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Creative Visionary Award

This award is dedicated to honouring exceptional media, broadcasting and entertainment professionals across the African continent.

About the Creative Visionary Award

The Creative Visionary Award is dedicated to honouring exceptional media, broadcasting, and entertainment professionals across the African continent. This prestigious accolade celebrates those who have demonstrated extraordinary creativity, innovation, and influence in their fields, shaping the cultural landscape and inspiring audiences with their visionary work.

In a region rich with diverse stories and vibrant cultural expressions, this award highlights the pivotal role of creative professionals in capturing the essence of African experiences and sharing them with the world. It acknowledges the remarkable achievements of those who push the boundaries of their craft, create compelling content, and drive the evolution of media, broadcasting, and entertainment industries.

Award Criteria

Creativity & Innovation

The individual must demonstrate exceptional creativity and innovation in their work, producing original and groundbreaking content that sets new standards in media, broadcasting, or entertainment.

Cultural Impact

The work should have a significant cultural impact, resonating with audiences, celebrating African heritage, and contributing to the preservation and promotion of the continent’s rich cultural diversity.

Influence & Inspiration

The professional should be recognized as a thought leader and influencer in their field, inspiring peers, emerging talents, and audiences through their visionary work and dedication.

2024 Awards Timeline

Here is the timeline for the 2024 Africa Tech Festival Awards!

Key information:

  • The shortlist will consist of the top 5 candidates per category and will be subject to a public vote.
  • The top three shortlisted candidates with the most votes from the public will progress to the finals.
  • The finalists will be sent to our expert panel of judges, who will determine the winners.
  • The winners will be announced live at the ceremony in Cape Town on 13 November.

2023 Award Winner

Winner: Khutso Theledi, Radio Broadcaster

Khutso Theledi's remarkable radio journey started back in 2012. She began her career at YFM as a co-host and traffic presenter on the breakfast show, "Flava In The Morning," captivating listeners from 6:00 to 9:00 AM. Khutso quickly established herself as a prominent figure in the industry, showcasing her talent and passion for radio.

In 2022, Khutso Theledi embarked on a new chapter in her career when she was headhunted by Metro FM. She joined the acclaimed station to host the highly popular breakfast show, "Wake up on Metro," alongside Mo Flava. Together, they greeted listeners from 5:00 to 9:00 AM, Monday to Friday, providing a dynamic and engaging morning radio experience.

Building on her success and expertise, Khutso Theledi now hosts her own show on Metro FM titled "BreakAway With Khutso Theledi." Airing from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday to Friday, her show allows her to connect with audiences in her unique and captivating style, providing an entertaining and informative mid-morning radio experience.