Salvador uses comedy to preach entrepreneurship

Posted: 2020-03-13T08:59:09Z Read: 2,020 times
Salvador uses comedy to preach entrepreneurship

Ombokolo ambassador Patrick Idringi aka Salvador is currently delivering lectures on entrepreneurship in different higher institutions of learning as a guest lecturer. 

Salvador was invited by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to speak to Nkumba and YMCA during the NSSF Career Expo 2020.

The Africa Laughs star was invited to give a talk about self-startups, how to manage finances and outline common mistakes made by young people in handling their finance.

While at YMCA, students who did not hide their excitement upon seeing the seasoned comedian flooded the venue and before the lecture could start, they were begging for selfies from the star.

Salvador who is a Makerere graduate of Telecom Engineering started off the lecture with his story of how he started his career as an Engineer in one of the biggest Telecom company in Uganda.

But he ended up on stage as a stand-up comedian. Salvador resigned from his office job in 2010 and joined Stand-up comedy auditions organised by Multichoice and he managed to be the second winning US$5000 after Kenneth Kimuli aka Pablo who was the overall winner of the completions.

“I realized that I was doing serious things but getting unserious money. Now I am doing unserious things but getting serious money,” Salvador said.

The father of two told students that they should not be stuck to what they learnt in class because the society outside school is different and needs people with open minds, who can adjust to different changing environments.

He added that most of Ugandans have failed  to start any business because they only look at starting capital in terms of cash, mentioning that there is a lot of untapped human or social capital that is capable of starting and maintaining any business in the world.  

Of course, comedy was his best way of delivering his lectures as he tried to emphasize the relevance of technology in searching for knowledge. He jokingly said that even  if you want to become the best night dancer in town , you can go to YouTube and get the most recent information.