Wanis received the ranking of "A Grade Journalist" (the highest industry grading possible) from the Australian Journalists Association.
In 1990, Radio 3AK was sold to businessman Peter Corso who sacked most of its workforce in preparation to relaunch 3AK as Australia's first commercial Italian-language radio station.
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Wanis claims that in 1991, he became the first person to introduce pantomime musicals to West Africa, with his own original musical parodies of Snow White, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood.
Wanis directed and co-hosted the "1991 Miss Africa World Beauty Pageant." In the Gambia, West Africa, Wanis observed and studied the link between the belief in spells, curses, Juju, witchcraft, healing doctors (using witchcraft) and the behavior of the Gambian people and their various tribes.
Wanis began working as a radio show host at Radio 2RG Griffith while also serving as anchor of the regional television news on MTN-9, and hosted regional segments of the "Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital Telethon." In 1985, he became the youngest talk show host in Australia at age 23 for Radio 7BU with syndicated talk shows on TBN - The Tasmanian Broadcasting Network (including a Sunday night "Lonely Hearts" call-in show) and interviewing the Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke on numerous occasions.
The reality of his abuse, of his violence against a woman, is ignored because people generally seem to like him, to find him affable, viewing him as basically just a boy who is slightly wild and has not yet grown up.
While on vacation in Cozumel, a psychologist from Canada saw Wanis’ hypnosis show and suggested that Wanis study hypnotherapy. While working on the cruise ships, Wanis also began motivational and training programs and workshops for Steiners’ Salons, Carnival Cruises.
Wanis began to use hypnosis to work with clients wanting to lose weight and stop smoking and in 1993 began to study with the IACT (International Association of Counselors and Therapists) which Wanis became critical of for allegedly handing out hypnosis certification to anyone who paid and completed a weekend training program. In 1996, he produced, performed and directed New Line’s The Mask! Wanis went on to consult on a TV comedy variety show version of "The Mask! Meanwhile, after witnessing Wanis’ hypnosis show Hipnotica a United States production company sponsored him to come to America.
Wanis subsequently began working and traveling in Africa, England, Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the United States.
He performed hypnosis, dance, comedy, musicals, and murder mystery musicals in multiple languages.