We came. We saw. We conquered. And now we want to go back! The #Hello2Moro team recently arrived back in South Africa after an incredible five day long trip to the Netherlands for the 13th annual AfroVibes Festival, a celebration of theatre, dance, music, film and design from urban cultural hotspots in Africa.

The view from our hotel overlooking Sloterdijk, Amsterdam.

The Collective’s Sugarstone Studio, Whalley Digital and Youth Empowerment Sessions (Y.E.S) team collaborated with Skini Digital and partnered with University of Johannesburg’s School of Strategic Communication, UJ FM, AfroVibes, DSTV Media Sales and ADNIGHT to visit the country of windmills, clogs and canals. We filmed, photographed, performed, showcased, snapchatted and tweeted live updates from several different events, including AfroVibes, University of Amsterdam, Madame Tussauds and ADNIGHT, where a selection of agencies open their doors to the ad industry and offer an ‘inspiring programme’ so that ad folk can get to know them.

The #Hello2Moro squad consisted of the Whalley Collective team, sound engineer Ryan Hall, production manager Tshepo Sebooa, radio and television personality Melody Miya, UJ student Silindokuhle Mahlangu, singer Tumelo Moloto and artist Lazi Mathebula.

In Amsterdam, there are bicycles everywhere you look with an amazing infrastructure to support them. And houseboats. It was a bit of a culture shock coming from a third world country and stepping into this first world where everything is clean and efficient, and the people are friendly. The public transport ran like clockwork and we quickly learnt how to get around. But don’t get in the way of bicycles, because they have right of way. With a tring, tring in the fast approaching distance, we soon learnt not to absent-mindedly step in their path and to always make sure to look left, right, up, down, backwards and forwards before walking anywhere.

Check out our adventures below and look out for the videos launching on DSTV in December 2016.

Check out the videos here.


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