Makaka transforming artists into creative entrepreneurs

Bevan Makaka

There is a thin difference between success and failure, it all hinges on your approach to life.

The only person who can pigeonhole you the most is yourself.

That is the mindset of Bevan Makaka, who is inspired by his parents, the late Evangelist Phanuel Dzangare Chiweshe, as well as prolific businesspersons Eat ‘n’ Lick CEO Bishop Isaiah Musabaya and Evans Kureya.

Ever wondered who is behind the visibly growing Xcelerate Enterprises brand?

Makaka, who is a reputed information technology expert specialising in data engineering and business analytics in the United States, has been quietly investing back home.

His fledgling company, Xcelerate Enterprises comprises Xcelerate Trucking, Xcelerate Mining, and Xcelerate Entertainment.

The trucking business moves bulk fuel loads across southern Africa.

While all business pursues profit, it is Xcelerate Entertainment that our trailblazer is passionate about.

Who knows what the future benefits are?

They experience economy as an entertainment dimension is a marketing strategy that aims to offer an unforgettable special experience.

Together with his wife Megan the couple has a passion to mentor and groom others to success.

Hailing from the impoverished high-density suburb of Mabvuku in Harare, Makaka is  a trailblazer as they come.

His phenomenal rise to success as a high- performing entrepreneur and music promoter at home and abroad goes beyond conventional wisdom.

The Extreme fuel dealer’s personal journey as an effective leader is unique in that he is a purpose-driven, and authentic.

The fact that he relocated to the US at the age of 15 has not compromised the love of his home country.

That is the reason why he continues to hog the limelight for promoting and hosting local musicians.

Gospel guru Baba Mechanic Manyeruke, Minister Michael Mahendere, Jah Signal and Tocky Vibes are among the beneficiaries. 

The multiple award-winning businessman and arts promoter is also trending for hosting the Zim Connect show set to be held on September 2 in Dallas, Texas.

This time around, the beneficiaries in the entertainment sector he has lined-up are Zimdancehall sensation Poptain, Tammy Moyo, Enzo Ishall, urban groover Ex-Q, DJ Tamuka and DJ Levels.

Makaka said apart from showcasing their musical talents, the local musicians have an opportunity to take advantage of the vast business opportunities that are in the US.

He is also working flat out to ensure that the selected local artistes also perform in Canada during the tour.

He is someone who goes the extra mile, beyond his area of expertise connecting people and resources to a worthwhile cause.

That has been the secret to the social recognition and the reputation that has developed over time.

His consistent demonstration of leadership has earned him local and international awards.

Recently, the Zimbabwe Independence Celebration Committee honoured him with the Mentorship and Youth Empowerment Award.

At the beginning of the year, Makaka was an awardee at the third edition of prestigious Zimbabwe Community News awards as the Diaspora Ambassador of the Year award held in January at the Harare International Conference Centre.

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