Your name and what do you do?
Muscat Sayye is my name but am famously known as Muscat Moreno. I am a performing artist (Theatre, film & TV), Voice over artist, MC, content creator, talent manager, creative director and a social entrepreneur to name but a few.
Tell us about being an artist in Mombasa?
Being an artist in Msa is quite challenging coz the support you get from your consumers is pretty low but however its very competitive and needs you to be on top of your game always.
What role does the artist have in society?
The role of an artist in the society is to address the social ills in a creative way. Mentorship to upcoming artists and be a role model.
What’s your favourite art work?
Theatre is my first love.
What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
I have worked in several NGOs as a field coordinator, research assistant and community facilitator.
Do you think artist in Mombasa are well branded?
Haha, hmm ok to be frank there is still a lot to be done.
What advice would you give to upcoming artist?
Learn from the best, research and understand the trade, create content with long shelf life.
If you were given resources to create space and options for Artist, what would you do?
I would create a creative village, a place artists can camp and learn/share with other creatives to develop quality artistic work.
Name three artists you’d like to be compared to.
I wouldn’t say compared coz I am my own kind of artist but I look up to them and really learn a lot from them *Raymond Ofula *Mrisho Mpoto and *Samuel L Jackson.
The entertainment sector is a multi billion industry, we need to come together as industry stakeholders and formulate policies that will regulate and create a level ground for all practitioners to be pushed and consented in the county assembly.