Wits BlackBerry ambassadors are looking for poets, graffiti artists, lyricists, break-dancers, and other hip-hop artists.
Mawethu Nkolomba and Mosa Kaiser are the Witsies who were selected to be BlackBerry (BB) ambassadors on February 28. Apart from representing what the BB brand stands for, they’ve been tasked with helping BB users to make full use of their phone’s features, organise campus promotions, parties and hip-hop sessions.
The theme for all their up-coming events is Hip-Hop. Nkolomba and Kaiser will be searching for all talents associated with hip-hop during campus promotions and parties. Prizes will be won at these gatherings, and the opportunity to perform at the biggest hip-hop event, Masters of Rhythm, is also up for grabs.
VoW FM presenter Kaiser said she’s also looking into organising “sister chats”, saying that a lot of undergraduate students are in need of some mentoring and sisterly love. These chats will give female Witsies an opportunity to learn and seek advice from those who’ve come out the other side in life’s hardships.
BB ambassadors have been given a large budget to run all these events during their eight-month tenure.
“Wits won’t be the same. We want students to express their creative side and also bring back the spark in campus life,” said Nkolomba, who’s a poet himself.
“I saw it as a stepping stone to where I want to be,” said Kaiser, who has already, at the age of 20, acted in five movies.
Look out for the official launch on campus of their activations and other events when we return from study break. You might just win yourself a BB hamper that will give you the opportunity to be a part of what Nkolomba says is the BB revolution.