Martin Bester is a South African radio and television presenter, musician, actor and MC. He’s been active in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. He won Best Afternoon Drive Presenter Award three times for the ‘Martin Bester Drive show’ on Jacaranda FM and received Huisgenoot’s Tempo Award for ‘Radio Presenter of the Year’ for this year. Martin has just been announced as the new Breakfast Show anchor on ‘Breakfast with Martin Bester & Tumi Morake’ at Jacaranda FM. He has presented numerous television shows, including “Wie’s my Liefie”, which has just being re-commissioned for yet another two seasons on VIA, channel 147 on DSTV.
Martin is also the lead singer of the SAMA nominated band Kinky Robot and recently released his first solo Afrikaans album ‘Vir Die Eerste Keer’, which has already spawned hits like ‘Wat weet ek tog’, ‘Ou Spoor’ and ‘Sterre’. His music takes him all over, including popular festivals in SA like Innibos in Mbombela and KKNK in Oudshoorn. He’s made appearances as an actor in movies such as Pretville, Vrou soek Boer and most recently Sonskyn Beperk. Martin continues to present and perform at numerous events, from places like Sun City to the Hammersmith Apollo in London and everywhere between.
Events Martin has been involved in include:
- The SA Sport Hall of Fame induction event of the ’95 Springboks & Nelson Mandela
- London goes SA concert series
- 2010 Soccer World Cup events
- The Colour Run
- The Tempo awards
- The Ghoema Awards
- The Pendoring Awards
- The SAMA awards
- The Titans Cricket Union Charity Ball
- Innibos Festival
- KKNK Festival
- Numerous local and international music concerts and corporates