Anne Nhira
Anne Nhira
Anne Nhira
BornZimbabwe
NationalityZimbabweans
Occupation
  • Actress
Known forActing in Studio 263

Anne Nhira is a popular Zimbabwean actress and model who rose to prominence in the early 2000s when she featured in the soap opera Studio 263. Nhira also tried her hand in singing in 2013 when she released a single, "The One".

Background

She was born in a musical family in which her brothers are musicians. The brothers are popularly known as "Ju-Wayne", "Prince", "Mambo Fletcher", "A-Swag", "Shawna" and "Lamont".

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Acting career

Nhira made a mark in the acting industry in 2002 when she played the role of "Vimbai Jari". She was the lead actress, and the lover of James. The theme of the sopie was drawn from the two's love affair which was full of ups and downs. Though, "Vimbai" was wooed by another man "Tom Mbambo", James would not stop loving her.[1] Nhari played the role of an ideal woman who goes through rigorous education and achieve her professional goes and resolved to abstain from sex until she gets married. She then took a five year sabbatical doing something different from acting. she made a grand come comeback in 2013 when she featured in the South African film "The Rapist" as one of the lead actesses.[2] In the same year she featured in a joint south Africa and Zimbabwe sopie "Ndafunga Dande". The soap opera portrayed the life of Zimbabweans in the diaspora and the challenges and opportunities faced. She was also the coordinator of the project.[3] She was also part of a panel of judges at the 2013 Miss Zimbabwe/South Africa.[4]

Music career

Nhira showed her versatility by venturing into music when she released a single "The One" in 2013. She proved to be equally good and she was one of the guest artists at the 2013 edition of the Acoustic Night-a talent search programme. She proved the critics wrong with a stellar performance that left revelers thrilled.[5]

Business Interests

Anne Nhira launched a company known as Anne Studios International which specialises in talent scouting and training.[6] The company also engages in film production, artist management as well as modelling. The company is said to have roped in some top producers such as MacDonald Chidavaenzi better known as MacDee and Benjamin Rupapa for music production and music management respectively. Apart from her business interests, Anne works as a Regional Coordinator for a South African Information Technology solutions company.

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References

  1. S263, Categories, Studio 263 Blog, Published: 28 Aug 2013, Retrieved: 23 Apr 2014
  2. Problem Masau,Anne Nhira rekindles love for acting, Herald, Published: 13 Jan 2013, Retrieved: 23 Apr 2014
  3. CR, FOR A PILOT EPISODE FOR AN UPCOMING ZIMBABWEAN/SA SOAPIE !!!, Creative Loop, Published:
  4. Staff Reporter, Miss Zim-SA set to widen its horizons, The Zimbabwean, Published: 11 December 2013, Retrieved: 23 April 2014
  5. Tawanda Ngena, Nhira re-invents herself, Herald, Published: 29 January 2013, Retrieved: 23 April 2014
  6. Bongani Ndlovu Anne Nhira aims big, The Chronicle, Published: April 4, 2015, Retrieved: May 26, 2015


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