I have been on emails, phone calls and constantly on my computer trying to find the best ways to work with Malawian talents to meet the growing demand for their services outside Malawi and help professionalize the industry.
Kuwala Creatives was the first solution and we are yet to officially roll out this initiative but we already have big things going on.
But even before that, we have a special mission to unleash. The Believe Movement 2018 is bringing a talent that will help unearth other talents and export it to the world. A sharp shooter and an agent on a mission. Let me introduce to you an amazing artist who will be in Malawi for several engagements in August this year.
Special Agent Snypa!
For the past few weeks, I have been thinking a lot about my life and the role I play in other people's lives. I have spent a lot of hours and days scrutinizing different situations, conversations and just observing other people who are directly or indirectly affected by my life.
This has not been another of those depressed or anxiety moments No!
It has been a sober reflection of my life and the things that happen to me or I attracted to myself knowingly or unknowingly. It has been a journey to the core of who I am and how I interact with the world around me. Its been a soul searching exercise to see where I go wrong.
Talent,manager relationship? Joshua Mwendo far left with artist 3rd Eye closing a deal.
My last post looked at what a talent agent does and this was in a way, in contrast to what a talent manager does. I dwelled much on the agent's role because I thought that was the most misunderstood part. However, several people have asked me to explain what a talent manager's role entails and how would a talent know which manager is best for them.
The Kufewa Team with Flora Suya and Shemu Joya at the launch of Multichoice Talent Factory 2018.
For the past few months, I have been working closely with Kufewa Acrobatics, which is primarily an acrobatics outfit that starred in the movie, "The Town Monger". Their role in the movie has given them a new status. They are now actors too. Our working relationship dates back in 2016 when I firstly booked the team for a gig at The British High Commission. Later on I booked them for another gig at Lake of Stars Children's festival and we kept on working together ever since. My role had always been of their talent agent.
Fast forward to 2017, when the Town Monger film went viral and the world came calling, we decided to change things a bit. I became their talent manager. So what changed? Was it just the name? NO!
Dennis Imaan is a Global Citizen born and currently staying in Malawi. He loves to share his experiences and lessons with others. Travel, Tourism, Innovations, Media and Youth development are close to his heart.