At the age of 27, Lauded youth strategist and entrepreneur, Musa Kalenga has qualified as the youngest Chartered Marketer (SA) in Africa. With only 200 Chartered Marketers (SA) in Africa, the designation carries with it much prestige and responsibility.
Musa Kalenga is probably what Kwame Nkrumah had in mind when Ghana first won its freedom. In fact, much of this great African leader’s wisdom has inspired Musa to become the man he’s busy becoming: a visionary young African.
His keen insights into the youth led to the establishment of Monatefellaz, a marketing and research consultancy specialising in young consumers. Musa has been hailed as a marketing fundi by Sunday World newspaper and has received much acclaim for his work, including an unprecedented three nominations for the prestigious Black Business Quarterly (BBQ) Awards in 2008 in the categories: Young Business Achiever, Businessman of the Year and New Entrepreneur. His consultancy was also nominated for the Business Innovation and Best BEE SMME awards.
As part of his personal growth and progression, Musa now heads up IHOP WORLD – a content, social media and influencer and experiential marketing company. In May 2011 Monatefellaz merged with IHOP a division of the Brand Leadership Group.
As a television presenter, Musa features as an insert presenter for industry marketing TV show – maggs on media. Musa has also worked on the breakfast show Africa Awakes on DStv channel 107, broadcasting throughout Africa and much of the USA. With his Kalenga Touch show, he explored individuals who share his passion for life and entrepreneurial prosperity with the development of the continent in mind. Musa is a regular and respected conference and keynote speaker.
In 2005/2006 Musa became the first Chairman of the Youth Advertising Board of South Africa, enabling him to further advance his dedication to the youth empowerment cause by initiating a number of youth-related topical debates and discussions.
In 2009, Musa Kalenga was appointed as one of the ambassadors to the One movement with the International organization for migration. The movement is a social initiative to create a conscious awareness of the importance of upholding the principles of humanity amongst all people.
Musa obtained his undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce with double majors in Marketing and Advanced Management at WITS University in 2007.
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