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Everything needs an Official Beginning, this was ours.

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KAKIC UNIVERSE OFFICIAL LAUNCH

Everything needs an official beginning, ladies and gentlemen, this was ours!

After a several achievements and celebrating our first anniversary, we decided to make things official and have an OFFICIAL LAUNCH for our Brand!

Our Guests got an opportunity to watch Exclusive Videos that will be uploaded in the future but overally, the Kakic Universe Official Launch was a resounding success! 

Preparation

Kakic Universe Official Launch Sign Day Time
The Official Launch Sign Outside the venue!
Kakic Universe Official Launch Preparation
Getting Ready to Set Up

After months of Preparation, the team arrived at the venue hours before the launch to put things in place and do final rehearsals. After a lot of work, we were ready to officially launch!

Show Time!

Kakic Universe Official Launch Sign Lit Up
The Kakic Universe Official Launch Sign Lit Up

At exactly 1800hrs on the First Of June 2019, we rolled out the red carpert and our esteemed guests started pouring in! The dresscode for the Night was LOUNGE SUIT, and our guests were looking amazing!

Below is a gallery of some of our guests at the red carpert!

Check out the rest of the pictures on the  EVENTS PAGE 

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Kakic Universe Official Launch Red Carpert 12

Kakic Universe at Events Pictures

View this gallery of all of our pictures at the events we have attended or participated in.

Kakic Universe Official Launch Red Carpert 12

Kakic Universe at Events Pictures

View this gallery of all of our pictures at the events we have attended or participated in.

As a tribute again to our Partner, Ebenezer Maxwell and ea records, we made a playlist of their best songs and played it for our early guests who arrived early, and they enjoyed the music!

Official Launch

Mr Archibald Marwizi, gave a warm welcome to our guests and explained to them what the Launch was about, 

He spoke about the vision, what Kakic Universe will be in 10 Years,

“10 years from now, you will look back on this day and say I was there, when we are celebrating the success of Kakic Universe as a larger company, now without wasting anymore of your time, i give you the Kakic Universe Official Launch,”

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As a tribute to our last public performance at THE UNVEILING OF THE STARS, we repeated our intro, Lights off, Bouquet on Screen, emerging from the dark then Anson Mashingaidze set the stage on Fire again!

 

Archibald Marwizi Addressing the Audience at the Official Launch
Mr Archibald Marwizi addressing and welcoming the crowd

Kudakwashe Maxwell then Introduced himself and Mr Marwizi, and their roles within Kakic.

Kuda started Narrating the story of Kakic Universe, and elaborating more on the reason behind the launch!

As we started on our journey, a lot of people gave us the impression that as animators we could only make content for one specific audience in the Country, but our experiences so far proved to us that we have the capacity and capability to make content that is appealing to the various audiences of Zimbabwe.

We started the post by doing a little throw back to our first Animation! The Life and Time Of Choice Zvenhamo! Watch it exclusively on our website below!

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A beautiful Throwback! We then proceeded to play a fan favourite, Jah Kaylite, and explained that the video is part of the Choice Zvenhamo Story and Universe, and we would be releasing the new wave and direction in the future, we also explained how Jah Kaylite is popular because people tend to enjoy more, content that is in their own language and closer to home. Furthermore, our first 2 videos for the night, Bouquet, and Choice Zvenhamo, are a clear example of how Diverse the audience in Zimbabwe is and animation is a powerful tool to uniting the different audiences we have! (Watch it Below)

 

Bring on the Poetry!

As Kakic Universe, we also have a desire to see other young creatives rising up into the spotlight and we would like to see a lot of them working together through collaborations. As story tellers, we understand that we can not tell everybody’s story! So why not bring in everyone and let them tell their story and we simply illustrate it! We brought in 2 amazing poets/spoken word artists, 

Lennox Makurumidze a.k.a The Unspoken, performed his hit piece titled, Dear African Generation where he comments on the importance of embracing culture and not forsaking it in an attempt to be “lit” or “porsche”.

Some aspects of our African Culture are beautiful and teach us important values such as respect towards our elders and respect to others,

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We wont spoil much of  his piece because we are working on a video for it and it will be released sometime in the future so watch out for that one!

Before Hey Hey Preacher‘s performance we played a video we made in collaboration with him based of his piece called, “Musandivharire Panze”.

Leonard Mukwenga a.k.a Hey Hey Preacher,  performed 2 of his pieces,

The Unspoken Perfroming a poem at the Kakic Universe Official Launch
The Unpsoken Performing
Hey Hey Preacher Performing a Poem at the Kakic Universe Official Launch
Hey Hey Peracher Performing

No Words but communicating!

Another fun thing to do with Animation is to communicate a message without saying a single word! After the powerful poetry session we played 2 videos which have no dialogue, we premiered LOVE AND MURDERED, based on the amazing music piece by Ebenezer Maxwell of ea records! Listen to the amazing piece below

We will be releasing the video in the future so stay tuned for that one as well! 

Our second video was an old one, of our first, MEMORIES, that we uploaded on our Youtube Channel on the 7th Of June 2017, but has been taken down with intention of re-uploading.

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Kudakwashe Maxwell Presenting at the Kakic Universe Official Launch
Kudakwashe Maxwell Addressing the Audience at the Official Launch

One can use Animation to spread an Idea or encourage a way of thinking, The Battle Zimbabwe Trailer illustrates this point well,

It would be wonderful to have a world where crucial decisions and matters such as politics and others are not based on mob psychology or going with what everyone else is going but instead we could have a more brilliant world if everyone took time to think about their decisions and the impacts they have in the future.

After Kuda Explained this, we went on to play the trailer for Battle Zimbabwe

Animation can further be used to advocate and speak up for those who are voiceless or have no platform to be heard!

We then played the video we made in solidarity with Two Apart based on their poem Dear Mister Slave Master.

Untouchable The Super Christian

The main treat for our Audience, a sneak peak of a full episode and the story for Our First Major Project, UNTOUCHABLE THE SUPER CHRISTIAN!,

Before we played the video Kuda Explained that we are a Company based of Christian Values and we would like to see more Christian Content that is Engaging, Fun and High Quality.

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We Took a Moment to appreciate the cast and crew that we worked with on this first production. Back then we did not have anything  tangible to show in terms of success or material but these people decided to trust Kuda and help him with Untouchable and that helped Kakic start and we played the Untouchable Trailer at numerous Functions, such as:

  1. The 29th Day of the 100 Days of learning

2. Our First Television Interview 

3. GIBF 2017 

As Kakic Universe, we are very much indebted to the first cast and greatly appreciated them, We asked those who were present to come to the front and asked the audience to give a roaring round of applause for them as well as the cast members in absentia,

Most of the Cast were away due to school in other countries but we still appreciate their input

Untouchable the Super Christian Cast
The First Cast
Kakic Universe Official Launch First Crew
The Cast Members Present at the Launch

After the appreciation, the audience then got the honour of being the very first audience to watch Untouchable the Super Christian the first Episode.

Mr Manyika, then introduced our Guest of Honour for the Night, Mr Peter Churu, who was standing in for the Director of the Theatre in the Park, Mr Daves Guzha.

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Mr Churu then congratulated Kuda and the Team on the Launch, and also everyone who stood with them on their journey up until this point!

He also spoke on the need for Local Content Creators to tell our stories as Zimbabweans and Africans as he was giving praise to Untouchable, Choice Zvenhamo and Jah Kaylite.

He Then Tipped Kakic Universe to dominate the Coming TV stations to be introduced by The Government.

Kakic Universe Official Launch, Guest of Honour with Kudakwashe Maxwell
Mr Churu On Stage with Kuda

For more on Mr Churu’s Speech, read the article below by 263chat:

Young Content Creator Tipped To Dominate New TV Stations

263Chat’s Article on the launched helped us gain more popularity, also getting retweeted by THE FEEDZW and Nigel Mugamu, both highly influential on social media!

The Feedzw retweets official launch article
The FeedZw retweets our official launch
Sir Nigel Mugamu retweets
Mr Nigel Mugamu Retweets the Official Launch Article Done by 263Chat

The Official launch also led to Kudakwashe Maxwell being listed down among a list of “5 Emerging Entrepreneurs under the age of 25 in Zimbabwe. View the article below:

Five emerging Entreprenuers under the age of 25 in zimbawe

Five Emerging Entrepreneurs Under the age of 25

Life begins at 40 but the building process is usually assumed to begin during one’s late teens and 20s range. But with the country’s economic inconsistencies, it has become difficult for most youths to champion past this phase

Five emerging Entreprenuers under the age of 25 in zimbawe

Five Emerging Entrepreneurs Under the age of 25

Life begins at 40 but the building process is usually assumed to begin during one’s late teens and 20s range. But with the country’s economic inconsistencies, it has become difficult for most youths to champion past this phase

As we closed the Function, the audience gave Kuda and the team a Standing Ovation for a fantastic Job.

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And with that Ladies and Gentlemen, KAKIC UNIVERSE, was officially launched!

Now we focus on the future!

Special Mention to the following for making the Launch Successful

TEAM KAKIC

-Archibald Marwizi, Kudakwashe Maxwell, Liberty David, Takudzwa Vuma, Anson Mashingaidze, Norman Mhande, Michelle Maphosa, Lisa Maxwell

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-Mr and Mrs Maxwell

-Ebenezer Maxwell and ea records

-Alliance Francaise Harare, Arts Council of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Film Development Platform

-Mr Mandava, Mr Kazembe, Mrs Mukopa, Joshua Taderera, Vicky Manyika, Kudzi Vushe, Tinotenda Maunganidze

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-And all guests who attended!

Watch out for the releases of these:

Choice Zvenhamo

Love and Murder

Untouchable The Super Christian

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Animated Poetry

Battle Zimbabwe

Stay tuned for more to come and check out the rest of the pictures on the Events Page!

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