I was born in 1984 in the rural areas of Zimbabwe Matabeleland North Province in the district of Lupane. I am from a family of 7 (3 boys and 4 girls) raised by a single mother. My father died when I was 13 years old and my mother took the responsibility of  seven children. We survived with a  neighbors`s help sometimes teachers at school would help me. When my mother died in 2007, I took responsibility of raising and educating my brothers and sisters. When I started pursuing poetry/art as a source of living, no one in my family supported me as they said it was a waste of time. I was criticized by every one who knew me until they saw my name on Zimbabwe`s biggest newspaper: “ Chronicle.”  People  in the community started to  call me when they saw me on television.

I formed a small music group with my friends and named it “Insizwa Ezimnyama” meaning Black guys. I was seen by a  group that was singing in a hotel. The group was  called `Victoria Falls Ubuntu Bomuntu. I joined them and sang with them for 5 years. I was employed at Kingdom hotel as a room attendant and was fired because they said I was too talkative. I then worked  at Victoria Falls hotel as a waiter for a year ( May 2007- June 2008) but I was sacked because they said I was talkative.  In 2009, I was employed by the Ministry of Education Art and  sport and culture as a teacher at my former school, Mosi oa Tunya High School.  I was reunited with my former teachers who knew me as an artist.  My poetry career began when I was offered the opportunity  to compose a piece for the    Director of Ceremonies. The School had a speech and price giving day and the guest of honor was  a vice chancellor of the university of Science and technology, Dr. P Makhurane, who was a traditional man. I was given a task to compose a praise poem for him and gave the poem to a student who failed. The head asked me to recite the poem personally. Everyone was impressed and the district education officer was there and he invited me to do the same for a provincial merit awards. At he provincial merit awards, the guest of honor was the Zimbabwe`s vice president  John Landa Nkomo. Two weeks later he had  a big function  for  the official opening of his own school, Landa J  Nkomo High School, and the guest of honor was  Zimbabwe ‘s head of state, the president. The vice president invited me and I was the director of ceremony and recited a praise poem for him. That was my first day to meet other Zimbabwe musicians  who were entertaining. I met jazz musician Jeys Marabin and he invited me to his  home in Bulawayo. He inspired and encouraged me to record my album. I did as he said and the album “Uhambo Lwami “ won the outstanding poet award.

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