Olebogeng Tlhong, a 20-year-old law student from the University of the Free State (UFS), is a winner in KFC’s recent ‘#bringalilheat to your feed’ competition in which three talented ‘Social Heat Makers’ showcased their creativity.
Tlhong landed herself a mentorship in content creation from George Mnguni, also known as Okay Wasabi, a YouTuber and one of the campaign judges, a paid contract with KFC to create social content for upcoming campaigns in celebration of the brand’s 50th birthday anniversary in South Africa, as well as social content creation starter kits – all worth over R50 000.
Tlhong is originally from Johannesburg and came to Bloemfontein in 2019 to pursue her LLB degree at the UFS and describes herself as “a student leader, presenter, model, and social media influencer who is constantly hungry for new experiences and growth”.
According to her she directed, filmed and edited five videos for the competition and they were all inspired by her day-to-day life. “I wanted my concepts to be relatable yet humorous whilst still allowing the nuggets to be the subject matter. The videos included collaborations with people from my residence, relationship humour and I also incorporated scenes of my daily life such as running my business, modelling and studying.”
Tlhong said she feels blessed by the opportunity and is looking forward to learning more about the KFC brand as well as working with the other winners. “I’m also looking forward to exploring new streams and growing as a creative. I believe it’ll be a very exciting journey and I will definitely make the most of every opportunity. I am always hungry for new experiences, the zeal to learn new things and most importantly, for exposure. Every event is a stepping stone towards the bigger picture and I don’t believe that this is any different.”
Keep an eye out on KFC’s social media platforms and follow Olebogeng on Instagram @Oceansgrey, on Twitter @_Oceansgrey and on Tik Tok @ Oceansgrey___.