By Chris Loka:
Renowned hip hop artist Fredokiss has been appointed as the champion of Celestial City project under which they will provide technological skills to the youth in the country.
Celestial City has, through Ministry of Labour, embarked on the project, which will see youths in the country being equipped with technological skills.
Celestial City is an initial song offering platform built on Web 3.0, which is the third generation of internet services for websites and applications that will focus on using a machine-based understanding of data to provide data-driven and semantic web results.
Headed by Former Vodacom Executive, Nkechi Newton, Celestial City has a roaster of industry veterans including Global Creative Marketing Executive at Netflix, Tamara Johnson.
Fredokiss has been appointed as the champion for the project, having been instrumental in working with young people and artists in different initiatives.
Through his artistry, Fredokiss has inspired and motivated many young people in the country, encouraging them to work hard and utilise their potential.
Following his appointment, Fredokiss last Thursday presented a technological skills document to Ministry of Labour.
Speaking after receiving the proposal from Celestial City, Minister of Labour Vera Kamtukule said her ministry recognises the potential of the creative sector in job creation as well as skills development.
She said she was optimistic that the project would benefit many youths and that the proposal was in line with the job creation strategy that is focusing on the impact of the youth in achieving the respective objectives.
“The youth are an integral part in building the nation as long as they have the skills and are well trained. This proposal, I feel, will enable youths to be employed remotely, thus providing labour compensation inflows in line with the government’s job creation strategy,” Kamtukule said.
Fredokiss, real name Penjani Kalua, said he was happy that the government through Ministry of Labour had partnered Celestial City.
“I feel we all have a part to play. I am looking forward to the implementation of this project and to see youths benefitting,” Fredokiss said.
Through the proposal, the platform also plans on hosting concerts for major and independent artists globally.