Viva Talks

  • Conversations with Blaq Diamond

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    Hailing from Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, Blaq Diamond has been making waves in the South African music industry with their hard to define fusion of Afro-pop and contemporary traditional sounds. The duo, made up of Ndu and Danya, have invigorated the South African music industry with their fresh take on Pop and Afro-pop. The Viva Nation team sat down with Blaq Diamond to discuss all things music and get some insight into their influences, inspirations and unique sound.

  • Conversations with Kwela Tebza

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    Kwela Tebza is a South African Kwela musical group of three brothers, Mpho, Tebogo, and Tshepo Lerole. They play penny whistles.

  • Conversations with Thami Dish Part One

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    We sit down with Thami Dish to discuss the 2018 Feather Awards as well as issues affecting the LGBTQ community in South Africa.

  • Conversations with Thami Dish Part Two

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    We sit down with Thami Dish to discuss the 2018 Feather Awards as well as issues affecting the LGTBI community in South Africa

  • Conversations with Yvonne Chaka Chaka

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    Yvonne Chaka Chaka, who really needs no introduction, is an internationally recognised South African singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, humanitarian and teacher. The Viva Nation team was lucky enough to have a sit down with the Princess of Africa in which she discussed her work as a UNICEF ambassador, her legacy in the South African music industry and the wisdom she's gained in her extraordinary life.

  • Conversations with Chaka Khan

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    Yvette Marie Stevens, better known by her stage name Chaka Khan, is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Her career has spanned nearly five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the funk band Rufus. Khan received public attention for her vocals and image.

  • Conversations with Gregory Noble

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    Well known gospel singer

  • Conversations with Richard Bona

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    Richard Bona is a virtuoso Cameroonian Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist.

  • Conversations with Steve Kekana

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    Steve Kekana is a South African singer songwriter. Kekana lost his sight at age five and attended a school for the blind in Pietersburg. During the school years, he nurtured his love for singing, and became a member of amateur groups during the teenage years.

  • Conversations with The Soweto Gospel Choir

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    Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. The choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. The choir is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world.

  • Conversations with Walter Wanyanya

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    Walter started playing bass guitar at the age of 15 under the guidance and help of the music team at Celebration Church in Harare Zimbabwe. He went on to play for Celebration Choir and was involved in many aspects in music including tours to America and the region.

  • Conversations with Sho Madjozi

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    Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif, known professionally as Sho Madjozi, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and poet. Regarded as one of the best performers in Africa, Madjozi incorporates the Tsonga culture through her music and public image.

  • ECAfrica100 with Nicollette Mashile

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    Nicolette Mashile is a forward thinking and reliable team player, and has served in marketing communications environment, advertising and public relations roles. She is results driven, inspired by business growth and alignment in her communications tasks in any industry or sector.

  • ECAfrica100 With Irene Kiwia

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    Entrepreneur and activist who is known for being both the founder and executive director of the company Frontline Porter Novelli. She is also known for having launched the NGO Tanzania Women of Achievement program which helped enable women to contribute in social, political, and economic ways to Tanzania.

  • ECAfrica100 With Nomahlubi Simamane

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    Nomahlubi Simamane - CEO: Nomahlubi an action-oriented professional, who is passionate about brands & branding, established Zanusi Brand Solutions in 2001. She sits on several boards; JSE listed Cashbuild, Oceana & Foschini Group.

  • ECAfrica100 With Mantwa Chinoamadi

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    Joy of Jazz producer Mantwa Chinoamadi.

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