A rising star, a humble soul, a bubbly person with an eye for fashion and not to forget a mediator for all things media, market, and economy-related, Curtly Gwindi (CG) has made a name for himself in both the entertainment and marketing industry at a young age. As a media Broadcaster, Marketing Strategist, Brand Influencer, and Public Relations & Communications Expert, Mr. Gwindi has made a print in the industries as a hard-working person with a diligent work ethic that speaks volumes.
Being a youth with ambitions to make his dreams a success, the amount of grind linked to the name Gwindi has decorated his career in digital, traditional, and broadcasting, making himself a force to reckon with. As the saying goes a hardworking man lets his results shine more and this has resulted in Mr. Gwindi being awarded the position of Executive Committee Member for Information and Publicity in the Zimbabwe Young Influencers Board, a recently launched Internationally recognized organ of handpicked Youth in Zimbabwe.
In a bid to find out what the rising Influencer is driven by, as a youth himself, can impact and share about his passion and journey in the industries that recognize his worth, MotiMagz was able to get an interview from him done by Sylivia T Changachirere (SC)
SC: May you briefly introduce yourself?
CG: First of all, it’s a pleasure to be speaking to you MotiMagz on all things motivation and sharing my story. My name is Curtly Gwindi, a 25-year-old marketing strategist, public relations and communications expert, and not forgetting communications consultant and many other things media related. I am an award-winning marketing strategist and public relations expert with the pleasure of working with being accredited on my expertise on board for the fast-growing borehole drilling company. I am happy to include my nomination in the Incorporate Zim 2021 in the categories Best New Age Zimbabwean and Most Inspirational Young Person alongside Holy Ten, Kirsty Coventry, and George Saweazy.
SC: You have so much going on at such a young age what would you say drives you to be in such great heights?
CG: I would like to believe that my esteemed beginning in the public space with the exposure to many things and people allowed me to view and appreciate the young audience that is following and watching and to the person that they want to give up and can’t go further, that in particular motivates me and always remembering am inspiring to inspire before I expire.
SC: The success has placed you in such great heights, did it ever occur to you that you might have achieved all of it in such a short space of time?
CG: I don’t think am actually where I want to be yet because more stories are yet to be created and more to come. Yes! In such a short space there has been a sizable success within my story and with the brands am working with am sure we have yet to even go for international platforms so am awaiting to reach my great heights and more success
SC: In your Bio, you mentioned being a Brand Influencer and Public Relations & Communications Expert. Can you take us through that journey briefly?
CG: How that happened was funny because of my exposure to media and as a media practitioner and a media presenter, I do currently have 4 shows on ZBC including the Trending with Curly that airs on Good Morning Zimbabwe, I have another one called Economics 101 which deals with all thing’s related to economics in Zimbabwe. Another show I present on is called Jive Trends which looks at all trending issues on a new television channel called Jive.
I also have another which also talks about trends. With all this said I strongly believe that many brands may come to my inbox asking to be their brand ambassador which speaks volumes about the influence that I can bring to brands, especially in the corporate space. We are close to also releasing a new show all about interviews and I hope the audience is ready to accept.
SC: Gaining experience and dabbling with part-time gigs of your enjoyment, how has it pushed your vision as a person as well as a marketer, brand influencer, PR, and communications expert?
CG: It has also pushed me as a radio and television presenter in the sense of exposure to certain people and possible collaborations through some of the networks we create at these part-time gigs. The stage is my passion so I drive this vision and this growth I am experiencing did not happen by chance because what am doing is feeding an eco-system that the networks would feed off of each other.
I would like to quickly express that the Curtly Gwindi brand is not going anywhere, it’s only just beginning. I take the pleasure of sharing my story with MotiMagz as they are doing good work in profiling not only Zimbabwean young people but the African region at large.
SC: In some of your works I noticed that you published a book by the name A Son Who Kept It Simple. How has the publishment of the book given significance to you and the audience you are reaching out to?
CG: The book is still on its way as there were issues with publishing rights and difficulties in meeting the date spoken about and the book is definitely on its way