Thoriso Magongwa – The world respects excellence

There are many concerns about diversity in the ballet profession. According to Thoriso, many factors contribute to ballet’s lack of diversity: Economic inequity (ballet training is notoriously expensive), a lack of role models for aspiring black ballet dancers to look up to, and a lack of funding for underserved communities are all issues. Thoriso Magongwa […]

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng

Whenever there are talks about Gender and Diversity, the biggest question that arises: “Will we ever reach gender equality in the workplace?” or is it just a theory that can never be realised. In this woman in leadership interview feature, Istyleblaq connects with one of the most influential women leaders in Africa, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng. […]

Monde Twala Talks Leadership and Black Excellence

I have always been fascinated with leadership. Over the years I have found that people are naturally more inclined to follow one leader over another. It is a decision often premised on preferences made due to differences in leadership styles. This begs the question, what makes a leader effective? Below, Monde Twala, Senior Executive of […]

Bujy Bikwa – On His Journey, The Industry & LGBTQI Representation

We love Bujy for many public reasons – his loveable, bubbly, and honest presence. Bujy Bikwa is well known as a radio host, TV presenter, and Producer. In this interview he opens up about his journey in Showbiz, industry challenges, and the representation of the LGBTQI in mainstream media. MUZI: Being an all-rounder (radio host, […]

Zolisa Xaluva -Award-Winning, Seasoned Actor and Playwright Shares Industry Insights

Zolisa Xaluva is one of the best actors around—and one of the most underrated. He was born in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, and is well known for his roles in hit television shows such as Generations, Tsha Tsha, and The Queen, to name a few. Fans and critics no longer doubt Xaluva’s acting abilities, but […]

EUPHONIK’S FANCY- DJ Talks Property Investment & Mentorship

If the DJ culture is religion, then Themba Nkosi, commonly known as DJ Euphonik, will be the Pope. DJ, producer, radio personality and real estate enthusiast has been able to reach heights that most people can’t imagine. The Hitmakers is one of the most  successful DJs to date, but that has come at cost . […]

Kennedy Thal – Singer, Songwriter & Producer from Gaborone Botswana

Kennedy Thal originally from Gaborone Botswana, Born to a Motswana mother and an American father. His love for music and passion for playing piano began at the age of seven after he got his first ever keyboard. Thali’s music career got a kick-start when he entered a singing competition from Botswana “My Star,” and since […]

Paul Modjadji – Award Winning, Renowned Dancer & Script-Writer

The Award Winning dancer only received his formal training in his later years. Straight after his matric, he obtained a scholarship to attend the Dancevaerkstedet Dance Foundation in Denmark. After spending one year in Denmark, Paul came back home to further his studies at the Tswane University of Technology Dance department.  Paul has had an […]