Hip hop artist Phyzix, real name Noel Chikoleka, has appealed to young people currently attaining tertiary education to find creative means of making money instead of just hoping to get employed once they are done with their education.
Chikoleka was speaking to Malawi Assemblies of God University (Magu) students during a dinner that the marketing club at the institution had organised for networking.
He said time has come for young people in Malawi to concentrate on finding means of employing themselves.
“Even after getting employment, there is need to explore other means of earning money. And this begins with the mindset,” Phyzix said.
The artist—who is also an accomplished marketer, working for Opportunity Bank of Malawi— bemoaned the tendency of some parents whom he said give huge amounts of pocket money to their children when they are in college.
He said when such children finish school, they have difficulties to accept jobs that pay less than what their parents gave them.
President of the Magu marketing club, Peter Chirwa, said the aim of the dinner was to get together and network and get advice from representatives of the corporate world as part of preparations of life after college education.
He said the evening was a success and that students learnt a lot from Chikoleka as well as other guests.
Students studying accounting, marketing and banking at Magu attended the dinner.n