You would be forgiven if you were of the belief that the entertainment industry primarily thrives on IT Girls and guys and that, to truly make a mark one has to largely have a career that exists in front of camera.
I am reminded by South African hip hop legend Slikour's interview on his popular digital hip hop platform, Slikour On Life, whereby he had a sit down interview with music producer and rapper Tweezy. The interview served bouts of insights but what really stood out from it was when Slikour mentioned that perhaps Tweezy is one of those creatives who are not "meant" to win awards or be insanely famous, however what remains undeniable is that, their contribution towards the Arts will never go unnoticed.
The same could be said about one of South Africa's most low key television and radio broadcasters, Melanie Bala. The mother of two is currently gracing the cover of online magazine, The Bar Magazine.
Upon reading the snippets from the magazine's social media accounts, it became clear that the May issue of the Bar Magazine, largely provides an in-depth and effervescent window into the impressive career of the truly impactful, Mel Bala as she is known in these streets.
Mel Bala looks exquisite on the cover, this is worth noting as many have never seen her in such a light.
Below is the cover that has blazed the streets of social media. Would you agree that she looks gorgeous?
The Bar Magazine keeps raising ...well ... the bar. During its development stages, founder, Legend Manqele stressed the importance of creating a magazine that has a striking and memorable aesthetic feel, and also correlates with the subject.