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BornBlessing Chimhowa
(1974-04-04) April 4, 1974 (age 46)
Mutare, Zimbabwe
EducationSheni Primary School
OccupationActor, Comedian
EmployerHarare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa)
Known forActing as Mbudziyadhura in the drama series Gringo

Mbudziyadhura is a Zimbabwean actor and comedian who came to spotlight in the drama series Gringo in the late 1990s. He is employed by the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA).


Blessing Chimhowa was born on 4 April 1974 and attended Sheni Primary School in Mutare.


Chimhowa started acting when he was in primary school. He has featured in a number of popular films such as Yellow Card where he played the character of Obert and Soles of Emmanuel. He also took part in the stage play titled Salome that premiered at HIFA 2000. Besides acting he is also involved in a number of radio and television commercials.

In terms of my acting, he likes NdiGringo Chete, but in terms of quality and the best production, Gringo Troublemaker beats them all. When asked how he got the role of Mbudziyadhura in the drama, Chimhowa said it was through a rigorous audition and he had to dance according to the tune of the scriptwriter and directors. When he went to the auditions, the producers said they wanted someone who was ‘dull’ to replace the clever John Banda because they wanted to ‘kill’ the character. He had to be dull in order to be considered and that’s how he earned the role of Mbudziyadhura.[1]


  1. Moses Mugugunyeki, [1], The Standard, Published: April 2, 2017, Accessed: March 31, 2020