Celebrations are in order! Ladies and Gentlemen join us in celebrating our 6th Anniversary today! We really appreciate and are grateful for your support! In this article we highlight just the major milestones of the previous year, but to us, each day is a blessing and we are more than honoured to interact and engage with you every day, so check out our previous year:
1. Animated a video for King Charles’ Coronation Celebration
Yes you read that right, and we also could not believe it too! At the top of list of achievements was the opportunity afforded to us to animate a video that was played at the official coronation celebration at the british ambassadors residence in Zimbabwe. We worked on a piece called “For such a time as this”, a collaborative piece with the amazing poet, Rutendo Denise Mutsamwira, under the digipoems initiative organised by Kay Media and the British Council. Words fail to express our gratitude and joy to be afforded such an honourable opportunity! Kuda was also invited to attend the official celebration!
It was an amazing experience, and it was truly an honour to have managed to be apart of it! You watch the animation we made, as well as Kuda’s vlog on his experience at the appendix section of this article! (bottom of the page)
2. Journey of the Forsaken
We sucessfully launched our Animated Series, Journey of the Forsaken and we are happy to say the reception exceeded our expectations! Upon release, the show managed to get 4 News articles and a feature on prime time news on 3ktv! The show also managed to gather a lot of public attention, generating engagement statistics of about 14 000 organic engagement! We decided to polish up the show and will re-release it at a later date with more for you to enjoy!
Journey of the Forsaken is supported by the British Council Cultural Economy programme, which supports cultural organisations, festivals, artists, and creatives between the countries of SSA* and the UK to create art, build networks, collaborate and develop markets and share artists’ work with audiences.
About the British Council
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We build connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive a 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government. www.britishcouncil.org
3. Sibo the Civil Engineer
We are excited to announce Sibo the Civil Engineer! A project focused on making learning fun for kids! An animated series based on the books by Michelle R.S Maphosa.
We are excited to be working with Stemexplorerz in bringing this project to life and make STEM subjects more appealing for kids! You can watch the teaser trailer at the appendix section of this article!
4. Listed in the Top 50 Creatives in Zimbabwe
5. The Roast of the Comic Pastor
It was a great honour for us to do the promotional material and coverage for Joina City’s Roast of Comic Pastor! We created promotional material, ticket designs and did the event coverage (Photography and videography) you can see more in the appendix section of this article!
6. Sterling Hotel Official Launch
It was a great honour for us to be the official media partner for Sterling Group of Hotels as they launched their new hotel in the city of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
The event was attended by guests from the hospitality industry, government officials, and religious leaders. The guest of honour was, Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry , Honourable, N.M Ndlovu (MP)
We provided Photography and Videography Services, as well as coordinated with all external media personnel for the launch, you can check out more on this in the appendix section!
7. All the business
The above milestones are just a few highlighted victories, there is much more to celebrate and we are truly thankful. We don’t take it for granted, its not easy for a youth led organisation to strive in such a tempestuous economy such as present day Zimbabwe. We are very grateful to all our stakeholders, be it business clients or social media followers who have been supporting us through every step of the way!
We are looking forward to more growth, opportunities and memories!
Giving unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar! I can not conclude this article without thanking specific people who have been helpful and supportive of the dream from day 1 until now! 6 years would not have been possible without their support.
1. First and foremost, all Glory to the most high, he who makes everything beautiful in his time (Ecclesiastes 3:11). A faithful God who guides and leads us, i credit my success to him!
2. My family, (Mom, Dad, Anesu& Lisa), for the support and encouragement
3. The dream team! No lie, couldnt have asked for a better team to work with, Anopa Maisiri with the amazing visuals, Tariro Paul Makanha the sports finisher with the amazing voice overs, Sam Magaya the power admin! Tears in the Soil, the amazing writer, Lisa and Elaine!
4. All Cast & Crew for all the projects, we worked on
5. Kay Media
6. The British Council
7.Our most valued clients
Thank you very much for your support, love and encouragement!