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AkioVarsity is Akio’s official podcast. The show brings you forthright conversations with Africa’s finest creatives, artists and digital natives. Host, Fumani Baloyi interviews entrepreneurs and artists from various industries on the impact of technology and digital media.

In this episode, I talk to Johannesburg based musician and rapper Travolta Salane, about the business of music and his creative  endeavors. Travolta released his first EP, “Grown Man Jazz”, in 2014 and currently has two singles out from his fourth-coming project. His lyrics, delivered in a seamless mix of English and Xitsonga over a sonic fusion of jazz, neo-soul and boom bap, explore themes of love, spirituality, life and African consciousness – invoking inspiration in a manner that is fun and innovative. Enjoy!

In this episode, Fumani interviews Meranda Nyandane, a Giyani-born entrepreneur with a knack data science and technology. We discuss her upcoming mobile app aimed at helping beauticians and stylists find customers on the go. Enjoy

Haunted by the stories that burn, itch and fester within him, accountant-cum-author-cum literary activist, shares the narrative ideas that keep him up at night—frenziedly impatient to be brought to the fore to the world. On this pilot episode, host Fumani Baloyi chats with  Siya Mbalekwa,  a self-published author, giving the best of himself creatively with the aim of raising the socio-cultural consciousness of South Africans—and there is no purer motivation this nation could be more desperately in need of.

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