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Pfumojena— a versatile artist

The 22-year-old former Prince Edward student is certainly one of the youngest Zimbabwean artists making great strides in and out of the country having shown immense talent in both music and theatre.

He has demystified the notion by some that it takes quite a while to make a name in the arts sector.

Pfumojena began his acting and music career in 2005 when he was resident artist at the Book Cafe and Mannenberg.
It was also during the same year that he formed his band Mnandi and after completing  A Level at Prince Edward School in 2007, he established himself as a star and since then, the sky has been the limit for him.

Pfumojena’s serious involvement with the arts started when he featured in the play, Who Are You, which was staged at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) in 2007.

He moved to Theatre in the Park where he had a role in the play Loupe that later toured Algeria and Ireland.
The play won a National Arts Merit Award for the best theatre production in 2009.

During that same year, Pfumojena was nominated at the Southern African Achievers Awards (UK) in the Musician and Entertainer of the year category.
Other plays in which he featured at Theatre in the Park are Wedding Night and Waiting for the Constitution.

At this year’s edition of the Hifa he featured in a play titled Diary of a Madman which was produced by Spear Theatre company, which he owns.
Pfumojena also features in the new romantic movie, The Playing Warriors that features figures like Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana and Kudzai Sevenzo.
This year proved to be quite fruitful for the young and ambitious entertainer when his musical group, Mnandi roamed to victory at the Chibuku Road to Fame finals which were held in the capital.

Mnandi plays afro jazz and is composed of five members with Pfumojena at the helm of the musical outfit.
For emerging victors at the Chi-buku Road to Fame finals, the group walked away with prize money plus a recording contract.
Pfumojena said the group was now working towards releasing their first 12-track album early next year.

“We have got the recording contract and we want to record early next year. The songs will be centred around hope with special emphasis on children, urging parents to take good care of their families,” said Pfumojena.

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