Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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What most people don’t know about the Tourism Reality Show, that I’m very humbled to be a part of might I add, is what happened before the show. Most of the time, we sit behind our screens watching these beautiful creations in completion. However, watching it unfold right before your eyes is a whole other story. That’s what I want to share with you. I want you come along on the journey I shared with the amazing cast and crew.

I woke up on this particular morning with a checklist embedded in my brain. I knew exactly what was going to occur from the moment I got into my car and drove straight to The Tourism Reality Show meeting. But the events that unfolded thereafter were astonishing. You know the feeling of entering a new environment and catching a vibe? That’s exactly what happened and I was immediately wrapped up in the zone.

The meeting included various influences and of course went semi smoothly. A slight glitch with volume on the presentation greeted the room however, Coach Brian’s enthusiasm and determination to give presentation filled the place with giggles. You could almost tell everyone in the room had an immediate relaxation. Almost as if they felt they were in good hands, which they were of course.

As I sat there wondering my eyes, the people in the room created a comforting vibe as a reflection from the masterminds of the show. Laughter, jokes and happiness filled the air and the meeting went on with in good time. The feedback created motivation in Coach Brian and the team giving the aftermath a much needed late lunch.

Imagine a room filled with creativity? A brilliant restaurant turned creative. As a bunch of warm-hearted individuals waltzed into the premises splashing all sorts of originality. Despite my timid silence, I was observing the team, I caught the creative bug as we sat around a table discussing the next few shooting weeks ahead. Coach Brian began tapping on his laptop and phone almost simultaneously (don’t ask me how he does it, I’m still trying to figure it out). Whatever came out of each persons mouth hit me with such awe. I mean Zambia is filled with talent, but this particular involvement got me wondering. I knew this was the beginning of something great. Calm before the storm because the following weeks captured a ton of ups and a ton of downs. This story is still unfolding, and you can get a front row seat to the creative madness. I’m 100% this will open Zambia’s eyes.

-Kawanga Coxe

One thought on “Calm Before The Storm

  1. Brian Matambo

    This is an interesting perspective of what the team was projecting. Creativity is in utter abundance. But let us see now if that talent is accompanied by enough skill to bring a dream to fruition.

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