Award-winning acter and film-maker Thapelo Mokoena is taking his passion for mentorship, as well as his bespoke taste in wine, to greater heights with the launch of two new YouTube channels aimed at exposing audiences to the world of wine and TV. The channels – Nero TV and The Artist Corner – will explore the entire lifestyle that comes with the wine culture, drawing on his personal experience as a wine-maker (focusing on his dark grape brand, Nero) and his acting and film-making journey.

Audiences can expect engaging, informative content about both spheres.

Nero TV invites wine aficionados and connoisseurs to participate in conversations that not only educate consumers about what makes a great wine, but also introduce viewers to some of the best wines available in SA. The show is set to delight consumers by not only sharing Mokoena’s wine-making journey, but also that of others and their brands, immersing viewers in the rich story of both local and international offerings.

“The world of wine can come across as very daunting for most people and working with the Bosman Family Vineyards to produce Nero has taught me a lot about the industry, as well as the process of wine-making. That was what inspired the idea of creating a platform that educates and shares some of the knowledge I’ve gained along the way,” says Mokoena.

“There’ll be digital wine tastings, food pairings, wine reviews, wine eventing, wine myth-busting, distribution and much more! Nero TV will also offer benefits to loyal consumers and members of the Nero Club in the form of many specials, as well as things like having wine  delivered right to your doorstep.”

In addition to this platform, Mokoena’s channel The Artist Corner will have him talking to viewers from his home studio and sharing his insights, while also hosting industry experts and guests to offer their points of view and recall their own growth and discoveries on their artistic journeys.

“As an artist you receive many requests for shadowing and mentorship, but it’s impossible to sit down with everyone and mentor them, so we’re using the power of technology to democratise success in the entertainment industry by opening up this channel. Established and aspirant artists will be able to learn fundamental aspects of acting and film-making from iconic industry heavyweights,” explains Mokoena.

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or a budding entertainer, you can now make a date with Mokoena as he shares his two worlds through these immersive channels.

Join the conversations by subscribing to Nero TV or The Artist Corner on YouTube. And look out for new episodes each months!


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