Waydene Laing is a 26 year old South African actress, blogger, Youtuber and creative from Johannesburg. After graduating with Honors at Wits University with a BA in Dramatic Arts in 2013. Waydene began her career facilitating drama, dance and singing workshops for young kids. Later, through her love for social media she worked as the social media manager for online radio station Lucky Radio, where she then moved to co-presenting an arts and entertainment radio show. She attended many South African theatre shows, films screenings and arts events, while also interviewing both international and local arts industry professionals and celebrities. During this time she performed in the National Children’s Theatre production of The Little Prince as well starred in some national commercials. In 2016, Waydene started her own Youtube channel as well as a personal blog about entertainment, food, travel and more. In that same year, Waydene was selected as one of 30 South African YouTubers for the Cell C Break The Net competition where she made it through to the Top 10. In 2017, Waydene was cast as Hazel Jacobs in the SABC 1 soapie Skeem Saam. In January of 2018, she was cast as presenter and voice artist for Playdoh’s Creative Kiddo game show on NickToons and Nickelodeon on DSTV.
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The Midweek Matinee (2015-2016) was an online radio show streamed live on Lucky Radio’s website: http://www.luckyradio.co.za. We were a niche arts and entertainment show every Wednesday from 14:00 – 16:00 CAT. The focus was mainly for the young, and the young at heart, hosted by Waydene Laing and Patrick Shabangu. The Midweek Matinee started as … Continue reading Midweek Matinee
In October 2016, I took a leap of faith and just before the closing date for entries, I submitted a video for South Africa’s first Cell C Break The Net Competition in search for SA’s next Youtube sensation. I had just recently started my very own channel and although I had been (and still am) … Continue reading Cell C’s Break The Net