Music Journalist (South Africa)
Helen Herimbi is a music journalist who is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. This year marks a decade since she began her career in the arts and entertainment industries.
During this decade, Helen has sat down with everyone from Babyface to Babes Wodumo for in-depth interviews. She has also critiqued television and film as well as contributed to the early years of South African comedy’s growth by shining a light on the then-underground scene.
Having began her career at the Independent Media Group, Helen has since held positions such as editor of music magazine, MTN Xploaded and the business and arts magazine, Jozi Insider. She has been a web editor at Africa’s biggest pay-TV company and a senior content producer at a free-to-air channel.
Helen has been frequently asked to give talks to young people and aspiring writers. In addition to contributing to publications such as Bona Magazine, Essays of Africa, GQ South Africa, VISI Magazine, Hype Magazine, Rolling Stone South Africa and more, Helen is an avid writer of fiction.
She was selected to be a part of the South African leg of the Writivism creative writing course, which is presented by the Centre of African Cultural Excellence. These days, Helen splits her time between writing about musicians and working on a novel.