Getting to know Moja Love's Head of Channel, Bokani Moyo

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Bokani Moyo, Moja Love's Head of Channel.
Bokani Moyo, Moja Love's Head of Channel.

Your experience in television and broadcasting is extensive. Please tell us about your journey?

I have been in television for over 20 years. My journey began at a production company called The Bomb Shelter, while I was standing in for the receptionist on maternity leave. While I was working there, Desiree Markgraaff and Beathur Baker took me under their wing after I impressed them with the research they had assigned me. After that, I assisted Beathur in producing a show about sex work called Fak’ Imali Uzobona, which aired on SABC1. Come to think of it, I have worked on many shows and production houses, and most of the content I have done has been skewed towards women. I have worked on a show presented by Bonnie Mbuli and Moshidi Motshegwa while at Traffic. I can never forget working with Pepsi Pokane on Afro Cafe and producing O-boma for Channel O.

I have even worked for Urban Brew on Gen Game, Friends like These and Lilizela Mlilizeli. At some point, I was part of the SABC news channel. What most people don’t know is that I also worked at Red Pepper and produced Speak Out. Then I worked for a communications firm, Blue Moon, because I thought I was tired of TV. But when the TV bug bites you, you don’t forget it – so I went back to TV. I started my own company and did educational content for SABC2. But 10 years ago while at Urban Brew, I was introduced to executive producer Aubrey Tau. I produced a show on BEE for him and went around the country promoting it. A few years later, we reunited, and it so happened that he needed someone with my skills and experience to complement his team, and here I am today, heading the channel. 

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