They preach about how we need to get our degrees and how we need to stand up and show an interest in politics and, and, and. These same people, who are ordering us around saying this and that, are the same people who have made it in life. How did they get their riches? Thatís not the issue here. The issue here is how they depict us, as some sort of arrogant, lazy bunch that does not want to become active!
Iím a radio presenter at Unam Radio, a freelance MC, a choreographer, TV presenter for an Internet based talk show (Checko TV), a choir conductor and a theatre actor. In my years as an entertainer I have tried in vain to break through to lucrative stations such as Energy 100, 99Fm etc but to no avail. I have tried in vain to score film/theatre gigs but also to no avail.
I have drawn up proposals, set up meetings with the hope of scoring choreographing gigs, but to no avail. I have walked door to door to big organisations such as Coca Cola and Trustco to hire me for mc gigs, but to no avail. I have auditioned endlessly at NBC TV for their shows. I did not even get a chance to appear as a guest on one of their talk shows. I am very aware of the fact that one must keep trying and all that bogus talk, but the truth is the same people who say the youth must do this and that, and that the youth are lazy, are the same people I beg every single day for a gig or two and they flatly turn me down without even paging my CV/proposals or watching my recordings. They are the same people who look down on you when you come knocking at their doors for economic activities.
Thus, I find it very irritating when they go around making speeches that do not hold water. Stop telling us what to do and behind the scenes you are selfish egocentric jerks! The youth are not lazy! We have our degrees. We have our companies! We have our proposals and visions in place! We simply just need a platform. Give us a platform!
Unam Radio Presenter