Kudzai Sevenzo is a female Zimbabwean songwriter, performing artist, and actress born in Harare, Zimbabwe,on 3 May 1979.

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. [1]

She briefly joined the group Mhepo Jazz Band, a long running jazz band. In 2004, at the age of 25, she participated in the M-Net talent show, Project Fame, where she made it to the penultimate round.

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

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.

Kudzai also works as a presenter on the Zimbabwean Radio Station, ZiFM.


Nominations

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.

The awards are Africa's most prestigious for filmmakers.


References

  1. Fred Zindi [1], "allafrica.com", Retrieved 09 March 2013