She started off in 2004 as an Urban Grooves musician together with a group called 2BG. The trio split as other members Shane Dingz and Blush relocated to the UK and South Africa. She launched a solo career and began singing jazz music. In 2008, she released her debut album My First Diary followed by Kumagumo eRudo (2010), Kumazivandadzoka (2013), Mationesa (2015) and Kumanginde (2019).
MaNgwenya, who ventured into the industry as a replacement for 2BG’s Rutendo Muchirahondo in 2004 before going solo and deviating to Afro-jazz, has produced many top notch songs that have established her as a fluent mbira player.
She took a musical break from January 2020 to June 2020 as she focused on promoting her business brand — Ancient by MaNgwenya — that seeks to produce, package and distribute traditional goods and services including food, herbs and outfits. “I am taking a break from stage presence until June as I focus on my family and business side of my brand, Ancient by MaNgwenya, and my farming projects. However, I will also take time to record new songs in the studio in time for release in September 2020,” she said.