Whan Zulu is a film producer, entrepreneur, and the first Black South African to have a pro model skateboard. In 2002, at the age of 18, Whan became a pro skater. At 38, he runs a production company called Pitch Black Post. We reminisce over youths spent on boards and discuss how the skate scene has evolved for the better over the years. Then we leave the good old days behind and get into the very real responsibilities of running a business.
In this episode of the podcast, Whan shares how his skating career fortuitously lead him to editing and how that lead to him running his own production company. This is his third attempt at entrepreneurship and it’s finally working out the way he hoped. If there’s one thing that skating teaches you, it’s how to get back up until you eventually land on your feet. We also hear how his father prepared him for the responsibility of being SA’s first Black pro skater and why Whan hated skating comps. Enjoy.
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