In her final year of high school at ISS in 1999, Neisau Tuidraki decided to audition at FM96 (CFL) to become a part time DJ and this is where her journey began in the media industry of Fiji. She worked her way through the ranks of radio till she was paired with Mervin Singh to host the coveted Breakfast spot on prime time. 'Breakfast with Merv and Neisau' proved a sucessful pairing of the duo and they consisently came out as the #1 Breakfast Show on Tebbutt Research for the 5 years they were on - air. It was here that she honed her voice over skills for corporate clients.
While juggling her on - air career Neisau also took on the daunting task of stage managing 'Tadra Kahani' Fiji's biggest high school stage show. Working closely with young Fijian artists who were attempting to explore their creative minds made Neisau realise the importance of providing creative platforms for Fijians to express and explore their artistic craft and she has been an advocate of such platforms. Neisau also did some part - time work with PR company Samba! on the off season of Tadra Kahani.
After her stint in radio she moved across to 'Fiji TV' where she was recruited to reconceptualise and produce the TV Show IQ Active. It was here she found her love for editing and shooting film. She spent two and half years at Fiji TV and decided to take time off to become a full time mother then dove back into the work force when she joined the 'Pacific Leadership Program' a regional initiative of AusAID. After her stint there 'Kokonati Productions' was born after an overhwelming response to her voice over/ producer/PR and social media strategy services.
Neisau has also worked extensively in the fashion industry of Fiji as a public relations consultant for 5 years, working closely with fashion designers to help them with their online presence.
You can catch her on her blog Kokonati Talk or follow her on Instagram where she's always chasing a good pic.
Business Name: Kokonati Productions
Products/Services offered: Public relations, online communications, social media and events management
Occupation/Title: Creative Consultant