Meet Theo Thomson
Theo Thomson, is a Malawian born creative better known for my contribution to music and performance.
Tell us about your work?
I love to get into a space where are just vibing with other creatives and a song grows from one chord or one word into a whole track.
The same goes with all other platforms, be it fashion or performance its really a lot of collaboration and trial and error with ideas and no judgement.
How did Theo Thomson get started?
I started professionally while I was in England (many years ago).
That was when I first entered a studio, first wrote a song and the passion grew from that.
How long have you been at it, and where does your inspiration come from?
I’ve been going at this for over a decade.
When you just start the inspiration needs to slap you in the face for you to hear it and relay the message.
But, because I’ve been doing this for so long, inspiration can come from a chord, a sound, a word, a memory, a story… anything
What else can we expect from you?
I’m releasing a lot of tracks this year, just to finish off this project i’ve been working on for a while.
I’m keen to do more videos and really push the visuals of these songs.
Fashion is also always in the back of my mind, so hoping to expand that side too.
What is your advice to other people who would like to follow in your footsteps?
Follow my footsteps to get to where I reached quicker, but apply yourself so that you move beyond that and pave the way for the people behind you.
How can they get started?
Start by being a student to the greats in your field, emulate and form your own style from those influences.
Now, can we change direction a little and pick your brains?
Where do you see Malawian Millennials in the next 10 years?
Running the country, lol.
I see a few millennial’s already shifting into campaigning
Do you feel Malawian brands value (influencers, creators etc) and compensate them fairly?
Not yet, but they’ve started listening to what we’ve been saying all along.
And, that’s not only that we are the youths voice but we are influential with the communities
What do you think can be done to change this?
They’re on the right track.
Once we start to value our own the way we value international artists, then our artists can grow and fly our flag
Do you feel Malawians support each other enough? if yes, how and if no, then why?
We do support each other, whether its enough is subjective.
If someone uses their last bit of data to download your song, they have supported as best they can.
Is that enough from a business perspective?
We need that same person to like, share and comment on the post as well as download the song and watch the video.
So in that regard, its a no.
But that’s part of why it is harder for us.
If you feel there is a lack of local support, how can we change that narrative so people are more eager to help lift one another?
Allow people access to your music, a way to get to your shows, actual shows to even go to…
Give them something to support.
If you could have one open door that could elevate your work and brand, what would you wish and hope for?
To be on a hook for a big artist, features don’t do much but if you’re on a hit hook with a big artist, that can do a lot.
Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?
Taking each day as it comes.
Building brick by brick and I’m focused on that, not thinking of the whole picture yet.
For the curious, are you single or taken?
I’m married and recently a father.
Connect with Theo Thomson
Last but not least how can people get in touch with you? (All your social media etc..)
I’m on all of them!www.facebook.com/theothomsonmusic1
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Thank you for visually taking us along into your world.
We’re grateful that you could chat with us.
It is so breathtaking to hear from a Malawian millennial go-getter!
We wish you all the best in all your endeavours.
Thank you 🙏
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