Koula's career in broadcasting began during her university days. Whilst studying Journalism in Johannesburg, enthusiastic music lover Koula joined her campus radio station and was soon discovered by a retail station. The campus and retail stations provided Koula with invaluable experience and upon completion of her degree, she was offered a job at national Top 40 radio station, 5FM. During the eight years that Koula was with 5FM, she hosted their flagship shows - the 5FM Top 40 as well as the World Chart Show - and hosted prime time shows on their week day lineup. She became well-known for her formidable music knowledge and was sent to cover music festivals across the globe.
Koula was the South African ambassador for Positive Women, a non-profit organization that works with communities in Africa and the UK to support them to live informed, productive and empowered lives. She is mad about food (cooking and eating it!) and grows her own herbs and veggies -which she finds very rewarding. "I'm not sure if I eat to run or run to eat but it's a healthy partnership, either way!" she laughs.