ABOUT DANILO

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Danilo Acquisto, 26, is the CEO of Special Effects Media South Africa, a TV presenter on Afternoon Express and a radio presenter on Good Hope FM – with far too much energy and passion filling in the time between the three.

Danilo grew up in Johannesburg and attended St Stithians College, where he matriculated with five distinctions, attained Honours for academics and dramatic arts, and led his peers as a prefect. On completing high school, he was hungry for change and set out to challenge himself. This led him to Cape Town in 2010 where he pursued a BA Law degree at UCT. He completed his studies in 2012 graduating with a BA degree in Law and Sociology under his belt.

While studying at UCT, he hosted the afternoon drive show on UCT Radio. In September 2010 he entered a presenter search for a television show on SABC2, Hectic Nine-9. He went on to win the coveted role of lead presenter for the live television show, where he presented to an audience of over 3 million viewers daily. In addition to this, he also produced for the show on a regular basis.

In 2015, Danilo went on to become one of the three winners of the #PresenterSearchOn3, where he was named the new addition to the Afternoon Express team on SABC3, where he presents alongside Jeannie D and Bonnie Mbuli.

In between being a live television presenter on Hectic Nine-9 for four years and the #PresenterSearchon3, he was employed as a Development Producer to create new concepts for a production company, and acted as a Production Assistant on an international cooking show for the Food Network.

Television is not the only platform you will find Danilo. He also currently hosts his own radio shows on Good Hope FM called the #MusicLab every Saturday and Sunday between 12 and 3pm.

In addition to the many media personality hats he wears, Danilo is also a social entrepreneur. One of the greatest roles Danilo fulfils is that of a director of Life Choices, where he sits on the board. He also leads the Genesis and Life Teen groups at his church, and has recently combined his social entrepreneurship and his faith to create www.thecuriouscatholic.com – a platform for young people to explore the faith, listen to music, read inspiring testimonies and get links to some pretty cool websites and videos and t is proudly South African.

His confidence, outgoing nature, and authentic on air personality stand him in good stead when it comes to MC’ing an event and doing voice overs for advertising campaigns and corporate work – both of which, he is booked for on a regular basis.

His most recent venture is heading up the first commercial multi-channel network in South Africa called Special Effects Media South Africa. He is passionate about digital and exploring YouTube is the aim of his business.

WHAT I DO

RADIO

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GoodHope FM

#MusicLab
12-3pm Sat & Sun

TV / PRODUCTION

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Afternoon Express

4-5pm Weekdays on SABC3

MC / VOICE ARTIST

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Book me!

I do voice overs and MC corporate & public events regularly

ENTREPRENEUR

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Currently Starting A Few Things On The Side

I Start Companies, Sit on Boards, Solve Social Problems - I CREATE

MY THOUGHTS

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    A MINI Adventure

    Recently I have been feeling quite overwhelmed by the opportunities that had presented themselves to me (no pun intended). Life has been a rollercoaster, work has been manic, my church work has all come to a climax, my service work has required my undivided attention and in the process I have been struggling to stay […]

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    My Freak Finger Accident

    I must warn you that if you are the type of person that looks away at some of the scenes in Grey’s Anatomy, then this is NOT the blog for you – GRAPHIC IMAGES!   As some of you may have seen on social media, on Tuesday 10 March 2015 on a regular morning I […]

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    PRESENTER SEARCH 101

    So Hectic Nine-9 is looking for new presenters and so is SABC3. If you plan to go to one or both of these, remember the points below. I have been to a few auditions myself and this is what I have taken away from them. Presenter searches are scary things to attend… But there ARE […]

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BOOKINGS

uespresso

Urban Espresso

PR & Sponsorships

  

ttwisters

Tongue Twisters

Voice-Over Agent (Cape Town)

  

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Emma Res

Bookings & Management

  

GALLERY

SOCIAL

  • Twitter

    As I journey through life and my career, I share my thoughts, opinions and I share links to that which inspires, interests or angers me.
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  • Facebook

    I regularly post updates of gigs & performances as well as posting commentary on issues I find pertinent. I also share some cool links
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  • LinkedIN

    I update my CV and new opportunities every so often to keep my finger on the pulse. This is where you will find what I am up to in my career.
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  • SoundCloud

    Soon I will be loading interviews I have conducted on my radio show and posting voice clips
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  • Youtube

    Soon I will be starting my own YouTube channel to share videos and interviews. This will also be the place to come for my showreel.
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CONTACT

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I love to hear from people, so if you’re looking to work with me on a project or just want to send me some love, please do say hello!