With 15 years experience in various aspects of the South African music industry, it only makes sense that Tecla Ciolfi would build a #1 charting podcast and a leading music and entertainment blog. As an experienced music journalist, radio presenter, event curator, artist manager and music marketer, Tecla has navigated and positively contributed to South African music and artist development. Now visible in Texx and the City and Texx Talks.
No stranger to success, Tecla is one of Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans (2015), House & Leisure’s Rising Stars (2015) and one of Memeburn’s 50 Most Prominent SA Journalists on Twitter (2011) and her work in music has seen her at Rolling Stone and Your LMG, and heard as the South African Editor for Deezer for 5 years.
Known to its readers as the go-to for the latest and most comprehensive global music commentary, Texx and the City is Tecla’s crowning joy. As editor-in-chief, Tecla has gone on to collaborate with properties like the Two Ocean’s Aquarium for the sold out After Dark Music Series and Monster Energy for #TourwithTexx a campaign where she travelled to Nuremburg’s Rock Im Park Festival to cover the world’s best in rock and alternative music.
“On a mission to change the way South Africa does podcasts,” Tecla founded Texx Talks in April 2020 – a first for South Africa in its format, but right on par with the world’s leading podcasts like The Zane Louw Show, The Ebro Show and Sway in the Morning. Since inception, Tecla has interviewed local music’s crème de la crème including Cassper Nyovest, Micasa’s J’Something, Sun El Musician, Nasty C and many more, bringing listeners even closer to their favourite acts.
100 000 streams in less than 12 month later, Texx Talks has become an internationally recognised music podcast, having featured The Lumineers, Passenger, Portugal, the Man and most recently Ninja Tune founder Matt Black from Coldcut.