As a singing MC, cabaret performer, comedienne and motivational speaker, Niqui has earned rave reviews from the top business people in South Africa including Carlo Harris, Michelle Brown, Philip Stucken of the Stucken Group and Kevin Hustler of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber.
She has shared the spotlight with celebrities like Elvis Blue; Barry Hilton, Janez Vermeilen (TOP BILLING); Felicia Mabuza-Suttle and Judy Page. She has also filled theshoes of legendary CARTE BLANCHE presenter Derek Wattson a live corporate talkshow. In 2016 Niqui was MC and opening act for PJ Thandeka Powers.
Niqui has over 15 years experience as a copy writer for radio, websites, brochures, articles and video productions. Her voice can be heard on leading national radio stations and television commercials, many of which she has written. She has starred in television commercials including AXXESS DSL, SPECSAVERS, and DEBT RESCUE.
Her unique blend of motivation and performance – she calls it “SHOWTIVATION” – has earned her much acclaim within the corporate market as both speaker and entertainer. While Niqui enjoys covering topics such as THE REAL MEANING OF SUCCESS and THE BALANCING ACT, she is able to tailor-make her talk to suit your audience and objectives.
Her loyal clients include MISA, Sanlam, ABSA, the Bidvest Group, Nelson Mandela Bay Chamber of Business, Algoa FM, SPAR Eastern Cape, Exporter’s Awards, NMMU, Liberty and Telkom.
“Thank you so much for the motivational session at our Newcomers Function!! I have had nothing but rave reviews about your slot. Thank you again for the hard work and effort – it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.” – Yolanda Home, Sanlam East Coast
“To our always colourful, always humorous and always professional MC, Niqui Cloete-Barrass, thank you so much!”– Butch Coetzee – Executive Director of BNI Eastern Cape
“It was an amazing event and I am totally grateful for the professionalism and expertise in execution at such short notice.” – Mandy Watson, Champagne Events for the Kouga Wind Farm
“Thank you for your great work before and on the evening, we’ve had such great comments…we’ll definitely work together in the future!” – Kevin Hustler, Chairperson of the NMB Business Chamber
“Have had nothing but amazing and positive feedback from clients in regard your “performance” on Saturday morning. Thank you so much, you were fantastic!!!!” – Brett Lee of Liberty
“I just want to personally thank you for doing the function for us on Friday evening. You were an awesome hit, everyone loved you and it was definitely a major Ice breaker. We had so many compliments and it is just so good to know that everyone enjoyed themselves.” – Sarie Van Der Mescht of Telkom
“You have a God given gift to capture the hearts of people from beginning to end, with your voice, your charm and irresistible sense of humour. In my humble eyes you are the best entertainer anyone or business could have the privilege of having you MC/Entertain their guests.”– Janice Kruger, MSSA
“Thank you once again for a mind-blowing performance all round!! … you are in a class of your own! Your ability to manage the serious and sensitive with humour and light-heartedness is just amazing! Thank you is honestly not enough to demonstrate our appreciation!!”– Bernadine Willis, Business Development Manager, BIDVEST PANALPINA LOGISTICS
“Niqui Cloete Barrass will amaze you all over again!”– Charl Leslie of Algoa FM