Our Woman Crush Wednesday is the talented Sibu Mabena who at 24 is the Brand Coordinator for MTV Base and MTV / Entrepreneur. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa Sibu is a former dancer making waves behind the scenes in the entertainment industry.
Having completed her BA Political Science Degree from the University of Pretoria she has worked on multiple brand activations such as: McDonalds, FIFA, Cell C and Sanex and Fish Eagle.
Speaking of challenges in the industry this is what she has to say.
“Getting a seat at the big kids table is a challenge!!! As a young, black, female it is hard to not be considered as having an emotional viewpoint on things when you are passionate about the opinion you have to offer. When your ideas are then recognized or acknowledged, they are then owned by a man in a more senior position. So owning my work and being acknowledged for it has been a challenge but I’m getting there. Also…pricing myself according to my value and not compromising on that.”
Her highlights in her career are being part of the MTV Mama, MTV EMAs, AxecessJozi and the CAF Awards.
Sibu’s funniest moment was an elevator conversation with Rae Sremmurd. We just wonder what was said.
We look forward to seeing what Ms Mabena will do in the future as she has plans of becoming the a Most Influential Business Woman of The Year in 2020.
You go girl!
Definitely a woman who slays. Follow her @sibulibu on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
Also visit http://www.mbuduma.com
Written by : Hulisani Khorombi, Staff Writer. Intersectional Feminist. Hopeless Romantic. Lover of life.