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Albert Nyathi (born 15 November 1962) at Kafusi in Gwanda District in Matabeleland South) is a Zimbabwean poet who is particularly famous for the poem and song [[Senzeni Na?]] which he composed following the assassination of [[Chris Hani]].
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'''Albert Nyathi''' is a Zimbabwean poet who is particularly famous for the poem and song Senzeni Na? which he composed following the assassination of Chris Hani.
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==Background==
 
==Background==
He is married to Caroline the couple have 3 children  
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He was born on November 15, 1962 at Kafusi in [[Gwanda]] District in Matabeleland South. He is married to Caroline the couple have 3 children  
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==Educational background==
 
==Educational background==
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Albert Nyathi studied for bachelor of arts degree from the [[University of Zimbabwe]]
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==Praise Poetry career==
 
==Praise Poetry career==
[[Albert Nyathi]] started praise poetry at a young age where he would sing praise poetry while herding cattle. His interest in poetry deepened at Msitheli [Secondary School] and Matopo [High School] then to the University of Zimbabwe.<ref>[http://www.newzimbabwe.com/showbiz-628-The+Truth+About+Albert+Nyathi/showbiz.aspx The Truth About: Albert Nyathi]</ref>
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Albert Nyathi started praise poetry at a young age where he would sing praise poetry while herding cattle. His interest in poetry deepened at Msitheli [Secondary School] and Matopo [High School] then to the University of Zimbabwe.<ref>[http://www.newzimbabwe.com/showbiz-628-The+Truth+About+Albert+Nyathi/showbiz.aspx The Truth About: Albert Nyathi], ''NewZimbabwe'', Published: December 11, 2009, Retrieved: July 11, 2014</ref>
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==Philanthropic Work==
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Albert Nyathi coordinated an event in which they donated textbooks to several schools in the Gwanda district area. The donation came as a result of the poor results that the schools had recorded with some schools recording as low as 0% pass rate. The schools that benefited from the donation were Kafusi and Madume Secondary schools while primary schools that benefited were Takaliawa, Makwoke, Zelezele, Mapate and Cobone.<ref name="bid">LUYANDUHLOBO MAKWATI, [http://www.southerneye.co.zw/2014/03/31/albert-nyathi-gives-back/ Albert Nyathi gives back], ''Southern Eye'' Published: March 31, 2014, Retrieved: July 11, 2014</ref>
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==Controversy==
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Nyathi was once quoted saying that at one point he used to be an illegal border jumper crossing into Botswana.<ref name="boda" >[http://www.zimdiaspora.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=10384:albert-nyathi-was-a-border-jumper-newspaper&Itemid=18 Albert Nyathi was a border jumper: Newspaper], ''ZimDiaspora'', Published: December 19, 2012, Retrieved: July 11, 2014</ref>
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==Awards and Major Perfomances==
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*Zimbabwe National Poetry Award (1995)<ref name="nati">[http://www.africanmusiciansprofiles.com/albertnyathi.htm Albert Nyathi], ''African Musicians Profiles'', Retrieved: July 11, 2014</ref>
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*The group that Nyathi performs with (Imbongi) was chosen by the United Nations to represent African Music at the youth congress in Hawaii in 1999.
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Latest revision as of 15:45, 9 August 2019

Albert Nyathi
Albert Nyathi
Born (1962-11-15) November 15, 1962 (age 58)
NationalityZimbabwe
Occupation
  • Poet
  • Musician.

Albert Nyathi is a Zimbabwean poet who is particularly famous for the poem and song Senzeni Na? which he composed following the assassination of Chris Hani.

Background

He was born on November 15, 1962 at Kafusi in Gwanda District in Matabeleland South. He is married to Caroline the couple have 3 children


Educational background

Albert Nyathi studied for bachelor of arts degree from the University of Zimbabwe

Praise Poetry career

Albert Nyathi started praise poetry at a young age where he would sing praise poetry while herding cattle. His interest in poetry deepened at Msitheli [Secondary School] and Matopo [High School] then to the University of Zimbabwe.[1]

Philanthropic Work

Albert Nyathi coordinated an event in which they donated textbooks to several schools in the Gwanda district area. The donation came as a result of the poor results that the schools had recorded with some schools recording as low as 0% pass rate. The schools that benefited from the donation were Kafusi and Madume Secondary schools while primary schools that benefited were Takaliawa, Makwoke, Zelezele, Mapate and Cobone.[2]

Controversy

Nyathi was once quoted saying that at one point he used to be an illegal border jumper crossing into Botswana.[3]

Awards and Major Perfomances

  • Zimbabwe National Poetry Award (1995)[4]
  • The group that Nyathi performs with (Imbongi) was chosen by the United Nations to represent African Music at the youth congress in Hawaii in 1999.



References

  1. The Truth About: Albert Nyathi, NewZimbabwe, Published: December 11, 2009, Retrieved: July 11, 2014
  2. LUYANDUHLOBO MAKWATI, Albert Nyathi gives back, Southern Eye Published: March 31, 2014, Retrieved: July 11, 2014
  3. Albert Nyathi was a border jumper: Newspaper, ZimDiaspora, Published: December 19, 2012, Retrieved: July 11, 2014
  4. Albert Nyathi, African Musicians Profiles, Retrieved: July 11, 2014