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Guestspeaker- Moky Makura
Moky Makura
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Category:
Speaker
Location:
Johannesburg South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Actress,Businesswoman
Profile:
Moky Makura was born in Nigeria, educated in England and since 1998 has lived in Johannesburg, South Africa.
 
A publisher, author, TV presenter/producer, actress and a successful entrepreneur in her own right, Moky holds an Honours degree in politics, Economics and Law from Buckingham University in the UK. With a wealth of marketing communications experience gained from over 18 years in the PR industry serving almost every aspect of specialist communications across the continent, Moky’s field of expertise extends across most market sectorsband industries.
 
Moky formed her own agency - Red PR - early in 1999, with the vision of becoming the first pan-African PR network. In 2002, she sold her business to Draft FCB – then SA’s largest communications agency. Three years later she left to set up as an independent consultant and pursue her media passions. 
From 2001 to 2006, Moky was the African Anchor presenter and field reporter for South Africa’s award winning news and actuality show – Carte Blanche. She has conducted interviews with Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba, Chinua Achebe, Femi Kuti, Danny Glover and Seal.
In 2004, Moky presented an hour long interview format show called African Pioneers which was syndicated to commercial stations in 5 African countries. 
In 2005, she produced and hosted a 26 part marketing show on the South African business channel; Summit TV.
In 2006, she played a lead role in the ground breaking and very popular MNet Pan-African drama series; Jacob’s Cross.
In 2007, she conceptualized, co-produced and presented a lifestyle TV series for MNet called “Living It, which focused on the lifestyles of the African continent’s wealthy elite. The series has been re-run on several occasions across the DSTV bouquet.
In October 2010 Moky launched the first in her series of Bookazines ™ for the mass market. The Nollybooks brand features low-cost, fiction and non-fiction titles aimed specifically at the young urban market. Her books were featured in the True Love Book Club and will retail in CNA and Exclusives Books from November 2010.
 
Moky is an editorial contributor to various magazines on African related subjects and has had her editorials published in a number of South African publications including Business Day; Maverick Magazine, O Magazine, Elle etc. She was one of the judges of the 2010 Top Women Awards. Moky has been invited to speak at various events on her books and entrepreneurism in general, including the St Gallen Symposium in Switzerland, UCT, Gibs and the London Business School
As part of her passion to present a positive image of Africa and showcase its heroes and achievements, she started a website where visitors can contribute to creating a repository of positive facts about the continent. 
 
In November 2008, Moky completed her book; ‘Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs’ with a foreword written by Richard Branson which tells the success stories of the top entrepreneurs on the continent. The book featured on the Exclusive Books top 10 best-selling business books in South Africa. It was selected for the Exclusive Books Homebru promotion which showcases the best of South African writing. Her book has been covered extensively in the local media and is currently in its 3rd print.
 
In August 2010, Moky’s MME Media (in conjunction with GIBS) published her latest book ‘South Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs’. The book features the stories of 22 of the country’s top entrepreneurs. 
Moky Makura was born in Nigeria, educated in England and since 1998 has lived in Johannesburg, South Africa.
 
A publisher, author, TV presenter/producer, actress and a successful entrepreneur in her own right, Moky holds an Honours degree in politics, Economics and Law from Buckingham University in the UK. With a wealth of marketing communications experience gained from over 18 years in the PR industry serving almost
Synopsis:
PRESENTATION by Moky Makura

In her presentation, Moky will look at the commonalities between the top entrepreneurs featured in both her books.
What traits they had in common that led to their unparalled success?
What are the key lessons we can learn from them?
This will be backed up by case study examples from both books.
PRESENTATION by Moky Makura

In her presentation, Moky will look at the commonalities
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