Sacha Matulovich

Co-founder, Republic Media Group

In 2005, Sacha Matulovich and his partner Pepsi Pokane made their big break when they won the contract to produce Afro Cafe for SABC2. No small feat for two guys who had never produced a television programme before. About 200 episodes later, the phenomenal success of the production speaks for itself. And now their work has spread across the continent. The music video Matulovich produced for Motorolla, using seven of Kenya's top artists, won the award for best collaboration at their 2007 Kisima awards, equivalent to South Africa's South African Music Awards. The business has now diversified into audio and advertising ventures as well. The secret to their success? Matulovich says the young creative who are always a part of their ventures is what makes their work pop. � Jane Steinacker

Lunch spot: Koi, Sandton, Johannesburg