Sakhile Khanye is an entrepreneur, founder of Classique Q and A Magazine, TV presenter, a Manty, friend, daughter and above it all she is a child of God.
When was the moment you knew you wanted to start Classique Q and A Magazine?
When I used to be a blogger and my blogs would be featured on multiple news publications. At that point I knew that I had to expand my brand somehow and I happened to meet one of my now best friends, Miss Rudo Muchoko. Rudo is the Founder of RM Publishers and it was her idea for us to turn my blogs into a magazine.
What made you choose that name?
One of my celeb friends (Frank Edwards) named me Miss Classique. I remember during BBM days he gave me that name and I started calling myself Miss Classique then that turned into a blog and now magazine. Shout out to Frank Edwards one of Naija’s top gospel artists.
Has the magazine lived up to your expectations from when you started?
God has shown himself throughout this publication. I did not think I would be where I am today but because of the God that I serve all things are working together for my good.
What have been the highlights of the journey so far?
I would say having people recognise my work and winning a Zim Achievers Award.
How did you get to be a TV presenter for Nehanda Radio?
I used to send Mr Lance Guma (the owner of NR) my blogs and he gave me a corner for my blogs on his platform. In 2015 he asked me if I would love to be one of the showbiz presenters and of course I said YES.
As an experienced TV presenter, how do you prepare yourself for interviews?
I practice with my mirror and my hairbrush. For instance, when I know that I would be doing red carpet interviews at an event, I would actually dress up, get my hairbrush and stand in-front of the mirror pretending to be interviewing people. I also do some research on the personalities I would be interviewing on the day.
Who have been your most memorable interviews for Classique and Nehanda Radio?
I would say for Classique it’s the interview with Nay Maps (from Uzalo), Tshedi (from Malaika) Misred, Gemma, Amanda Nkomo just to name a few. Then for Nehanda I would say ExQ, Jusa Dementor, Enzo (I had no idea who he was, but I played it cool) and Xavier.
Who would you like to feature in Classique in the future?
Dj Zinhle and Duduzane Zuma with no doubt.
Dj Zinhle is my inspiration and her entrepreneurial skills are commendable. Therefore, I would like to know how she manages to turn everything she touches into gold.
Duduzane Zuma – Well number one he is my crush, plus I would love to interview him and get to know more about him as a person without involving his political side.
What advice can you offer to content creators?
Keep on being creative, share your stuff out there because you never know whose hands your work would land on. Let’s keep pushing until we start creating jobs for other creatives.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
I would say stop worrying, stop letting people kill your spirit, you are yet to do bigger things in this world, but for now just be a child and enjoy your childhood.
Once the world is open for travel again, where are you traveling to first?
I’m going to South Africa because that is where the heart is to be honest. Plus, I will be doing more work there so I gotta go.
If you had to give up something for a year, what would it be?
I would quit men because I got to deal with one pandemic at a time.
What songs mean the most?
Jonathan McReynolds – Make Room
Ntokozo Mbambo – My Blessing
Soweto’s Finest – Njalo Njalo
Dj Zinhle – Indlovu
Ami Faku – IntoIingawe
Sunel Ft Msaki – Ubomi Abumanga
How can people get in touch with you and where can they get your magazine?
Twitter and Instagram @classiqueqandamagazine
Twitter and Instagram @sakhiekhanye
How would you like to be remembered?
As the Oprah Winfrey of our time….