South Africa based film-maker Melgin Tafirenyka has been nominated for the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards South African chapter in the personality-of-the-year category.
Tafirenyika told The Standard on Friday that he was humbled by the nomination after years of work.
“Seeing myself being nominated in this category to me is not just a nomination, but a dream come true,” said Tafirenyika.
“It was not easy to be nominated because there were judges who were there to look at the profile and see if you really deserve to be nominated and that I made it I feel elated.”
He will be battling it out for the award with Leeroy Gopal of the Yellow Card fame.
Tafirenyika is currently riding high after the success of a video he features in.
The video by Nigerian singer Simi is currently doing well on the chats and on social network You Tube, where just after two weeks, it has a steady 13 000 hits.
In the video, he plays the role of a hunky police detective chasing elusive robbers.
One night he literally bumps into a beautiful woman whom he asks for her contact number.
In the investigation one of the leads is a little paper that the thieves leave as a way of identifying themselves and it so happens that it is the same paper on which woman writes her number.
The filmmaker said he is already working on his third film titled, My first boyfriend, although he refused to get into the details of that movie.
Tafirenyika’s first movie was l will marry myself which is showing on DStv’s Mzansi Magic while the second one, Sour Milk, was supposed to have been launched this month before the producer decided to enter it for various film festivals around the world before release.