WHAT IS THE RADIOACTIVE BLOG ?
The Radioactive Blog is an online creative hub that aims to promote dope creatives from different backgrounds. We do this through hosting events, workshops, our online platforms, and collaborating with other creatives and stakeholders that are willing and able to assist in playing a positive role in the development of the creative sector in Africa. The team behind the blog are based in Bloemfontein, South Africa, so this is where we host most of our events and programs, however we also travel to different cities and countries to either participate or host some of the initiatives that we run.
The blog was initially started by Thuthukani Ndlovu (TK) in 2013, however its mandate was only centred around promoting poetry and the Zimbabwean Hip hop. During this time, the blog existed on Blogger under the following address: (This address is no longer active). 3 years later, TK had begun to start blogging not just about the Hip Hop, but also about the poetry scene around Africa. This eventually saw the blog start its first major initiative, which was a monthly digital poetry anthology publication. The saw the blog publish over 100 poets from around the world within the 11 digital anthologies at the end of the year 2016. In 2017, the blog focused more on promoting creatives from different industries such as fashion and visual art. In 2018, we then re-launched the blog with the new website and new logo. The direction of the blog then broadened to promoting different creatives in the creative industry, as opposed to only promoting poets and Hip hop artists. Creatives can include, digital artists, dancers, festivals, etc and this allows the blog to keep you up to date with some of the amazing things that people are doing around the world, but most importantly on the African continent. We acknowledge the reality that we cannot promote every single creative / event / industry, hence why we focus on who's dope and what we consider as dope will be subjective. On this note, we are not too concerned about whether the creative/ creatives are popular, or beginners, as long as what they do is dope, then will definitely promote their content and the work they do.
"We aim to be one of SADC’s leading creative hubs."
"We are dedicated to developing and promoting the African creative sector
in order to assist creatives in reaching their potential."
"Excellence; Teamwork; Innovation & Creativity; Respect; Capacity Development."
Why are we D.O.P.E?
"We Develop creatives, we Organize events and workshops for creatives,
we Promote creatives, and we Entertain & Educate the youth."
If you are a creative, and you know/think you're dope / you have a dope event/ program that you would like us to write about or attend, do feel free to send us an email/ press release to firstname.lastname@example.org. #Word
WHO IS THE BLOGGER ?
Thuthukani Ndlovu (popular known as TK) is the founder, creative director and blogger behind The Radioactive Blog. He is a Zimbabwean spoken word artist, currently studying an Honors degree in Marketing at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa), and also works as the Vrystaat Literature Festival assistant coordinator.
A passion for Marketing, poetry, digital art, capacity development and social activism, is quite evident in his busy and proactive day to day schedule. In terms of performing his work, he has performed in Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Zambia, Malawi & South Africa, and hosts a variety of workshops/ capacity development workshops (eg. Poetry or Augmented Reality workshops). He became part of The Festival Academy Alumni after being selected to participate in their Atelier for Young Festival Managers in Johannesburg and Gothenburg in 2018. When he;s not blogging, he's contributing to The Journalist. You can find him online @2tukani [Twitter & Instagram]
WHO IS PART OF THE BLOG ?
[ Mpho Thulo ]
Event Facilitator & Marketing Assistant
[ Lerato Motloung ]
Secretary & Marketing/Product Assistant
[ Pelonomi Molema ]
Accountant & Logistics/Marketing Assistant
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