Never say never when the time to make it comes. Kul Whizz, a cool, talented and passion oriented triple-threat shares with you his ability and opportunity in the industry.
Your name, nickname, current residence and your specialization in the industry.
I’m Livingstone Musalia aka Kul Whizz, I stay in Imara Daima and I’m a rapper, an actor and an entrepreneur.
Could you describe one of your typical workdays as an artist?
I’m always on book, paper and stage.
What skills and personal attributes are required to become a valuable artist?
One needs to have ideas, passion, persistence and respect his/her time.
What parts of your job do you find most challenging?
Rapping and acting are interesting, challenges arise when the society and government fail to support and invest in this industry.
What do you find most enjoyable?
Living my dream is enjoyable because I hate being employed; I prefer employing myself through my talent.
Are there any negatives in your career as an artist, mention any?
There are many negatives like lack of funds and support plus some people see me as a time waster e.g my Dad.
Kindly share some of the projects you’ve accomplished so far.
I was the main character in the Sauti School Movie shooting in Ngong. It was a student group project. I also featured as an actor in the Symonera Arts Zone Play (The Petition) during the Mashujaa Festival in Syokimau in October last year (2017). Musically I have recorded two tracks and I’m working on more plus the videos.
Which seasons of the year are toughest as an artist?
January to April is really tough for me.
How would you describe government support for your field?
According to me; the government isn’t supportive enough.
Is this field growing enough to accommodate those with a dream like yours?
Yes, it all needs focus.
Why do people leave this industry?
Being impatient, lack of support and lack of funds. And also some leave if the dream isn’t paying because of the human needs.
Who are your greatest motivators/inspirations in the industry today?
They are so many but I will be selective here; In acting I’m inspired by Mark Walberg, Steve Kanumba and DJ Shiti while in Music I look up to T.I, Octopizzo, Ice Prince, Jaccuzi, King Kaka and all Femcees. I can’t forget my mum, she is my biggest fan and mentor.
What is the position of ladies and people with disabilities in the industry today?
Women and people with disabilities play a big role in the Arts and Entertainment industry. They are also talented, have skills and big dreams. All they need is the support of the society. We should stop underrating them because we are all equal and abled differently.
Are there opportunities for self-employment in your field? Kindly expound on this.
Yes, there are many opportunities. Stars are born daily, so the idea, dream and passion you bring to the industry is what determines your success.
How did you make your dream a paying job?
I invested in acting and rapping 100% and I made it.
How long does it take for one to rise to the top?
It varies from one artist to another. All you need is determination, persistence and networking.
Is there anything else you think an ambitious youth would need to know about rapping?
Just know that in this industry you will meet friends and haters. You also need to struggle because nothing comes easy.
How can the society or rather fans get in touch with you?
On Twitter I’m @KulWhizz, Facebook and Instagram get me as Kul Whizz.