Date:22 March 2019 - By: Mbulaheni Ridovhona
To unearth talent and make local artists famous, Muvhusi Tshilimandila (21), affectionately known as MTC Cracker, started Creatives Makhado to achieve his vision.
He said Creatives Makhado is a digital platform dedicated to discovering talented artists and giving the upcoming artists a chance to show their talent to the world. "My vision has always been to create a platform for upcoming talent since I was 16 years old. Creatives Makhado serves upcoming artists with tools, resources, education and exposure needed to thrive and succeed in their creative careers, from art, music, fashion and photography. It also boosts their work to reach both the local and global audience," he added.
When asked why he was so passionate about promoting artists, Tshilimandila, from Ha-Ravele village outside Louis Trichardt, said: "I believe that every artist deserves the right to be seen, heard, felt and loved. So, I feel like so many talents are going to waste because their work doesn't get recognized. Most upcoming artists can't push or don't know how to push their work."
Creatives Makhado was started in 2014 and so far have promoted artists such as Carvo Cardo, AB Crazy, Ginger Trill, Chad da Don, Priddy Ugly, Bigstar Johnson, Zing Master, Mahone, Illrow, Benchmark, Mash'Ego and many more.
He advised upcoming artists to work hard. "Don't let your talent go to waste. You must put the same effort of making your craft into pushing your craft. You should know about platforms such as this one; it is not the only platform dedicated to helping upcoming artists. Get online and search for these platforms, land yourself the opportunities that these platforms provide," he said.
Artists keen to raise their profile and get exposure can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The founder of Creatives Makhado, Muvhusi Tshilimandila. Photo supplied.
By: Mbulaheni Ridovhona
The 22-year-old Mbulaheni (Gary) Ridovhona has been passionate about journalism to the extent that he would buy himself a copy of weekly Univen students' newsletter, Our Voice. After reading, he would write stories about his rural village, Mamvuka, and submit them to the very newsletter for publication. His deep-rooted love for words and writing saw him register for a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at the University of Venda, and joined the Limpopo Mirror team in February 2016 as a journalism intern.