traditional networks. Marketing departments within companies are turning their lenses to Insta stories, Twitter accounts and YouTube channels to negotiate directly with these burgeoning young superstars. Many corporates are creating their own shows, crafting their own playlists and driving their own narratives. 

The media landscape is changing, rapidly. 

We’ve asked the CEO of Special Effects Media, the gregarious and very dapper Danilo Acquisto, and Nigerian-born Cape Town-based YouTube star Moyin Oloruntoba, to please explain just what exactly this new landscape looks like - and importantly, why we should be excited about it.

This promises to be a fascinating journey into a brave new world. Moyin will share an exclusive, no-holds-barred glimpse into what it takes to create content for YouTube - as well as how to make money out of it. 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.

If you don’t know who Danilo Aquisto is, here’s the skinny: He’s the CEO of Special Effects Media, the official YouTube partner in SA. He’s a presenter on the 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 (cough! what spare time?) 

Nigerian Born, Cape Town based YouTuber and content creator Moyin Oloruntoba is taking the entertainment industry by storm. From winning the Fairlady Rising Star Award in 2016, to being named one of the 20 millennials to watch in 2017 as well as one of the Mzansi Top 100 for 2017 by IOL, her YouTube channel, with over 2 million views and her ambition and drive makes her a force to be reckoned with. Not only does Moyin's content captivate audiences on her YouTube channel, her videos are also viewed on South African Airways business flights. Catch Moyin on her YouTube channel - The A1, on South African Airways domestic flights and on social media @TheRealMoyin.