About Us

Nico Goosen and Paul Kershaw are Producers and Directors of the ANUA RISING STARS TALENT SHOWCASE and have partnered together for 18 years, managing the ANUA Showcase in its on-going growth phases hands-on for the past seven years.

They both have strong Arts & Entertainment back-grounds in stage, performance, talent, marketing event planning and fashion design. Together, they provide a strong and positive team with extensive experience and connections in the Industry and are also owners and Directors of the Top-rated ANUA Music, Academics & Performing Arts School in Benoni (Johannesburg East).

The ANUA Showcase is an ever-evolving Live competition and Talent Platform supporting the Performing Arts and Fashion Industry.

These Two Directors are ably supported by a host of ANUA team members, all of them are artists, musicians and performers themselves and are all actively participating in education, teaching and performing in the Industry. You will meet all of these extremely talented people during your involvement with the ANUA Showcase.


The Vocal Coach

Nico Goosen is the Principal Director of the exclusive and top-graded ANUA School of Music & Performing ARTS. He is a motivating and inspiring stage performer whose music career began at a very early age as he performed on stages around South Africa. At the young age of 8 years, he performed as the lead singer and choreographer for a hit 80's South African child pop band and also performed in cover bands at many shows, weddings, church conferences and events during these formative years.

Originally trained by the late legendary South African born international Opera & Singing Star, Eve Boswell and as an ex-dance teacher and runway model, this highly experienced performance coach is passionate and enthusiastic in the continued development of vocal/singing technique and projection.

Nico G is a professional and well-known Performing Arts Vocal Coach working with international levels of syllabus and education led workshops. He is currently working on attaining his International Licentiate Diploma in vocals with Trinity College London. His methodology, vocal exercises and scientifically proven coaching techniques are used to enhance and bring out the best in every serious and committed student.

Nico is also a professional solo performer and one half of the new duet South African group called “Naweek”. He is a songwriter, composer and publisher through ANUA’s recording studio and label called #eatpopcorn productions. www.eatpopcorn.co.za

Nico G’s Website here: www.thevocalcoach.co.za

NicoGoosen VocalPerformingArtsCoach
083 663 5878; ANUA Office: 011 4254471


Paul Kershaw

With much experience as an Dancer and also a Boutique Model in his younger years and along with fashion & clothing design experience Paul’s focus @ ANUA is to ensure growth is a continuous and transparent process by creating platforms and events that are designed to facilitate excellence in performance.

As not only a well-connected Talent Scout but also as a Producer and Director of the life-changing ANUA Rising Star Talent Showcase as well as other live competitions he is always in awe at the range of talent and beauty that he come across in his work – it uplifts him every time he sees a great performance from an artist who is willing to give and do what it takes to get to the top and stay there!

His Dream is to always uplift each model or talent as well as the industry by ensuring that everyone who crossed his path becomes a Rising Star in their own right by paying attention to image and "Performer Product" on a business level. With a high-reaching and committed partnership with Nico G – our Principal Director, and along-side our incredibly passionate educators and coaches, his passion runs high. He serves the industry with integrity and honours all the youngsters (and parents) that entrust us with their ongoing education and journey into the Arts & Entertainment industry.

His motto is "To Be Successful – Do Only What Matters".

Paul Kershaw;
082 783 0109; ANUA Office: 011 4254471

If you have a Dream, then let's honour it together!
We have created a process where, through education and experience we can most certainly Go into the possibility of International Performance. Live A Life where YOUR Talents have been discovered and acknowledged!
We'd love to meet you and see what Talent and Skills you could bring to our fantastic and exciting