Zollyhood Universe (Pty) Ltd, is a media platform that discovers hidden talents of Arts such as Acting, Music, Script Writing and Poetry on the young and marginalized people, especially people living with disability. It was founded by October 20, 2020 and Incorporated on October, 07, 2021
The main purpose of our existence is to break the societal stereotypical norms and behaviors about disability and people living with disability, to create a better place for people living with disability in our society. We also advocate the equality between people living with disability and average people by bridging the gap, by educating them about the life of a disabled person than the way we are taught about disability. We believe that disability is not a disease nor a curse, but it is a gift, that help us to achieve more than we are told to achieve because we are intellectually capable and smart as average people. We are as deserving of a success that we desire the same as average people.
Our radio station, Zollyhood Radio, is a lifestyle brand that epitomizes black success and leadership. Our playlist includes a diverse range of genres including.
R&B, Hip hop,Kwaito,House,Contemporary jazz,Gospel.
Our programming includes entertainment, information, community services, and lifestyle content. Zollyhood Radio is a mentor and guide for youthful adults, providing them with the tools they need to embrace a pragmatic and successful life and adapt to their constantly changing environment.
In addition to our radio station, we also have a music division, Zollyhood Music, which exists to shape culture through the power of artistry. We identify and develop artists and songwriters, producing and distributing critically acclaimed and commercially successful music. Our goal is to delight and entertain fans around the world and serve our communities through the power of music.
Finally, Zollyhood Studios is our movie production division, focused on discovering hidden talent and empowering people to take up careers in the film industry. We specialize in a range of genres including class act, classic scenes, action, romance, horror, and comedy. Our aim is to create captivating and breathtaking entertainment that triggers adgeraling laughter and critical thinking.
Zollyhood Universe is flourishing under the founder Syiabonga Calvin Radebe, also known as Boss $Bill from October 20th 2020 to December 31st 2022 Zollyhood Universe continues to grow exponentially Under the strong leadership of jazzy Smith from January 1st to the present. We operates in 12 territories including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, India, Jamaica, St. Lucia, the USA, England, and Israel. Our motto is “Boots to Asses,” a testament to our dedication to hard work and excellence.
Our relevance is essential because we aim to help empower and build confidence in a disabled person, in order to do better in life; socially, economically and politically, without to having to rely on anyone for assistance, as this will improve their self image. This too, will help them to be exposed to good and meaningful business and economic relations and networks to be independent and recognized in the society. It will help them meet their daily goals in all areas of their lives
Another reason why we want to help improve the lives of people living with disability is because of the situations they are exposed to daily, where they are rarely spoken about and overlooked by the society. Such situations are:
South Africa, has high level of youth unemployment, this includes people living with disability. However, people living with disability, including elderly people, are not considered in terms of employment. Even though the country has given amendments to companies; to include 2% of disabled people to work with them, the majority lies ahead, where most disabled people do not have a stable job and income, which resorts them to heavily rely on disability grant. This takes away their freedom of not having to make networking’s that could expose them to have a better life financially. Many companies do not hire people living with disability, due to lack of training and equipment to cater, as this needs to be heavily addressed.
Negligence in Public Health Sector
Due to governmental negligence, People living with disability are not given proper medication and medical services due to the lack of skills the Public Health Workers have, because they are not well equip and trained to cater the needs of people living with disability. Sometimes, the necessary medical supplies become unavailable which negatively impacts the health of a disabled person.
Not being Accepted In The Society
Even though times have changed, we are evolving and growing as the society and letting go of concepts that no longer work for us, people still hold on to old mythological concepts about disability, hence why they do not assist people living with disability. This is even worse for people living disability in intimate spaces such as family households; where they view disability as disgust, hence they are not treated fairly by their family members.
This also goes far as to the media and entertainment industry, as the pillar of the society and the kind of social influence it has over the people, it suppose to eradicate negative concepts about disability, by practicing inclusion towards those who are living with disability to correct such harmful behaviors. Many people living with disability in the media and entertainment industry are being discriminated against based on how they look and communicate. They are not allowed to partake in certain roles and responsibilities due to the industry itself focuses on the Marketing and Financial aspect of things by continuing pleasing the audience than doing its job
We are slowly taking over the media and entertainment industry hence your financial assistance will help us to do more than that. As this will help our beneficiaries which are people living with disability. We are questioning and removing concepts that are placed in our society about disability, to empower people living with disability socially, economically and politically. To build their self image, by giving them a platform to voice their concerns through media and entertainment, in order to change the thought of disability into a positive one.
Our objectives and expected results for our beneficiaries is to empower them both socially, economically and politically. To boost their self image, by acclimatizing them with average people to be on the same playing field equally
This will provide them with a source of employment and skills to be economically and socially independent which will boost their self image and confidence. It will also expose them to meaningful business and economic networks that will build them positively as it will make them recognized and included in the society
METHODOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Zollyhood Acting Awards and Fashion Weekly Show are our main project activities
The CEO; Jazzy Darnell Smith, Managing Director; Constance Rathata Motjatji and General Manager; Ntokozo Cele are the main implementers of our project due to the strong closely link relationship they have amongst each other as business partners as they deal with the planning and reviewing of the project while the Public Relations Offer; Duduzile Ndebele and Human Resource Manager; Kegomoditswe Molapo will be the executors
By doing this, we will increase our production in our organization by bringing in the best results as we believe in doing utmost excellence and perfection to get strong and good recognition from others. This will enable us to get sponsorships and funding to help carry out our plans for our organization, and to help grow our organization
EXPERTISE AND OPERATIONAL CAPACITY
Our organization is filled with the most energetic, confident, talented and skilled people. Who usher in bringing the best performance as a result of their past job and educational experience, along with bringing in their creativity. We highly posses skills such as:
- Business Planning, Proposal Writing, Reviewing and Communication
- Writing Minutes in Business Meetings
- Planning of Work Schedule and Production
- Skills in Graphics, Design and Marketing
- Financial Knowledge, Assistance and Recording
- Management Planning & Order
- Z Cinema FB page – https://www.facebook.com/Zollyhood-Cinema-103515958625600/?ref=pages_you_manage
- Z Music FB page – https://www.facebook.com/Zollyhood-Music-115047816902305/?ref=pages_you_manage
- ZollyhoodRadio FB page – https://www.facebook.com/Zollyhood-Radio-107631368545840/?ref=pages_you_manage
- YouTube – https://youtube.com/channel/UC-ceHLgKHzdo0_R6AWrgDSA
- Twitter –https://twitter.com/Zollyhood_U?t=ZIgYuFanbFGOG1bShxj2zg&s=09
Date founded: 10/20/20
Date incorporation: 10/7/21
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