Tshisa Talent launches an Event Organising Program - Together with Kouga

Thanks to funding from National Lotteries Commission and the Rolf-Stephan Nussbaum Foundation. Maphiko Ncedani (Tshisa Talent Manager) and his team were able to collaborate with Humansdorp locals Chris Thanduxolo Buka from the youth mentoring group “Kings & Queens Me”, Luvvuyo Mayinje from “Booyaka Recording Studio” and Clifton Britz to discover some amazing talent.
Together, they staged auditions which lead to a fabulous Talent Kouga Competition on Saturday 25 August 2018 at the Civic Hall in Arcadia. Contestants were judged on Presentation, Performance Qualities and Entertainment Value.
Because of the great need and enthusiasm in the region, this Garden Route based Non-Profit Organisation chose Kouga as the beneficiary for a Talent Co-ordinator Program designed to teach community leaders how to organise events while simultaneously uplifting as many related businesses as possible.
The Winner’s prize money, which is close to R100 000, will be wisely invested into their Wish Lists which include professional photographs, the production of CDs and DVDs, a venue to practice in, equipment, more exposure on radio and TV and more platforms to perform and outfits to make their performances more professional.
Local print screening, photographers, printing, sound and catering enterprises also benefited. Kouga FM broadcast the event live to their 365 000 listeners across the Eastern and South Western Cape. The Co-ordinator Training will continue to uplift the performing artists over the next few months to promote sustainability. Watch their progress on www.tshisatalent.co.za and the Tshisa Talent Facebook page.


Left to right back row:  Chris Thanduxolo Buka (King & Queen Me Youth Mentoring Group), Sinethemba Dayi (Gospel Singer , Tshisa Finest  &Judge), Antonio Moos (Hip Hop Star & Judge), Shanette Elliott (Tshisa Marketing Manager) Maphiko Ncedani (Tshisa Manager), Nomzamo Maga (Tshisa Team), Stuart Palmer (Tshisa Founder), Amanada Valela (Actress, Choreographer, Scriptwriter and Judge), Clifton Britz (Humansdorp Event Organiser Collaborator) 

Front Row left to right:  Siyabulela Matyhila  (Tshisa Team), Element Himself (MC, Rap Artist and Tshisa Finest) , Nkosinathi Xipula (Tshisa Team)

Photos courtesy of Luvvuyo Mayinje from Booyaka Recording Studios.