#CreatepreneurAfrica ,South Africa’s Nena Tenacity, Content developer and Writer

 

 

Screenwriter,content developer and producer,Nena Tenacity has embraced a career in the creative sectors spanning over a decade and a half from humble early day beginnings to becoming 'The Çreator' _ a key content producer.

Her key interest is content and quality with information that expands knowledge and growth.

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Initially, her inception into the film and television industry was on admin and crew tasks including the local ‘most watched’ South African soapieGenerations” , where she served as the director’s assistant

Thereafter several roles followed on various productions as a  production continuity supervisor.

Eventually, she became involved in research and proposal writing for television producers submitting educational programmes for broadcast content including ‘People of The South’,  a series that was hosted by Dali Tambo, a talk show celebrating key icons in South Africa.

Involved in multiple productions in key roles, eventually, her ongoing work reached fruition in 2008  when she produced a documentary “Dreaming the new” as well as a pilot on Madagascar on a completed 13-part docudrama series on tourism in the SADC region titled “Freeway Tours”.

Mam Dorothy Masuku, forever and always ,advisor, guide and role model

 

 

 

 

 

SEDIBA 2005 NFVF

Her first feature film “Stix and Stones”, a  feature social commentary film exploring the cycles of violence and poverty delving into her personal life realms was developed through National film and video foundation SEDIBA initiative, headed by the acclaimed screenwriting executive and mentor, Alby James. The rights were optioned by a South African production company  Ochre Media.

The rights to the film eventually reverted back to her when the production company that held rights changed management and operational structure.

She then ventured travelling with it to the Rotterdam film festival Babylon workshop and the film is currently on the market for possible production.

Her independent short film streams like ‘Struggles Continue’;  ‘Breaking the chains’ and ‘Strike a Dice’  received development funds during the initiation of the National Film and Video Foundation that was established in South Africa with a mission towards growth and development in the film and television industry.

This was her tool to launch her career forward in the development of several concepts including a series title ‘Let our voices be heard’films from women’s perspective.

She was on board of a development team for a series called ‘A true state of affairs that was a series reflecting migration issues in South Africa and raised xenophobia and other related issues.

Currently, she is on a mission to promote a new feature film  Úshujaa” : Mtoto wa kiroho kurudisha ulimwengu wetu 

#WARRIOR 
*spirit child taking back our earth, a language revolution film portraying

KISWAHILI is a liberating and uniting language across tribes and ethnicity. A Pan-African cause for our SOLIDARITY  to wipe away colonial supremacy of language   Sipho Mushwana

When a new spirit child is born with the ultimate Pan-African cause into an era of awakening, there is a calling to crumble the case and essence of the dominant based engraved world system...the English Language!

Key players on board include ‘Kiswahili Ambassadors’, Sipho Mushwana, Joseph Sarimbo as well as proudly Tanzania actor Kihaka GND as well as Neil Schell

Research and proposal preparation 

  • Eskia Mphalele Documentary
  • Dorothy Masuku Documentary
  • Women in Science Documentary

Her various role included a head researcher on ‘Wordart’ a series by Griffin Films celebrating South African writers and as a writer for Interrogation room a television series by Fremantle media.

Her other writing work included 15-minute films for Karlan Communications titled “Very Fast and not so furious “, a series reflecting film from the perspective of women

 

Producer

Meet #CreatepreneurAfrica – #SHUJAA #WARRIOR #LANGUAGE REVOLUTIONIST Nena Tenacity

1.Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?

My passion…My passion is an outlet of expression, primarily through the tool of language and words

2. How did you find your passion and how old were you?

I can’t remember the exact age, but I always remember my key interest in writing and journaling continuously

3.What about your passion appeals to you the most?

I always thought of it as a regular everyday activity, like eating, drinking and sleeping. It is only in very recent years that I realised the power of words. A life skill of proportional weight

4.What drove you to make money from your passions?

When I learnt it was possible to get an income for spending your precious time in mind spaces that you prefer to.

5.When was the first time you were paid for your passion?

Tough one to answer! I guess payment was always there generally when people around you needed help with wording something or the other or preparing presentations, you would get rewarded in some way or the other. Actual money, my first memory is getting funded by the National Film and Video Foundation for developing my first short film ‘Let our voices be heard’, a short film speaking out against the exploitation and abuse of women.

6.What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

My self-will to battle against the odds and face trials and tribulations in the best manner I could. Other than those initiatives in the industry life the film foundation and many people including Alby James, Clarence Hamilton, Thandi Brewer, Julie Hall and a range of other key players in my personal and professional outlets

Akin Omotoso and Hakeem Kae Kazim, also played key role models in my stance to keep at it.

 7.What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

I live by the motto of all and anything you want and desire is possible

8.What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?

Keep doubting. My precious time is not there to cater for counselling your ‘doubt’ condition

9.What advice do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you?

All I can say is there will be falls, sometimes harder than others, but persist, keep the vision and endure being what you want to be. Nobody has to conform to fit within social expectations. Rise above and rise high.

 

 

#CreatePreneurAfrica’s Barefoot Boy ,Kenny Sultan Mleke_ Lay down your Heart Bagamoyo,Tanzania

All the way from Mang'ula village, Kilombero in the heart of Morogoro, Tanzania, Kenny Sultan Mleke's ("The Barefoot Boy") purpose driven life was initiated when he authored 'The Plight of my life'. Being diagnosed with the chronic and incurable condition of juvenile diabetes (diabetes, type one) at tender life stages when he turned ten years old,he shares his life pathways towards the calling of upliftment and healing in the midst of poverty, confusion, pain and suffering
“Kenny’s life journey in a tumultuous pathway of ongoing trials and tribulations was soul directed in a  driven journey ahead overcome challenges in pursuit of full research to overcome the bountiful complications of life”
Kenny’s next life calling was the return to his mother’s homeland, in the historical gem of Bagamoyo, a town on the outskirts in a collective montage of economic, political with visual historical relics.
He  founded BACCA-Bagamoyo Children Carers Association and authored his next treasure ‘The Great Image of Bagamoyo town and Tanzania
 20% of the sales of his books go to Bagamoyo Children Carers Association and Mang’ula charities
‘Bagamoyo ‘WHERE_I_LAY_DOWN_MY-HEART’ series ‘The Plight of my Life by Kenny Sultan Mleke
#BAGAMOYO _ ‘WHERE_I_LAY-DOWN_MY_HEART’ SERIES BY Kenny Sultan Mleke
#CreatePreNeurAfrica –  Writer Kenny  Sultans life purpose calling in a town Bagamoyo ‘Where I lay down my heart’

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1. Tell us what drives you? What is your passion? 

Writing and giving to the need is my passion.

 2. How old were you when you realised your passion?

Since I  was a little boy of 10 years old, I had a dream to become a story writer, unfortunately, I wouldn’t have even understood how it could be possible. Then my passion for writing convinced me to give it try.

I started writing my first book. “The Barefoot Boy and gift of shoes and second book. ” The plight of my life and now, ” The great Image of Bagamoyo town and Tanzania”

3. What about your passion appeals to you the most?

Writing a story

 4.What drove you to make money from your passion?

To be honest with you I wanted to be happy and satisfied with what I  do and natural I thought to sell my passion but I don’t expect much. Only thing I do enjoy doing what  I am doing.

5. When was the first time you were paid for your passion?

I started to sell my books from last year.

6. What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

I knew the road of my dreams isn’t always easy to navigate, sometimes clotted with mountains to climb, obstacles to overcome, and hard, mind-numbing times that will make me feel like quitting. None has ever been said anything worth having does come easily and So I didn’t turn back around  and I like what George Herbert  said; don’t wait the time will never be just right start where  you stand , and work with whatever tools you have at your  command and better  tools will be found as you go along.

7 What motivates you every day to even more successful?

Not to give up for everything.

8.  What do you have to all of the people who doubted you?

To prove they are wrong by doing what I think I can do.

9. What advice do you give to aspiring creative is who look up to you?

Never believe anyone who is trying to tell you that things couldn’t be done
“You can’t be done”, “You can’t do this”
It is all because they don’t know any better.

#ExploringTanzania #ExploremotherlandAfrica Serengeti Itineraries

 

Welcome to the World of the Serengeti Plains. So much to see..where do we begin? There are antelopes and elephant, buffaloes AND MORE.....
Lake Manyara is rich and diverse in both vegetation and wildlife with spectacular views. Exceptional birds and forests!

All about Serengeti National Park.

This name is rooted in the Masaai word “ Siringiti”, meaning endless plain. Serengeti is along the rift valley with amazing  geological formations

It will take up to a full day of about ten hours by bus or driving to get from DaresSalaam to Arusha. A flight takes about 80 minutes. Northern  Circuit Safaris usually takes about  six to seven days

ExploreMotherlandAfrica , Exploring Tanzania Serengeti Safari Itinerary

Let’s take a look at other possible itineraries and safari routes to explore SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

DAY ONE                                          LAKE MANYARA
  • Lake Manyara Morning Game drive
  • Drive from Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro
DAY TWO                                        NGORONGORO AND SERENGETI
  • Ngorongoro Morning Game Drive
  • Stopping at Olduvai Gorge
  • Afternoon game drive
  • Arrive at camp or lodge Serengeti
DAY 3 - 4                                      SERENGETI GAME DRIVES
  • Full day Game drives
DAY 5                                          SERENGETI TO TARANGIRE
DAY 6                                          TARANGIRE GAME DRIVE
  • Game drive
  • Drive back to Arusha
  • Arrive in Arusha evening
DAY 7                                      Drive, bus or plane back to DAR

 

Alternative Itinerary Option

DAY 1                          Tanzania Arrival  Kilimanjaro airport

Travel to the hotel in Moshi

DAY  2                            Olpopongi Maasai - West Kilimanjaro

Experience Massai lifestyles in a Massai village with :

  • Village Tour
  • Museum
  • Traditional Lunch
  • Walking Safari explores hunting techniques
  • Natural Maasai medicinal cures
DAY 3                 Massai Village to Lake Manyara National Park

Morning drive from Lake Manyara takes from 4-5 hours.

Accommodation at Lake Manyara

DAY 4                        Lake Manyara  to Serengeti National Park
  • Arrive  at Serengeti National Park midday
  • Accommodation  at Serengeti
Day 5 and 6                                      Serengeti National Park

Accommodation Serengeti

Day 7                                                 Serengeti to Karatu

 

Day 8:                                      Karatu to  Ngorongoro crater

 

Itinerary Alternative SERENGETI from Arusha or MOSHI

DAY 1                                      ARUSHA OR MOSHI - TARANGIRE
  • An amazing African landscape  drive  with the following Game drive  and a picnic lunch
  • Overnight  lodge of preference
Day 2 AND 3                                        SERENGETI GAME DRIVE

 

Day 4                                               SERENGETI TO KARATU

 

DAY 5                                      Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater
DAY 6                                  TRAVEL TO AIRPORT

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ExploreMotherlandAfrica , Exploring Tanzania Serengeti Safari Itinerary

 

Our standard  Serengeti Safari itinerary is based around the migration safari and can be adapted to suit personal preferences or seasonal changes as well as animal migration. 

Migration is not predictive and varies annually depending on rain availability of water, predators and food as well as the content of phosphorous in the grass

6 DAY SAFARI PLAN

Another alternative is drive from Dar Es Salaam, Julius Nyerere airport and can take up to ten hours

Day 1 –  Arusha – Ngorongoro

Travel time: 4 hours
Distance:  190km

Pick up from DarEsSalaam and travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation  location

Ngorongoro National Park boasts a huge variety of animals,  inclusive of wildebeest herds, buffalo, zebra, hippo, eland, warthog,  as well as the infamous African elephants.

The dense national park has lions jackals, hyenas, cheetahs and leopards too.

Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is it’s dense population The shallow  Lake Magadi, the main feature  is an alkaline lake  with viewings of hippos, flamingos, hippos  and various water birds

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Day 2 – Ngorongoro – Ndutu

Travel: 2 hours
Distance: 90 km

Lake Ndutu is  in the southern Serengeti system and is alkaline and the array of wildlife flock to it

After lunch, we complete a game drive in Ndutu. Wildebeest migration usually occurs from December to April. The area has resident game elephants and birds too!

Day 3 – Ndutu

This is a full day game drive in Ndutut. Explore different habitats that including woodlands and swamps, woodland, soda lakes and Serengeti short grass plains. with  wildebeest and zebra Serengeti Plains

 Travel time: 2 hours
Distance: 80 km

Serengeti National Park or  Seronera is the heart of wildlife in Africa – there are endless plains with rich wildlife habitats that feature the Seronera River, water attracts wildlife and representing Serengeti’s species.

Then an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.

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Day 6 – Serengeti Plains – Arusha

A half day game drive and we journey back to Arusha airport. You will be led to the next desired venture of your choice whether is beach  relaxation in Zanzibar or a preferred City tour

 

 

 

MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK< SAFARI IN TANZANIA ITINERARY

Are You Ready for a Trip to the Mikumi National Park in Tanzania?

Located in the South East of Tanzania, Mikumi National park is one of the largest national parks. You get to see zebras, lions, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, kudu, giraffe, elephants baboons, elands and about 400 bird species!

 

 

MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK

ITINERARY

Day 1:  

  • We leave Bagamoyo at 8am. En route we take a lunchbreak at Morogoro, a beautiful region near the Uluguru Mountains. Once our scenic lunch break is over, it will take an hour and half to reach the Mikumi National Park.
  • We check in at Camp Bastion. Located close to Mikumi National Park, it is comfortable accommodation in a friendly atmosphere with unique natural surroundings. Then it will be time rest until our first venue for exploration in the regio.n
  • At 4pm we visit Maasai Village and explore interesting traditions and lifestyle of the  Masaai culture
  • Finally we have dinner and have an overnight stay at Camp Bastion

Day 2

We start the morning with an early breakfast at 6am and then depart to Mikumi for the Game Drive. By 7am we begin with the Game Drive  in Mikumi National Park. At about 1pm we stop for a picnic lunch. After lunch we continue with the game drive until about 4pm.

We then take a scenic drive back to Bagamoyo.

 

The package includes

  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Refreshments
  • Field guide
  • 4WD Land Cruiser with roof hatch
  • All wildlife reserve entrance fees

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“#CreatepreneurAfrica”:Touching Base with Shabani Mpita-Tanzania

CreatePreneurAfrica , South Africa’s ‘Thuli Da Poetess’, streaming the words of wisdom

 

Nokuthula Mbongo, 'Thuli Da Poetess'is inspired by boundless beauty, living nature, and everyday people realities,rooted in spirituality and sparkled by a soul passion for creating aspiring worlds that ignite imagination into the beyond.....

Memories flash back to early days when her  performance poetry  ventures were seeded in the Vaal, an area straddling the Vaal river and  fondly recognised as Gauteng’s urban heart .

When the teacher left the classroom, Thuli performed her poetry for classmates and soon ,  the local library became flooded with worded sounds flowing through the voice channels of ‘Thuli Da Poetess’.

“Writing exposed me  to different languages as writing was a language on its own”

I mainly use English, but other African languages like Tswana and Swati as well and wish to use more. Sipho Mushwana, from the story development team on a groundbreaking feature film in development on the African Continent, #LANGUAGE REVOLUTION #SHUJAA _ KIROHO MTOTO ( spirit child taking back our Earth) following a language revolution,  introduced me to a pertinent language on our continent, Kiswahili.

#CreatePreneurAfrica Sipho Mushwana , LAW OF RHYTHM. LAW OF ONENESS

 

With my storytelling I wish to always influence the good.

“African languages as they tap into spirit or soul on earth .

We awaken the fallen creators.

We connect to them .

We give life to the lifeless.”                              Thuli Da Poetess                   

 

 

Vaal Triangle, Gauteng, South Africa

Based in SebokengZone 7, she encountered word rhythms with another poet called Touric. They created a group of four to explore events in the regional districts of Zone7 and Zone 12. The group eventually did split as time went by and life progressed in separated destined paths.

 

My pen was my sword healer and helper     Thuli Da Poetess

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Following regular performances at the Evaton church, by  2017, a special invitation called Thuli DaPoetes to perform at Lekoa FM, a local radio station. Performances were ongoing and she planted a thirst for her words.

Later that year she performed Braam Fischer after moving to Soweto. She met Soul Gondwana, and featured in two tracks and completed a recording of two memorable songs that were feathered with poetic sounds from ‘Thuli da Poetess’

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After relocating back to the Vaal she met her manager and had a world of new opportunities arrived. She performed at the Soweto theatre, and at Protea Glen on June 16  in 2018  (a day commemorating youth uprising during the struggle period in South Africa)

Meet #CreatePreneurAfrica , South Africa’s Rhythmic flow bringing out the words -Thuli Da Poetess

Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?

What drives me are life challenges which I learn from …my family and love for creativity. Writing and using my hand is my passion.

Writing and language are  eternal friends that cannot be seperated. My writing was my healing in the voiceless of time where I was seemingly a passenger at the back seat of my life and was transitioning from a child to a teenager …very curious ,very vulnerable

I don’t only write but style locks and can do more when given an opportunity and resources

How did you find your passion and how old were you?

I was 17 when I found my passion then started performing in 2014 .

I started writing a diary. From there it developed into poetry …I was very shy and quiet so my pen gave me that voice and was my friend.

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

What appeals to me the most about my passion is the creative part of it …relating to people and influencing their mindsets. Putting myself in people’s shoes. Living many lives I never lived creating a world of imagination

What drove you to make money from your passions?

What drove me to make money from my passion….well truly I have not made money out of my passion yet, like any real income

When was the first time you were paid for your passion?

It is something I look forward to, at some stage

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

My love for art  and my gift

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

The love and the passion I have for creativity and my family because they believe in my craft more and my potential

What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?

I am not what you see or what you thought I am. Never judge the book by its cover.

What advice do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you?

The sky is the limit everything and anything is possible …never stop believing in beautiful realities of your arts or passion. Love what you do and rest will follow

 

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