Musa Kalenga is a communication guru with a natural knack for communicating, particularly to the youth. He is an entrepreneur, speaker, writer, presenter and founder and CEO of Monate Fellaz, a marketing and research consultancy. He gives us his entrepreneurial pearls of wisdom.

Why did you become an entrepreneur?
Firstly, I didn’t want a boss! Second, I wanted to find a way to consolidate my left and right brain by doing something I was truly passionate about.

What does it take to be an entrepreneur?
Resilience and clarity of vision. It requires you to be able to go against the grain and continually challenge yourself.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt as an entrepreneur?
Pay attention to detail.

What keeps you motivated?
Other young, like-minded Africans that are changing the world in big ways.

Any words that you live by?
My mom always used to say to us, “there’s no sweet without sweat”.

Any business people you admire or who inspire you?
Thebe Ikalafeng, Sir Sam Jonah, Sean Combs and Sean Carter.

What is the secret to your success?
Paint a clear picture of the end goal and step into it every day.