Monday, September 28, 2020

The Queen’s Shaka to officiate at Arts Symposium

Events management, advertising and lifestyle company Richman has partnered with popular South African actor and influencer Sthembiso Khoza popularly known as ‘Shaka’ in Connie and Shona Ferguson’s DStv premium telenovela ‘The Queen’ for the first ever film, TV, visual and performing arts capacity building symposium on October 5.

Richman’s Taes Entaile says with the actor’s 500 000 plus followership on twitter and Instagram the actor can easily influence a targeted specific audience, hence the partnership. The symposium, under the theme ‘Moulding Creative Wealth’ will feature other local and international speakers. Khoza is expected to share about his journey in the creative industry, challenges to look out for and how to overcome them, opportunities available, right character for the industry, how to build a sustainable brand, how to maintain brand relevance in the industry as well as how to monetize passion.

The one day capacity building symposium which will be hosted at the Masa’s New capitol Cinema is the brainchild of Richman (Pty) Ltd. Entaile says the event is expected to feature various industry experts and speakers in the international and local film, TV, visual and performing arts. “They will speak on topics that are meant to guide, inspire, motivate and assist grow the local creative industry and mould the youthful creatives. This we hope will help expose filmmakers, actors and a seamless network of industry hub that will serve as a pivotal network.” The symposium will host 100 youth creative aspirants of film, TV & production students, graduates, and professional youth in the creative industries, disabled youth aspirants and out of school youth seeking opportunities in such industries. The 100 attendees will be awarded Certificates of Attendance as well as an opportunity to engage further with panelists for in-depth understanding of questions that linger in their minds once they’ve all taken stage. “Once we are done with capacity building symposium we will proceed to Gamodubu Center that houses 300 less privileged children and spend time with them,” Entaile says. The planned event is set to start at 9am untill 12 noon featuring various speakers who are industry experts in various arts related fields.

Richman is a 100% youth citizen owned company. “We have developed a special niche of premium lifestyle and entertainment events. We have been a growing and evolving company with experienced individuals who have been in the entertainment business for years,” Entaile says.

“We would like to celebrate their milestones in the industry by venturing into partnerships that will be pivotal in enhancing mindsets, activating gifts and ploughing back into the creative economy in various communities.” He says the company is set to be a solid voice of the Youth of Botswana with great market intelligence that is to help them realise and enjoy their dreams. “We intend to achieve these endeavors by diligently moulding youth characters through influencers, icons and industry key players who influence youth drive in urban culture.”

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