Kudzanai Tembo: Capturing Zimbabwe's rising sports stars
Zimbabwean Voices
by Dumisani Mabhena
1y ago
For episode 30 I had the pleasure of having a conversation with Kudzanai “Kayz” Tembo, national hockey player & the founder of Rising Stars; a media company with a focus on shedding light on Zimbabwe’s young sporting talent. In his last year of high school, Kudzanai missed out on 2 hockey scholarships as a result of not having any video content to showcase. Driven to ensure that this would never happen to anyone else he started Rising Stars and has now helped many young Zimbabwean athletes get scholarships and contracts at word class institutions around the world. In our conversation, we s ..read more
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Audience Outreach: I would love to hear & share your story
Zimbabwean Voices
by Dumisani Mabhena
2y ago
For the next few episodes, I want to listen to the stories of the people that listen to the stories we have shared. I don’t think one person's story is more important than another person's story. I believe every story matters and I would to hear and share yours. So please reach out to me so we can connect at: hello@zimbabweanvoices.com. Peace & Much Love ..read more
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Sifiso Mabena: Spread the Zimbabwean story abroad through theatre
Zimbabwean Voices
by Dumisani Mabhena
2y ago
For episode 29 I had the pleasure of speaking with Sifiso Mabena. She is a New York-based theatrical playwright and actress. In our conversation, we spoke about her journey into theatre, her previous works, and her current project which reflects on the idea of uncovering truths and her interpretation of “home”.  Enjoy ..read more
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Alex Breitenstein: Creating solutions to problems
Zimbabwean Voices
by Dumisani Mabhena
2y ago
For episode 27 I had the honour of having a conversation with Alex Breitenstein the founder of Bereka. Bereka is an innovative online logistics service provider that delivers Mukuru cash safely, securely, and conveniently to the doorstep of financially underserved communities. In our conversation, we spoke about his entrepreneurial journey, the magnitude of the value of Bereka’s business model, and most importantly about the mindset of creating solutions to problems. Enjoy ..read more
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Zvataida "Zah" Chimedza: Navigating a dream career as a Zimbabwean abroad
Zimbabwean Voices
by Dumisani Mabhena
2y ago
For episode 26 I had the honor of speaking with Zvataida “Zah” Chimedza who currently works as a host and producer at the American digital media company Barstool Sports. In our conversation, we covered how he pivoted from finance to media, untapped Zimbabwean stories, homesickness, and navigating a dream career as a Zimbabwean abroad. Enjoy ..read more
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Michelle Nativel: Self expression through creativity & dance
Zimbabwean Voices
by Dumisani Mabhena
2y ago
For episode 25 I had the honor of having a conversation with Michelle Nativel a leading digital content creator and the co-founder of the local dance studio - Dance Avenue. In our chat we spoke about the journey into content creation, opening her studio, and the struggles that come with LGBT intolerance in the Zimbabwean community.  Enjoy ..read more
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Michelle Manzinde: Safe spaces for youth mental health
Zimbabwean Voices
by Dumisani Mabhena
2y ago
For Episode 24 I had the privilege of having a conversation with Michelle Manzinde. A great woman who sits on the board of Abangane Platforms  Founded by Zibusiso Munandi, “Abangane” translated in English means friends and the platform seeks to provide a safe space to talk for young people in Zimbabwe that have issues affecting them such as drugs & substance abuse, lack of access to recreation, and mental disorders.  If their story inspired you in any way feel to reach out to them at Abangane Platforms on Instagram Enjoy ..read more
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Tendai Jambga-Rokkones: Bringing enlightenment to the world
Zimbabwean Voices
by Dumisani Mabhena
2y ago
For episode 23 I had. the honour of having a conversation with Tendai Jambga-Rokkones.  A Zimbabwean wellness curator and yoga instructor with a passion for bringing enlightenment to the world.  We touched on the impact of our ancestors, trauma, and reclaiming yoga as Africans in order to use it as a vehicle for healing, self-awareness & self-actualization.  Enjoy ..read more
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Dominic Peters: Coming Home
Zimbabwean Voices
by Dumisani Mabhena
2y ago
For episode 22 I had the pleasure of having a conversation with Dominic Peters from the South African band Goldfish. Fun fact, Dom was born in Zimbabwe and spent his early childhood there before moving to Cape Town. His parents are also both Zimbabwean and in our conversation, he mentioned that his mother comes from Gweru. Now it finally made sense why their best songs were peppered with Shona lyrics! In our chat we spoke about his formative years, his journey to become a musician, and unpacked the underlying truths that run through all of Goldfish’s music. Enjoy ..read more
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Nash (Flying Bantu): Transcendent People
Zimbabwean Voices
by Dumisani Mabhena
2y ago
For episode 21 I had the honour of speaking with Tinashe  “Nash” Maoneni, the lead singer of the band Flying Bantu.   The essence of our conversation was about how they use their music as a way to inspire people to live life without boundaries.  To listen to our conversation, check out the link below: Enjoy ..read more
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