#CreatePreneurAfrica Tanzania’s Lead Singer Hillary More, tuninginto Africa’s soul rhythm of traditional Calabash

Are you ready to tune into the traditional  indigenous sounds of the Calabash instrument?

Hilary More’s live performances, infused with passion ,blends into unique  sounds of the beating drums .
Born in  Tanzania, East Africa ,in Temeke, Dar-es-Salaam as the 6th child in a family of eight ,Hilary was raised by single mum and grandmother .

His talent was seeded in childhood activity would be drumming empty buckets and gallons and singing to peers at school and family at home

By the year  2007,  there was a universe calling  and Hilary found a job as a painter at Dodoma University and relocated. It was there that he was discovered by Bushoke, a popular musician in Tanzania when he was serving the T.O.T band as solo and Tumba player…. which was his part-time job.

Bushoke then  invited him to his band which and they performed in various hotels in Tanzania  In 2008, Hilary joined the Fimbo band as solo  and took second place in Tamasha la kale contest. It was during this competition, when Cocodo band saw Hilary and approached him to join them,

Currently, Hilary his own band which is known as Hilary More band which performs in different festivals and hotels in Dar-es-salaam.

Meet #CreatePrenuerAfrica Hilary More, Tune into Tanzania’s soul calabash sounds

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


Personally I am driven by the atmosphere in my heart to love to share my thoughts with the world through my voice by mixing it with musical instruments. My passion is to see my music reach more people in the world. wide.

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

My passion I have discovered since I was in primary school I found myself like to sing and dance so I was playing drums and cans while singing to my classmates.

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

For the first time I remember being paid was in 2005 with a bushoke band as a singer and cashier.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

 My passion for music has given me money from the perfomences that I have made though not a lot of money but they help to meet my small needs

 What kept you going when you thought about giving up?  What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

There are times when it really comes and I despair but the only thing that makes me move forward is my family coz I want to do something that will make them proud and I also music is something that gives my life meaning.

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

I just want to tell you that everything is possible with a strong intention but also not to judge too much by looking at the outward appearance of a person or thing.

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

Creatives who look at me I would like to advise them to value their ideas and not let other people tell them that it is impossible to do what they think.

 

 

#CreatePreneurAfrica ‘South Africa’s Donovan Wright ‘Dare a Survivor and Win By Losing!

South Africa has it’s own database of local heroes and Donovan Wright is undoubtedly  one of them.From the humble beginnings of the Cape Flats to the dusty streets of Pacaltsdorp,where he grew up, Donovan went on to finish fourth in the comrades 2000 and was the first South African home in 1996

“Any achievement of significance requires desire.No one can coach desire,I wasn’t born at a time of feasting.Desire was my only hand out!

A riveting true story of inspiration, courage and transcendence above all obstacles  Running4life@2020 – Dare to Survive , Win By losing is an exceptional portrayal of the triumph of the human spirit.

Donovan was at the peak of his running career, he achieved national colours for the 1995 world student games in Fukuoka Japan, he was the first South African home in 1996 and came fourth in Comrades 2000 when he learnt of his life-threatening brain tumour, at the same time he was expecting his third son. Subsequent brain operations left him partially deaf and paralysed on one side of his face, yet Donovan remains determined to conquer Comrades

“Adversity only fuels my burning desire to succeed,Disappointment brings out the fire in me”

Running4Life@2020 -Dare to Survive ,Win By losing is a campaign  uplifting and motivational in its approach to demonstrate the necessary life skills to acquire success

Donovan Wright is running4life@2020 

A multiple survivor and post-cancer as well as bone marrow transplant and went to win 2 athletics global medals at world champs (silver in 2017) and (bronze 2019)

 

Running4LIfe@2020 DARE TO SURVIVE – WIN BY LOSING! , is a campaign for world viewers and set to go viral!

 10 km in an 1hour is for active athletes without health issues. Let’s see if I can run 10km under 60min given my health history.  Dare a Survivor , Win by Losing.  Donovan Wright

#Running4Life. Ready , Get Set,Let's Go!

Meet CreatePrenuerAfrica – Donovan Wright , The Man that does not know How To Quit!

 Tell us what drives you?

Be the best I can be. To leave a legacy that states, “that man does not know how to quit and he applies himself 150%”.

What is your true passion in life?

To live life to the fullest in achieving my best in whatever I do by truly dedicating myself to it

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

I discovered myself through running at age 9. I learnt to compete. I learnt that to compete that you must work hard and apply yourself. I learnt that hard work pays.

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

The intensity of competition and believing you can win against all odds.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

It was easy, I did it for passion, passion drove me to be relentless in pursuit, being relentless delivered results and results brought rewards such as status and then also money in most instances

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

In 1994 on winning my first marathon and gaining national colours to represent my country at world champs. Then as I performed at higher levels and at different events, I was rewarded for performance by greater sums of money

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

Knowing that failure was a stepping stone to greater success

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

Want the best out of me and knowing that I have not gotten to that space yet, there is much more to me and even more to achieve.

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

I hope that your doubts in me helps you to believe in what can be achieved, even for yourself. Do not ever let doubt limit your ability or that of others.

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

Put your head down and work for what you believe you can achieve, failing is a route to success, but perseverance and tenacity is your key and totally in your control.  Hope you can source it.