Hello. Here is the second part of the recording at One Life Cafe in Dubai. It features another Omer Taha conversation (You will need to watch the YouTube video to see it) but also deep meaningful conversations with: Auntie Reem The biggest fan of the podcast, Mubarak The owner of One Life DXB Cam, Cammy, Camilla Sahar Ali See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/16/23
Hello. I am back with another episode. At this point you will probably say that I am inconsistent - I really am. I hope that changes. Anyway, here is an episode with me in Dubai in January - that is months ago. I am so grateful for all the friendships I have in Dubai but more importantly the ones that feature on this episode from rappers, to podcasters, to accountants to Akkaoui. Guest List: Tac.plg O.T. and Omer Taha P Storm. Lots of audio from Dubai so there will be a part 2 next...
Published 05/08/23
Published 05/08/23
Hello. I went to a pre-party for a rugby match. Basically, it is just a party that happens before people get really into a sport. I had a good time though. Wow, the people i met and spoke to were eclectic. Brazilians A CEO of a finance company Someone who got robbed in South Africa A Penetration Tester An Auctioneer Someone who did not want to kiss me   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/29/22
Simmi chatted to some people that frequented the lovely Homecoming centre on First Thursday. He spoke to: An Artist A podcaster Potential Art buyers A DJ’s twin brother See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/11/22
On this episode I went to The Skate Park and chilled with whoever was there. Let me tell you already… I was in a mood. We started late, forgot our table, sign and chairs and then had technical difficulties. However we had such interesting conversations! Here are the guests:A hype manA tattoo artistRoss from the Bioscope Brass podcastA forex scammerA forex scammer’s friendMorganA women who knows about quantum physicsA guy who can do flips See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 07/05/22
Two locations - One day. Had fun chatting to all the people I met and this is who I came across: A guy who has a nose ring. A lady healing A hustler  People going to the rugby A person with parking problems The Police. Enjoy! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/22/22
Hello! We are doing things a bit differently for awhile. Whilst I dig interviewing people that are known I do miss interviewing random people. So I have taken the podcast TO THE STREETS. The audio is not from inside a studio - so if you are expecting that then sorry for you. On today's episode we have: A guy from prison A chef guy The most amazing voice from a singer called Uya A rapper A pyramid schemer A somatology person. Cheers and enjoy! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...
Published 06/13/22
Gilli was the first person I interviewed when I arrived back in South Africa. She is also such a vibe to be around. She is now off touring and doing stand up comedy - something she is so dedicated to. She is also a long time crush. I chat to her about the comedy scene in Dubai and my recent adventures and let me tell you - I am so good at embellishing a story. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/21/22
Mojak is hands down one of the cleverest people I have met. I am always in awe of his different angles and his writing process. Not only is he a good comedian but his brain can be applied to so many different things and it is wonderful to hear the thoughts and ideas that come from his mouth. We talk about our history together and laugh and different things - I hope you enjoy this episode and find out more about someone who is a proper Lesser Known Somebody. See omnystudio.com/listener for...
Published 04/21/22
Julia is not only enigmatic but she is probably one of the best Sports Broadcasters out there. Being a women in a male dominated sport we speak about her career and the passion and drive she has to succeed. I found this interview great - Julia has a commanding presence and a fun side about her. She also has the greatest thing to mention on a CV ever - a mention from legendary sports commentator Peter Drury. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/21/22
Okay Wasabi aka George Mnguni joins me and Mojak to talk about his career. I use to see George come to Kitcheners Comedy Night and then the next thing he was a big YouTube star. He also has the freshest shoes in South Africa. In this conversation I was so impressed with how he thinks, how he has navigated and charted a course for his craft and dreams and just how funny he is as a person. Also..do you guys know Dali Danger? If so, please let him know that I would like to interview him! See...
Published 02/14/22
I sat down and spoke to the force that is Lesego Tlhabi. Some may know her as Coconut Kelz, but what she really is is a big ball of talent that is on the cutting edge of satire. She is hilarious, whimsical and a joy to learn from. We talk about how she started and touch on how working behind the scenes in the entertainment industry influenced her. She is an incredible human and an artist and I loved speaking to her so openly. To listen to the full interview subscribe to the POC Podcasts...
Published 02/14/22
If you know radio then at some time you have either listened to Rob or you have been in awe of his prowess. But what draws me to Rob is his aura. I am yet to meet someone who shows humility while also being one of the cleverest people in the room. You always feel good around Rob. You feel like he cares because he does. We talk about his time in radio, the loss of losing his brother, therapy, climate change, love looking good on him. Enjoy this episode and send some love to Rob if you can....
Published 02/14/22
I sat down with Jason, Donovan and Nicholas Goliath to catch up with them. I had not seen them in awhile and i wanted to know how they have been, what they were doing and what they had learnt since we all had to evolve due to the changing world we live in from the pandemic. What ensued was hilarity, poignant moments and what I like to deem 'Sayings from the Village'. If you want to listen to the full interview - you are going to have to part with your money and subscribe to the POC Podcasts...
Published 02/14/22
I sat down with Tumi Morake who is one of South Africa's best comedians and actresses. Words really do fail when talking about Tumi. She is such a talented and enjoyable person to be in a room with. We talk about her career and thoughts and all the wonderful moments we have shared back stage and on stage and get to know about things she often does not reveal in interviews. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/20/21
I sat down with the first Emirati comedian and one of my best friends in Dubai - I mean I don't know many people here so take that with a pinch of salt (sorry Best Friend Deen). We talk about the best dessert in the world 'Milk Cake'. We speak about comedy and hear his apparent 20 impersonations  - we need to start a conversation about his South African one... Enjoy. Please don't forget to support local podcasters aka me by subscribing to our paid content.   See omnystudio.com/listener for...
Published 08/17/21
On this episode of Lesser Known Somebodies I speak to Namibian/South African comedian Waylene Beukes. She is a close friend but a funny friend. We speak about a host of things, and I cant even remember half of the convo but I know we speak about her burgeoning career, her boob transplant surgery, being cute, who made hookah pipe popular in South Africa and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/15/21
I wish I could remember what we spoke about in this conversation to write up a proper bio. I recorded this episode with Majozi like two months ago in Cape Town and all I remember from it was that it was interesting and humorous. It is also the longest episode I have ever done. I hope you enjoy it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/28/21
Simmi Areff brings you another episode of Lesser Known Somebodies with the infamous Duduzane Zuma. Son of the former president Jacob Zuma and a high profile public figure and businessman, Duduzane sits down with Simmi to talk about what is happening in his life. From the State Capture Enquiry, yo being friends with the Guptas to his childhood and his political aspirations. Hear it all in this episode and do not forget to like the video and share or head over to any podcast app and listen to...
Published 05/04/21
Today I actually speak to an old "friend" from school. Grant and I were not close while at high school together but I have watched and seen his growth in the photography world for the last couple of years. He is insanely talented. He has shot with international clients such and Vans and Levis. We reminisce about the good old days, share stories of wild teachers, talk about his burn out, find out how he developed his skill and talk about his new adventure - travelling the country in a Suzuki...
Published 04/14/21
Simmi sits down with someone who makes money from playing Games: Grant Hinds. We talk about games, chipping consoles, mention my feature on CNN, What you need to be good in making content and an array of games like Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, OverWatch and we hear his cute love story. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/05/21
Simmi speaks to the incredibly talented and gifted music journo Tecla who is also the host of the popular podcast Texx Talks. Hear them sing songs - Simmi sings opera, discuss Backstreet Boys lyrics, find out who their favorite Kardashians are and hear them recreate creepy voice messages. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/15/21
In the first instalment of podcast-crossovers I am speaking to my new buddies from the Bioscope Brasse podcast: Jody and Ross. We speak about my excellent trolling skills, Jody's emailing skills, a little bit of movies, infiltrating the Arab hookah pipe world and much more See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/01/21
I sit down and chat with Karmen Naidoo but we speak more about my neighbours, milking cows, what she misses about South Africa and my gang name. Which is Chokie by the way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 01/25/21