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Kudzai Nyarai Sevenzo is a female Zimbabwean songwriter, performing artist, and actress born in Harare, Zimbabwe,on 3 May 1979.  
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'''Kudzai Sevenzo''' is a singer, songwriter, television personality, an actress and a performing artist who rose to stardom in 2004 when she was the country's representative at M-NET' reality musical show, Project Fame. In 2007, she also landed the coveted post of being a presenter for another M-NET lifestyle program Studio 53. She has won a number of awards .  
  
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
The last-born in a family of 7 children (5 girls, 2 boys), Kudzai attended Courteney Selous Primary School in Greendale, Harare. She then attended  Chisipite Senior School where she studied French and English Literature, before going on to study IATA to be a travel consultant. <ref>Fred Zindi [http://allafrica.com/stories/201301220396.html?viewall=1], "allafrica.com", Retrieved 09 March 2013</ref>
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She was born, '''Kudzai Nyarai Sevenzo''' on '''3 May 1979'''. She is the last-born in a family of 7 children (5 girls, 2 boys). She attended Courteney Selous Primary School in [[Greendale]], [[Harare]] and [[Chisipite Senior School]]. For her tertiary education, Kudzai went to [[Speciss College]] here she studied IATA to be a travel consultant.<ref name="ZIND">Fred Zindi [http://www.herald.co.zw/kudzai-sevenzo-zims-shining-star/ Kudzai Sevenzo: Zim's shinning star], ''The Herald'', ''Published: 21 Jan 2013'', ''Retrieved: 28 January 2015''</ref>
  
Kudzai briefly joined the group [[Mhepo Jazz Band]], a long running jazz band. She also was part of the [[Celebration Choir]] <ref>
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== Musical career==
Standard Staff, [[http://www.zimbabwesituation.com/dec27a_2004.html#link1]], "The Standard", Retrieved: 09 March 2014 </ref>. At the age of 25, she participated in the [[M-Net]] talent show, [[Project Fame]], where she made it to the penultimate round.
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Kudzai started singing when she was 5 years old. After completing her IATA diploma, she briefly joined the group [[Mhepo Jazz Band]] and was also part part of the [[Celebration Choir]].  
  
After Project Fame, she returned to Zimbabwe and released up her first album "On A Day Like This" to largely positive reception. She followed this up with "Child of Africa'" which included a duet with Oliver Mtukudzi.
 
  
==Career==
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In 2004, she competed at an M-NET musical show, Project Fame. She however failed to win.<ref name="BABA">[http://www.newzimbabwe.com/pages/fame3.11492.html Kudzai eliminated from Project Fame], ''New Zimbabwe'', Published:11 Dec  2009,Retrieved:28 January 2015"</ref> From Project Fame, Kudzai released her first album ''On a Day like this'' which made her to be more popular. She was nominated for an award during the 2005 [[Zimbabwe Music Awards]] (ZIMA) but failed to win.<ref name="TETE"/> In 2010, she released her second album, ''Child of Afrika''. She did a duet with [[Oliver Mtukudzi]].
  
==Broadcasting Career==
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==Broadcasting career==
A few years later, she landed a role on [[M-Net]]'s Studio 53 as the show's presenter. It was during this stint that she travelled extensively within the African continent and got to dine and meet with the likes of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President of Liberia.
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In 2007, she landed a role on M-Net's Studio 53 which was  a lifestyle program as the show's presenter.<ref name="FACE">[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kudzai-Sevenzo/137506522962347?sk=info&tab=page_info About Kudzai Sevenzo], ''FaceBook'', Published:2010,Retrieved:28 January 2015"</ref> It was during this stint that she traveled extensively in Africa and got to dine and meet with the likes of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President of Liberia.<ref name="FACE"/>
  
Kudzai also works as a presenter on the Zimbabwean Radio Station, [[ZiFM]].
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In 2013, she joined [[ZiFM Stereo]] and was on air on Sundays (in the morning).  Her show  was called''Get Lifted''. After being at the station for 5 month, she decided to quit arguing that she  wanted to work on her third album and a range of films.<ref name="TETE">[http://www.thestandard.co.zw/2014/06/08/star-profile-kudzai-sevenzo/ Star Profile :Kudzai Sevenzo], ''The Standard'', Published:8 Jun 2014,Retrieved:28 January 2015"</ref>
  
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==Acting career==
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Sevenzo launched her acting career when she featured in Rumbi Katedza's romantic comedy. She also starred in Playing Warriors together with [[Prudence Katomeni]] in 2012. During that year, she was nominated for the best actress award for the African Movie Academy Awards which were held in April 2012  in Lagos Nigeria.<ref name="TETE"/> Kudzai graced the glamorous event but she failed to win the award. On 8 January 2015, it was reported that Kudzai was to feature on Danai Gurira's stage reading of Lynn Nottage's play ''Foundation (The Re-introduction of Udire) in New York in the United State of America.<ref name="OHI">, Sophia Chese [http://www.herald.co.zw/on-stage-with-kudzi-%E2%80%A2sevenzo-stars-in-danai-guriras-new-production/ Sevenzo stars in Danai Gurira's new production], ''The Herald'', Published:28 Jan 2015,Retrieved:28 January 2015"</ref>
  
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==Accolades==
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# Best New Artist Award conferred by Celebration Music (2005)
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# Most Aspiring Female Artist of the Year conferred by Nescafe (2005)<ref name="TETE"/>
  
==Nominations==
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==Trivia==
Apart from musical projects Kudzai has also been involved in films and acting. Last year she was up for an award at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in Lagos, Nigeria, on April 22 . The singer-actress was nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in [[Playing Warriors]], a Zimbabwean feature [[film]].
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Kudzai is the brand ambassador for an organisation called Proudly Zimbabwean Foundation which held a clean up campaign in the country, in 2014. She is also the brand ambassador for Zim Care for Life and Kidzcan.
  
The awards are Africa's most prestigious for filmmakers.
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Latest revision as of 09:46, 9 September 2021

Singer, Actress
Kudzai Sevenzo
Kudzai Sevenzo, Singer
BornKudzai Nyarai Sevenzo
(1979-05-03)May 3, 1979
NationalityZimbabwe
EducationCourteney Selous Primary School, Chisipite Senior School, Speciss College
Occupation
  • Singer
  • Actress
Known forSinging
Parent(s)Dixon Sevenzo and Diana Sevenzo

Kudzai Sevenzo is a singer, songwriter, television personality, an actress and a performing artist who rose to stardom in 2004 when she was the country's representative at M-NET' reality musical show, Project Fame. In 2007, she also landed the coveted post of being a presenter for another M-NET lifestyle program Studio 53. She has won a number of awards .

Background

She was born, Kudzai Nyarai Sevenzo on 3 May 1979. She is the last-born in a family of 7 children (5 girls, 2 boys). She attended Courteney Selous Primary School in Greendale, Harare and Chisipite Senior School. For her tertiary education, Kudzai went to Speciss College here she studied IATA to be a travel consultant.[1]

Musical career

Kudzai started singing when she was 5 years old. After completing her IATA diploma, she briefly joined the group Mhepo Jazz Band and was also part part of the Celebration Choir.


Similar Profiles You Might Want to See

In 2004, she competed at an M-NET musical show, Project Fame. She however failed to win.[2] From Project Fame, Kudzai released her first album On a Day like this which made her to be more popular. She was nominated for an award during the 2005 Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) but failed to win.[3] In 2010, she released her second album, Child of Afrika. She did a duet with Oliver Mtukudzi.

Broadcasting career

In 2007, she landed a role on M-Net's Studio 53 which was a lifestyle program as the show's presenter.[4] It was during this stint that she traveled extensively in Africa and got to dine and meet with the likes of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President of Liberia.[4]

In 2013, she joined ZiFM Stereo and was on air on Sundays (in the morning). Her show was calledGet Lifted. After being at the station for 5 month, she decided to quit arguing that she wanted to work on her third album and a range of films.[3]

Acting career

Sevenzo launched her acting career when she featured in Rumbi Katedza's romantic comedy. She also starred in Playing Warriors together with Prudence Katomeni in 2012. During that year, she was nominated for the best actress award for the African Movie Academy Awards which were held in April 2012 in Lagos Nigeria.[3] Kudzai graced the glamorous event but she failed to win the award. On 8 January 2015, it was reported that Kudzai was to feature on Danai Gurira's stage reading of Lynn Nottage's play Foundation (The Re-introduction of Udire) in New York in the United State of America.[5]

Accolades

  1. Best New Artist Award conferred by Celebration Music (2005)
  2. Most Aspiring Female Artist of the Year conferred by Nescafe (2005)[3]

Trivia

Kudzai is the brand ambassador for an organisation called Proudly Zimbabwean Foundation which held a clean up campaign in the country, in 2014. She is also the brand ambassador for Zim Care for Life and Kidzcan.

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References

  1. Fred Zindi Kudzai Sevenzo: Zim's shinning star, The Herald, Published: 21 Jan 2013, Retrieved: 28 January 2015
  2. Kudzai eliminated from Project Fame, New Zimbabwe, Published:11 Dec 2009,Retrieved:28 January 2015"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Profile :Kudzai Sevenzo, The Standard, Published:8 Jun 2014,Retrieved:28 January 2015"
  4. 4.0 4.1 About Kudzai Sevenzo, FaceBook, Published:2010,Retrieved:28 January 2015"
  5. , Sophia Chese Sevenzo stars in Danai Gurira's new production, The Herald, Published:28 Jan 2015,Retrieved:28 January 2015"