Pauline Gundidza

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Pauline Gundidza
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BornPauline Gundidza
(1985-07-08) July 8, 1985 (age 34)
Zimbabwe
EducationDominican Convent
OccupationMusician
Years active2001 to date
Known forBeing part of the Mafriq group with hit song Ndomuudza sei
Spouse(s)Roki (Divorced)
ChildrenSkye and Minana

Pauline Gundidza is a Zimbabwean musician who was part of the Mafriq group that had a hit song Ndomuudza Sei together with Lovedale 'Discord' Makalanga and Tungamirai 'Tunga T' Tavi which was disbanded in 2010.[1]

Background

She was born on the 8th July 1985. She has been in the music industry for 19 years now.[2] She was married to Roki in 2004 and had children, Skye (2005) and Minana (2010), though the marriage did not last long after they divorced but they still work together in the studio every now and then. Minana was born after they had decided to reunite in 2009 but like at first they could not stay together for long again. They shocked fans when they decided to get married. After they got married, Roki did not want her to continue performing and she disappeared from the entertainment scene for a while.

Education

Pauline attended Dominican Convent High School in Harare for he O Levels.[3] Pauline enrolled with the Music Crossroads Academy for a Certificate in music.[4]

Career

Pauline popularly known as Mai Sky made her claim to fame when she was part of the musical group Mafriq which blessed musical ears with hits like Ndomuudza Sei and Zuva. Many would expect her to be sitting on top of the world, but such is not the case. She has had a turbulent life that has often threatened to give a stunted growth or rather stillbirth to her career, but she refuse to give up - still she rises. Like her daughter's name (Sky), she believes the sky is the limit.[5]

She also worked with DJ Holy at Patsime Trust under the project called Shaura in the 2018 commemorations of the 16 days of activism against gender based violence. In 2017 she was also part of a compilation titled 'No To Abuse' which featured 10 female artistes including Ninja Lipsy, DaRula, Kadijah, Nina Grande among others.

Sexual Harassment

She was a victim of sexual harassment in her line of work where some promoters and producers demand sex for studio time or for show bookings among other favours. She participated in the 2018 commemorations of 16 days of activism against gender based violence by producing a song called Chioko.





References

  1. Precious Chida, [1], NewsDay, Published: 25 February, 2020, Accessed: 17 April, 2020
  2. [2], H-Metro, Published: 25 July, 2018, Accessed: 17 April, 2020
  3. Problem Masau, [3], The Standard, Published: 29 November, 2015, Accessed: 17 April, 2020
  4. Sigauke Sigauke, [4], iHarare, Published: 7 January, 2017, Accessed: 17 April, 2020
  5. Nigel Pfunde, [5], Mail and Guardian, Published: 28 November, 2018, Accessed: 17 April, 2020