Throughout the week from 4 to 8 September, National Book Week (NBW) ambassadors travel around the country to speak about the role books have played in their lives. They also join in the NBW activities, read to children and promote the importance of books and reading.
Keeno Lee is an award-winning actor and musician from Cape Town. He has played many roles for international stations that include CBeebies, National Geographic and Netflix. His stellar local career includes membership of the corporate band The Black Ties, with whom Keeno has opened for Tevin Campbell, Phil Fearon and Brian McKnight.
Stoan Seate is a musician, actor, TV presenter and MC who has been an NBW ambassador since 2011. He is widely credited as a pioneer of Setswana/vernacular rap, and in the mid-to-late 1990s worked with Speedy as a founding member of Bongo Maffin, the very popular kwaito band. The team reunited to produce The Second Son Rise, which has been nominated for Metro and SAMA awards.
Stoan is an ambassador for North West Tourism and has recently completed the third Ikgate Motlhala mountain bike ride, visiting schools and speaking to children in underprivileged areas across all the districts of the province. Stoan also works with the UNHCR to highlight the plight of refugees in South Africa. On 1 June 2017 he signed on with the radio station Power 98.7 as host of POWER Fix, a Sunday music show.