Ever since I started blogging, that’s 6 months ago, I have never interviewed anybody. My blog posts were all about me, myself and I. So this time I decided since my blog is just a mixed bag of everything why don’t I just try it out.
My first ever interview! I got the opportunity to get to know more about John Cole, a top Zimbabwean choreographer, artist and dancer teacher. There’s so much to know about him. He might have been interviewed before but I tried to go on my own direction and asked what I really wanted to know about his career and life in general.
Here’s what he told me:
John you have many titles to your name and have danced at so many events and choreographed some of the best videos in Zimbabwe, I just want to know how you manage all that?
Oh wow its a loaded question 🤣 well its by the grace of God and hard work that gets one places including the two key element professionalism and delivery with each successful event comes more calls to work on different projects locally and regionally. Just grateful for each project as it Is an experience and challenge creativity as each demands a different approach and angle.
How long have you been dancing?
Oh wow close to about 14 years I think
Dancing I would say 14
Professionally under 7 years or so after changing my operations and working with new program within the music and dance industry.
How has been your experience so far?
Its a wild ride no lie the amounts of time put into the craft as being very unbelievable with wins and losses mostly wins 🤣 but hey what’s good career with a back story for the ages. Working with artists, corporates and many entities has served as a big eye opener its just like a dream but with extra seats.
So is there a difference between John Cole the choreographer and just John on an ordinary day?
Yes! Oh yes there is… The choreographer is always working an angle or working on the next big thing. John Cole is more family and chill TV, travel of just general hang out. I like to sleep a lot given the chance.
Lets talk about your relationship with Ammara, you guys seem to have come a long way. How did it begin?
Hahahahaha its one of a kind my guy one of a kind we met 6 or so years ago at a wedding, funny enough we met 4 or so more times prior to the wedding and we just were like oh hey nothing much to it as one artists acknowledges the other in the same space as we were always performing at the same event or attending. Her then manager Benny Bismark from BB version said Ammara then young man seems to be in the same place and his always dance why don’t y’all work together, we met outside the venue had a chat she gave me her song titled sugar daddy then and we worked on it and well let’s just day she was impressed and the rest is history made and goals smashed in terms of Videos and performances as the golden team. Sweet journey ever since we have had each others back and always pushing the other to do better. In short of our relationship we have become family.
Thats beautiful! Okay so Kudzi and Brian Mungate’s wedding! All the way in Philippine.Tell me about that
That was the work of a multi award winning lawyer named Haatsari based in Australia, I did her wedding prior and she was impressed cause I pulled it off in 3 days and resounding success all round. She called one day and said how would you like to choreography a wedding in the Philippines and I was like don’t play with me but the super lady proved me wrong and that was my breakthrough and ever since then I have be globetrotting ever since as she was the key to opening international doors for me as now others have taken up the course of action for weddings and workshops and concerts.
Bless her soul! So It seems you’re a big brand now. You deal with big organizations and individuals, and I understand sometimes people don’t always agree on certain things and it turns sour. How do you protect the brand John Cole?
There is no right answer to this one all I can say is always work in Harmony with others if anything or something happens its best one just tries to fix or leave of as is and hope for the best on both sides that nothing else gets affected by this issue. Its life after all. We can control our actions but not others.
Wise words coming from a wise guy! Anyhow, Can Mrs Cole dance?
Yes she can we do a lot of dancing in our house as a couple and as a family.
I envy her! And the little ones?
The little ones Avant and Duncan at super mania dancers and have performed with me, Avant has opened my show at Ammara Brown launch ft Mr Eazi it was sight and together also performed at my first ever concert John Cole Unplugged and they gave the crowd a show to remember.
Oh wow! You must be a proud dad! Who wouldn’t be haha. So Have you ever considered modelling? I mean you’re tall and slim, the perfect model body! And you’re light skinned to, isn’t that the recipe?
Yes I have and I have for few entities and light skin isn’t the recipe amana 🤣 its just what comes your way when it does
Dance teacher you are! I’m sure it can be stressful teaching someone like me who got two left feet how to dance. How do you handle stress?
Yes sometimes it is but as a teacher one must find the possible movement for learner and get best results and we have succeeded big time hence #dancewithjohncole narrative
What does a John Cole normal day look like?
Rehearsals, meetings with potential clients, management meetings, dance performances and planning for next couple events.
Non working day would be just chilling.
Its 16 Days of Activism, what message do you have for anyone out there who has been affected by GBV
I would say stay strong hold steady and be brave and bold never give up on changing your life.
Thank you so much for your time John. Hope you continue flourishing and doing great. We just want your social media handles for when we want to reach out or stalk you hahaha
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