Sarah Mpofu - Sibanda
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BornSarah Mpofu - Sibanda
NationalityZimbabwe
EducationLuveve High School, Bulawayo
Occupation
  • Model
  • Actress
OrganizationFingers Modelling Agency
Known forActing as Tashi in Amakorokoza
Home townBulawayo
Spouse(s)Nkosilathi Sibanda, Peter Mpofu (Late)

Sarah Mpofu - Sibanda is a Zimbabwean actress and model who owns Fingers Modelling Agency. She graduated as a model in 1986 at Face Enterprises Modelling Agency at a time when the industry was the preserve of Caucasian models.

Background

In 1989, she got married to the late Peter Mpofu (father of her four daughters) who was a male model and thespian. Together they started Fingers Academy, a hair and beauty salon incorporating a modeling school/agency. Their idea was to convince especially the black community that the beauty and modelling industries are good enough industries like any other and people can actually make a living through these. Mpofu-Sibanda is widely known for her role in yesteryear’s hit soapie Amakorokoza, where she played Tashi. Her last production was a ZTV offering titled Ezakomatshelela.[1]

Education

Sarah attended Mtshede and Luveve Primary Schools, then went to Luveve High in Bulawayo’s famous township of Luveve.[2]

Career

Her career highlights includes graduating a minimum of two classes of not less than 10 students per year and during that time she has managed to groom and worked with household names like Ashley Morgan (the 2018 Miss Tourism Zimbabwe), Busi Dube, Caroline Marufu, Nonhlanhla Dube, Oslie Muringai - Matsikenyere, Samantha Tshuma, Lorraine Maphala - Phiri, male models Kieth Siamloboka, Shadel Noble to name a few. Most of them have managed to start up thriving businesses of their own.

Sarah Mpofu-Sibanda said her Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards nomination has inspired her to do more in the arts industry. The artist was nominated for outstanding TV-Film actress for her role in the film, The Letter, where she plays Elizabeth. “Having been in the industry for a long time and still have my name mentioned at such prestigious awards in the country means a lot to me. God has been kind enough to let me help tell stories that need to be told, and I thank the writers, producers, and directors who find my worth in extending their messages. I also appreciate the market for always being eager to receive my work,” she said.

References

  1. Sindiso Dube, [1], News Day, Published: June 26, 2019, Retrieved: February 6, 2020
  2. [2], The Independent, Published: March 23, 2018, Retrieved: February 06, 2020