About K-Ville Entertainment

At its core, K-Ville Entertainment is built on passion. Each and every one of us at K-Ville shares a passion for K-Pop, K-Drama’s and Korean culture that drives us to make fun, interactive, high-quality content. It is our goal to forge a strong community (which we call K-Nation) for fellow fans to enjoy with all of us. Every debut. Every comeback. Every new series. Every headline. We are there experiencing it all with you. And we are here to provide you with the latest news, reviews, and fun videos to keep you up to date on everything Hallyu!

Who We Are

The K-Ville Entertainment team is a diverse and growing group of hard-working people hailing from all around the world. Below you'll find each staff member's profile. You can see where we're from, what we work on at K-Ville, and of course the important information – who our favourite groups and biases are!

Benjamin Russell

Benjamin Russell

Brisbane, Australia|Founder, CEO

Ben is the reason K-Ville is what it is today – he built it from the ground up, and has seen it blossom into a wonderful place for fans to indulge in the world of K-Pop. He leads the business in decision-making and produces the ever popular weekly and monthly charts, along with other videos!

Favourite Artist: T-ARA
Ultimate Bias: Erin (9Muses)

Jonathan Hayes

Jonathan Hayes

Waterloo, Canada|Vice President

Jon joined K-Ville Entertainment in the summer of 2015, and handles the technical and business side of things, as well as helping Ben with business decisions. He also makes a lot of videos for the YouTube channel, including all of the games you know and love!

Favourite Artist: Girls’ Generation
Ultimate Bias: Seohyun (Girls' Generation)

Dearna Smith

Dearna Smith

Auckland, New Zealand|Content Production Officer

Dearna is a talented writer who creates lots of features, reviews and more for you to read on our website! She also loves K-Drama’s, and loves to share news and reviews of the latest and greatest in the world of Korean dramas! Dearna also manages many of our social media platforms.

Favourite Artist: BTS
Ultimate Bias: Kyuhyun (Super Junior)

Samuel Weiss-Cowie

Samuel Weiss-Cowie

Atlanta, United States|Content Production Officer

Sammy is one of the newest additions to our team. As a skillful writer, he makes sure that you have lots of insightful reviews and discussions to read on our website!

Favourite Artist: Girls’ Generation
Ultimate Bias: Nayeon (Twice)

Dani Cordova

Dani Cordova

Sacramento, United States|Content Production Officer

Along with Sammy, Dani joined us recently to use her writing abilities to bring more K-Pop articles to you! Dani also loves learning choreography for K-Pop dances.

Favourite Artist: Seventeen
Ultimate Bias: Jimin (BTS)

Stella Wagner

Stella Wagner

Munich, Germany|Content Production Officer

Stella joined K-Ville to add even more talent and depth to our writing team. She focuses on new releases, so that as a K-Pop fan you are always up to date with every new K-Pop release, big or small.

Favourite Artist: BTS
Ultimate Bias: G-Dragon (Bigbang)

Monique Lark

Monique Lark

Woolgoolga, Australia|K-Ville Radio Host

Monique is the amazing host of The MissMoe Show, K-Ville’s K-Pop radio station! She hosts shows every Friday night at 9PM EST on Spreaker, so be sure to tune in!

Favourite Artist: EXO
Ultimate Bias: Baekhyun (EXO)

Honorary Founders

The following people hold the position of Honorary Founder of K-Ville Entertainment, in recognition of their generous contributions that have aided in K-Ville Entertainment's growth and ability to share K-Pop with the world. To find out how to become an Honorary Founder, click here.

Dane & Warren Shillingburg

Rene Innes

Ockert Marais

Jay Corcoran

What We Do

In short, K-Ville Entertainment is all about Hallyu. Like you, we are obsessed with the flashy, beautiful, tears-of-joy-inducing genre of music that K-Pop has become. We love the emotional roller coaster that every K-Drama takes us on. We love the idols, and the fast-paced action that Hallyu has to offer. Unlike some companies who set out to start controversy and fan wars, or defame idols for views, we support all idols and groups. We are fans too, and we will never target or attack any idol, group, company, or anyone else in Korean culture. We want Hallyu to be the most fun and positive experience it can be! We are thrilled by its success and by the fact that so many people around the world are embracing it, and we want to be the place where you can come and get everything you need – whether it’s the latest idol news, exclusive interviews, exciting videos, an engaging discussion in our forums, or maybe even sending in a request to our K-Pop radio show!

Here on our website, you’ll find a live feed of our videos straight from YouTube, so you’ll never be out of the loop! Every week we combine thousands of fan votes and produce a Top 50 K-Pop Chart, which showcases the most popular K-Pop songs of the week. Here at K-Ville the staff also votes on our own K-Ville’s Choice chart, which is a Top 30 K-Pop Chart based on our picks for the week. That way you can see what songs we love and how it compares to the fan consensus. We also showcase the most viewed music videos in a monthly Top 100 countdown, so be sure to check that out and track your favourites month to month!

At K-Ville, our fans mean everything to us. We want to be able to show you everything that K-Pop, and the Korean Wave as a whole, has to offer. We want to give the smaller artists an equal playing field. We want to help you discover that one song, artist, music video, drama, or idol that you will treasure forever. We want to provide you with experiences and enjoyment that you simply can't find anywhere else. We want to be there alongside you, exploring the world of Korean culture together, one step at a time.

So, what do you say? Will you join us on our wonderful adventure?

The Future of K-Ville Entertainment

The staff of K-Ville Entertainment are always working tirelessly to make sure that we are giving you the very best experience. In the summer of 2015, K-Ville Entertainment was a YouTube channel with 50,000 subscribers. Just one year later, we have more than quadrupled in size on YouTube. We have a brand new, state-of-the-art website to deliver non-stop news, reviews, features and more whenever you want it. We have a hosted K-Pop radio show. We have a forum for fans to have fun and lively discussions about anything and everything. Who knows what another year will bring – but we sincerely hope you’ll stick with us as we continue reaching for new heights!

Our ultimate dream at K-Ville is to occupy a small office in Seoul, where we can be together working at the epicenter of Korean culture, and deliver an even better experience for our community. No matter what happens though, we will never forget where we came from, or who got us to where we are now – that's right, we're talking about you! Our fans and community are what drive us and what keep us going, and we want you to really get the most out of what we have to offer. So, if you have any comments or suggestions on how we can improve and serve K-Nation even better, please let us know via the Contact link at the bottom of the page!