- Business Presentation
- Keynote Presentation
- Panel Discussion
- MC Duties / Facilitation
R 25 000.00 > R 50 000.00
Musa Kalenga is an enthusiastic entrepreneur who is passionate about
using technology to empower the digitally invisible.
As CEO and Founder of Bridge Labs, Musa addresses the problem of
gaining access to appropriate online tools for entrepreneurs and Small to
Medium Businesses (SMB's) by building mobile platforms to support
growth in emerging markets.
As a respected thought leader in the marketing industry, Musa advises
on digital marketing strategy for businesses with his Marketing in a
Digital World Executive Programme.
Musa started his first business, Monatefellaz, a youth marketing
consultancy, while studying at the University of the Witwatersrand
After Monatefellaz was incorporated into IHOP WORLD, as part of a
merger with a division of the Brand Leadership Group, Musa worked as
Managing Director before becoming Group Head of Digital Marketing at
Nedbank, and then Facebook Client Partner for Africa.
As a strategic marketer for these two companies, Musa worked with
foreign governments and multinational companies to create innovative
digital products and solutions in the travel, insurance, automobile, FMCG
and banking industries.
“Musa has a genuine passion for the African continent, and rich
entrepreneurial experience.”- Andile Masuku, entrepreneur and host of
the Africa Tech Roundup
Qualifications and Achievements
With a Bachelor of Commerce and Chartered Marketer (SA) designation
from WITS, Musa has excelled academically, and was the top student in
Sustainability and Future Fit Business at the Gordon Institute of
Business Science (GIBS), while completing his MBA in 2015.
Musa received three nominations for the prestigious Black Business
Quarterly Awards in 2008, and was voted as one of the Top 200 Young
South Africans by the Mail & Guardian in 2012.
Musa was the first Chairman of the Youth Advertising Board of South
Africa in 2005/6, and also holds the position of Head of Brand Portfolio
for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). He is also a board member
for Africa Teen Geeks.
As a thought leader and influencer, Musa was a member of the
Johannesburg Hub of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers
Community, an organisation of inspiring young individuals who work
together to make a strategic and grassroots impact on their communities through dialogue, policy contributions and partnerships.
Writing and Publications
Musa is the author of Ladders and Trampolines , a book that shares
anecdotes and experiences about working and doing business in Africa.
Musa also writes articles on a number of topics, ranging from youth
development and advancement in Africa to marketing, digital media,
entrepreneurship and investment, as well as other human-interest topics.
Read more of his writing here .
Musa has also been asked to write for a number of publications,
including the following:
● Sawubona Magazine
● Business Report
As a television presenter, Musa worked on the breakfast show Africa
Awakes on DStv, as well as SABC’s 1day CEO. Musa also hosted his
own talk show, Kalenga Touch, where he explored topics such as
entrepreneurial prosperity and African development.
With years of business, strategy and marketing experience, Musa has
also been asked to speak at a number of events, including the following:
● Social Media Week (Nigeria, Lagos)
● Social Media Week (South Africa, Johannesburg)
● Social Media Conference (Namibia, Windhoek)
● African Tech Round-Up (South Africa, Johannesburg)
● Ideas Expo (Botswana, Gaborone)
● TEDx Lusaka (Zambia, Lusaka)
● The Digital Edge Live (South Africa, Johannesburg)
● Lusaka Radio Summit (Zambia, Lusaka)
● Africawide Foundation Trust panel (South Africa, Johannesburg)
● LeaderEx, (South Africa, Johannesburg)
● Standard Bank Masterclass (South Africa, Johannesburg)
● Gartner Symposium ITXPO (Cape Town, South Africa)
● Accenture Ignite Ingenuity (South Africa, Johannesburg)
● Neumann van Rooyen Property Summit (South Africa,
● Mintek Graduate Programme (South Africa, Johannesburg)
● Moneyweb Breakfast (South Africa, Johannesburg)
● WITS University Ladders and Trampolines Book Launch (South
● Outside Insight panel discussion (South Africa, Johannesburg)
● Saphex (South Africa, Johannesburg)
Born in Zambia, Musa has lived in Scotland, Botswana and England. He
currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
"Through the use of technology, the digitally invisible economy will be
able to create viable, affordable and sustainable solutions that will solve
crucial problems in our society.”- Musa Kalenga