Jonathan Joseph
Web Content Manager, Brand Partnership, Producer & Host
Jonathan is a contributing writer, editor-in-chief, producer and host for Bestfan. During his time at Bestfan, Jonathan has had the privilege of interviewing several high profile artists, attending numerous concerts and festivals in Toronto and Indio, California. He's currently working with the Brand & Marketing team at Virgin Mobile Canada, but during his free-time, he finds his way back to his one passion, music. Jonathan is hoping to grow as a respected journalist within the music industry, and is helping to develop Bestfan to become a respected source for latest music in Canada.
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Devante Burey
Producer & Host
Toronto native, Devo has been living to shine in front of the lights and camera, ready to deliver the action since he was a toddler. Beginning his hosting career in high school, Devo spent a lot of his free time outside of school studying the industry’s best here in Canada, visiting the MUCH Music environment often and making connections with the likes of Alessia Cara, Fifth Harmony, Trey Songz, Shawn Mendes and Francesco Yates. Currently the host of BestFan TV, Devo hopes to elevate his career to an anchor on a national or international pop culture network in the near future but for now he will build his resume with BestFan and continue asking the questions as a fan, for the fans.
Nairisha Batada
Producer, Host & Brand Partnerships
Nairisha Batada started in the industry at the young age of 17, landing her first audition as a lead actress for a Rogers nation-wide telecommunications commercial. Her on-screen personality started to gain attention as she immediately found her self landing an on-camera position at Rogers Broadcasting as a weekly Entertainment Reporter for the Canadian Screen Award nominated national television series V-Mix on OMNI Television, Nairisha has acquired over four years of on-camera, story production and public relations experience while having the chance to interview some amazing musical talent such as Steve Angello, Moby, Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas, Tory Lanes, Jay Sean, Francesco Yates & Sabrina Carpenter just to name a few. Nairisha is currently completing her Radio and Television Production degree at Ryerson University and hopes to help spearhead the creative direction of BestFan's video platform and online blog.
Selena Singh
Producer & Host
Selena Jasmine Singh knew she wanted to be a TV personality since she was in the 10th grade. Having a passion for pop culture, lifestyle and fitness/sports, Selena has dabbled in many different niches by working for some successful organizations in the industry. She's interned with Evanov Radio Group and Z1035, Global News Toronto, and NBA TV Canada. Selena has worked a number of events such as the Juno Awards, and the Pan/Para Pan Am Games. She's also had the privilege of interviewing figures such as Massari, Mia Martina, Toronto Raptor's coach Dwayne Casey, Steve Nash, Francesco Yates, and Durrani Popal to name a few. She attended Sheridan College for broadcast journalism where she learned a variety of skills from producing to filming and editing, now she is currently completing her degree in journalism at Ryerson University. She is a DIY enthusiast, yogi, foodie, dog lover and a #BestFan of Drake and Justin Bieber. Selena calls Toronto her home but has left a part of her heart in sunny Los Angeles and she dreams of helping grow BestFan there one day.
Sharon Bhella
Host & Contributing Writer
Sharon has been fascinated by pop culture ever since she was in elementary school after watching the kids TV show YTV’s Hit List. That sparked the dream of someday becoming a TV host and lead her to attending countless MuchMusic and MTV tapings throughout high school where she had the opportunity to learn by watching Canada’s top VJ’s during live shows. Currently, she hosts the weekly segment Fresh Music Friday on BestFan TV and has interviewed several artists including The Maine, Autumn Hill, You Me At Six and more. She also contributes to the blog with concert reviews and Featured Artist posts. Sharon hopes to someday become a TV host on a national network, however for now she will continue to build her resume with BestFan.
Petey Peres
Videographer & Editor
Digital Media Arts graduate Petey takes care of videography and editing for Bestfan. Straight out of high school, he gained all the knowledge he could about editing before attending College. As a kid he has always had a passion for music and he puts all of that passion into his work. He's done behind the scenes with many artist that include Alessia Cara and Tyler Shaw and he captures great footage for interviews/events for which he then edits with a great attention to detail. As he continues to build his experience with Bestfan, he hopes to be one of the top editors/vidoegraphers in Canada
Natalie Popovich
PR & Production Manager
Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario Natalie has always loved music and attending concerts. Aside from seeing her favourite songs come to life on stage, one of the things she loves about going to shows is being able to interact with other fans, as well as her favourite bands and artists. Natalie’s love for music led to wanting to work in the industry, so in September 2012 she started in the Music Business Management program at Durham College and graduated June 2015. In her third and final year, she worked as an intern at Warner Music Canada in the Marketing department. Since joining the BestFan team, Natalie has done the social media coverage for lots of events such as various concerts, the MMVAs, YTV’s Summer Beach Bash, TIFF, and Youth Day. Through BestFan, Natalie hopes to continue her blossoming career in the music industry.
Tahmina Aziz
Contributing Writer/Host
Tahmina Aziz is a highly ambitious multimedia journalist. Her passion lies in current events and storytelling using various platforms and empowering marginalized voices. She has been featured on The Globe and Mail and CTV’s Your Morning for her humanitarian work in partnership with RBC. As a recent graduate of the University of Toronto with high distinction, Tahmina is a strong advocate for public education. Growing up, Tahmina was an avid consumer of local and international news. Over time, she developed a deep fascination for studying human behaviour and digging deep into stories. Her strong background in performance and love for entertainment news and pop culture landed her a position at BestFan, where she currently hosts segments, writes blog posts, and helps manage the company's social media accounts. Tahmina's goal is to be an on-camera reporter for a national television network and inspire others with her work.
Stacy Stace
Contributing Writer
Stacy Stace is a Montreal native that's currently living in Toronto to pursue her career as an entertainment blogger/host. She is a pop culture enthusiast and celebrity news is her guilty pleasure! She was a blogger for Montreal's 'Forget the Box', but since then moved over to be part of the BestFan team. Music is a big part of her life, whether she's on the treadmill or just relaxing at home. She is an avid concert-goer and enjoy writing about emerging artists from every genre. Some of her favourite artists include J.Cole, Chris Brown, Trey Songz and for those who know her, she's a huge Drake fan. When she's not surfing the Internet for the latest showbiz buzz, she's either at the gym or just catching up with friends over some good food. Bon appétit!
Nabeela Damji
Blogger
Nabeela is a young up and coming talent in the sports broadcasting world. Originally from Calgary, Nabeela moved to Toronto to pursue her dream of being a broadcaster. Although sports is her main interest, Nabeela is passionate about film and art, and hopes to showcase that with the BestFan family going forward. Ms. Damji is a graduate of the College of Sports Media and has previously worked for Rogers Television as a sideline reporter. She is currently an NBA writer and reporter for Ontario Sports Radio.
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