Online culture magazine, Moziak, has revealed their Must Watch In Culture list for 2020. Their annual list, now in its second year, features eight young Africans who are disrupting their industry and show great promise to have an impactful 2020. Compiled through a vigorous research and debate process across industries such as arts & entertainment, fashion, beauty, sports, health, business, tech, lifestyle and journalism; the 2020 Moziak Must Watch In Culture honourees are:
- Thembinkosi Lorch – Footballer
- Nandi Mbatha – Actress & Model
- Shelley Mokoena – Fashion & Interior Designer
- Joe “Human” Nawaya – Creative Entrepreneur
- Costa Titch – Recording Artist
- Zovuyo “Zoe” Msutwana – Brand PR Strategist
- Courtnae’ Paul – Choreographer & DJ
- Kgomotso Neto Tleane – Photographer
“We believe these eight personalities are making a mark and show the potential to do so for years to come,” shares Blue Mbombo, Creative Producer at Moziak Magazine. Read more on the eight honourees here: https://moziak.africa/moziak-must-watch-in-culture-2020/
Highlights from this year’s honourees range from having a hit single made in their name to receiving co-signs from the likes of Riky Rick and AKA, to choreographing the DSTV MVC Awards for 2020, to working with brands like Coca Cola and Tanqueray; the Moziak Must Watch In Culture 2020 honourees are taking up space unapologetically and have the whole country watching.
On making the list, here’s what some of the honourees had to share:
“I feel great! Honestly it’s been such a blessing to become a part of the conversation in the music industry and I cannot wait to see what the future holds.” – Costa Titch
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“It truly is such an honour to be recognised in such a way by Moziak. ‘Must Watch In Culture’ for me means I’m doing the right things to shape today’s culture and make it that much more exciting for the future as well. I really hope my efforts inspire young Queens all over Africa to be authentic!” – Nandi Mbatha
“I’m really honoured to be making this feature, apart from it meaning that my work is being recognised it also means that there’s a space in the world for every one of us to create value and I’m happy platforms like Moziak are passionate about unrooting our diverse talents” – Joe “Human” Nawaya
“Making Moziak’s Must Watch In Culture list for 2020 has been such an unexpected, yet pleasant surprise. I’m a huge fan of the platform and the work they do in our industry and this recognition means the world coming from them. Thank you for taking note Moziak. Truly honoured.” – Zovuyo “Zoe” Msutwana
“I feel honoured to be recognised on the Must Watch In Culture list. It’s a great privilege for people to be able to see your work and really identify with it and hope that it inspires something greater in them as well. Thank you.” – Shelly Mokoena
“I am so humbled and grateful to the Moziak team for selecting me as part of this amazing list! It was completely unexpected. As a forever-disrupter of norms, being recognised for your efforts in any way, shape or form is always appreciated, thank you!” – Courtnae’ Paul
Previous honourees on the Moziak Must Watch In Culture list include the likes of Ami Faku, who has gone on to dominate South African radio and streaming platforms as a leading newcomer; DJ Arch Jnr who blew the world away on American’s Got Talent; Dr Esther Rockson, South Africa’s first black female aesthetic gynaecologist; and Akosua Koranteng who is shifting the beauty narrative with her Anim Naturals natural hair and skincare products just to highlight a few. If you missed this list, read more here: https://moziak.africa/moziak-top-8-must-watch-in-culture-2019/
With the challenges thrown to the arts sector by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, shining the spotlight on young, emerging Africans doing amazing things across different sectors of the arts is needed now more than ever.
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