Lawrence Munyai : Started from the bottom and Now we are Munyai Graphics!
For the hard working man sitting in their offices and hear the phrase ‘All men are created equal’ is to draw a yawn! For Lawrence Munyai, it’s not a hand out or a miracle. “We’re starting out at rock bottom, man”. He said.
Holding a diploma in Computers and Information Technology IT. ” I was working for a certain company and I saw that the money which i was been paid was not enough so I decided to use my knowledge for something which wil benefits me and the people’s around me.(like for job creating” . He added. What makes him stand out from all other entrepreneurs ” i think wat makes me stand is the fact i started from the bottom, didn’t have anything but the knowledge and dedicating to do something which will last n help many people”. Speaking to the publication about his journey as an entrepreneur he said “My journey have been very hard, because wen i started i didn’t have any equipment, i only have my laptop and the rest i was out sourcing which makes me not to generate enough commission. “Now with the covid, business was very slow since most people didnt have money but we keep on promoting our business” he expressed.
Munyai Graphics was established in 2018, because i felt a need to do something that will bring change not only to me but people around me. Ever since i started i managed to employed two people. Which is just the beginning”. Its believed he has drawn his greatest aspiration from Entrepreneur and entertainer Dj Sbu . “He is my greatest influence because he started at the bottom with nothing wen he stated his brand,. Now he is all out there, energy drink, books etc.. When asked about where he sees himself beyondcovid-19 he said ” Well I see myself having another office in another place not only in Mogale city. And having more than 5 stuff…
In his conclusion he said ” If you have a dream go after it. just start the rest will follow!
1246-SWAE’ s “City” debut at No.10 of the Top Hits!
City is the dopest new release from SA star SWAE. Produced in the back room , the single was written in 2020 , recorded in 2021 and currently tops Bcr’s Hits debuted at No.10.
SWAE explains the inspiration behind the song: “ To be honest I was feeling myself on the hook. I was in such a happy mood when writing it so I had to state some facts on the single. In a hook he said “I’m the hottest in the city, i got 2 eyes at the back of my head “…
According to him ” this doesn’t necessarily mean the hottest in 1246. I can be the hottest in Pretoria too. I had a live perfomance for it before on YouTube and it’s currently on more than 1500 views so I really think everyone who took time to watch enjoyed it”. He said.
Speaking to the publication SWAE said “Before Swae I’m a young and passionate student in every sense. Born and raised in a township in Mpumalanga called “1246”. My birth name is Munene Triumph Mbhalati and I was born on the 2nd of July 2000. There’s very interesting story behind the name “Triumph“. My mother gave it to me. He said. ” I’m Humble for sure. For me being humble is the most important trait for any human being because not only do you earn respect but you get to learn alot from other people”. He added.
“I started rapping in 2016 in the group but then went solo . Its been 5 years now and I’m still working on that big break. My inspirations are and have always been the SupaMega AKA. Internationally it was Chance The Rapper but as sounds have been evolving I’m feeling really inspired by Roddy Ricch. His singing and rapping is really mind blowing! He sighed.
“My greatest influence is Michael Jackson. Simply because he’s the Greatest Artist of all time! MJ pushed boundaries. He set records for people to try and break them. I wanna be like him. I wanna show everyone that a small township boy from Mpumalanga can also make it”.
It’s believed his musical journey kicked off in a group of 3 boys but they later parted ways. “I started recording singles and I had a breakthrough in 2017 from a single “All I Know” and I got my first radio playlisting. I relocated to Pretoria in 2019 and things were looking up. I was booked at an event headlined by AReece and Costa Titch.
“Everything was looking up but when I got there the event organizers phone was off. When I got a hold of him he told me the timesslots have changed so I couldn’t perform anymore. That’s the most difficult challenge I’ve ever had.
Fast forward 2021 I just bought my first ever equipment and I’m working on a Mix- Tape featuring K Keed and Steezy McLovin“. He expressed. When asked about if the independ artists are given enough platform he said ” honestly think it depends on who you are and who you know. Some upcoming artists are actually given opportunities mostly because they know a guy who knows a guy you feel me? But all in all I’m all about making it with the people i started with. If they give us that opportunity? Then it’s game over for real.
In his conclusion he said ” To work. Be open to work with anybody. Send your music or links around. Don’t Don’t scared of nothing. Send it to ANYONE. It’s better they ignore you after trying. Who knows? That same person might be your biggest supporter in the near future.
Kindly stream and download SWAE ‘ s music on digital media platforms including Apple , Spotify, Audiomack, ITUNES . Search “Just Swae” and you’ll find all his music.
Kazy Doe Is Releasing a New Single, ‘Nobody knows ,’ featuring Emtee on Thursday the 9th.
S.a based Nigerian born-Afro-pop singer/Songwriter /Producer and a fashion designerKosonye Udoka is a talk of the town. Known to his peers and fans as Kazy Doe , the star is making waves in the music industry.
“am a family man.I believe in God. I believe in putting in the work and investing in my craft. And from what others say, I’m a great fashion designer. I design most of the clothes I wear”. He said .
His long anticipated single features internationally acclaimed rapper Emtee. “I think there’s versatility in the kind of music I produce. Like I am an Afro Pop artist that has featured a rapper in my music.
“That versatility makes my music unique and seasons it with some different flavour. Also my willingness to stay the course and invest in my craft. Some artists don’t have the patience to master their craft, however long it takes. I don’t mind staying the course. Putting in the effort.
Speaking to the publication about challenges he came accross in the industry he said “Being an aspiring musician in Nigeria with no savings to fund your career made me realize that if I am to make it in music, I will need to invest in my craft. I had to pause music so I can get jobs to save up. The greater challenge was financial resources because to record, master and sell your music is money. And to build your brand as an artist requires some investment too. Today I have a manager because I worked and continue to work hard to invest in my craft and music career.
Its understood His musical journey started in 2015. “when I released some love song with my friends. This was just the result of curiousity and some sparks of passion towards music. There used to be some musical group in Nigeria that was popular when I was growing up. And I was fascinated by how their music got people singing along and dancing. I liked that. And wanted to have that kind of effect on people through my own music”. My dad. Although I may think I became an accidental musician, my dad saw it in me sooner that I could. He’s the reason I got back into music. I’m not sure if he saw it in church when I was playing piano or when I released the first single with my friends. He kept on saying, there’s a future for me in music I should go back. That was after I left music after the first single”. He sighed .
Some people were born with the golden spoons and some need to hustle get those spoons for themselves. “I know what it feels like to struggle, to hustle on the streets, to work extra hard. So the song is a hala to all the hustlers on the streets, trying to make it in life. I’m saying to them; keep pushing, do not give up. Nobody knows how hard it is out there, just stay focused”. He expressed.
Kazy Doe is optimistic on how the public will receive the song. “After music sampling on an interview I did recently, I had fans asking that I release the song the following day. They are already jamming to it, going ‘nobody know….nobody Know’.
According to him independent artists are given enough platform to express themselves . “By social media. Nowadays you don’t really need to wait for someone to host an event to promote yourself. You just get into the studio, record, publish digitally and engage your social community” . He added.
In his conclusion he said “invest in your craft. Produce the best possible product. Get yourself a PR manager. It is important to get a manager because a manager will help you with the business side of your music. They will get you known, help build your brand and to secure the bag”.
The new single “Nobody knows ” featuring Emtee will also be published across all major digital music streaming platforms.
Refilwe Legwale says “I love giving back to my community and it gives me great pleasure to be involved in this pageant. It is an opportunity that is being brought to home in such a safe environment for them!
For centuries, the greatest thinkers have suggested that “If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody”. This gravitates to happiness found in helping others.
Speaking to the publication a 30 year old vibrant and driven Refilwe Legwale from a small village called Pella near Rustenburg , north West fits the clove for giving back to the community.
She is a graduate holding a degree in Somatology, in the health and beauty industry. “I absolutely love the industry im in and looking to make a mark in the industry.
Legwale is the Owner of Obliss Serenity Spa (Obliss Haven) which is a day and mobile Spa based at Rametsi Eco Game lodge in Lindleyspoort, Swartruggens. “We are considered the best by our clients and my passion for the industry is a driving force on every responsibility that i have”.
“Our Spa is a haven for our guests. Therapies for an example massages are not a luxury but a necessity to a healthier lifestyle” “I love working on guests and ultimately changing their skin and making them love and appreciate their bodies. We also give our best in our healing work because thats what our Holistic therapies do, they heal. We want you to walk in and walk out feeling like you just got yourself a new body and soul”. She ponders!
The biggest challenge of life is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else.
” I think being a young woman in a rural village is a challenge itself. I have experienced that a lot of education is needed for people to understand the importance and health benefits that come with complementary therapies. The other biggest challenge would be marketing resulting in bringing feet in the spa and increase revenue. Its a new journey and has been beautiful and difficult at times but im hopeful and ready for great things to come”. “I started my business last year December. Health and wellness are very close to my heart so i wanted to bring it closer to home. I believe that your body has the ability to heal itself given the chance and my passion for the industry pushes me to see a better change in the way our industry is. To improve livelihoods of spa therapists. Said Legwale.
Its believed Legwale draws a lot of inspiration from people that she cross paths with wanting to make changes in the spaces they are in. “I want to bring facilities and activities to the young ones in the disadvantaged communities. Having grown up in the rural area, I also experienced the disadvantages. That is what pushes me. We also started a hang out spot under Obliss Haven which is called Kream Chillaz in Pella. We come up with creativity and fun activities for people to come relax and chill with us”. She said.
A gift that touches the heart ignites the soul with flames of passion.
“I love giving back to my community and it gives me great pleasure to be involved in this pageant. It is an opportunity that is being brought to home in such a safe environment for them. My role would be giving motivation and of course experience in the Spa world.
The Queen( Face of North 21) would then come and experience us and the importance of self care and wellness at a young age”. She added.
When asked if models are given enough platform in modelling industry especially in the rural area she said
” It is not enough especially in the rural areas under Rustenburg.
There is a lot of talent getting wasted because people dont have the right information, those who do sometimes dont have the means to travel to Gauteng for such opportunities. Parents are also wary of their children traveling that side because of all the horrific stories we hear and read about” she sighed!
In conclusion she said “I believe you can be anything you want and you are already half way there. Nothing can stop a determined heart and mind. Also Do not let the challenges get you down, do what you love and have fun doing it.
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