Pepsi Pokane made his TV debut at the tender age of 14 - and today he's probably as comfortable in front of the cameras as any other man would be in his living room. He's no stranger to boardrooms either and is also an actor, director and MC.
Currently Managing Director of Bonngoe Productions, a multimedia company that produces a variety of TV content, he once enrolled to study international business at Howard University in Washington after he finished high school.
"I wanted to be in business, like my mother, but at Howard I found myself drawn to media studies," he says. He dropped out of university in his third year and, on his return to SA in 2002,
took up a job as a continuity presenter with the SABC. But he believes that his studies gave
him a foundation of business principles and practices. To date, Bonngoe Productions has
created a number of shows, including SABC3's Zooming in on Men. DStv's Urban Massive and SABC2's Zwahashu. Says Pokane: "Some of the highlights of my career include launching our first show, SABC2's Afro Cafe, which I presented, and launching SA's second 24-hour gospel channel.
Top Gospel, which airs on Top TV.' Bonngoe's Competencies include creating branded TV content, providing an interface between broadcasters arid corporate brands, and producing content in the rest of Africa.
Pokane says his company intends branching out, creating content for mobile, radio and print. The company had been a subsidiary of the Republic Group, a media company Pokane co-founded, before he decided to go solo.
He has brand endorsement agreements with health food supplement CellFood and luxury car manufacturer Audi South Africa, who have recognised him as a serious force to be dealt with in South Africa's media and entertainment industry, as a personality, thought leader and media owner
Previous MC Engagements:
Live Earth Concert - South African co-host of a broadcast that was viewed by over 1billion people globally
46664 Concert (Johannesburg, South Africa) - South African Live Televion host
The Busi Mhlongo Presidential Benefit concert - Live Television host
Caxton Awards The International Tourism Indaba 2008
Guest presenter at numerous South African Music Awards, Crystal Award ceremonies
Design Achievers Awards
Youth Day Celebrations and many more....
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