Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts Reporter
Popular, music and talk sessions dubbed ‘The Mesh’ have reveled 2017 as a good debut year as they have already announced their calendar for the year. The monthly sessions hosted by motivational speaker and author Ralph Kadurira is meant to cultivate good networks among young adults in terms of business and social relations through music and dialogue.
Last session to close the year was held recently at the Chez Zandi Bistro and Wine Bar with speakers like Cape Town based speaker Tafadzwa Mukoyi affectionately known as ‘Coach Taf’, Zambian based Tafadzwa Sasa, YouTuber Rutendo Kanguru and award winner hip-hop gospel artiste Mudiwa Hood.
The speakers dwelt on options considering opportunities and challenges surrounding the young Zimbabwean hence balancing perceptions. Afro-fusion musical group Gwevedzi and Trust Jeldous serenaded guests.In an interview with Munyaradzi Jokomo – ‘Springtide Morphoos’ boss sponsor of the event said they have started planning for 2018 with dates already shelved for the event.
“Just like what my friend Ralph, once said, ‘Motivation can be created or re-sparked by looking at one’s goals, assessing the stakes of achieving those goals and creating milestones as well as personal rewards for gaining progress. We are happy that 2017 taught us a lot and good thing we started planning for 2018,” he said. He said this year they want to involve a lot of sponsorship and different venues to accommodate everyone.
“Motivation is for everyone and this year we are spreading wings to different parts of Harare as startup point though we will also engage youths from outside Harare. Our next session is on February 24 and we already in talks with some of the reputable speakers and young influencers,” he said.
Asked why they chose to use music and dialogue on the session, he said both of them have the power to shape a society. Session host Kadurira added that in a society where everything is changing day in day out, motivation is important because it provides the drive for people to accomplish their goals, maintain their responsibilities or solve problems.