Miss Ntertainment is a nickname an ex-boyfriend used to call me. I liked it back then, and even now, some years after the break-up, I still like it. My name’s Nadia Neophytou, I’m a journalist who uses TV, radio, print and online media to tell stories about the world of music, theatre, cinema, art and books. I am passionate about the Arts and so this line of work – like the nickname – suits me oh-so-well!
For the past five years, I’ve been reporting as the Arts and Entertainment Journalist for Eyewitness News (EWN) where my work is featured on Talk Radio 702, 567 Cape Talk, 94.7 Highveld Stereo and 94.5 Kfm.
During that time I’ve had some amazing adventures – from reporting at the Cannes Film Festival for 4 years in a row to covering the Oscar buzz around South African films in Los Angeles; from meeting Tina Turner at the opening of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls to interviewing Josh Groban in the kitchen of a London studio.
I’m always asked who my favourite interviews have been with – you can read about some of them here and here. Most of the time, I just love meeting the people behind the creativity that fills our lives. There can be one or two duds, but, hey, each story is a story.
My story started when I began writing for The Big Issue in Cape Town during university and then moved onto being a current affairs producer for eTV’s investigative journalism show, 3rd Degree. I’m now in New York where I will continue to report for EWN and other outlets – on both entertainment stories and major US stories.
I do hope you’ll come along for the adventure!