Ursula Chikane

Ursula is highly regarded as a corporate-events presenter and is known for her professional, infectious and personable presentation manner and is hailed by many of the country’s top bureaux and talent agencies as one of Southern Africa’s leading conference and gala event hosts. A highly-recognised broadcaster, content producer, volunteer worker, small business owner and public speaker, her motto is “If you’re going to do it, do it well!”

Described as an elegant, fun, fearless and eloquent entertainer, this consummate professional is also an adventure sports enthusiast and lists river-rafting, skydiving, CrossFit training and boxing among her favourite off- screen activities.

 She started her career as a sports and OB (outside broadcast) specialist presenter and went on to become one of South Africa’s most versatile radio and television broadcasters.

Often travelling extensively, both domestically and internationally, her impressive client base is testament to the level at which she delivers.

This widely-respected professional has the ability to accurately ‘read the room’ and adapt to every kind of audience.

On radio, Ursula joined the Gauteng-based Power98.7 in 2013 and keeps her growing listenership company on her specialist classic soul and R&B show “SoulPOWER”.

Her previous radio incarnations include the widely-syndicated trans-African chart show, Jammin’ Africa, produced by Radio Express in Hollywood. Many radio enthusiasts will remember her as “BrownSugar” from her World Chart Show on 5fm.

Over the years Ursula has interviewed a number of leading music, movie, sport and television stars for both local and international consumption. As one of Top Billing’s original presenters, she’s been granted access to and interviewed (amongst many others) former Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, former Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Cyril Ramaphosa, former Premier Helen Zille, and captains of industry Maria Ramos and Trevor Manuel.

On the entertainment side, Ursula’s quiet confidence has given her the ability to interview and profile a host of local and international celebrities including Beyoncé, Lira, John Legend, Toni Morrison, Dave Matthews, Iyandla Vanzant, Halle Berry, Drew Barrymore, REM, U2, Gregory Porter, Tutu Puoane, Johnny Clegg, Hugh Masekela, Selaelo Selota, Sibongile Khumalo, Wynton and Delfayo Marsalis, Sting, Colin Farrell, Carlos Santana, Charlize Theron and Samuel L. Jackson.

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