Alfred Adriaan

Alfred Adriaan

Based: Johannesburg

Alfred Adriaan is a well rounded hilariously funny and relatable comedian and his comedy is deeply rooted in Everyday life. He bases his comedy in reality which makes him a firm favorite with people from different age groups and backgrounds.

Alfred has a corporate background with over 10 years of experience as a Brand and Marketing Manager at 3 different leading multinational business. This has given him a keen understanding of what corporate clients need not only from an entertainment perspective, but also from a sensitivity perspective.

Alfred prides himself on his craft and has reputation for his professionalism. Alfred is high energy, extremely funny and performs in both English & Afrikaans.

He is known for his ability to make mixed audiences relate to his stories and laugh together. He has also proved to be a firm favorite on the African continent in countries such as Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana and Nigeria.

He has been nominated for 5 South African Comics Choice awards in only 4 years. He has also performed to international audiences in New York City at the Broadway Comedy club as well as the New York Comedy club in Manhattan and was invited to perform at the prestigious Sydney and Perth Comedy festivals in Australia.

He is also known for acting in the KykNet movie Hospitaal op Horrings and for his work in TV and online adverts for Nokia, Savanna and Come Dine With Me for the BBC.

He has performed on major Stand-up shows such as Mass Hysteria, Aweh Mzansi (as aired on MNET) and Blacks Only where he performed alongside celebrated South African acts such John Vlismas, Marc Lottering, Joey Rasdien, David Kau and many more.

Alfred is a versatile MC, Comedian, Actor and voice over artist with a reputation for his professionalism and razor sharp wit.

 

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Gino Fabbri

Gino Fabbri

Based: Port Elizabeth

Gino Fabbri is an immensely likeable comedian who interacts with his audience in the guise of hilarious characters, keeping his material clean at all times. As MC, he integrates his irreverent, off-the-cuff wit into any event program, introducing his personas over the course of an evening and lifting the atmosphere by adding fun elements to liven up proceedings.

Gino is adept at holding the focus of difficult audiences using songs, jokes and attention grabbing finales to win them over!

His characters pop up sporadically during day-long trade shows, golf days, prize-givings and fun-runs. His act is geared for English, Afrikaans and non-white audiences and is riddled with amusing one-liners.

Gino also offers a show-stopping interpretation of the Evolution of Dance in which he performs an incredible 50 dance styles in 8 minutes. His Evolution of Drums medley shows off his spectacular drumming skills.

From a 45-90 minute show to the full interactive package, watch Gino play a toaster with a pair of forks, meet his hip-gyrating police officer, the French Chef who cooked the evening’s meal, his flamboyant events coordinator, his affectionate Latin Lover, his dodgy Indian wheeler-dealer and a host of other crazies. Each entertain in 10-20 minute comedy segments.

Gino’s wide range of material and character options allow him to perform repeatedly for the same client and to always appear fresh and new. He also appears alongside other Centrestage artists to offer additional dance party elements if required.

 

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Katlego Maboe

Katlego Maboe

Based: Cape Town

Trilingual Katlego Maboe is not only host of The Expresso Show – the Feel Good Breakfast Show broadcast weekdays from 06h00 to 09h00 – but also hosted the second season of Strictly Come Dancing (2014 and 2015).

Awarded the title of Presenter of the Year at the 2015 and 2016 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) as well as at the 2016 YOU Spectacular Awards, Maboe has grown year-on-year into a well-known TV presenter, singer, voice-over artist, MC, model and actor.

The Talent

Speaking fluent Afrikaans, English and Setswana, accompanied by an on-point sense of humour, Maboe effortlessly maneuvers around any given situation and transcends any demographic border. Amongst his many accolades, Maboe was crowned the most stylish male celebrity in South Africa at the 2014 YOU Spectacular Awards, and featured in the 2015 South African Menswear Week modelling for Presidential Shirts.

The Musician

Maboe’s biggest passion by far has always been music; a burning passion he has fueled since becoming a member of the North West Children’s Choir in 1998. His love for singing manifested itself in his involvement in the well-known South African acapella boy-band, Flip a Coin, as one of the group’s lead vocalists and beat-boxers.

 

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Duane Rockwell

Duane Rockwell

Based: Johannesburg

“A VIBRANT PERSONALITY AND A SWINGING SHOW!

Duane brings the magic of the songs to life”

As versatile as they come, Duane Rockwell enjoys nothing more than combining his MC, entertaining and DJ’ing skills. Because of this and the magic he brings to an event, he’s booked regularly to fulfil all three roles at functions all over South Africa.

Born into a “showbiz” family, Duane was exposed to the industry from a very young age. He quickly realised that his passion for music would be his inspiration in life and over the past 20 years, Duane Rockwell has used that inspiration to entertain audiences around the country.

From his humble beginnings as a one-man band performing in clubs and pubs, he has evolved into an all-rounder by combining his desire to entertain, his ability to involve audiences and his love for music. Duane Rockwell is a world class entertainer that is hard to beat.

Considered by many to be among the best in the business, Duane is proud to perform alongside some of South Africa’s top corporate entertainers. He has the experience to understand just who and what will work for your event, and he has the talent and skills to make it happen! His energy is contagious and he prides himself on his versatility.

He has also been actively involved in the radio industry as part of the “Solid Gold” Station and doing voice-overs for Radio and television Commercials. Duane continues to be active in this regard. As a singer, Cabaret Artist, Compere, Keyboard Player and Guitarist, Duane continues to perform on the function and Live Music Circuit.

He has done work for companies such as SAB, Avroy Schlain, ICL, Mercedes Benz, The Incredible Connection, Unidata. SA Accounting Association, Hollandia, Mobil, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Price Waterhouse, ABSA and Sanlam, just to name a few.

His repertoire includes songs from the sixties, seventies, eighties and the current charts and specialises in his Swing Show, along with his vibrant personality, he is sure to create a fantastic vibe at your next party or function. Duane looks forward to entertaining you at yours.

 

 

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Liezel van der Westhuizen

Liezel van der Westhuizen

Based: Cape Town and Johannesburg

From 1 July 2017, early birds all around the Western Cape will be in for a treat when they tune in to 94.5KFM, to find that Liezel van der Westhuizen will be taking over the airwaves between 05:00 and 06:00 on weekdays.

Moving from her 19:00 to 22:00 time slot on a Sunday evening, Liezel is the only female personality on commercial music radio in the Western Cape at this early hour in South Africa.

 As a fitness fanatic and sports enthusiast, Liezel’s show is said to feature music, weather, traffic updates and loads of opportunities for listeners to join fun challenges and even sign up for guided training sessions with their favorite early morning host during the day. These training sessions will be aimed mostly at beginners and are set to cover various activities – including running, canoeing, cycling and mountain biking.

Holding a special place in her heart for the ocean, Liezel has also been certified as an advanced Nitrox Enriched Air deep-sea diver and loves exploring saltwater depths all over the world – Madagascar, the Maldives and Bali count among her favorites.

Apart from running, cycling, stand-up paddle boarding and everything in between, Liezel also nurtures a deeply soft spot for animals, especially those who have been abandoned or abused, and looks forward to sharing their stories via her Blog, hoping to inspire a culture of adoption among Capetonians. She has two adopted dogs of her own – Leia, who she found and fell in love with at the SPCA and Luke, who’s a plucky little sausage dog from Cape Dachshund Rescue (whom she rescued last week.)

She also remains in high demand as Master of Ceremonies at prestigious events, which has seen her travelling to Africa, Seychelles, UK and Bali for work.

 

 

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Jeanine D

Jeanine D

Based: Cape Town

With her sparkling wit, magnetic charm and disarming looks, Jeannie D has become one of South Africa’s favourite television and media personalities. This busy-body’s career has mushroomed from popular Good Hope FM radio DJ, to one of SA’s most famous faces as Top Billing presenter and hostess of Top Travel.

In her role as Top Billing presenter, Jeannie travels the world interviewing Hollywood stars, chart topping musicians, leading fashion designers and other international celebrities. From the red carpet in Los Angeles and New York, to scuba diving in Mozambique, and jetting off with the rich and famous, Jeannie D is living her dream, in great style! Among the Hollywood stars she’s brought to Top Billing are Leonardo Di Caprio, Laurence Fishburne, Ving Rhames, Kevin Spacey, Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, David Gray, Kate Bosworth and Jonathan Rhys-Davies, as well as the famous shoemaker, Jimmy Choo; and South African exports Marc Bouwer, fashion designer in Tinseltown, and Dave Matthews in North Carolina.

Jeannie, who has been featured in the FHM Top 100 Beauties of the World on more than one occasion, also brings her infectious personality and girl next door looks to the screen in the popular Top Travel, in which she stars alongside local hunk Janez Vermeiren. The show proved to be so popular that it was syndicated worldwide and then went on to be rated as the best new show on the Travel Channel. It was also picked up by the Wealth Channel in America where Jeannie regularly entertained 8-10 million Americans per episode with her light-hearted vivacious personality.

Also widely regarded as one of SA’s top style icons, Jeannie successfully launched her own clothing line to critical acclaim from the nation’s foremost fashion experts. With her undeniable charm, sharp sense of humour, and finely honed presentation skills, Jeannie D is also in demand as an MC for corporate events, fashion shows and media launches, and brings the celebrity factor to any event!

 

 

 

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