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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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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!

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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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Official Launch-One Year Later

On the first of June 2019, we officially launched our brand at the Alliance Francais old mutual theatre in Harare, Zimabwe. We showcased our work, our art and our vision, this event was us officially announcing our presence to the world, everything in life needs an official beginning, this was ours! But its been a year, whats new? Find out by reading more…

Official Launch | Zimbabwe Animation | Kakic Universe

Official Launch-One Year Later

On the first of June 2019, we officially launched our brand at the Alliance Francais old mutual theatre in Harare, Zimabwe. We showcased our work, our art and our vision, this event was us officially announcing our presence to the world, everything in life needs an official beginning, this was ours! But its been a year, whats new? Find out by reading more…

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Official Launch- One Year Later | Kakic Universe, Zimbabwean Animation

One year after our official launch, whats new? Catch up on the latest updates, as we celebrate this wonderful milestone!

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Official Launch- One year later!

On the first of June 2019, we officially launched our brand at the Alliance Francais old mutual theatre in Harare, Zimabwe.

We showcased our work, our art and our vision, this event was us officially announcing our presence to the world, everything in life needs an official beginning, this was ours!

 

Read more on the official launch below, or proceed with the article.

Kudakwashe Maxwell Presenting at the Kakic Universe Official Launch

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! Read more……

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! Read more……

One Year Later, whats new?

Kakic Universe Entertainment: (The side that produces content for entertainment)

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We promised to start releasing more entertainment work as in our second year we had prioritised the business work (commercials and marketing campaigns). And we managed to delivere on our promise!

As of now we are currently in production of 2 on going series:

Both shows have been performing well, particularly on our facebook page. (If you dont already), make sure you follow us on our social media pages:

Kakic Universe Business: (The side that does branding, produces content for marketing campaigns and advertisiment)

We stepped up our game to deliver work of a higher standard and quality! We managed to attract more local and international clients. Below are just some examples of some of the best work we’ve done so far!

Services and packages

We refined our business packages and services and also introduced 2 new packages; the HUSTLERS PACKAGE, short 30 second whatsapp adverts dedicated to help people who sell products and advertise mainly through their whatsapp statuses. And for those not interested in animation but still want beautiful branding content, we introduced the Corporate Profile Videos Package,

See below:

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Make sure you visit our business page to see more of our services!

Some recognition

After the official launch, we got an award for the BEST BUSINESS IN TECHNOLOGY, by Ignite Youth Organisation  , a youth organistion dedicated to shaping and encouraging African young people to emergence and a life of purpose. Kuda, happens to be a member of the organisation and also the media team leader. Ignite showed its support by having its program leaders attend the official launch in their numbers!

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The Ignite Leaders present at the launch
Ignite Youth Organisation Best Tech Business Award | Zimbabwe Animation | Kakic Universe
The certificate we received at the awards night

The Future

We have more productions, series, collaborations and shows in production as well as yet to release UNTOUCHABLE, LOVE AND MURDER, and other amazing stuff!

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Zim Women Do Dubai | Business News

Zim Women Do Dubai is an international business indaba that will build bridges between women in Zimbabwe and those in the Diaspora for our mutual benefit, and we are excited to announce that KAKIC UNIVERSE Is the official Media Partner

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Zim Women Do Dubai, Official Media Partner

We are proud to announce that Kakic Universe is the official Media Partner for the Dubai Busines Expo; ZIM WOMEN DO DUBAI, from the 21st – 22nd of February 2020.

What is Zim Women Do Dubai?

Zim Women Do Dubai is an international business Indaba that will build bridges between women in Zimbabwe and those in the Diaspora for our mutual benefit, Women in the diaspora are strategically positioned to identify business opportunities and
trends in those countries and provide market intelligence for certain products to be produced or manufactured in
Zim meeting the clearly spelt out criteria.
Those in Zimbabwe are on the ground and can help identify products; oversee production etc. We need
to come up with consortiums and win-win business partnerships.

Zim Women Do Dubai is an environment that will be conducive for shifting mindsets to see new
opportunities from challenges,

ZIM WOMEN DO DUBAI IS POWERED BY THE RED LIPSTICK REVOLUTION and Hosted by Doctor Abigail Magwenzi.

We are proud to announce that KAKIC UNIVERSE is the Official Media Partner for this amazing initiative, check out the promo video we created for the function below!

We also went on to create merchandise and designs for the event, read more below:

International Business Summit Clothing Designed by Kakic Universe

In February 2020, Dr Abigail Magwenzi Led the Red Lipstick Revolution and other high profile women in the business community CONTINUE READING….

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COMEXPOSED CONVERGE 2018!

We released our new video “Knock Out”, A boxing match video about the epic fight between Gwinya Gwinya and Madanga!

And Instead of having one of us do the voice over like we usually do for our videos, We

got the audience to come and do the voice over for free!

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COMEXPOSED CONVERGE 2018!

3 October was Comexposed Converge 2018 and Kakic Universe was a part of it!

 

What is Comexposed?

According to their website:

“Comexposed Enables you to Discover African art. It is an industry hub, where media & entertainment artists can keep up with each other and find new inspiration every day and where publishers have the opportunity to get their works in the hands of their fans.

Comexposed is a platform to showcase the brilliant work of African comic and digital artists. Comexposed Connects African digital artists to the wider industry fostering opportunity for collaborations, knowledge sharing, jobs and talent scouting”

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Find out more by visiting their website > www.comexposed.com

 

Kakic Universe was showcasing videos, current work and we brought in a new feature!

Free Voice Overs!

Kakic Universe Free Voice Over Challenge
Free Voice Over Challenge at Comexposed 2018

We released our new video “Knock Out”, A boxing match video about the epic fight between Gwinya Gwinya and Madanga!

And Instead of having one of us do the voice over like we usually do for our videos, We

got the audience to come and do the voice over for free!

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People would get a chance to watch the video once, then the second time they had to do improvised commentary of the video, and it was so entertaining!

Screenshot from the Video Knock Out

Below is a compiled image of all the people who took part in the various voice over challenge!

People Who Participated in the Voice over challenge

The challenge was quite popular and well engaged! People had fun putting in their voice overs and we had fun listening to them!

Below are the 2 videos of our patron’s voice overs!

Entertaining and Fun Right! Heres a recap of the day!

 

Comexposed Converge Summary

We even got an Honourable Mention From TechZim

We Even Got an honourable mention in an article by Techzim, an ICT and business publication.

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Below are more pictures of the team at Comexposed 2018!

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