#CreatePreneurAfrica South Africa’s Justice Mokoena’s prophesied voice of the Airwaves

 

TransAfrica Radio's Technical Producer, Music Compiler and On-Air Presenter Justice Mokoena's journey in the world of broadcasting knows no bounds.Gifted in the ever present era of flowing media airwaves, Justice Mokoena, a television and radio host is on an ongoing front seat  quest toward rising in the life game of ever flowing knowledge.

One can never say “I know enough” because it improves every day!                   __________________________________Justice Mokoena

 

It all initiated in 2008 when he went on hosting the afternoon drive show at Eldoz FM.  Very soon he elevated as the producer of the station with a keen interest inclined towards technical production.

By the beginning of April  2013, he joined QwaQwa Radio based in the Eastern Free State of South Africa, as an on-air presenter and Technical Producer.
As the host and producer of ‘The Party Time’ youth show, it became the most popular show on the station.

He hosted a variety of other shows at QwaQwa Radio station including the Breakfast Show, Midday Show and Afternoon Drive.

It was in April 2017 when he joined Theta FM based in Orange Farm in Gauteng, South Africa, hosting ‘Midnight Express’, and later a midday show, ‘Sissonke’  , hitting the airwaves as the station’s best show!.

Soon he joined the film industry playing a lead role as the character Kagiso, alongside legendary actors including Kgotso Nkhatho (Mopheme & Rhythm City), Thandi Matlaila (The Queen & Chisa), Directed by Charles Khuelefrom the renowned local series, Skeem Saam,    PALEHO is currently being aired on

  • Mzansi Magic Channel 161,
  • Mzansi Wethu
    Channel 163
  • Mzansi Bioskop Channel 164.

 

 

SUPPORTING ROLE as DETECTIVE BOKANG in the film titled 'Bohloko Baka'. He worked alongside the well known Seipati Mpotoane (Uzalo) and Tseko Monaheng (Rhythm City & Generations: The Legacy) and Maki Mokhitli (Keeping Score). The film was directed by Charles Khuele, known for a popular series 'Skeem Saam' (Skeem Saam). CURRENTLY airing on Mzansi Magic Channel 161 Mzansi Wethu Channel 163  Mzansi Bioskop Channel 164 

 

On the 26th of August 2017 he hosted the
red carpet for the 4th INGOMA Awards held
at Gold Reef City, Lyric Theatre.
On the 2nd of December 2017 he was
invited in Botswana to be the guest MC at
a Live DVD recording of Matthews
Matsetse (Lion of Judah original composer).
He was invited as a guest at Botswana Music Awards in 2017..

Meet #CreatePreneurAfrica Justice Mokoena  streaming the  joy of Africa’s Airwaves

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

I am driven by the desire to reach the next level, and when I reach that level I aim for the next one so it’s a chain that never ends. Also, am by the fact that one never stops learning in the industry that I am in, there is never a point where you say I HAVE ARRIVED! You must always be up to date as the game changes everyday!  My true passion in life is to be the better version of me than the one I was yesterday. I want to inspire my son that when he looks at me he sees a role model not just a father, PASSION DRIVEN!

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

I was in grade 11/12, about 16 years old when one of my teachers who was teaching the Sesotho language (Mrs Gwambe) called me after class and said to me do I know that I am a radio presenter… I did not understand her clearly at the time because I was just a kid. She said to me I am the newer version and the future version of radio because I am very good with different languages and the way I deliver them, and this was after the oral speech competitions that we won and I came out tops.

What about your passion appeals to you the most? 

What about my passion appeals to me the most… The fact that I have an opportunity to do it almost every day and feel joyful about it. Not many people get the opportunity to do what they love, most people are stuck on things they don’t want to do, I am grateful!

What drove you to make money from your passions?


Well, we know most of passions start with being a hobby or “promoting yourself” as they would say but you have to get to a point where you have to realize that this is my bread and butter and I am good at doing this. But it is mostly not easy to make a living out of your passion as it takes time to sharpen it to get to the gold status, we are just being persistent and not giving up.

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

 

It will have to be in 2013 when I joined QwaQwa Radio as a Technical Producer and on-air presenter. I signed a contract with salary attachment on it (smiles). But on my first “job” at Eldoz FM it was a voluntary gig, which I used to gain experience and it helped.

 What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

Fear of failing kept me going. I always have to keep trying and trying, in the process I learn a lot unlike giving up, I lose everything if I give up. And my family keeps me going, my wife and son are my great motivation to do more!

 What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

Life motivates me, my little family motivates me, circumstances push me to be better that yesterday and fears of being a failure makes me kick blankets every morning and go hustle. God motivates me to be even more successful!

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

Thank you for doubting me, your doubts hurt me, and that pain made me even more stubborn. I was fired at a radio station (In 2017) because I went to shoot a film for television, but that pushed me to the next level. Don’t hate people who reject you, they are just playing their role in your life for you to go to the next level! It’s a test, pass it!

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

Before you look up to me, look up to your dreams and visions, don’t wish to be like me, wish to be like that little person in you who dreams big.

South Africa’s Boipelo takes us on a Lyrical Journey with Sounds of Soul Emancipation

 

There is a calling to the world. Are you ready for a soul led journey of consciousness into a new awakening of spiritual and insightful realms? 

Then get ready to join in the journey. Boipelo is a spiritual practitioner,facilitator, artist and mechanical engineer,driven by a vision to lead a pathway if ultimate freedom and abundance. A vision possible with positive change through the art of self-transformation

 

“The beauty of life and the endless ways and possibilities in which we can co-create along with it motivate me every day” ______Boipelo

 

“Boipelo Matlhare, a spiritual practitioner who channels energies from all elements into healing paths and self-produces monthly moonsongs in Setswana as an expression of life's mystic revelations is a gold gem of Afrika.”_________                             Baba Buntu

Her work is an enlightening foundation of the treasured continent of Africa with its cosmology, rooted in indigenous knowledge systems. Boipelo’s expression of poetry and music, music design as well as Kemetic yoga,  is a quest to promote well being and healing

Her growth is rooted in an awakened ability to listen and receive accurate guidance, tap into an ‘indwelling divine healing wisdom’….connecting and uniting all of us.

In 2010  a special invitation arrived for her performance at Sudan 365,  a marked event of Global beat for Peace in Sudan campaign that was held in Johannesburg in conjunction with  Human Rights Institute of South Africa .

Ba Ra Song: Songs For Crystal Clarity

Moonsongs, Vol. 1: Songs for Seeing Your Dreams Through

 

Infectious callings continued to roll in and she blessed many performance platforms thereafter.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Go Play the World Sessions, Dubai (2014 – 2019)
  • World Cultural Diversity Festival, Johannesburg (2014)
  • Ratha Yatra Festival, Pretoria (2012 – 2013)
    With City  of Tshwane civil society environmental activist group
  • My Planet My Choice – Courageous Conversations, Johannesburg (2013)
  • My Planet My Choice – COP17 Conference, Durban (2012)
  • 1st Music and Yoga Therapy class @ the Skills Village Mandela Day adopt a school celebration (2013)
  • Free Minds Festival, Kimberley (2010 – 2011)
  • Sudan 365 – Global beat for peace in Sudan campaign (2010)
  • Fashionable Hip Hop Sessions, Pretoria (2009)

Her  treasured double debut music project that was innovatively self-released in September 2018 includes  Moonsongs Volume1: Songs for seeing your dreams through and  Ba Ra Song: Songs for crystal clarity 

 

Meet #CreatePreneurAfrica  BOIPELO leading Africa on a ‘MOONSONG’ escapade into new beginnings

 

Tell us what drives you? 

I’m driven by the knowing that the ability to experience great freedom, abundance and joy is possible for not some but all of us.

What is your true passion in life?

My true passion is song-writing for self-transformation and positive change.

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

I was inspired by a friend, a poet I met when I was 12 years old. I’d written poems in primary school before that I’d then not yet connected to on an emotional level. I went through a lot of trauma towards the end of primary school and early parts of high school. Writing became a way of releasing pent up heavy emotions and transforming them into something that brought me joy. I also back then struggled to relate to lyrics with negative messaging and would often find myself confused as to why so many artists weren’t using music to it’s full potential

What about your passion appeals to you?

The ability that we have to tap into an indwelling divine wisdom that heals, guides and connects us all appeals the most to me.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

Art and Music have always been more than a passion for me and I have because of this always been inclined to finding ways and channels of how one can make money doing them. Attending music business events and understanding the different revenue channels available for artists have also been a strong source of motivation knowing that the world is changing for the better and that there will always be new ways and possibilities to innovate and create wealth as a creative.

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

In 2010 when I was invited by the Human Rights Institute of South Africa to play at the Sudan 365: Day of Global Beat for Peace. This was an event held in 15 countries urging world leaders to take urgent diplomatic steps to prevent a return to conflict in Sudan, leading up to the 2011 referendum.

 

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

I’ve given up many times. I now see this as a time to check out in order to re-group. What’s motivated me to keep going is my need to heal, and the desire to see my creations as a tangible legacy for future generations to use and have access to rather than ideas in my mind or in my songbooks.

What motivates you every day to be even more successful? 

The beauty of life, nature and the endless ways and possibilities in which we can co-create along with this greatness motivate me to do better each day.

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

Not understanding someone’s point of view does not deem it invalid. Staying curious and inquisitive rather than judgmental makes our experiences so much more richer.

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

Dedicate yourself to finding who you are and what differentiates you. Something about you that no-one in the world could imitate even if they tried to. Once you’re there commit to that vision.

 

Website                https://www.boipelomusic.com/  

#CreatePreneurAfrica Africa , Ghana’s Danny Arthurz – GHANA’S digital painting shine of innovation

 

A force to be reckoned with, sparkled by a quest for indefinite excellence with GHANA'S Daniel Arthur defines the world of graphic design and digital  painting. The renowned'çelebrity'artist'has worked with a wide range of Ghanaian and international public profiles.

His highlighted prowess in the world of art was presenting past and present presidents of Ghana with paintings. These include Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawling, Ex-president John Agyekum Kuffour, current President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo as well as the first lady Mrs. Rebecca Akuffo Addo.

Many renowned public profiles have been honored with paintings including Bola Ray of the EIB Network Group, Nana Ama Mcbrown and Ama K. Abebrese who are actresses and Eddie Nartey, an actor, Benny Blanco a TV Presenter, Anthony Karbo, an MP, and a wide range of others.

Specializing in portraits and caricatures he has been motivated from continuous positive feedback from local and international design communities, as well as social media sharing ideas and learning from other artists

With these associations, he has secured a design contract with a London-based company, Zipped Multimedia and is currently the brain behind the design works and branding of  UK based Train2inspire Consultancy and S4L Consult

Meet #CreatePreneurAfrica –  Danny Arthurz, defining  Ghana’s shine in digital design!

 

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

Well, I will say Itʼs God who drives me to work hard. I believe God is the master of all creativity and since he has deposited that creativity in me too, it propels me to work extra hard.

Well, my true passion in life is art and music. Music is good for the soul and for that matter, when I am painting with music I get a lot of inspiration and also the edge to work hard.

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

Growing up art has always been something that I really admire. But I wasnʼt so much into it because my educational background didnʼt give me that opportunity to learn at my early stage in life.

I became passionate about art when I met one guy who really inspired me to work extra- hard at my tertiary level. (Takoradi Technical University). I was 20 years of age when I really discovered my passion for art. This guy is a traditional painter and I  am a  graphic designer so I couldnʼt learn the traditional painting, so he started teaching me the fundamentals of digital painting.

Thatʼs when I re-realized how much am good in my field. I decided to visit online to learn more about Digital painting on YouTube.

 

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

Luck of financial support.

What drove you to make money from your passion?

I believe a lot can be done with social media when you look at the bright side of it. The positive feedback I had from social media- drove me to m-make money from my passion.

I realized a lot of people were interested in artwork and some of them encouraged me to work hard. And thatʼs when I realized I have to turn it into business. There are some people I talked to on Facebook that also helped me to get to where I am today and one person that I remember now is OSCAR Bimpong who is an inspirational speaker, This man took it upon himself and connected me to the right people.

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

After my national service in Ghana, I started making money from it in the year 2015. And Ghanaians had an interest in my artwork after my artwork was recommended by some Ghanaian top celebrities and men of high esteem.

What kept you going when you thought of giving up?

I realized the people were interested in it and they were demanding for theirs too. At a point in time, some wanted to pay less for my artwork because they thought it was digital artwork. So I needed to brand myself well to penetrate through the market with my brand.

What motivated you to be even more successful?

Itʼs the determination behind my passion which is the drive to attention greater ambitions, And also to develop my talent to become a profession.

http://www.twipu.com/DannyArthurzhttp://

What do you have to say to all that doubted you?

Itʼs better not to be moved by negativity. Itʼs better to focus more on the positive life, than to lay emphasis on negativity.

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

Be passionate about what you do, work with determination. Stay focused, associate yourself with people who can help you and finally ……Develop your talent into a profession.

#CreatePreneurAfrica Ghana’s John Appiah striving for youth empowerment, leading ventures into human capital development

 

Rated as one of the top 100 influential speakers by  Speakers’ Bureau of Africa  in Ghana, John Appiah leaves no stone unturned in his zest for human capital development and strives enthusiastically for the empowerment of youth. His experience spans over ten years within high profile communication roles inclusive of Communications manager for the British High Commission, Marketing manager at Invest in Africa, Joy Fm's 'Super  Morning show' producer and as a presenter and anchor on TV3 & 3FM

His diverse profile and portfolio is embedded with a Master of Arts degree in Communication studies; A Bachelor of Arts  Political Science as well as  Sociology from the University of Ghana, Legon.

He is also a  Fellow with the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center (RLC) West Africa.

As the  Managing Director of Koforidua Clinic, a Medical Facility that provides health services to the Koforidua community as well as surrounding towns, he lays emphasis on making lives around him better.

The CEO and co-founder of  A-League Consult, an independent human capital development training provider and also the founder and president of the Africa Chamber For Youth Development which is Africa’s premier youth development hub that has the overall goal of being the one-stop chamber where youth leaders undergo training, capacity building, and skills enhancement.

Board member of:

  • Role Model Africa
  • Innovation for Empowerment and Development (IFED)
  • SANYS Health Assistance Program
  • Days For Girls International- Ghana
  • Kosmos Innovation Centre (KIC) Mentorship Board

Resident Communications Consultant

  •  International Perspective for Policy and Governance(IPPG) Africa

  • Young Diplomats of Ghana(YDG).

Volunteer Facilitator 

  • Junior Achievement Africa, Ghana Office

Meet CreatePreneurAfrica, Ghana’s John Appiah , human empowerment enthusiast

 

Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?
My true passion is to contribute to making the lives of the people I engage with better. In that regard, I run three organizations that help me to pursue this purpose.
Koforidua Clinic which is a medical facility that provides health care for people in Koforidua in the eastern region of Ghana. I also run the A-League Consult which is a human capital development organization that seeks to empower business people, corporate workers, entrepreneurs and musicians/entertainers.
I set up the African Chamber for Youth Development as a non for profit that serves as a tool to equip young leaders and students with leadership skills, communication skills, and personal branding skills.
 How did you find your passion and how old were you?
I have always been a person who loves talking, teaching and leadership. All through my basic education, I had the opportunities to be elected/selected as class prefect. and eventually, in my final year in the basic school, I was elected as School prefect. That is where I realized I had a strong passion for empowering other people to be better.
What about your passion appeals to you the most?
The opportunity to lift others up and to be able to empower them to achieve their dreams.
What drove you to make money from your passions?
I realized that I could actually build a business around my passion to empower people through skills development and capacity building. So after about 10years working in various high profile positions in different organizations in the corporate world, I decided to quit and start my own business. That is where I set up the A-League Consult
.
When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
It was when I had my first contract to train the employees of a business organization some few months after I set up the A-League Consult
What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
The strong passion to make people better equipped and empowered to see their dreams come to pass that truly keeps me from giving up.
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
The desire to be well positioned and influential to be able to give more to society
 
What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?
Time indeed will make a big difference. The best way to prove all my naysayers wrong is to aggressively work very hard and to stay committed to seeing my dreams come to pass.
What advice do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you?
Never Give Up! All things are possible to them that believe and are very committed to seeing their dreams come to pass
 

#CreatepreneurAfrica Neil Schell, A story of visually connecting continents

 

Director and producer, Neil Schell,originally from North America and spanning a film and television career for three decades, arrived on Africa's entertainment scene and made a world of visual impact, beyond continents when he teamed up with renowned Kenyan actress Scolly Cheruto. 

As managing director of Cheruscopic Productions, the team has reached phenomenal heights. Currently, they are in development of an animation  African superhero series called MAXUS, Mogaka na Chema, a Kiswahili comedy, as well as OASIS, a co-production with Canada and South Africa supported by the Canadian Media fund and the National film and Video Foundation in South Africa

Neil  Schell has featured in renowned international shows like ‘ The Watchmen’, ‘A Team’ and Fringe. Bridging the continental gap between North America and Africa,  as a mentor and business partner at a leading production house in Kenya,Cheruscopic Production.Combined talents  brought together creative wonders like 39 episodes of a Kiswahili comedy called LokoLoko and thirteen episodes of an English drama, Twisted, as well as 26 Episodes of an English drama called Monica amongst many others.

He is passionate about sharing skills in ongoing actors and apprentice workshops with continous workshops between tight schedules.

A recent social media post by Neil Schell that caught the attention of the #CreatePreneurAfrica research group was an Actors Core Group 2019 course for actors to produce their own projects an take charge of their roles.

It reflected the boom stage of the film and television industry and the constant need for quality content.  It was a call out for actors aspiring to produce their own works and launching a career without ever looking back.

The #CreatePreneurAfrica team reached out regarding a feature film project in development, #SHUJAA, Kiroho Mtoto….#LANGUAGEREVOLUTION regarding a ‘warrior’ lead role envisioned to be played by none other than Lupyana Kihaka, a Tanzanian actor.

#CreateprenuerAfrica – Proudly Tanzanian Actor – Kihaka GND

Neil Schell came on board and agreed to support the project. Cheruscopic Productions were brought on board to join the #LANGUAGEREVOLUTION  as the executive producers of  #SHUJAA, Kiroho Mtoto_Mtoto wa kiroho kurudisha ulimwengu wetu #Warrior_ Spirit child taking back our earth… envisioned to be ‘the feature film of the millennium’

#Language revolution!
“Úshujaa  : Mtoto wa kiroho kurudisha ulimwengu wetu
#WARRIOR
*spirit child taking back our earth

Meet  the passion of Africa, beyond continental borders  #CreatePreneurAfrica Neil Schell

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

My passion is to tell stories with the purpose of connecting Africa with North America so the people of both continents begin to understand each other more. Right now there is this huge misconception between their inhabitants.

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

I wanted to be a part of the film and TV industries when I was around 16 years old.   But it took me a while to find my place.  It’s kind of been a continuous discovery over the past 4 decades.

What about your passion appeals to you the most? 

The freedom to create, to communicate on a large scale about things that matter and with that communication being able to inspire others to improve conditions for themselves and others.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

It  came hand-in-hand with wanting to reach as many people as possible.  The film and TV industries are the vehicle to achieve my passion and at the professional, money-making level the most people are communicated to

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

 Way back around 1983.

  What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

Just somehow knowing that I was meant to do this line of work.

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

The excitement I have for the projects I am working on.

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

I would have to say, “I know you couldn’t see it in me then but I am glad you can see it in me now.”

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

Be persistent and professional and never stop learning.  Enthusiasm is contagious. Spread it!

#CreatePreneurAfrica – Brazzaville’s Stani Goma on flight 1067 to AFRICA!

Producer and presenter STANI GOMA gets on board Flight 1067 to Africa, (a radio show featuring news and music from Africa) and takes all tuned in to PBS-FM each Sunday afternoon on a soul journey, exploring the heart throbbing sounds of the rich and diverse motherland,the continent of Africa.

He was born in Congo, and grew up in a world of African rhythm, Brazzaville, across the Kinshasa river, the dance music capital!
The multilingual Stani speaks,French, English, Chinese (mandarin), English, and off course, music fluently and welcomes all enquiries at any time!

Arriving in Australia in 1990,  the knowledgeable and experienced radio presenter,  with an instilled passion for the rhythm of Africa, shared his vision on various community radio pathways.

He has had countless interviews with Africa greats including High Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Youssou N’dour, Baaba Maal and  Papa Wemba and was the MC for a Miriam Makeba concert in 2006 held at the Sidney Myer.

The founding director of  Melbourne African Traditional Ensemble-(MATE).  His other activities include education, research, and  clinical pharmacy as well.

Meet CreatepreneurAfrica STANI GOMA – representing soul sounds from Africa, the motherland

 

https://www.pbsfm.org.au/flight1067

 

 

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

As a Radio presenter, I’m deeply passionate about promoting the music of Africa.

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

I have always loved music. I grew up at a time when radio was the main way we received information and connected with the world. So, I was very captivated by the magic of airwaves from a very young age.

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

I like the fact that I get to meet and converse with a lot of great artists including some of my heroes.

What drove you to make money from your passion?

It’s not about money at all. I have nothing against money, but my radio work is very much a labour of love.

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

I honestly can’t remember the first time that I got paid but money has never been the motivation.

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

A strong belief that we must own and tell our own story because if we don’t, others will and it’s not that same. For example, if we don’t like the way Africa is portrayed in Western media, we need to be out there telling our own story even if we must do it without getting paid.

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

I love music and enjoy presenting it. I also see it a mission and responsibility to learn and communicate our own story.

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

Thank you for making me try even harder.

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

I don’t believe in giving “advice” particularly when it’s unsolicited. I tend to prefer an exchange of ideas. We can all learn from one another.

#CreatePreneurAfrica – Bringing sunshine into Africa , Zimbabwe’s Arnold Tanaka ‘Let’s get Solar’

"The future generation look at the sun as the main source of Energy". Solar water, Solar Electricity ,Solar products and even Solar Cars in Africa will revive quickly."                       Anorld Tanaka  

#CreatePreneurAfrica Anorld Tanaka is passionate about power. Power in the hands of the people. He believes that Africa needs a state of the art solar industry for quick and affordability. Africa needs a solar enlightment -  Electricity - solar PV grid-connected & off-grid/hybrid for rural electrification, LED lighting, telecom, water pumping, medical centres, schools and more......

Anorld Tanaka  at the age of 26, is  a renewable energy consultant Nishati Africa in Zimbabwe  that is partnering with an Irish company  called Solaris Energy systems  .Energy Efficiency consultants

  • Solar lamps (social enterprise) & starter kits.
  • Off- & on-grid solar PV for individual homes and small businesses.
  • Solar & Grid LED street-lighting & advertising billboards.
  • Outdoor area and indoor LED lighting.
    Sustainable farming – solar water pumping and irrigation
  •  MULTISPOT & E-CUBE – e-learning. Ideal for off-grid schools, internet cafés, training facilities, offices etc. 
  •  NGO supported projects for schools, medical centres & disadvantaged communities.

Tanaka Anorld
+263775133280
anotana23@gmail.com

Meet CreatepreneurAfrica’s, Anorld Tanaka…. Africa’s light of way into energy dimensions of the future

Anorld Tanaka                                                                   Nishati Africa( Pty )Ltd
Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?

My passion is solely to serve mankind and to minister to the needs of the people.  I am determined and that  is my life purpose

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

During a three-year spiritual empowerment program at the age of thirteen.

What about your passion appeals to you the most? 

The ability to create jobs. And that means creating sustainability.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

It is all about saving the planet, through clean energy.

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

A community building  project in East Africa, Tanzania as a volunteer in 2015

 What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

Consultation and compassion keeps me going.

 What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

I love to create jobs for my continent because i believe is one key to national security, Jobs Jobs Jobs.

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

What profit is there from doubting..

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

I urge all to make up your minds to do great great deeds for humanity. The condition of the world is steadily growing worse and our generation should provide saints,heroes, martyrs, and administrators of future years. With dedication and will power you can rise to great heights.

CreatePreneur Africa – Zwelakhe R ….Making waves across the borders of Lesotho and South Africa

Zwelakhe R is radio & TV presenter, a voice-over artist and also a poet. His true passion is media and entertainment, his tool to reach out and bridge learning gaps. Life is about eternal learning and from that he chooses never to step backward and progress with all around him into a universe of golden opportunity 

2006/2007 – BayFM

2008/2009 – UlimateFM

2014- UCT radio

2017- Mxxl Radio- in
Maseru, Lesotho.

Ltv – Maseru, Lesotho 2008

He is currently represented by  Waka agency, the first Pan African talent agency, based in South Africa  lead  by the acclaimed  Rosie Motene.

Waka Talent agency
The first Pan African talent agency.
wakabookings@gmail.co

Meet #CreatePreneur Africa South Africa’s  Zwelakhe R

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

The hunger to succeed at achieving my dreams and living towards my true creed and equally the fear of poverty and not living my life to the best of my ability.  My true passion is media and entertainment

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

I discovered my passion when I was about 18.I loved entertainment;e vents, acting, directing and live performance.

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

Being able to touch people and engage people through
art. As well as bridge learning gaps through it.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

I want to make money from what I love and enjoy.

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

2006, in Port Elizabeth

What kept you going when you thought about giving
up?

I’ve never wanted to do anything else. I’ve never allowed
my self to have a Plan B.

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

The feeling of success being able to set goals and achieve them. Improving myself.

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

Nothing, I don’t invest my time in entities I can’t make a return on.

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

Learn from as many people as possible. Cut your own path and listen to your gut. Always keep learning…… READ.

#CreatePreneurAfrica Brian Mulondo, Uganda’s ‘Rise and Shine’

Each morning Uganda gets a true awakening with the breakfast show voice of the airwaves, Brian Mulondo, a renowned social media influencer,TV and radio presenter, news anchor and emcee.

His media entrepreneur experience spanning close to fifteen years all initiated around  2003, with a lifestyle  NTV television show “Better Living”. He was then selected for a show called Tricksters,that revealed how people were hoodwinked from property and moneyHe made a household name and became the Uganda brand ambassador for MTN for the World Cup 2010.

After joining NTV as a pioneer host for the morning show, it was rated as Uganda Tv’s ” leading breakfast experience

He currently is also live spreading out lucky numbers each Sunday closing the weekend with Supa 3, the NTV  lottery show.

 

Meet #CreatePreneurAfrica Uganda”s breakfast  platter Brian Mulondo

 

He is currently represented by Waka agency in South  headed by none other than the esteemed Rosie Motene

Waka Talent agency
The first Pan African talent agency.
wakabookings@gmail.co

 

Tell us what drives you? 

My desire to see a change in the world makes me wake up every day. When I die, I don’t want to just be remembered as someone who was in the media but as someone who left an indelible print on media through inspiring young people.

What is your true passion in  life?

To create some of the most exciting TV shows in history and through that, inspire young people and creatives to achieve
their highest potential.

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

I was serving in Church at Kampala Pentecostal Church which became Watoto where a media department was started with a news slot and when I
asked them in charge to give me a chance to do the 5min clip… and the rest is history. At the time, Nigerian movies had just started showing and my Nigerian accent earned me some love to mainstream TV

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

1. If it doesn’t look good for me, the client or audience will certainly
not appreciate it.
2. Start with what you have and work your way up

What drove you to make money from your passions?

My first shot at TV opened my eyes. I hosted a show called Better Living for free and when I was called by the Producer to get some “facilitation”, it was too huge to be called that. Soon I realized that I could earn a lot while having fun. Years later, when I looked at TV shows, I realized that most shows were poorly done. So I created The Timeline Show and in just 1.5years has brought some considerable income.

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

I emceed a friend’s wedding and he gave me $200 which was quite surprising because I could have done it for free and that was when the light bulb went on…That I could actually be paid for talking while having fun at the same time

What kept you going when you thought about giving  up?

Hmm, This thing called Passion is very hard ignoring. Because I don’t look at this as a job, I always look forward to doing whatever I need to do. Sometimes someone will say something negative on social media and make you doubt yourself but you get back up because you know this is your destiny

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

As I grow older, I realize that I have been privileged to make a
mark on many people’s lives. I can’t stop because it is not just
about me. My life is not just about me but several people.

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

Started from the bottom Now I am here. And to anyone who has been
doubted, as long as you are breathing, you can start all over again and make the best come back.

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

Patience, Patience, Patience. Many creatives let go because
they are not getting the opportunities in the time they expect. It takes time to breakthrough and like someone, you can’t rush quality

# CreatePreneurAfrica, Uganda’s Joan Nalubega answers Africa’s daily prayer to combat the global health challenge of Malaria

 

Joan Nalubega encountered the plight of malaria in Africa one too many times during her childhood years at an orphange in Uganda. 

She resented the female Anopheles mosquito for spreading mortality and poverty by hampering socio-economic development. She was determined to war this life threatening battle against bloodsucking mosquitos spreading malaria, which seemed to be as common as the flu epidemic. 

This all came into effect with the invention of an anti-malaria soap that eventually attained scientific proof all the way from the Mannheim University of Germany of its active organic ingredients that repel mosquitoes. 

Welcome to Joan Nalubega’s ultimate solution for a malaria-free world

Malaria, a mortality contributor accounts for over twenty percent hospital deaths She embarked on training in social entrepreneurship and set off to create a venture to tackle malaria, an ongoing battle in Africa.

She formed a company Uganics that specializes in products to combat malaria. An anti-malaria soap repellant soap lasts for six hours after a bath. Even laundry washed with this soap has the very same effect.

According to malaria reports , children below the age of five are most affected with malaria. Ninety percent of recorded child deaths are due to malaria as rural communities have a lack of mosquito nets that are treated and other preventative measures.

There are continuous efforts by governments to invest efforts in the distribution of mosquito nets and DDT sprays. Malaria, however, remains a factor as these solutions are not long lasting and mosquito nets only function during bedtime.

DDT raises other health concerns due to chemical compounds. The government of Uganda has issued a Medical Certification of Uganics soap.

 

The soap solution is an affordable, organic long-lasting mosquito repellant that even helps mothers in rural families with babies.
The soap uses organic essential oils farmed by rural local women who earn income  and reach self-sustainability providing essential oils and for the product

Uganics Highlights

Anzisha prize second runner up  from South Africa, Johannesburg at the African Leadership Academy  for  eco-friendly  natural mosquito repellent
⦁ Manage&More Uganics Presentation in Stuttgart, Germany
⦁ Uganics presentation and mentorship and TEF Conference in Nigeria by the           Tony Elumelu Foundation
⦁ Grant by Cusanuswerk “Initiative Teilen”, Germany

Meet #Createpreneur Africa Joan Nalubega, our world solution to combatting Malaria

 

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

One of my great visions is to see Africa a better place for us and for the next generation. I believe it’s our generation to mManage&More ake this difference, I am passionate about the well-being of an overlooked population with fewer opportunities to make their lives healthy, mostly because of their financial capacity. I believe everyone can have the best life at how much income they can afford.

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

I was taken to an orphanage in 2003 at Kankobe children’s home with my sister after my mother got really ill, I faced a lot of challenges as a child with no parents around but mostly I was often sick from malaria, this made me miss school a lot, miss playing with other kids and made me as well a victim of discrimination and unhealthy as a kid.

But as a child, I always asked myself why I kept on being sick over and over again, so I developed an interest to learn more about malaria, I told myself when I was 11 years that I will stop this disease before I even had any knowledge or access to internet to search about the disease.

The more I have grown, I have been hearing people having different perspectives of Africa as a continent and its very sad to hear what they think, I want to change that, not by talking about the good things we have but by solving challenges that make us look bad and scary.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

My passion being saving and finding solutions to problems I have faced is much stronger than my need for money and what drives me for Uganics is the need for an affordable, effective and easily usable solution to the big problem of malaria, that would have been easy for me to use then when I suffered its consequences.

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

Depends, I got paid first for solving a challenge when I was 8, I collected tires with my classmates and made sandals for my fellow students who they did not have shoes for school.  For Uganics I started getting paid in 2017 when I sold my first products.

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

Am very persistent person, I don’t let challenges challenge me and to be specific for Fighting malaria, it’s a purpose since I was a child so every time I get information on malaria cases in hospitals I work with, it makes me feel more responsible to fight the disease.

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

My hunger to see change, to see how a world without malaria would look like.

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

The people who have doubted me, have made me who I am today, what I do is I overcome challenges and every time I do that, it’s a success. I do not blame them because we are different people and we do things differently and if anyone want to make it in life they have to believe in themselves because no one believes a person without hope.

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

My advice to anyone who look up to me is, if you are passionate about something and you feel like using your passion to achieve something or as your carrier, go for it, because something you’re really passionate about will never make you tired, it’s something you will do anything for instead of giving up. “Don’t let money be your drive” And if you want to start, start now, if you need someone to believe in you and support you, your right there to do that for yourself then us we will follow, that’s what we human beings do.

#CreatePreneurAfrica’s Uganda’s Flavia Tumusiime – The Essence of Africa

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Bright stars never stop shining in #CreatepreneurAfrica, Flavia Tumusiime's world.  

All the way from Kampala in Uganda, renowned television and radio presenter, actress, emcee and speaker,Flavia's career in Africa's fledgling media world sparked off at the early age of fourteen.She seeded her career when she was selected to host a popular teen television show, WBS TV's teen's club .

With a drive to make a difference,she stayed in the limelight and was featured in CNN African Voices as one of three growing African female brands of 2017.

She continued to host the WBS TV teen show for the coming four years and later  presented K files, a WBS TV program.

Since then she presented the Guinness Football challenge in 2011, aired in Kenya and Uganda. The Big Brother Africa 2012 presenter, joined NTV Uganda as a news anchor and currently co-hosts a morning show, Morning@NTV.

Her radio career initiated as a presenter in HOT100 Fm she is currently stationed at Capital FM.

 

2013     Young Achievers Award for Media and Journalism 

2013 Silver award in the best mid-morning Radio and TV awards

2013  Buzz Teeniez Awards role model

2015 Best Dressed Female Media Personality - Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards 

2016  Best Female Radio Personality - Uganda Entertainment Awards 

She is currently represented by the renowned Waka Agency,  Africa’s first  Pan African Talent agency headed by the acclaimed Rosie Motene from South Africa.

www.wakaagency.biz

Waka Talent agency
The first Pan African talent agency.
wakabookings@gmail.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavia_Tumusiime

Meet Uganda’s   #CREATEPRENEUR AFRICA  ,  Flavia Tumusiime

 

 

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

The thought of what kind of legacy I can leave for the next generation of empowered and successful women. Honestly I’m a communicator at heart and I find that my passion is communicating, whether its radio or TV.

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

I was 14years old when I was encouraged by my family to try audition for a teens TV show and I got the job on first try. I really felt like I was a natural and over time I realized I had a passion for it.

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

People fascinate me the most. The way they react and are emotional about all I do and say. It’s scary and exciting knowing how much impact I can have.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

When I was transitioning from radio to TV, my then program director encouraged me to try and realize I can commercialize my talent and up until then, money was secondary to my passion and maybe still is but at least now I know and understand the commercial end of things.

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

I was actually paid as early as my first job which was the teens TV show

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

I get a lot of moments that make my work hard or tough days. The most uplifting thing is learning to find your own reason and joy for doing your job. I have found my own happy in my passion and that keeps me going.

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

I write goals every year and if I can see growth especially in my brand each year then I have reason to celebrate. I work on this daily and it’s my motivation

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

Haahaa well the success speaks for itself, all the response I need.

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

To know it’s a day at a time, you won’t work on your goals unless you break them down a day at a time.

 

#CreatePreneurAfrica’s @i_am_godfather,Mike Ogoke, Shining the Light on Africa’s Treasure of Talent

CreatepreneurAfrica's Michael Ogoke , a notable South African Nigerian, is polished with a soul vision ready to sparkle the final shine of Africa's treasure of talent to rise in the helms of universal stardom. His focus and sheer determination is to showcase the jewels of Africa's talent to the  world.

"Africa should not have to wait to be given a helping hand when developing ideas because the talent and creative minds that Africans have are sufficient to ensure originality, creativity and success in all our products”.                             _Mike Ogoke


Nurturing, developing and empowering Africans in the entertainment world, Mike Ogoke had built the throne of Godfather Productions, a black-owned, dynamic platform that is the ultimate route to steps ahead in music, film, TV, Music, Commercial and Corporate Identity.

 

A major player in the African film and entertainment industry, Godfather Productions is behind groundbreaking music videos featuring the likes of renowned African artists like, P square, Tuface, Flavour, Da les, Timaya and Diamond Platinumz, to name a few…

Meet #CreatePreneurAfrica  @I_Am_Godfather Mike Ogoke

www.godfatherproduction.com

 

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

What drives me is when i see that people smile & happy towards what i do to promote our continent & also put food on the table in terms of providing jobs for people.

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

I started at the age of 18yrs old & my passion is doing that which i do that gives me Joy.

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

When am busy working and advising people.

 What drove you to make money from your passions?

Passion drove me into making money

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

I have NOT been paid for my passion yet!

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

Passion

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

Passion  and when I see that what  I was part off have caught fire in the Continent & people are now recognizing the work all over the globe

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

To be focus & have passion first

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

To be passionate and be focused.




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#CreatePreneurAfrica South Sudan’s , COOLKID GEORGINHO – THE SUPER SWAGGER!

 

COOLKID Georginho, he is living proof that no obstacle can hamper a calling to SUPER SWAGGER on and on... despite the tumbles life throws at you. Born in 1999 in Panrieng, in the Ruweng state of South Sudan, he crossed turmoil in his homeland, South Sudan, one of the largest refugee populations in the world with its ongoing conflict between government and opposition forces.

He  moved with family to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. He embarked on the ultimate road to mental emancipation through the music rhythms from primary school. His key mentor none other than the trailblazer @KIKIJIKO from linked life backgrounds.

#CreatepreneurAfrica from South Sudan to Kenya, KIKIJI , Bringing Hope in Adversities through Healing Tunes of Music

 

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He soon formed a group called SUPER SWAGGERS, The 14-year-old head of the group Super Swagger underwent relentless challenges

He recorded his first song that became an instant hit in Kakuma and in his homeland of Panrieng.

He then entered a competition for refugees and his rate kept improving. This branched off into more recordings > all eagerly await his music and kept hitiing the top 5 of KAMUMA’s got talent until he reached no1!

Current Shows:

  • Nairobi                        8 December  2018
  • Kakumas got talent   7  December 2018.
  • DRC                              15 December 2018.
  •  JUBA Kiki.G Great East African Tour with @kikiji Kampala, Tanzania, and Nairobi

Meet  #CreatepreneurAfrica South Sudan, rise above all   COOLKID GEORGINO,

 

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

What drives me is… that I have a great dream of being a big superstar ……my passions is music and business….my life purpose, to rise and keep rising, to be that role model to uplift myself and all around me!

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

Let me say when I turned 13 years old. That was in 2013. I dreamt about it. Let’s say it was a soul vision! Nothing was going to turn me back.I knew I wanted to be a musician!

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

Money and fame. This is the key to the ultimate life-changing scenario. In all fact.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

My hard work. If you can dream it, then do it. That is my motto.If I can survive from what I love doing why not!

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

Around 2016, then again and again on some performances

 What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

My dream. Reaching my goal.  Money and fame. My success so far keeps me from giving up. And my fans. They give me the courage

 What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

I keep making records each time I get some money. My fans are increasing. I feel happy about that and work harder. I have fans in Juba, Kampala, Nairobi, and Kakuma…Two years ago I was just local. Now people are waiting for my new songs!

 

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

All that doubted me… I am rising now, And yes, doubt me, but advise me too. I will appreciate lessons to correct where I might be going wrong.

 

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

Nothing could or should stop you from becoming who you want to be. Do not find limits. Rise above them. I know I did! YOU CAN TOO!

CreatepeneurAfrica’s Nigerias Tush Bee ventures into the Erotic, the Sensual and the Sensitive in her new pathway “Let’s Talk about Sex”!

 

Since our last encounter with Nigeria's radio personality, #CreatepreneurAfrica's TUSH BEE ,the seasoned broadcaster, has taken a unique sensually, erotically and sensitively appealing pathway in her career.

TUSH BEE has taken a big bold presentation step meeting the social and sexual vents and desires of her audience. The program sets to discuss sex in totality adding a professional solution pathways ahead for relationships and marraiges in sexual debates, tensions and uproars....

She tickles the misunderstood dimension of sexuality and it helps audiences determine there real inner selves. 

#CreatepreneurAfrica -Nigeria’s broadcaster,Tushbee the Tori Goddess……

Those out  there who understand who they are , know  what they want and how they want it   _ TUSH BEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She initiated her radio presenter, broadcaster career with Radio Nigeria in Port Harcourt, and then moved to Lagos in 2015.

Her career launched into further pathways ahead when she launched a slot with the official radio of Lagos state Eko Fm.

She is currently with Happenings Media. By regular interaction with different people every day on sex-related matters, made her see a reason to make herself become a center where everyone can feel free and discuss their sexual problems without feeling guilty or feeling mocked or laughed at.

 

Let’s talk about sex comes every Monday at 6 pm on happening radio. To listen to her shows. Download the happening radio application on Google play store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.happenings.android.happeningsradio
  • Wednesdays :  2 pm to 4 pm Tori4town
  • Mondays:  6 pm Let’s Talk About Sex.

Let’s get down with TUSH BEE and  “Let’s talk about Sex”

 

This is a new perspective, culture norms, society and religions silence open talk or reference to sex...what made you take on this bold step?
Yes, it’s a new perspective for me on the radio. However, at this stage of my life and career, cultural norms, societal and religious set back. Or what the society thinks. It’s not like I am doing what is wrong. Everyone gets involved with sexual activities regardless. The bold step is to help some people who are suffering sexually both married and singles.
Challenging societal norms is quite a task at hand, how do you deal with public perception of you?
Unfortunately, Tushbee walks as she lives alone on earth when it comes to matters like this. I know whom I am. So,  I am not worried about what you think about me. If my good deeds are not enough for anyone to emulate, then, excuse, I can’t apologise to society. If my behind the scene conversations with some of my audience has been solved, then I care less about people who are not real with themselves.
Who is TUSH BEE...what is her life like back.home, beyond the radio mics?
Tushbee is a seasoned broadcaster. She’s the founder Tushbee and the widows. Life back home was great. Had a snail farm, was babysitting by then with my late Mother, had a beauty parlor. But all along, broadcasting has been a better half.
How do you foresee the role of women in society, how will.open sex talk change current life systems around you?
Women as I will describe us, we are God. Without women, there will be no society. Women play a very big role in society. There is nothing hidden under the sun and with the help of new media, nothing is new. I took up a journey of celibacy in 2016 to enable me to understand what some women go through. With this, I came across some women, who had sex almost on a daily basis and wish they can hold back sometimes. Talking about sex openly has connected me with different people with different sexual problems. Some don’t even know why they are having sex, some don’t understand why they don’t enjoy Intercourse, it will beat your imagination to know that even marriage is not the solution to sexual issues. Sex can’t necessarily change life if the government is not doing anything to change the system. I am only helping people stay emotionally stable.
What inspired you and for how long have you been.open about sex?
Lol. I love everything about sex. So, I don’t have any problem talking about sex openly to my audience. I have been talking about sex for a while. Moreso, I realized that people enjoy talking about sex too. Everyone enjoys sex .
What is your view on same sex relationships. Do you have these audiences responding?

Hmm…  Sex same is an individual decision. So, I have no problem with anyone’s choice of sexuality. My view is neutral. And yes, I have an audience who have a different sexuality other than being lesbians or gays..

Sex has become a commercial entity, there are many westernnmusic tracks ...magazines commercials...women are objects...I wish I.could think.of exact tracks...I featured in my documentary but forgotten...but sex.is beyond that commercial world and words? Your perception?
If religion is selling big time, sex should sell biggest. being the oldest trade in the world. As for women being the object, women are sexy, beautiful, sensual and sensitive.

#CreatepreneurAfrica Liberia’s DIAMOND Tealee Brown Making an ‘Aesthete’ Mark On The World!

A poet, A writer, A leader, A Public speaker and a #CHANGEMAKER.... Tealee Brown's love for art and literature was seeded in early years that harvested a Liberian woman blooming with diverse talents,interests, and skills.

Tealee Brown @tealee_brown

“Writing is my safe haven. When I write I am comfortable in my skin and totally at peace”.               Tealee  A. Brown

Her interest in leadership and public speaking led her to the role of a student government speaker, she serves as a senior class secretary in the same year….

Her talent was celebrated when she became the first place winner of the 2018 edition of the annual Sexy like a book competition hosted by the Martha Juah Foundation.

Her goal is to have a first co-authored anthology released no later than 2019.

Member of the Liberian Poet Society (LPS): An organization of young aspiring writers whose major aim is to promote reading and literacy amongst Liberians.

Tealee believes that she can only accomplish anything great if she waits on the Lord.This philosophy of hers originatesf rom the Bible Verse,Isaiah 40:31 

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;the yshall mount up with wings as eagles;they shall
run and not be weary;they shall walk,and not faint".

Meet #CreatePreneurAfrica Liberia’s  Tealee A Brown

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

I enjoy meaningful work… creating and touching people’s lives in whatever little way I can.

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

Though I can’t remember the exact age, I started writing in Elementary. I had to switch schools that year and at my new school,I felt totally out of place. It was at this point that writing stepped in. Writing became my escape…My safe haven, somewhere where there was no hurdles and conflict, just utter peace and compassion.

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

What appeals to me the most is the way you can just touch someone’s life or teach somebody a valuable lesson or even change somebody’s life through your pieces. You never truly know what miracle every piece you write is performing in the life of one reader.

 What drove you to make money from your passions? 

I asked myself, “If I’m good at it, why not make it a career and make money from it?” and the answer I came up with was, “why not?”

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

When I took part in the National Poetry Competition at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Liberia.

I didn’t necessarily make money, I was awarded a Samsung galaxy tab which I think still counts as getting paid.


 What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

Myself………
There were times I felt like and thought, why not stop writing besides I’m not even good enough and there are so many young and better writers than I’d ever be.
But there was a point when I realized that everybody has his/her own art and that no matter what I thought or how I felt, I had mine and just because my style is/was totally different and unlike that of others, it didn’t mean others were/are any better than I am.
A big Impact on me in this regard has been Ms.Patrice Juah. As I love to believe, ‘she makes it her job to keep me inspired’. My little talks with her, keeps me inspired, believing in myself and going. May God bless her.
Patrice Juah
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

Me ………….knowing that with every piece I write, there’s a major improvement.. Secondly, I’m motivated by other writers whose works continue to touch my life and make me know that I can always be better tomorrow than I am today.

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

I’ll simply tell them, “Stop doubting. Start Supporting”.

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

Revel in your gift and explore. Never hold back!

#CreatePreneur Africa Dobijoki Ema, on a mission to ignite Africa centered education, A MUST-HAVE FOR AFRICA RISING

 

The journey of her soul sparked off at early stages at the tender age of two as she joined her mother and a group of South Sudanese women in Cairo, Egypt in 1994, protesting for the rights of education for South Sudanese children.

He life purpose with a focus on Africa centered education as a powerful decolonization tool for healing Africa ignited as she graduated with a Masters in Education (MA in Education: Critical Policy, Equity, and Leadership Studies), triumphing over life adversities in the process.

I believe that through African-Centred education for Black and African children, our communities will truly learn and believe in their value on this planet and lead toward successes.  _ Dobijoki Ema @Dobijoki

 

I discovered that many of the children carried the weight of self hate; they didn’t like their skin color, their culture was not white enough, and they did not believe they could be successful     _ Dobijoki Ema @Dobijoki

Meet  #CreatepreneurAfrica,  The Spirit of Africa Rising –  Dobijoki Ema

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

My true passion is to serve people……my people. Ever since I was a young girl I aspired to be a servant of the world and to make sure all of my African brothers and sisters, in particular, are able to live the most powerful and fruitful life, or as close as possible.

I believe that through African-Centred education for Black and African children, our communities will truly learn and believe in their value on this planet and lead toward successes.

What drives me is the Most High, I personally believe I was awarded a gift, which is to learn, fight, strive and carry my community. Seeing my people suffer drives me to carry out my duty in this mystical universe.

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

I was two years old when I attended my first protest for peace and education. My family is from South Sudan but fled to Egypt due to the civil war.
In 1994 at the age of two, my mother and a number of other South Sudanese women went to protest outside of the UNHCR headquarters in Cairo, Egypt for the right to education, as South Sudanese children did not have access to education.
This was my first protest, it is what introduced me to the world of service and social justice. I did not find my passion, it found me.

 

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

What appeals to me most about serving others is that it brings a sense of hope and togetherness to the lives of those that need it most. I ran sex-disaggregated alternative African-Centred programming in South Africa with students from grades 5-7.

The reason I began these programmes at the school I was working out of is because I discovered that many of the children carried the weight of self-hate; they didn’t like their skin color, their culture was not white enough, and they did not believe they could be successful.
The curriculum wasn’t successfully teaching the children about themselves and their culture in a way that empowers them, so I took it upon myself to show them how powerful their indigeneity was. Knowing that the students left the programme with at least one reason to love their Africanness was all I could ask for.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

My drive is not the money, it is the work for the people – I try and make money from other sources while using my drive to love to serve people and my passion for people.

 

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

My first job at the age of 13 was a Youth Service Worker – I worked in my priority neighborhood supporting immigrant and refugee youth in being agents of change. Although I was also one of these youth, having a leadership platform helped me gain more confidence in my abilities to lead and serve.

 What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

Knowing that every person I work with will be reminded of their genuine capabilities and worthiness has pushed me and kept me going, but I also believe that my spiritual connectedness to the Most High has empowered me to never give up on serving my people.

As long as there is racism and societal disadvantages faced by people of color, there will be my service.

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

Success for me is between my actions and my heart. My heart speaks and my actions attempt to follow through with its desires. As long as I am able to align the two I will continue to be successful.

My motivation is the community and the power of people. I have a family that is very close, we serve for one another naturally and have learned the beauty of compassion through our connectedness. My family life lessons along with my personal expectations of love, freedom, and peace motivate me to be more successful in my work.

 

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

I love you and I wish you success.

 

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

When I can’t find the right opportunity in the workforce, I create my own. Whenever I find someone who can be of guidance and mentorship, I learn about them and contact them for support. Anything you want to create or be a part of is possible with timing, work, and dedication.

CreatePrenuerAfrica – Kenya’s Sheila Munyiva – award winning movie RAFIKI

Sheila Munyiva made world headlines after her role as Ziki in the very first Kenyan feature film to be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival: Rafiki by Wanuti Kahiu . Starring together with  Samantha Mugatsiashe , they received standing ovations and well deserved international recognition..  

The crux of the film challenges societal convention,tackling taboo subjects.Rafiki was applauded internationally but banned locally in Kenya's web of colonial-era law structures in a paradigm of homophobia that condemned the film for promoting lesbianism.

Meet #CreatepreneurAfrica  Kenya’s rising star-  Sheila Munyiva

Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?
I am driven by making a difference. Growing up, I would look around and see so many things that I thought were unfair and that if done in a different way, things would be better.
As a child, there’s not much that I could have done but now as a young black woman, all the power rests in my hands and I can make a difference.
My true passion in life is acting, activism and filmmaking. These three to me are very closely related and are mediums that allow you to truly make a difference.
How did you find your passion and how old were you?
I found my passion for activism when I was really young. I was the girl who spoke up every time I saw an injustice happen and I was the girl who encouraged others to speak up and allow no one to put them down. My passion for acting and filmmaking came about when I was 18 years old.

A friend of mine invited me to go on set as an extra for a TV series and when I walked on set, I was in awe. At that moment, a switch turned in my brain and I realized this was what I needed to do. I went back to college the next day and changed my course from Mass Communication (at the time, I was studying to be a news anchor) to TV and Video Production.

What about your passion appeals to you the most?
The fact that I closely get to work with people. I love to study people to know what makes them tick, what makes them happy and how I can help.
What drove you to make money from your passions?
I realized that I could make money from the industry and that I could support myself and my grandmother. Being an orphan in Kenya is not easy so when I realized I was able to make ends meets from my passions, I was driven to do more.
 When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
The first time I got paid for my passion was the first time I went on the set that changed the course of my career. I remember I was given fare money and a packet of chips 😂 and that to me was everything.
What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
I kept going because I realized how far I had come. My life has been full of ups and downs and every time I thought about giving up, I saw the little me and how far she had come and I knew I couldn’t let her down.
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
I am motivated by my progress and growth, I am motivated by incredible women like my mother and grandmother, Sir Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who was one the president of Libya, Nomzamo Mbatha a great woman, actor and speaker and my friend Moana Luu who is the head of Essence magazine.
What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?

Looking back, I realize it might have appeared that the odds were indeed against me, but that was no reason to talk down and discourage me. What if you dimmed my light? There would be no Sheila Munyiva.

What advice do you give to aspiring creative's who look up to you?
To live a creative life, you must loose your fear of being wrong. Trust your gut and take risks, eventually, it does pay off.

CreatepreneurAfrica – South Africa’s Lebogang Brenda Motsumi – Author, Speaker and HIV activist

She is bold. She is daring. She takes on life's turns and twists with a robust movement ahead and a stance of "I am still here!"....And that is the title of her book ...."I am still here".  

A speaker open about her HIV status, she shares her experiences and talks about postive living despite life challenges with a true affirmative drive in life lessons for all those affected by HIV, a global epidemic.
My passion is to empower, bring hope to people and help them realise their purpose. Make people realise the power they hold and have to achieve anything they want to regardless of they life circumstances.    Lebogang Brenda Motsumi
Waka Talent agency
The first Pan African talent agency.
wakabookings@gmail.com
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Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?

Takes a deep breath…..

 

The desire to be the best in what I do, being able to help other people through my life experience and influence behavioural changes and helping people making more informed decisions.

My passion is to empower, bring hope to people and help them realize their purpose. Make people realize the power they hold and have to achieve anything they want to regardless of their life circumstances.

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

My mess is my message that is one sentence I use when I talk about my passion and purpose……in my pain I found my purpose.

I have been at my death bed many times, and that helped me find my passion in life. The life I led in making uninformed choices which lead to me to getting infected with HIV.

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

Being able to help people with the little I have, using my story to change lives and to make a positive impact, being able to influence behaviour change through my story. Seeing myself as a mirror of hope appeals to me the most.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

When I started back in 2015, It was just about sharing my story, I did not know that speaking is a possible career or an art that one can get paid for, so I would just go to places and share my story.

Till one day I was listening to a speaker at a conference in Sandton. It was Tony Gaskins from USA and he said ….‘ Your passion should be turned into your payslip” – that got me thinking, I then started asking other speakers, but I also had the opportunity to attend a speaking class with the UNWOMEN, that helped in improving my art and knowing when were and how to charge.

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

The first time I got paid was in 2014 for a Primedia. I was called in to do a talk for the staff to commemorate World AIDS Day. I shared my story followed by a powerpoint presentation with factual information on HIV.

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

 My daughter and my mom are my biggest reasons for not giving up. I want to be a living example to my daughter.

I want her to see me succeeding against all odds which I pray will make her believe that she can be and do anything she wants to do in life. Also, I need not give up cause I need to give my mom all her hearts desires.

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

My past is my biggest motivation, knowing that I can become anything I want to be if I put all the work and push hard. People I look up to who keep doing great things in their lives and other peoples lives despite they backgrounds.

Just llike Oprah Winfrey, we all know her, where she comes from and where she is now. And I believe I am the next Oprah of South Africa.

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

With time I have learned that it is ok when people do not understand your dreams, and that is why a lot of people tend to doubt us is because our dreams do not make sense to them or at the time it is because of the fear they have to succeed.

All I can say is thank you for doubting me, having negative comments also makes me pursue them even more. I simply want to prove myself and your wrong. But thank you.

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

Your current circumstances do not determine nor should they make a negative impact on your future. You have every tool you need to become whatever you dream to become. Do your research, find a mentor, ask questions and learn something new every day…THE WORLD IS YOURS AND PUSH UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS.

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#CreateprenuerAfrica, South Africa’s Jerome Du Plooy a.k.a SLIM, The Invincible Basketball Throne Rising from the Ghettoes

The world of basketball opened a universe of new dimensions for SLIM. His achievements became a key tool to uplift a world of deprivation and poverty in the South of Johannesburg, South Africa.

In 2006, he represented South Africa in City Year, an after-school program and was selected on the global CITY YEAR CCG New York Conference. 

This triggered his inspiration to become the emblem of change and give back to the community from his vast platforms as a passionate Basketball Player, TV Presenter, Actor, NBA and Nike MC, Digital Influencer and Brand Ambassador.

Waka Talent agency -The first Pan African talent agency.
wakabookings@gmail.com

 

 

 

“Art gives me freedom. It makes me invincible”                                  – Jerome Du Plooy a.k.a SLIM

During his early beginnings at Klipsruit West Secondary School in Soweto, he attended an NBA  (American Basketball Association)  sponsored afterschool program called SKY (Soweto Kliptown Youth). He soon took on to the helm of basketball.

NBA Africa was awakened to his mission embracing in purposeful activities to spiral the upliftment of neighbourhood children.

“The NBA saw something in me and ever since then they’ve adopted me”   – Jerome Du Plooy a.k.a SLIM

His passion for basketball seeded the beginning of a savored life journey with a purpose. The NBA sponsored a trip to the USA as well as his academic studies at the Boston Media House in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He graduated with a diploma in media, majoring in radio broadcast. He was offered a presenting job on Eldoz FM  and was mentored by the renowned, Kieno Kammies.

1. NBA

Basketball Without Borders is the global basketball development and scouting programme run by NBA and FIBA. It has reached more than 1 700 players from more than 120 countries, and 28 of the programme players have been drafted into the NBA
  • MC at the NBA All-Star Jam Session at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, in the United States in February 2012 
  • Featured on the annual Basketball Without Borders programmes in Africa since 2009.

“Seeing guys like Dwight Howard and Kyrie Irving going out of their way to help people less fortunate than them is part of the reason why I strive to be better”   –  Jerome Du Plooy a.k.a SLIM

2. Presenter and Actor

  • Host of the BBall  television show
  • Acting debut on ETV’s Rhythm City as the character of Twakkie.
  • Played the role of Mickey on the award-winning soapie, Generations.
  • Film
  •  MZANZI MAGIC film: ‘Perfect Crime”, directed by Tebogo Lepita.
  • Appearance in a film titled  “Joh”, where he worked alongside Jason Goliath and Khanyi Mbau.

3. EMCEE

  • The first South African to emcee at the NBA Allstar weekends
  • Orlando (2012), Houston (2013), New Orleans (2014), New York NBA house (2015), Toronto (2016).
  • NBA Rhythm and Rims 2012 and 2013
  • NBA Africa Jnr/WNBA Finals 2012 and 2013
  • BWB Africa events 2011 to 2014.
  • BNB- Basketball national league 2013 and 2014
  • ESPN celebrity game 2013
  • Redbull Reign South Africa 2017 (3on3 basketball game).
  • Eldos Jazz festival

Meet South Africa’s Jerome Du Plooy a.k.a SLIM –  The Invincible!

 

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

What drives me is my family, the people around me, the messages and inspiration I get from people I don’t even know. The kids in the ghettos who have a dream. My big brother Bernard Parker as well as my late mother Magaret Du Plooy.

My true passion In life is always to give back to others and constantly give more of myself and bring joy and happiness with whomever I come into contact with

Entertainment I also feel is a big part of my passion in life, coz the more I give of myself, let’s say emceeing a gig, the more a crowd and the people in it give more back to me.

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

My mother said I was 4 years old. I always used to sit at the radio and imitate the DJs on air and that very same year she said I even sang all of Michael Jackson’s songs.

I used to do things like the haka from the all blacks rugby team and people around the block would even pay me just so they could see if I really do it properly and even just seeing them smile and laugh, I enjoyed that. So from then on I always knew that entertainment was something I wanted to be in forever.

What about your passion appeals to you the most? 

I think the ability to give back even in hard situations, even at the moment South Africa is going through tough times, but with whatever I make I was always taught to give a 10th back of it.

So surprising kids, elders or whoever is special . Seeing the tears, the joy, the hugs and all that is a blessing man. But hearing them say thank you and being grateful for what I do that is truly special and that is why I keep on striving to give back as some people pray for a blessing and one day you’ll realize that it’s you.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

Mmmmm, I was always taught that when you do what you love you’ll never work another day in your life. Yeah, it’s ok to make money and all that but I count my money as a gig coz everytime I get to do what I love that’s payment enough to me.

Hearing the kids say that’s that guy, he inspires me or so, that’s my payment. Get this money yes….. but always remember someday we will leave all that behind.

As I said investing in others and my family is what ultimately drove me to make money so that I could be a blessing to someone who will, in turn, become a blessing to someone else.

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

Wow!  2008 I think, Eldos FM had 30-day licenses that year…..got paid like R500 on my first gig . R500 man! But I was grateful as it taught me how to be patient and appreciative of everything in my life, coz with that R500 I was able to help mom out and still tithe. So I’ll forever be grateful for that R500

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

A SINGLE mother who gave her life for me and my brother. Her thing was education, hence I couldn’t or will do my best never to fail even when I study again soon. You can’t give up when a woman like that wakes up 4:30 in the morning to come back at 6 pm it’s just not right.

God is another big reason, I mean he blesses us each and every day so if I had to give up it would be a smack in his face and a big disappointment to all the little kids.

What motivates you every day to be even more successful? 

THE KIDS on the corner, I recently lost my little brother who was caught up in this life and crime thing. It hurts every day but he is part of the reason I wanted to become so much more successful.

I wanted to show kids from the hood it’s possible, coz as a child of the ghetto myself, you have to fight 10 times harder than anybody. You got to be ready. You have to want it bad. Also, SLIM Cares man, coz if I’m not successful my foundation will suffer and lots of kids will be shattered which will mean many will take paths they shouldn’t and I can’t have that. Hence I strive for greatness every day.

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

GOD don’t fail and my story is far from finished!!!!!

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

Live every day as if it’s your last coz tomorrow is just a dream waiting to happen.

Love yourself, your people, God and never be too busy for other people no matter how successful become.

Be a blessing and keep on chasing and living in your dreams. Also, your dreams are valid and have no expiry date.

 

SLIM Cares , an organisation initiated by Jerome Du Plooy endevours to make a difference in the lives of township youngsters by partnering with organisations to provide clothing and study bursaries. 

Other projects include

100 toys for 100 kids and  100 meals for 100 families

Youth from underpriviledged backgrounds do not have to struggle the way I did                                      -Jerome Du Plooy a.k.a SLIM

 

 

CreatePreneurAfrica Tanzania’s Salum Awadh- a step ahead in the world of finance

Ready to buckle up and take a ride in the world of progressive finance ?

Salum Awadh's map of the finance world is guided with tools of abundance in progressive economic pathways ahead. A strategy and investment advisor, he is the founder and CEO of SSC capital - a financial and investment advisory firm based in Tanzania.

"What drives me really is seeing how I bridge the finance and investment gaps for hard-working young entrepreneurs in Africa"     SALUM AWADH

Salum Awadh

  • MBA in Finance
  • Chartered International Investment Analyst (CIIA)
  • Certification in Islamic finance and banking (Charted Institute of Management of Accountant -UK)
  • UNCTAD-certified as a trainer in Entrepreneurship

Meet #CreatepreneurAfrica Tanzania’s  Salum Awadh on his life journey in Finance

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

My true passion is to make a position change in my community, and my specific passion is in finance and investment. What drives me really is seeing how I bridge the finance and investment gaps for hard-working young entrepreneurs in Africa

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

I found my passion really late, I don’t really remember the exact age, but it was post my first-degree university.

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

You see many young Africans take up the challenge to set their own businesses to bring in innovative solutions on how we live, but lack of finance holds them back big time, bringing finance to them is what really appeals to me.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

After realizing my passion, I quit my job, that’s about 8-9 years ago, I then made a decision that I will convert my passion into a portfolio, as they say. So my passion became my full-time business.

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

It was immediately after I started, about 8 years ago.

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

I always remember why I started

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

Seeing more entrepreneurs becoming successful through the work I do

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


They should not stop doubting me, because it is another way of motivating me

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

Just go ahead and do it, don’t wait for the perfect moment, you will learn as you do.

 

#CreatePreneurAfrica- Cape Towns Jody van Heerden, a catalyst building a diverse nation

Jody van Heerden's core passion is for socio-economic transformation through development. His universe calling was the creation of pathways for emancipation from mental poverty. This he knew was rooted in personal living and working spaces.

"The courage to actually start and then follow through. Most people have the right concept and talent but can't handle the knocks and sacrifices that come along with this entrepreneurial journey" Jody van Heerden

His CAD4ALL  initiative was an upliftment of society in all sectors and a pathway was needed to empower communities through skill building initiatives. This was his calling after a decade of experience in various related industries, including architects, engineers and construction companies, all over South Africa.

My belief is to start at grassroots and invest in the youth, utilise innovative social mechanisms, remove barriers of entry and eliminate failure to transition. This is my catalyst to build on our diverse nation                                              Jody Van Heerden

 

He is the founder of the most innovative socio-economic initiatives and nonprofit organizations like the South Africa Futsal Federation, striving in the continuance of positive social contributions.

The ultimate CAD4ALL solution, an accredited training provider offers a range of training products, software & corporate solutions.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jody-van-heerden-96244617/

 https://www.facebook.com/jody.vanheerden.9

www.safutsalfed.co.za

Meet #CreatepreneurAfrica Jody van Heerden,  eliminating failure and entry barriers with tools of social mechanisms

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

My true passion is to assist people to find and unearth their talent and assist in finding their calling in life.  This is not only fulfilling but it breaks the chains of mental poverty and limitation in thinking for everyone’s benefit.  Too many dreams are unsatiable and many struggle to fulfill their life purpose.

My belief is to start at grassroots and invest in the youth, utilise innovative social mechanisms, remove barriers of entry and eliminate failure to transition. This is my catalyst to build on our diverse nation.

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

From a young age, there was an entrepreneurial spirit burning inside of me. From the age of 14 I was selling soccer boots and bulk foil that I purchased from my dad’s employers at a markup, and at a later stage I was playing around with my knowledge of technical drawings to draft minor house plans in my community.

This was a pivotal point of who I was growing up and it created a pathway that was laid all those years ago to hustle and challenge my complacency at all times. I never expected the magnitude of what would transpire.

Honestly, I guess that is the beauty of following your dream and allowing life’s recourses, and this is a testament to what actually spirals and develops from hard work, resilience, and sacrifice.

 

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

The courage to actually start and then follow through. Most people have the right concept and talent but can’t handle the knocks and sacrifices that come along with this entrepreneurial journey.

It is important to keep enduring, evolve, constantly learn, and then the breakthrough will come. Challenges will never end it is part of the cycle of life, but I maintain to my philosophy of how you respond in the situation that counts the most.

I am at content as I know that we have no control over what the future holds but we will continue to strive to meet the objective irrespective. This subconsciously builds tenacity and endurance as coping mechanisms for the unmapped journey ahead.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

I grew up on the Cape flats and as  I referred to earlier, poverty is a mindset. You need to show people that your talent can feed and excel you.  Where I come from you either achieve or fall into the circle of poverty and gangsterism, I had no choice and I refused to have an excuse as an option. My best weapon to change my circumstances in socially accepted terms of “make it” I had to educate myself beyond normal schooling. I was constantly trying to discover my niche and capitalize on my potential.

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

At 14 I was walking on soccer fields selling soccer boots at an affordable price….. I purchased the boots who never made the quality line and sold it at soccer fields. My dad worked for a company who supplied the large retailers with foil

I started selling 20m rolls to mothers in the neighborhood and at companies instead of the 3m rolls they were always purchased at the stores, my quality was better, reusable, affordable and more sustainable.

The local cafes were furious with foil sales being down but I felt I was offering a solution to mothers and making profits became a thrill.

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

My spouse and 3 kids are my pillars, I draw loads of my strength from them, I was never told to give up on my dreams or seek employment for stability instead Lisa joined forces and got stuck in on growing our businesses and we continued this through various difficult stages. My 3  kids, loyal staff and family is where one must always center your energy and strength from.

I am blessed with a wife and 3 kids and me my inspiration is to live for them. I have staff members who are growing with the company, this inspires me to know our business can change the lives of others for the better too.

 What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

After success it is man’s mistake to marvel at himself, I get bored quickly and love new challenges and don’t want to become dormant or complacent, I need to be busy all the time hence we own multiple businesses although CAD4ALL Career & Design College is the catalyst of all our business interests.

Like CAD4ALL and the South African Futsal federation which is an international affiliated member of the world governing body of Futsal

I am diverse in my thinking and tasks which I choose to undertake. I like to take on challenges that seem impossible to others and me at the same token test my competency and endurance.

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

Now that it was proven it can be done, drop your chains, old thinking, kick the box away and take on the journey. Shakespeare had a saying, “doubts are like traitors, it makes us lose the good we often might win by fear to attempt”.

This is true as doubt or fear will stop you from seizing opportunities.

 What advice do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you?
  • Diversify, mold the life you want for yourself
  • Focus only on the rewards and what makes you thrive
  • Be prepared to learn with a team
  • Most of all do not be scared to put in the hard work.

#CreatepreneurAfrica, Igniting Business Sparks, Ghana’s Oscar Bimpong

Visionary leader, Oscar Bimpong, is set in his life purpose to have a positive impact globally and transform businesses.

Author, lecturer, transformational speaker, business consultant, and corporate trainer,Oscar Bimpong is the CEO and founder of Train2inspire Consultancy that sparked off in a 2010 launch.

His passion of motivational speaking as a mentor and coach has led him to forums in Africa and the UK as a guest at motivational speech assemblies, schools, colleges and universities.

“Living in Ghana brings fond memories as it is the best part of my life. It is what shaped my vision and my passion in life. Some of the difficult circumstances I encountered growing up is one of the reasons why I am in the position that I find myself in. It thought me the power of persistence and created the mindset to use the scarce resources at my disposal to achieve my vision against all odds”_   Oscar Bimpong

#CreatePreneurAfrica, Chinaka Iwunze from the Continent of Profound Storytellers

Chinaka Iwunze's purpose driven calling led her life pathway on a soul creative storytelling journey from page seeded conceptualization into moving picture motion - the world of creators, writers and storytellers. 

Her ongoing challenge is to be heard and never let trudges deter her from her universe defined destiny in the world of ongoing storytelling innovation. 

Chinaka Iwunze , screenwriter of ‘Looking For Love’ :  a recent film that premiered in South African cinemas nationwide on August 31, 2018, featuring a renowned cast including Lilian Dube ,Celeste Ntuli,  and Trevor Gumbi

MFA film graduate: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism: University of Westminster, London

 

Her work is encapsulated on several established and growing platforms including:

She is actively involved in creative writing teams for internationally distributed shows such as a miniseries for Ebony Life Channel,  acquired by Sony Television Pictures (pre-production) , as well as Bedford Wives, an SABC TV series currently available on Amazon.

  • 2014 : Jack Nicholson award for  Screenwriting
  • 2015: Ron Baham Memorial Fellowship in Comedy
  • 2016 : DISCOP pitching competition for the TV category.

Chinaka also teaches TV Writing at AFDA Johannesburg, one of the
top film and television schools in Africa.

Meet #CreatePreneurAfrica, Chinaka Iwunze on her visual journey from page to screen

Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?
After years of thinking I know the answer to this question and then realising I haven’t the faintest clue, I think I may have come somewhat close to an answer to what truly drive me or what my true passion in life is and that is: happiness.
Happiness should be the beginning and the end of every journey. The problem is that we as people have an idea of what we think drives us and we make a move for it but what we don’t realise is that we are fighting against our natural, organic happiness.
Happiness does not always come as we have imagined it and so we fight it, instead of letting it happen… But if by passion you mean my career then that would be visual storytelling!
How did you find your passion and how old were you?
I was five years old when my passion found me. I used to go around with a note book which my parents made sure to replace when I ran out of pages. I wrote stories, very random stories.
However, it was when I was doing my undergraduate degree that I was able to pinpoint and focus my passion to film and television. I knew I wanted to see my stories on the screen – big and small.
Passion comes in two phases: 1.) Fate – where God puts the purpose… the calling… the ideas in your heart and no matter how much you fight it, you will never have peace until you answer to it.
2.) Destiny – where once you have answered the calling to be a storyteller, a creator then you make things happen. Force people to notice you, hear you and never let ignorance from others or fear deter you. It’s not easy.
What about your passion appeals to you the most? 
The spiritual side to it. I am someone who naturally wants to be in control of things and writing and creating has taught me that there’s a natural process to things.
You cannot rush the process. It’s interesting how when you are writing and you realise there’s a greater power at hand when suddenly the plot and characters suddenly come together so organically, so deliciously you want to jump on your table and do the shoki while crying at the same time.
What drove you to make money from your passions?
I had no choice. Like I said, it was a calling. When you are constantly receiving ideas – even in the middle of the night, at some point you have to ask yourself what will you do with them.
At first I engaged with it for my pleasure and then I met people that helped me realise that I could make money from it and I decided to walk that path.
It is not an easy path and that’s why I know there’s a greater power at hand. It is by the grace of this higher power, of God that I am able to keep going. And of course the support from my family has been everything.
When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
When I came back from film school, I got my first writing gig with Ebony Life channel. That was in 2016. I wrote for Fifty The Series.
What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
I remember the day I watched the Lord of the Rings and as I sat and watched the end credits roll up the screen, I cried. I cried, not because I loved it so much (which I did) but because all I could think about was that I should be part of those names on the end credits.
I should be sharing stories with the world too. I need to be telling stories. So whenever I want to quit I remember this. I know that my heart will feel a void if I quit and that’s not a nice feeling.
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
My family, mentors and friends who have been so supportive of me. I want to be successful for them, for myself, for God.
What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?
“Watch this space. This show has just begun!”
What advice do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you?
My advice is: always say yes to opportunities that will allow you to showcase yourself. Keep your mind open but alert. There are many opportunities, both good and bad.
You need to know that you will be burnt along the way but always remind yourself of why you want to create and keep creating!
Never stop.  Also keep speaking to people and don’t wait for someone to help you out, if you need to cold call a company or someone, do it! You are your best agent!

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

KARIBU.....He sees his calling as a mission for all to fall in place one day! SIPHO Mushwana has a soul passion. A soul passion of UBUNTU. A writer, a musician, and a teacher and a soul Pan African visionist...he is ready to set stage for the unity of Africa across tribal or geographic locations!

"I am fully in the field of Afrikan Culture and education for the development of the Afrikan nation" ...........Sipho Mushwana

UBUNTU is the essence of life, the Afrikan way. Sipho Mushwana, #ExploremotherladAfrica author and editor, and also  on a screenplay team of ‘ SHUJAA, KIROHO MTOTO  set up to be the feature film launch of the millennium..…..

http://exploremotherlandafrica.com/createprenuerafrica-proudly-tanzanian-actor-kihaka-gnd/

 

His life chapters are engraved in his collection of  expressive writings:

  • ONCE WAS IMPORTANT
  • GOVERNMENT TERRORISTS
  • THEY KNELT AND PRAYED MAMA
  • BETRAYAL

His soul introduction is circumvented in his essays

  • ÚBUNTU,
  • NURTURED BY NATURE
  • CHURCHES IN AFRICA

He grows in his creativity and content and rhythms of emancipation He has engaged in multiple projects in various studios and keeps shining the light.

He has a soul passion for KISWAHILI.  The liberating and uniting language across tribes and ethnicity for A Pan-African cause – The world is awakening into a realization and uprise of a continent bearing centuries of downgrade and shame.

Meet #CreateprenuerAfrica  SIPHO MUSHWANA  steering the realms of PAN AFRIKA

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

What drives me is my soul calling. A purpose driven life. I see myself as one of the single rays of the sun that illuminates the entire universe as a single droplet combined to make the biggest ocean.

What drives my movement is the journey of self-experience. That is the biggest aspiration. To fully explore, experience and manifest the god, Goddess power and essence in me.

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

I became conscious of myself in1999 when nature and the universe ushered me into the area of PAN-AFRICANISM AND AFRIKAN SPIRITUALITY. Since then I have been growing

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

By the  UNIVERSAL LAW OF RHYTHM,  nothing is permanent. All things come and pass. So I keep real and true  to my PURPOSE OF THIS REINCARNATION as I also acknowledge that  soul transition may happen at any moment in life

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

Depends on what payment is defined as. I have been paid with the realisation of my purpose in this universe. Rewarded I can say. A gift beyond borders

Let’s develop the script fully and make it more competent for the market THEN THE UNIVERSE WILL AWARD THE PROJECT WITH SUPPORT FINANCIALLY

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

Even if it is 100% overcast in the day, The sun never fails to give light. This natural phenomenon inspires me to tackle challenges with all courage and self-realness

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

OK, another person’s eyes are my mirror to see some parts of me and the feedback fuels my energy field to think extra creatively and work extra harder in all that I do. To them, I say I always take their doubts for motivation BECAUSE IN MY INNER WORLD PESSIMISM HAS NO PLACE. I advise all to always see the light in the next person and also have faith in that EVEN THE LITTLE SPARK OF A FLAME CAN GROW INTO THE BIGGEST FIRE OF LIFE.

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
What advice do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you?

I advise all to get intact with their inner selves and discover the nature of creation in them. Nurture that into self-manifestation. All is possible when we align our psyche body soul into the laws of the universe

 

#CreatepreneurAfrica : South Africa’s Mpilo Ntshangase , Shining the Forex light of Africa

Mpilo Ntshangase's life journey started as a soul calling in the core of South Africa, Kwa Zulu Natal.  His personal 'passive resistance' and purpose driven resilience initiated as an electrical engineer......and then, the time arrived.... he sparked off an electrifying journey through the intricate power of economical reasoning. The world market of currencies beyond borders---FOREX

 His overwhelming sense of community kept his spirits alive in midst of life adversities.  His daily ritual stood by the words of Nelson Mandela……..Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’. It became his prophetic tool of economic emancipation.

He trudged through pathways, initially certifying himself as an electrical engineer. Further advancement was in BSC in information systems.

Daily living and paying the bills, defined his success in society, but he wanted and needed more. Drawn to the market of currencies, he endowed in foreign exchange.

He went on to complete Honours in BSC Information technology, but eventually was magnetized back into trading forex masterplan

In today’s world there is an abundance of open pathways. Far more than there were two decades ago   ____ Sobethu

Meet CreatepreneurAfrica’s Sobethu – The Forex Light of Wisdom

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

I have a series of embedded passions from athletics to mining. My true passion. Where do I begin? Hard to answer as I hold each one of them close to me.

My passion is life. Breathing every day. Being alive, sharing……caring. My passion is about uplifting life circumstances and transcending over the blocks, pass the trudges, wither the storm and stream ahead!

My passion blossoms into doing all I can do for others. I feel when you have an abundance to give you do it holistically. You do not feel any loss giving out what you have. My passion is seeing all around me blooming in success. I beam in the success of others. A combination of individual success equals the success of  our nation and our global world

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

I cannot place a definite age to my passion about living. Since the day I was born I guess. Haha…… But I heard my brother Sthembiso was not too happy about the news of my arrival. I was lucky. I was the last born, so I guess I can never really truly know his state of mind at that time.  A new arrival invading your space. We are a true team now though!

Ok ..let me get down to the list.

Athletics was my passion, that was in early schooling year, and soccer of course. But that subsided with societal realities and rules.  I had to study and get a job to live.   A technical background secured this at tertiary education life stages. So  I qualified as an electrical engineer. I qualified and certified myself until I had a BSC  and Honours in Information Systems.

I discovered Forex as a byline along the way. An income coming in added benefit to a 9-5 regular job. Then I saw the potential in the forex market.  I was magnetized. There was no stepping back. Making a living at your fingertips. Who could ask for more?

Forex is natural, not about certified education, but mental emancipation, An overall empowerment tool. There were no traders or mentors when I strolled into the sector in South Africa at that time. This is when I decided to take it on to train others.

Meet CreatePreneurAfrica Sobethu FOREX LIGHT IN AFRICA

What about your passion appeals to you the most? 

I spent seventeen years of my life waking up to new working days, just to pay the bills. Wasted time and energy.  Most of us only realize this on retirement.

Passion is not automatic when your hours are controlled in a clock system. Passion subsides.

My passion is rising above this and teaching others to do the same.

What appeals to me is uplifting lives. We can rise against economic disempowerment thrust on us. We can. There is no reason to be crying at budget speeches and waiting for handouts and grants. Africa must rise again!

What drove you to make money from your passions?

Passion becomes money, Passion pays you if you are true to your cause. You are guided to empowerment at the tip of your fingers.

What drove me to make money from passions? I saw a way out of nine to five lockdowns as a method. Emancipation in the true sense of the word,

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

When I was an engineer I was paid. That was a tool of empowerment into the world of money. My passion is abundance and the root of it monetary elements!

As a sideline, I initially experimented in Forex. Then I earned my first five thousand rands. That was a breakthrough. I saw with skill, potential was there. Soon after I doubled my 9-5 paycheck through forex! The time had come. There was no turning back.

 What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

There was never giving up for me. I come from a supportive family of seven siblings. And being the last born I have always been protected by my family shield.

At first, failure can really burst your bubble. This is when I initially stepped back. After some failure. But I don’t see it in those terms anymore. The unsuccessful moments were there as a lesson to drive ahead!

 What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

What motivates me is the power to change lives. I know I can and I will. What motivates me is seeing others around me take on the mission with tools to trade. Their success is my motivation.

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

I can share the knowledge I have gained when they are ready. And they will see the fruit of their doubts that empowered me

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

Life is filled with serenity and somberness too. It’s part of the package. A recipe for endurance. Stay sober, know your facts and get ahead in the full steam of present! The escarpment of the past may have been there, but were building blocks of what made you and didn’t break you

Progress because you can.  Do not give up. Losing means to learn from it. Turbulence cannot be accepted as a norm. Rise above! Because you can. There are no limits.

Patience , Perserverance , Commitment as accepting that being unsuccessful does not define failure but ioens up new learning paths

 

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“#CreatePreneurAfrica” Launching Soon: Publication of the Millenium!

 

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#CreatepreneurAfrica 

Launch of the millennium!

Meet  our top  #CreatePeneurAfrica features thus far

A special welcome to #CreatePreneurAfrica, 'Publication of the Millenium', launching soon on all media platforms...

Greetings from  Patrice Juah, 'Africa's guide to the future', seed host of CreatepreneurAfrica, the soul  journey, showcasing the neverending treasure of skills and talent from the motherland of Africa .

"If you listen carefully you will hear all about the awe inspiring  future of Africa calling out....."

#CreatepreneurAfrica, Liberia’s Patrice Juah – “A Gem of Unimaginable Proportions”

#CreateprenuerAfrica, South Africa’s Jerome Du Plooy a.k.a SLIM, The Invincible Basketball Throne Rising from the Ghettoes

 

CreatepreneurAfrica – South Africa’s Lebogang Brenda Motsumi – Author, Speaker and HIV activist

 

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CreatePrenuerAfrica – Kenya’s Sheila Munyiva – award winning movie RAFIKI

#CreatePreneur Africa Dobijoki Ema, on a mission to ignite Africa centered education, A MUST-HAVE FOR AFRICA RISING

 

#CreatePreneurAfrica’s Uganda’s Flavia Tumusiime – The Essence of Africa

#CreatePreneurAfrica- Africa icon Hakeem Kae Kazim- takes the world cinema stage by storm!

#CreatepreneurAfrica- Nigeria’s sounds of ‘Positive Force’ – Femi Kuti

 

#CreatePreneurAfrica, Tanzania Rhythm with Saxophonist Zephania Malembela

#CreatePreneurAfrica – Bringing sunshine into Africa , Zimbabwe’s Arnold Tanaka ‘Let’s get Solar’

#CreatePrenuerAfrica: South Africa’s Usha Seejarim’s soul journey into artistic realms linking human connectivity

#CreatepreneurAfrica- Riaan Hendricks, prolific South African filmmaker on the “Ramothopo the Centenarian” journey

#CreatepreneurAfrica- Island of Madagascar- Lalah Raindimby

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

‘#CreatepreneurAfrica’ – Pablo Zungu Art wonders in Tanzania

#CreatePreneurAfrica- Cape Towns Jody van Heerden, a catalyst building a diverse nation

#CreatePreneurAfrica,South Africa’s Sibahle Collection – Caroline Hlahla and Khulile Vilakazi-Ofosu

 

ALL THE WAY FROM SOUTH AFRICA: Meet Tu Nokwe– LIving Music Legend and more!

#CreateprenuerAfrica, South Africa’s Jerome Du Plooy a.k.a SLIM, The Invincible Basketball Throne Rising from the Ghettoes

#CreatePreneurAfrica – Conversations with Tu Nokwe

#CreatepreneurAfrica Neil Schell, A story of visually connecting continents

#CreatepreneurAfrica -Nigeria’s broadcaster,Tushbee the Tori Goddess……

# CreatePreneurAfrica, Uganda’s Joan Nalubega answers Africa’s daily prayer to combat the global health challenge of Malaria

 

#CreatePreneurAfrica’s @i_am_godfather,Mike Ogoke, Shining the Light on Africa’s Treasure of Talent

 

#CreatePreneurAfrica- Cape Towns Jody van Heerden, a catalyst building a diverse nation

ALL THE WAY FROM EAST AFRICA: Meet Shabani Mpita,  specialized field and tour guide  as well as a creative artist

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