The Sunday Independent
Come on, people, let’s be happy
ENTERTAINMENT and development organisation Happy People Entertainment has partnered with a team of artists from around the world for a fund-raising cause.
Artworks will be showcased from November 30-December 13. The proceeds will be shared equally on a 50-50 basis, between the Artists and the non-profit organisation.
Portia Motale from Happy People says: “The theme of the artworks is in-line with the organisation’s mandate, which is to offer positive (smiles, peace, love, happiness) fun-filled, uplifting and inspirational events of premium quality that serve as an escape haven from our daily pressures.
“This is done through multidisciplinary art forms, clean fun, EQ (emotional intelligence) workshops and wellness programmes. So brace yourselves and prepare to get a good dose of feel-good chemical release: dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins to be depicted on various arts and crafts – from paintings, crafts, ceramics, sculptures, to beadwork which you may take back to your home, living room, kitchen, office, boardroom, or simply gift a friend or family member as we approach December, the season of giving”.
The artists who will be showcasing include jewellery designer and Tsogo Sun 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, Nqobile Nkosi; Patti Blueh, a South African visual artist based in Ghana; Michael Unga Ekandji, a fine artist from the Democratic Republic of Congo currently residing in South Africa as a refugee. Innocent Manjengenja, a stone sculptor who finds the inspiration for his work from the ancient Shona cultural sculpture from Zimbabwe. Paris-based Casimir Balibié Bationo (CasziB) a contemporary painter born in Adjamé (Ivory Coast), originated from the Lélé tribe from the North-West of Burkina Faso.
“We also have bead designer Busi Mahali from Gugulethu, Cape Town. Latifat Obanigba, a British Nigerian contemporary artist based in London to name but a few,” added Motale.
Happy People is embarking on an outreach programme, Happy People Taking Smiles to Schools, aimed at improving the well-being of the school environment by assisting to make schools happier, peaceful and conducive for learners and educators and is scheduled to kick-start on March 4.
Happy People is an entertainment and development organisation which offers clean and inspirational entertainment through multidisciplinary art forms, sport and EQ training. This Johannesburg based, black female lead entity has over the past few years developed successful youth activities to remedy social ills such as substance abuse, peer pressure and teenage pregnancy; while also discovering, nurturing and launching raw talent.
It attracts an audience of all age groups across all races.