MALAWI has opened entertainment doors for Bulawayo born Botswana-based music promoter Kudakwashe Chikwanda (28), owner and founder of Rokcity Records.
Chikwanda told Southern Eye Lifestyle that his record label had been granted a licence to operate in Malawi and would soon be opening a branch once all logistics had been completed.
“It has always been our vision to break into Malawian market as I have always had a soft spot for Malawi; I just love that country,” Chikwanda said.
Although he has never worked with any Malawian artiste before, Chikwanda expressed confidence that his record label would be able to make a mark in the new market.
“We are working on doing mighty things with Malawian artistes. Right now I am working with an up-and-coming promoter and we are looking at taking the Malawi music industry by storm,” Chikwanda said.
“Having done our research, we are happy with our findings. In the next six months, we will get the ball rolling and soon good things will be happening in Malawi.
“In life when you decide to do something, don’t limit yourself. Even if the resources are not yet fully in place, you have to plan for everything, if you think big you will go big, if you think small you will go small.
“There is no law against thinking big. You will not get arrested for dreaming big, so if you have the ability to think and dream big, go ahead and do so and watch yourself fly higher and higher,” he said.
Chikwanda started Rokcity Records in 2010 and launched it in 2012. His record label has hosted one of South Africa’s best gospel artistes, Martin PK, and currently manages one of Botswana’s finest gospel singers Matthews Matsetse.
Rokcity Records has closely worked with some labels in Africa, including PK Records (South Africa), Freenation Inc (Nigeria) and Roc Lefatshe (Botswana).
Chikwanda said a promoter must have insight and be able to see the future amid limited resources.
“As an artiste and a promoter, you always see the future; we always have an extra eye. When we make plans we look at current resources regarding the future,” he added.