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Triple Double Media
“Trust the process,” is the advice Triple Double Media managing director Nkululeko Zilibokwe, 29, would give to his younger self. “This means letting go and having faith that things will eventually work out in their own time,” says the 29-year-old, who founded the company in 2018. “For instance, trusting the process with my career means that while I am not exactly where I imagined being, I am working my way to getting there with every step.” Triple Double Media specialises in public relations campaigns and talent management in the music and entertainment industries. His role at Triple Double Media involves developing a unique brand identity and service offering; building a team of talented professionals; securing clients and creating strategic partnerships. The job entails being a visionary leader, with the ability to identify emerging trends and capitalise on them, in order to stay ahead of the competition and to cultivate good relationships with key stakeholders, including clients, media outlets and industry influencers. Nkululeko has gained valuable knowledge of the African showbiz scene during his eight years as a journalist and in communications. Triple Double Media has worked with some of the biggest names and organisations in entertainment and film on the continent, such as DJ Cuppy, Dax, Gazza, and Paradise. Nkululeko graduated from the Caxton Journalism School with an aggregate of A+ in 2015, also walking off with the Best Multimedia Journalist title at the Caxton Awards. In 2019, he was selected as one of 15 personalities in arts in Africa as part of the Talents Durban programme and was a Rising Star Awards semi-finalist in the Media and Advertising category last year.
- Caxton Journalism School with an aggregate of A+, 2015
- Studying BA in Communications, Unisa, 2023
- Rising Star Award Semi-Finalist in Media Category, 2022
- Selected as part of Talents Durban Initiative at Durban Film Festival, 2019
- Graduated from the Caxton Journalism School with an aggregate of A+, 2015
- Won Best Multimedia Journalist at the Caxton Awards, 2015
One childhood memory that has spurred me to achievement was when I won first place in a school play and received a standing ovation from the audience. The rush of adrenaline and joy I felt while on stage inspired me to pursue a career in business later on, where I could continue to connect with audiences and bring joy to people’s lives.
So many, but I would say: trust the process. This means letting go and having faith that things will eventually work out in their own time. For instance, trusting the process with my career means that while I am not exactly where I imagined being, I am working my way to getting there with every step.
In five years, I would like a South Africa that is more united, prosperous and equitable. This includes reducing poverty and inequality, improving access to quality education and healthcare and creating more job opportunities for young people.