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About BLive Media

BLive Media is the brainchild of Bridgetti Lim Banda. She is an active member of the global live streaming community. She was quick to see how this new and innovative platform could be put to good use promoting products and services. For her it’s not simply an academic exercise or an opportunistic endeavour. She is a social entrepreneur and has produced and hosted live streaming TV shows for social media and thought leaders and entrepreneurs.


As founder of the Cape Town Water Crisis Facebook Page and Community, she started a live video platform by building a community around the Cape Town Water crisis to raise public awareness. It led to interviews on local and international radio and TV stations and proved its effectiveness as a medium. BLIVE MEDIA livestreams on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Periscope and Facebook using features such as the ability to share slides and pictures. She focuses on producing a professional looking broadcasts without attracting prohibitive costs. It is a great platform for hosting talkshows, presentations and interviews, from launching startups, to doing product launches, reviews, announcements, breaking news, social impact projects, etc. Up to five guests can be hosted on screen at the same time.


Co-Host

Mary Elizabeth Jackson

Author and Special Needs Advocate


Engagement Director/Co-host: Writers Corner Live Show and Special Needs TV Mary Elizabeth Jackson is a wife, mother of three, and children’s author of the Poohlicious, book series. She has a mid-grade reader coming out late 2020 with co-writer Thornton Cline. Mrs. Jackson focuses on writing interactive, empowering books for kids. Jackson and Cline are working on an eight-book series geared toward kids of all needs. She is also a special needs and disabilities advocate as well as an ambassador advocate for AutismTN.


Jackson is a live streamer and co-founder/ co-host of The Writers Corner Live TV and Special Needs TV Shows on Facebook. The first features everything that has to do with writing and the author world with interviews of authors, publishers, and illustrators. Special Needs TV is an informative and resourceful show featuring interviews and information to help families maneuver through that world.


Mrs. Jackson has been writing her whole life but did not become a published author till the birth of her son very late in her life. She is currently working on some adult book projects and has started a YouTube Edutainment channel with her son that features children's book reviews and helpful tools and tips for kids with varying degrees of challenges. Being an advocate and a mother of children on the spectrum she is using her knowledge and experience in a fun relaxed way. Jackson has been featured on various TV, podcast, and radio shows, including Sirius xm and iheart radio. She is available for group readings, speaking, and classes online. Mary Elizabeth Jackson loves being in the sun, out in nature, photography, and spending time with her family when she’s not writing. She lives with her family and dog near Nashville, TN.


Co-Host

Viola Manuel

Senior Executive and Founder: CuppaChino Club
Engagement Director/Co-host: CuppaChino Club Social TV


About 9 years ago Viola started the CuppaChino club as a means to meet all her friends and introduce someone to someone else. From that point onward, they all got together on an ad hoc basis and they had lots of laughs and giggles and many new relationships were forged. Hawa Palekar and Yolanda Mabato encouraged Viola to use the platform to be a more structured space for women to engage with each other on major life and business challenges, as well as offer assistance with jobs and work opportunities. In response to this encouragement, a WhatsApp group was formed that added tremendous value and has helped many women and their families. This evolved into the CuppaChino Club Social TV platform to introduce inspirational conversations with ladies at various stages of their lives.


Viola Manuel, is an accomplished senior executive. She's been nominated for multiple awards. She was CEO of the Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Executive Director of The Cape IT Initiative, a Member of the Western Cape Premier's Council of Skills, to mention a few. Viola serves as a non-executive at National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), and is the Deputy Chair of the Cape Town Stadium. She has two entrepreneurial ventures: G and V retail and Afriwellness but her most proud achievement is being a mom to her 10 year old son Shay.