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A bit about Jolene Martin...
Jolene Martin is a television personality, anchor, MC and businesswoman. Best known for being the current host of South Africa’s version of the international lottery game show Powerball.
She has graced our screens for over 17 years, since the birth of her career as a ‘child presenter’ in Cape Town. She honed her skills as a sitcom actress, working with some of the countries finest producers and directors.
Jolene thinks her career started at age 13 when she was first spotted by a television producer, but it really started way back when she was 4 or 5 years old and Johaar Mosaval , star of the Royal Ballet, took her into one of his classes because her mother told him that this little girl had a very special quality about her dancing. This was confirmed hundreds of times over during her developing years, particularly by the very visionary church community she was raised in. Each member of the family was immersed in the arts department of this vibrant church and her sister and brother followed her by leading large hip-hop dance teams in turn.
By the time she was “spotted” she already had several key theatrical skills under her belt. What followed were television presenting opportunities on “Eco-Vision”, a youth environmental awareness programme and also “2-Cool”. On stage her high school years saw her playing lead roles in musicals like “Chicago” (sponsored by VW’s Musicative Programme) and “Sound of Music” for her high school, Sans Souci Girls High.
It is rare that one comes across an individual who can write her own songs, sing, dance, choreograph her own stage performances and then not the least of which act and present in both English and Afrikaans, but this early exposure and her own responsiveness to brilliant teaching explains much of it. A director’s dream, it was said of her.