Blantyre Hub under a program called upgrade yourself recently organised a function oriented towards motivating youths to venture into business.
Motivators included Gift Sukali, Chimwemwe Manyozo, Charles Lipenga, Tendai Banda, Tendai Munemo and Ulala Kondowe.
Sukali, the ward winning video director popularly known as Sukez, told the youths to develop a business mindset for a better future.
The video editor who owns HD Plus Creations said many youths in the country have potential of doing business but what they need is direction and they do not know how to use their money wisely.
“Others have graduated in various colleges but they are failing to utilize skills they acquired there, so I shared them about how I ventured into entrepreneurship, my journey to becoming an award winning video director and how I ditched my degree to start a business,” he said.
He added: “In life, there are a lot of ups and downs which one goes through to reach his or her potential. My journey was not smooth as I faced a lot of challenges but I always believe that if you have an ambition you end up reaching it.”
When asked about his plans this year he said: “I am interested with the trending film, The boy who harnessed the wind, I wonder what if that film was produced by Malawians. In short, anytime I will venture into the film industry,” he said.
Manyozo who was one the organisers said they decided to organize the talk after observing that many youths in the country have the ability to progress in terms of entrepreneurship but they lack direction.
He disclosed that they will organise a function of the same nature in the northern city of Mzuzu, given the positive feedback they have received from the Blantyre event.