On the 28th Feb, TheLocco team attended the skill-up mentorship program. This timely & gleeful networking event has come at a time when players in the ‘events industry’ are recovering from the effects of covid 19 pandemic. The program was organized by Kent Events at Westlands Banquet Centre. Notably, the moderators and guests were sharply dressed to impress.
The Skill Up Mentorship Programme
The theme for the skill mentorship program was to create an avenue for the MCs, event organizers, entertainers, and entrepreneurs to meet, talk, learn, and network. This event attracted crème de la crème of the entertainment industry in Kenya, who explored various aspects of scaling and skilling up. Talk of the talented emcees such as MC Headboy, MC Gitone Mike, Chris Kirwa, MC Kamal, MC Himaz, and more.
Emceeing cuts across a broad range of events, including state functions, corporate events, social events such as weddings & parties, roadshows, and TV hosting. Emceeing is a vibrant and highly competitive sector in the entertainment industry. The art of emceeing the trade demands passion, talent, energy, love for people, and experience to capture people’s attention.
The moderator was well-informed with the hosts and adequately grilled them on relevant topics. The hosts shared how COVID-19 pandemic halted the events-organizing industry. It disrupted the source of income for many but also opened other opportunities, such as online event hosting. This shows the importance of being creative and adaptive to change. Business acumen and professionalism were highlighted as key to longevity in the industry. For instance, the top emcees who attract corporate events can command handsome pay and are highly professional.
Building a good rapport with other players in the event-organizing sector is vital for growth. Social media has enormously revolutionized the industry, and it is a great place to market oneself freely. This program brought together multitalented media personalities with a wealth of experience and knowledge to teach the upcoming MCs.
The program was also graced by leading emcees in state ministries and county forums at government-level functions. This talk exposed us to opportunities to work with government agencies and the rest of the corporate world. It was particularly entertaining to listen and learn from the event that pitched celebrated club, roadshow, and reggae MCeeing gurus such as Mc Sheriff, Mc Gogo, and Mc NattyBoy.
Thelocco Men Suits Brand
TheLocco a men’s wear apparel brand, was honored to grace the event. Speaking at the event, Thelocco Men’s Suits director highlighted the importance of personal branding and image in having a successful career in the events industry. Moreover, they demonstrated how to dress best for various events and occasions.
To crown it all, we were fascinated by the inspiring stories shared by the guest speakers regarding their journeys and finding a place as an emcee in the Kenyan market.
Some key takeaways from the event were the need for consistency, professionalism, organization, pricing strategies, and personal branding. One must be innovative and adapt to industry trends to maneuver in the ever-dynamic industry.