For this entrepreneur, turning a childhood hobby into a career has always been a dream until he established an incoming-generating business by the name of Ubuntu Events Technology.
Owner of Ubuntu Events Technology, Hadino Nghishekwa describes himself as an “outspoken introvert.”
Contrary to what he does for a living the entrepreneur holds a degree in Chemistry and Geology which he obtained from the University of Namibia.
Like many disadvantaged Namibians, Nghishekwa did not come from a financially stable household, so he “always wanted more.”
The visionary said that from a young age, “taking ordinary moments and environments and transforming them into something magnificent” has always appealed to him.
“To escape an otherwise ordinary life – we all want to do that at some point,” he added.
With the little that he had, he nurtured his hobby for technology throughout his childhood saying that, “the passion has been there for as long as I can remember.”
In 2012 he turned a hobby into a business.
“It began as a childhood dream driven by passion, then one day I realized it can and should be a company and not only a hobby,” the entrepreneur said.
Today, Ubuntu Events Technology is in the business of turning ordinary moments into key memories.
The business supplies technical equipment such as sound, lights, audiovisual (AV), stage and conferencing equipment.
For him, the main goal for his business is to expand across other regions in Namibia and to build a solid reputation in terms of professionalism and service.
Although the business does private events like weddings and birthday parties, his main target market are corporate clients; according to him they hold the same values as the business as they believe in professionalism and quality.
“Corporate clients have the biggest interest in quality and professionalism, events technology is quite expensive too and these clients understand that,” he added.
Nghishekwa believes that innovation is key to running a successful business.
“Our vision is to be most innovative technical support company in Africa while our mission is hosting memorable events by exceeding client expectations and constantly challenging the status quo,” the entrepreneur stated.
Currently, Ubuntu Events Technology has four full time and two part time employees.
The owner is also passionate about training young people so that they are able to harness new and useful skills that might take them further.
“We take people off the side of road, the young ones, and give them technical training so that they don’t have to rely on cleaning people’s homes as a way of living. It is our belief that people on the side of the road deserve a chance to do some dignifying work. Providing meaningful jobs is something we strongly believe in,” he said.
For this entrepreneur, the sky is the limit.
“We have big plans we cannot enumerate here but we see Namibia has our base, and not our market,” he said.
Contact Hadino Nghishekwa for more information regarding his services: firstname.lastname@example.org