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Oscar Pambuka is a Zimbabwean journalist, entrepreneur, Zimdancehall musician and since May 2019, a religious church founder.
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Oscar Pambuka is a Zimbabwean journalist, entrepreneur, musician and, since May 2019, a religious church founder and self-styled prophet.
  
 
In November 2018, following a trial on corruption charges, Pambuka along with co-accused, [[Psychology Maziwisa]] was convicted of defrauding the Zimbabwe Power Company of $12,500 in a PR deal. They were sentenced to 6 years and 5 months each in jail but would serve 2 years and 6 months each after the rest of the term was conditionally suspended.
 
In November 2018, following a trial on corruption charges, Pambuka along with co-accused, [[Psychology Maziwisa]] was convicted of defrauding the Zimbabwe Power Company of $12,500 in a PR deal. They were sentenced to 6 years and 5 months each in jail but would serve 2 years and 6 months each after the rest of the term was conditionally suspended.
 
==Marriage==
 
Oscar Pambuka is married to fellow journalist Nyasha Makota  and the couple have children-Aisha Nokutenda, a girl and a son Oscar Jnr Tawanda
 
  
 
==Journalism Career==
 
==Journalism Career==
Pambuka trained for a Journalism and Communications qualification at [[Christian College of Southern Africa]]. He worked at [[Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation]] as a newscaster and senoir producer.
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Pambuka trained for a Journalism and Communications qualification at [[Christian College of Southern Africa]]. He worked at [[Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation]] as a newscaster and senior producer.
  
 
==Companies==
 
==Companies==
 
*Oscar Pambuka owns Fruitful Communications together with [[Zanu-PF]] politician, [[Psychology Maziwisa]]. He founded Oscar Pambuka and Associates, a PR firm which he runs with his wife Nyasha Pambuka.  The company was involved in controversy after power company [[Zesa]] and Energy Minister [[Samuel Undenge]] came under fire for engaging Fruitful Communications to do public relations for Zesa when the power utility has a full-fledged public relations department headed by Mr [[Fullard Gwasira]].
 
*Oscar Pambuka owns Fruitful Communications together with [[Zanu-PF]] politician, [[Psychology Maziwisa]]. He founded Oscar Pambuka and Associates, a PR firm which he runs with his wife Nyasha Pambuka.  The company was involved in controversy after power company [[Zesa]] and Energy Minister [[Samuel Undenge]] came under fire for engaging Fruitful Communications to do public relations for Zesa when the power utility has a full-fledged public relations department headed by Mr [[Fullard Gwasira]].
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===Arrest and Conviction on Corruption Charges===
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In January 2018, Pambuka was arrested together with Psychology Maziwisa for their involvement with  ZESA in a deal which saw ZESA losing tens of thousands of dollars for public relations work through their company Fruitful Communications. 
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[https://news.pindula.co.zw/2018/01/09/psychology-maziwisa-oscar-pambuka-arrested/  Psychology Maziwisa And Oscar Pambuka Arrested]
  
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In November 2018, the two were convicted by the courts and were sentenced to 6 years and 5 months each in jail. Effectively however they would serve 2 years, 6 months each after the rest of the term was conditionally suspended.
 
==Music Career==
 
==Music Career==
The television personality has also gone a step further by venturing in music.Oscar Pambuka has collaborated with several Zimdancehall artists on new release singles,a development which will catapult the veterans broadcast profile.Oscar collaborated with Kinnah aka Mr Mbare on
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Pambuka ventured into Zimdancehall music around 2013. Zimdancehall Awards founder Phineas Mushayi appointed Pambuka as the patron of the genre in 2013 and his term in office expired at the end of 2017. He commented on the role:
songs Hukama and Ndaigara ndichishanda  with Dj Fantan and  with Dj Levels ,Oscar recorded Hapana Anotimisa.
 
 
 
Pambuka is inspired by Kinnah and has promised to launch an album in October 2017.All his songs are not gospel except for the duet with KInnah  he however  has mentioned he loves the genre,
 
 
 
 
 
<blockquote>When i listen to gospel music,i feel being lifted spiritually,dancehall music is neither satanic nor a violence movement.I believe it is also our duty as christians to redeem the lost-Jesus came for the sinners.</blockquote> said the managing director of Oscar Pambuka Productions
 
 
 
Zimdancehall Awards founder Phineas Mushayi appointed Pambuka as the patron of the genre in 2013 and his term in office will expire end of 2017
 
 
 
 
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<blockquote>
"As a patron of Zimdancehall my role is to support artises ether morally of financially like what iam doing in sponsoring workshops for artistes-all in a bid to bring sanity and order in the growing industry."
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"As a patron of Zimdancehall my role is to support artists ether morally of financially like what i am doing in sponsoring workshops for artistes-all in a bid to bring sanity and order in the growing industry.
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"We are holding workshops in ghettos where we drill artistes to be professional and desist from the habit of thriving on unorthodox means such as violence. The workshops are being sponsored by my company-Oscar Pambuka Associates. Our workshops attract stakeholders in showbiz particularly in Zimdancehall such as music promoters among others.
 
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</blockquote>
  
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In 2017, Oscar Pambuka has collaborated with several Zimdancehall artists on new release singles,a development which will catapult the veterans broadcast profile. Oscar collaborated with Kinnah aka Mr. Mbare on songs ''Hukama'' and ''Ndaigara ndichishanda'' with Dj [[Fantan]] and with Dj Levels, Oscar recorded ''Hapana Anotimisa''.
"We are holding workshops in ghettos where we drill artistes to be profesional and desist from the habit of thriving on unorthodox means such as violence.The workshops are being sponsored by my company-Oscar Pambuka Associates.Our workshops attract stakeholders in showbiz particulary in Zimdancehall such as music promoters among others.
 
</blockquote> highlighted the 36 year old TV personality.
 
 
 
 
 
When he was interviwed Pambuka indicated that his motto reads:"Tsvaga mari nehupenyu,"which can be loosely translated to English to mean "work for money and life".Oscar admitted huntig for money is his daily hobby and that is why hw always goes for it whenever he has the opportunity
 
  
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Pambuka said he was inspired by [[Kinnah]] and he promised to launch an album in October 2017.
  
 
<ref name="dailynews">{{cite web |author =vasco chaya|date = August 21, 2017 |title =Oscar Pambuka releases singles = dailynews|publisher =  |url =https://www.dailynews.co.zw/articles/2017/08/21/oscar-pambuka-releases-dancehall-singles |accessdate= October 2, 2017 |quote = }}</ref>
 
<ref name="dailynews">{{cite web |author =vasco chaya|date = August 21, 2017 |title =Oscar Pambuka releases singles = dailynews|publisher =  |url =https://www.dailynews.co.zw/articles/2017/08/21/oscar-pambuka-releases-dancehall-singles |accessdate= October 2, 2017 |quote = }}</ref>
  
 
==Religion==
 
==Religion==
Pambuka who hails from Chipinge revelaled that since he joined PHD Ministries his life has never been the same.
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Around 2014 Pambuka emerged as the spokesperson of the popular church, PHD Ministries. He said that being a member of the church had changed his life.
 
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I joined PHD Ministries some few years ago after i met Magaya at Joina City{Harare} and he introduced himself to me before inviting me to his church.Ever since i joined PHD Ministries everything in my life has turned to gold.he said
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I joined PHD Ministries some few years ago after I met Magaya at [[Joina City]] and he introduced himself to me before inviting me to his church. Ever since I joined PHD Ministries everything in my life has turned to gold.he said
 
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Pambuka had never committed himself in the business of attending churches before joining the PHD ministries save for the Roman Catholic services he often attended at All Souls Mission in Mutoko where he did his secondary education back then.
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===Magaya PR===
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Oscar Pambuka ran the PR section of  [[Walter Magaya]] founder of[[Ph.D. Ministries]] church. He was the official spokesperson and was linked to the publicity the church got from issues to do with raunchy dancer [[Beverly Sibanda]] converting to the church and later announcing she was leaving the church. Pambuka then said Bev was trying to extort money from the church. [[http://www.pindula.co.zw/Beverly_Sibanda#Conversion_to_Christianity Read full article here]].
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===Starting Own Churh===
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In May 2019, Pambuka founded his own church called Oscar Pambuka Ministries. He announced that he would now be addressed as Prophet Pambuka:
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“Good morning to you all…. kindly refer to me as Prophet Pambuka. No retreat, No surrender. My first ever service is on this Sunday in Houghton Park. Some were asking me the name of the ministry. It is called Oscar Pambuka Ministries. Come and see the power of God at work. Bring all the sick and afflicted.</blockquote>
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==Music Videos==
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==Personal Life==
  
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[[Nyasha Makota]] and Oscar Pambuka got married on June 21, 2013 in Harare under the Marriage Act (Chapter 5:11). They had two children; Aisha Nokutenda, a girl and a son Oscar Jnr Tawanda.<ref name="ND">Charles Laiton, [https://www.newsday.co.zw/2019/03/pambukas-wife-files-for-divorce/ Pambuka’s wife files for divorce], ''NewsDay'', Published: March 27, 2019, Retrieved: April 20, 2022</ref>
  
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===Divorce===
'The good thing is that i have always been a believer though i was not a church goer,'he said
 
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==Magaya PR==
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In 2019, Makota filed divorce papers, arguing that her marriage with Pambuka had irretrievably broken down to such an extent that there was no prospect of restoration of a normal relationship. Nyasha Makota said they had not been living together as husband and wife for over 12 months.
  
Oscar Pambuka ran the PR section of   [[Walter Magaya]] founder of[[Ph.D. Ministries]] church. He was the official spokesperson and was linked to the publicity the church got from issues to do with raunchy dancer [[Beverly Sibanda]] converting to the church and later announcing she was leaving the church. Pambuka then said Bev was trying to extort money from the church. [[http://www.pindula.co.zw/Beverly_Sibanda#Conversion_to_Christianity Read full article here]].
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She added that during the subsistence of their marriage, they acquired a few household items which they shared upon their separation and it was just and equitable that each party retains property that was in his or her possession.
  
==Arrest and Conviction on Corruption Charges==
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However, Nyasha Makota said it was in the best interest of the minor children that their custody be granted to her with Pambuka enjoying reasonable access to them every weekend. She demanded that Pambuka should pay US$150 per child for their upkeep.<ref name="ND"/>
In January 2018, Pambuka was arrested together with Psychology Maziwisa for their involvement with ZESA in a deal which saw ZESA losing tens of thousands of dollars for public relations work through their company Fruitful Communications.
 
[https://news.pindula.co.zw/2018/01/09/psychology-maziwisa-oscar-pambuka-arrested/  Psychology Maziwisa And Oscar Pambuka Arrested]
 
  
In November 2018, the two were convicted by the courts and were sentenced to 6 years and 5 months each in jail. Effectively however they would serve 2 years, 6 months each after the rest of the term was conditionally suspended.
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In 2022, Makota pursued the divorce for the second time after initially summoning Pambuka in 2019.
  
==Music Videos==
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She said Oscar Pambuka should pay a monthly contribution of US$100 per child and continue paying school fees for both minor children. Nyasha Makota also sought custody with Oscar having access during weekends from Friday 1600hrs to Sunday 1200hrs.<ref name="HM">Mathew Masinge, [https://www.hmetro.co.zw/pambukas-wife-files-for-divorce/ Pambuka’s wife files for divorce], ''H-Metro'', Published: April 15, 2022, Retrieved: April 20, 2022</ref>
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==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 07:37, 20 April 2022

Oscar Pambuka
Oscar Pambuka
Oscar Pambuka
BornOscar Pambuka
Occupation
  • Journalist
  • Entrepreneur
Spouse(s)Nyasha Pambuka

Oscar Pambuka is a Zimbabwean journalist, entrepreneur, musician and, since May 2019, a religious church founder and self-styled prophet.

In November 2018, following a trial on corruption charges, Pambuka along with co-accused, Psychology Maziwisa was convicted of defrauding the Zimbabwe Power Company of $12,500 in a PR deal. They were sentenced to 6 years and 5 months each in jail but would serve 2 years and 6 months each after the rest of the term was conditionally suspended.

Journalism Career

Pambuka trained for a Journalism and Communications qualification at Christian College of Southern Africa. He worked at Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation as a newscaster and senior producer.

Companies

  • Oscar Pambuka owns Fruitful Communications together with Zanu-PF politician, Psychology Maziwisa. He founded Oscar Pambuka and Associates, a PR firm which he runs with his wife Nyasha Pambuka. The company was involved in controversy after power company Zesa and Energy Minister Samuel Undenge came under fire for engaging Fruitful Communications to do public relations for Zesa when the power utility has a full-fledged public relations department headed by Mr Fullard Gwasira.

Arrest and Conviction on Corruption Charges

In January 2018, Pambuka was arrested together with Psychology Maziwisa for their involvement with ZESA in a deal which saw ZESA losing tens of thousands of dollars for public relations work through their company Fruitful Communications. Psychology Maziwisa And Oscar Pambuka Arrested

In November 2018, the two were convicted by the courts and were sentenced to 6 years and 5 months each in jail. Effectively however they would serve 2 years, 6 months each after the rest of the term was conditionally suspended.

Music Career

Pambuka ventured into Zimdancehall music around 2013. Zimdancehall Awards founder Phineas Mushayi appointed Pambuka as the patron of the genre in 2013 and his term in office expired at the end of 2017. He commented on the role:

"As a patron of Zimdancehall my role is to support artists ether morally of financially like what i am doing in sponsoring workshops for artistes-all in a bid to bring sanity and order in the growing industry. "We are holding workshops in ghettos where we drill artistes to be professional and desist from the habit of thriving on unorthodox means such as violence. The workshops are being sponsored by my company-Oscar Pambuka Associates. Our workshops attract stakeholders in showbiz particularly in Zimdancehall such as music promoters among others.

In 2017, Oscar Pambuka has collaborated with several Zimdancehall artists on new release singles,a development which will catapult the veterans broadcast profile. Oscar collaborated with Kinnah aka Mr. Mbare on songs Hukama and Ndaigara ndichishanda with Dj Fantan and with Dj Levels, Oscar recorded Hapana Anotimisa.

Pambuka said he was inspired by Kinnah and he promised to launch an album in October 2017.

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Religion

Around 2014 Pambuka emerged as the spokesperson of the popular church, PHD Ministries. He said that being a member of the church had changed his life.

I joined PHD Ministries some few years ago after I met Magaya at Joina City and he introduced himself to me before inviting me to his church. Ever since I joined PHD Ministries everything in my life has turned to gold.he said

Magaya PR

Oscar Pambuka ran the PR section of Walter Magaya founder ofPh.D. Ministries church. He was the official spokesperson and was linked to the publicity the church got from issues to do with raunchy dancer Beverly Sibanda converting to the church and later announcing she was leaving the church. Pambuka then said Bev was trying to extort money from the church. [Read full article here].

Starting Own Churh

In May 2019, Pambuka founded his own church called Oscar Pambuka Ministries. He announced that he would now be addressed as Prophet Pambuka:

“Good morning to you all…. kindly refer to me as Prophet Pambuka. No retreat, No surrender. My first ever service is on this Sunday in Houghton Park. Some were asking me the name of the ministry. It is called Oscar Pambuka Ministries. Come and see the power of God at work. Bring all the sick and afflicted.

Music Videos





Personal Life

Nyasha Makota and Oscar Pambuka got married on June 21, 2013 in Harare under the Marriage Act (Chapter 5:11). They had two children; Aisha Nokutenda, a girl and a son Oscar Jnr Tawanda.[2]

Divorce

In 2019, Makota filed divorce papers, arguing that her marriage with Pambuka had irretrievably broken down to such an extent that there was no prospect of restoration of a normal relationship. Nyasha Makota said they had not been living together as husband and wife for over 12 months.

She added that during the subsistence of their marriage, they acquired a few household items which they shared upon their separation and it was just and equitable that each party retains property that was in his or her possession.

However, Nyasha Makota said it was in the best interest of the minor children that their custody be granted to her with Pambuka enjoying reasonable access to them every weekend. She demanded that Pambuka should pay US$150 per child for their upkeep.[2]

In 2022, Makota pursued the divorce for the second time after initially summoning Pambuka in 2019.

She said Oscar Pambuka should pay a monthly contribution of US$100 per child and continue paying school fees for both minor children. Nyasha Makota also sought custody with Oscar having access during weekends from Friday 1600hrs to Sunday 1200hrs.[3]

References

  1. vasco chaya (August 21, 2017). "Oscar Pambuka releases singles = dailynews". Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Charles Laiton, Pambuka’s wife files for divorce, NewsDay, Published: March 27, 2019, Retrieved: April 20, 2022
  3. Mathew Masinge, Pambuka’s wife files for divorce, H-Metro, Published: April 15, 2022, Retrieved: April 20, 2022