Our Host

Moky Makura

Author, Journalist, Actress, Communications Director and Businesswoman

Moky Makura was born in Nigeria, educated in England and has lived in London, Johannesburg and Lagos. She has been a TV presenter, producer, author, publisher and a successful entrepreneur in her own right. 

Moky started her media career as the African Anchor and field reporter  for South Africa’s award-winning news and actuality show – Carte Blanche. She conceptualized, co-produced and presented a lifestyle TV series for the pan African pay TV channel MNet called “Living It”, which focused on the lifestyles of the African continent’s wealthy elite.  She also played a lead role in the groundbreaking and popular MNet Pan-African drama series; Jacob’s Cross

Her book Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs with a foreword written by Richard Branson, featured on the top 10 best-selling business books in South Africa when it launched.  Moky has since compiled and published a number of non-fiction titles under her imprint MME Media. Titles include South Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs, Going Global which tells the stories of South Africa’s most successful global companies and a biography of one of its top entrepreneurs; Herman Mashaba, called Black Like You.  Moky started a fiction book series called Nollybooks aimed at getting young Africans to read, and then adapted the series for television co-producing over 21 television movies for  the South African TV station etv. The books are available on Worldreader, and Okadabooks.  

Moky is currently the Executive Director of Africa No Filter, a donor collaborative focused on shifting the African narrative. 

Watch Moky at:
Living it promo
TED Talk on telling the African story

WOT is put together by a small team.

Moky Makura

Producer & Host

Zee Dlangalala

Project Support

Andrew Sutherland, Big Mouth Studios

Audio Producer

King Major

Audio Editor

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