Maps Maponyane is one of South Africa’s favourite personalities. He is considered as one of SA’s most stylish and sexiest men and is a greatly admired media personality. Multi-talented as a tv presenter, model, actor, style icon, designer, business man and philanthropist, he makes waves both locally and internationally. Maps is loved and followed by his fans on social media platforms because of his down to earth, professional yet warm personality. He is known for his talent, fashion sense, charm, innovation, versatility and good looks.Download Map Maponyane’s Full Biography
You may recognise her from her leading role in the sitcom Coconuts or as the character Busi in Binnelanders or from many other parts in Isidingo, Scandal or Jozi H. She’s also co-hosted the TV shows Great Expectations and Fashion Future. On the Breakfast Xpress, Phil brings wit, warmth, plenty of quirks and a deep, velvety voice.
A successful actress with roles in a number of popular South African TV shows, Philicity Reeken joined the 947 Breakfast Xpress team as traffic presenter in 2013.
She’s bilingual, speaking both English and Afrikaans fluently and has two children and has the most beautiful heart and care for all the children in South Africa, making her the perfect friend of Smile Foundation.
Just like his dad Jesse Clegg has too been a friend of Smile since its initial start. Helping others and making the world a better place is what Jesse strives for. As a popular and talented musician known both locally and internationally, Jesse is a true Smile supporter.To read more http://jesseclegg.com/home
Diana (Disi) Redman is a radio personality on Hot919fm in Johannesburg. She is co presenter to Sasha Martinengo on the Disruptive Duo show , from 14:00 to 16:00 daily during the week . They have worked together since 2012, initially on Ballz Visual Radio and now on Hot91.9fm. She has a big heart for children and will do anything to have each and every one of them smile at her. Smile Foundations welcomes Disi to the family with open arms.
Aside from her radio job, she made numerous guest appearances on the Superbets Saturday TV show in 2016, and hopes to continue her TV career in time.
She is an energetic, enthusiastic, fun loving personality and is always up for a challenge…. on the golf course ….or on air!
Loyiso is a talented well recognised and well respected singer, who possessing a passion for gospel music, entertainment and a family based lifestyle. Loyiso has been a fond support of Smile since it’s start in 2008. He often comes to hospitals to wish each child good luck for their operation and give the nurses a hug to make their day. Download Loyiso Bala Full Biography
Helen Desbois is an all-round performer with more than 20 years experience gained on stage, TV and radio. She is an actress, singer, dancer, voice artist, recording artist and radio presenter with love for every facet of the entertainment industry. SAMA nominee, Desbois, also has a passion for her music and has released 6 singles to date with the smash hit ‘Anything’ really putting her on the map. She made her comeback last year with the well-received ‘Like I Need You’ and has another single due for release in August 2017. Helen believes in giving back is honored to bring her smile to the cause and help spread the word. Download Helen Desbois Full Biography
Johnny Clegg, South Africa’s legendary musician and anthropologist, who has sold over five million albums worldwide, has been proudly associated with Smile Foundation since its early existence.
Being a close and dear friend of the Founders of Smile Foundation, Nelson Mandela and The Lubner family. Johnny has always been involved and supportive of the charity’s cause. To read full biography click here: https://www.johnnyclegg.com/biog.html/
Proud to represent the Smile Foundation as MC and Ambassador and grateful to live out my passion and do what I love whilst raising funds for this Charity that is very close to my heart. I love living life to the fullest and making people smile, therefore seeing it as an honour to raise funds that will go towards children who never had the opportunity to smile and gain confidence with a new smile.
To see more about Raasbekkie click on : https://www.facebook.com/RaasbekkieRSA/
Leigh Crymble is a Senior Marketing Manager at Discovery Vitality and is passionate about promoting ways to live a happy and healthy lifestyle through health communication. A former health and lifestyle journalist, Leigh is known for documenting her health challenges, her most popular ones being her preparation for her first (and then second) 947 Cycle Challenges. Proceeds raised went to the Smile Foundation, sparking a long-term relationship between her and the Foundation.
Tshedi Mholo is an Afro-pop singer, a mother and a person with many talents. Known for her exceptional voice in the South African acclaimed band Malakia. Tshedi has now concentrating on her solo career. She is fond of art, craft and most of all giving back to the children in communities. Download Tshedi Mholo Full Biography
Hlubi Mboya is most probably best known for her role as Nandipha in the successful SABC 3 soapie, Isidingo. Not only did this role make her a instant household name in South Africa, but has also enabled her to travel throughout Africa to places such as Tanzania & Zambia as a HIV/AIDS ambassador. Her most important representation was at the Tshwane Univer-sity where she spoke about the future global impact of HIV on the youth. She has also broached this subject on Radio stations such as Umhlobo Wenene, YFM, 702, 5FM and Metro. Download Hlubi Mboya Full Biography
Sam Cowen has been in radio for 23 years on both 947 Highveld Stereo and 702, and is still the longest running female breakfast show host in the country. She’s hosted a parenting show on etv, written four bestsellers, including her latest book, From Whiskey to Water, and is currently filming an international TV show, Married at First Sight. “I love helping people and making a difference. Sometimes it is the smallest thing that makes the biggest impact. Like a smile.”Download Sam Cowen Full Biography
“His name might be linked to South African hip hop, but DJ Milkshake has graduated beyond the genre to become a master of any dancefloor. His ability to read and rock any crowd, anywhere is what has made him one of Africa’s top-rated entertainers. Milkshake has devoted the last ten years to honing his DJ skills and conquering dancefloors at the country’s top-rated clubs, parties and festivals. Leading national radio station 5FM snapped him up in 2010 and every Friday night from 22h00 to 01h00 he quenches SA’s thirst for club-rocking sounds on ‘The Shakedown’. Download DJ Milkshake Full Biography
Fiona Nay (married surname is Onikwa Kani ) is best known for her role on Rhythm City. She is a fitness guru who has Qualified as a Personal Trainer ,Group Instructor (Aerobics , Taebo , Spinning , Step class and Pilates ) with Basic Science Diploma and is a Motivational Speaker. Off the stage and away from the camera, Fiona is a mother, a daughter, a wife and a business woman. She is a close friend of the Smile Foundation and supports the team and Smile patients at every Smile Week throughout the year, as the children of South Africa get their much needed facial surgery.
Shareen Richter is an International Laughter & Happiness Professor, an expert in Positive Psychology, a Motivational Speaker,Stress-LessCoachand Happiness Strategist.Shareen trains and delivers de-stresstactics, transformationalprograms and Executive Corporate Coaching.She has developed programs and workshops where her Happiness Tools and strategies help create positive shifts for both the individual and teams in organisations. Tapping into the laughter techniques are key for personal growth and development, for management training and the development of happy, healthy organizations. Download Shareen Richter Full Biography
Neil Bisseker is the Sports Editor of Algoa FM, the local and most popular radio station in the Eastern Cape. He is well connected and highly respected. I met with him to find out if he’d be keen to be an official ambassador of the Smile Foundation to which is replied with a definite YES.
He participated in the Cyclethon on Saturday, in Smile cycling kit, as his first Smile event. I would like to make an announcement on Smile’s FB page sharing his involvement with us.