… Kapofi shares his journey to becoming a top MC
EVER since 2007, Mathew ‘Mappz’ Kapofi (MK) had a dream – that one day he would conquer the world with his creative abilities as a musician, entrepreneur, radio host, events manager and master of ceremonies (MC).
This dream has been in the making for ten years, and has now catapulted Mappz to greater heights in an industry which is slowly blossoming, amid challenges.
Confidente’s Jeoffrey Mukubi (JM) recently spoke to him to find out how he transitioned from an established artist, to one of the most sought-after MCs in the country
JM: How long have you been an MC and what triggered your interest?
MK: I have been an MC since I discovered my love for writing, recording and performing music, but in 2007 I wanted to be a radio host and own my own record label, so I started working on my dream and never looked back. I would have never guessed that all of these doors would open to various opportunities.
JM: How do you manage your time between being a musician, radio host and MC?
MK: Prioritising and time management is very important. I used to struggle with that, but the more I practiced, the better I became, as repetition is the father of learning. So I believe in structuring my day and working on the big (important) tasks first and handle the smaller ones last.
JM: Do you think that there is a market for MCs and what advice would you give to someone who would want to pursue that profession?
MK: I believe there is a market, because the entertainment industry in Namibia is still growing, and we are a small population, so we need to nurture more talented individuals. My advice is to follow your dreams, surround yourself with friends and partners that will motivate you and have the same positive state of mind as you do. Lastly, always read up on how you can improve yourself.
JM: What else do you do besides music, radio and being an MC?
MK: Besides that, I run and own a record label called Walakasha Records. I am also an entrepreneur and an event organiser.
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