“I’ve found art to be very healing for the artist as well as the receiver and we need a lot of that.”
When a Zimbabwean reaches the big time in the Arts in music or on the big screen, the pride and love is felt worldwide. Such love has been spreading for our very own Sibongile “Sibo” Mlambo who in addition to playing Eme in Starz network’s show Black Sails and having a film premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival lead by Charlize Theron and directed by Sean Penn, she is also starring as a lead in Honey 3 next to Cassie Ventura and Kenny Wormald from Footloose. Zimbabweans all over the world have shared the trailer on social media and [...]
“The resilience of the people is just incredible, we are able to smile, we are able to dance in the midst of such trying times… we love life and we live life to the fullest. That’s Zimbabwe and that’s what I love about it”
The name Taps was on the lips of Zimbabweans all over the world last October after Taps Mugadza’s YouTube cover of Adele’s Hello went viral. With over 4 million YouTube views, Taps really grasped the attention of the world, even making it to the lists of top covers of Hello in internationally knows and shared publications such as Billboard, E! Online and Buzzfeed. Reading through the comments on YouTube, it [...]
“I think with the right support and resources a lot of young people would stay off the streets and work harder.”
-Matthew. C. Martino
Twenty-three year old Matthew C. Martino is a truly impressive young Zimbassador who is the Co-Chair of international arts charity MMBF Trust and the current Chief Executive of local Essex channel – Essex TV. Winner of the 2015 edition of the Essex Young People of the Year Awards, Matthew is the founder and benefactor of the international charity MMBF Trust, a foundation that funds young actors and filmmakers.
Matthew’s father got a job in England and in 2005 the family moved together to start a new life there. [...]