Pepsi Pokane

MC, Presenter and Celebrity - Johannesburg
Pepsi Pokane


Pepsi Pokane's background is primarily in television and media. After studying for a degree in International Business, he broke the mould and went into television presenting and producing.

Between 1999 and 2003, he worked as a freelance presenter, actor, scriptwriter, and producer - contributing to the creative execution and direction of a number of acclaimed television shows, including The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz (SABC 2), Mamepe (SABC 2), Cinemagic (MNET) and SABC 1 Drama, Gazlam.

Pepsi Pokane is not only the host of SABC2's music chat show AfroCafé, as an executive producer he's also one of the movers and shakers behind the scenes.

Born in Johannesburg and raised in Lesotho, Pokane’s background is primarily in television and media. After studying for a degree in International Business, he turned his attention to television presenting.

Pepsi Pokane


Pokane, who was born in Jo'burg but raised in Lesotho, is well-known as a TV presenter. And his creative talents have been brought to bear on many shows including Mamepe, Gaz'lam, The Toasty Show and CineMagic. He's also an athlete and a romantic, who loves ghetto love songs and sharing a laugh with his soul mate. And on Monday nights he charms musos who take to the stage at the AfroCafé. He hosted the SABC2 show You're Hired 2 in 2006.

He has worked as a pro-active presenter and actor writing scripts, producing inserts and contributing to the creative direction of shows like The Toasty Show, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, CineMagic, Mamepe and the SABC1 drama series Gaz'lam.

He also starred as Vic in the second and third seasons of Gaz'lam, appearing in 16 episodes from 2003-2005. In addition to his on-screen work, Pepsi is a prolifically busy Event MC lending his talents to beauty pageants, corporate shows and music concerts.

He has a brand endorsement deal with health food supplement Cellfood, which has recognised him as a serious force to be dealt with in South Africa’s media and entertainment industry, both as a personality and a media owner. He is married to fashion designer Machere Pooe and has a daughter, born in 2004. He currently resides in Johannesburg.


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