Zenzo Nyathi: A Creative with an Amazing Talent…

A Soccer fanatic a man who says he got into the arts by default. A Christian who believes that everything a man does is God Planned. Born in Makokoba one of Zimbabwe’s oldest townships, in 1978 a community that is filled with talented personalities who have raised the Zimbabwean Flag beyond the Countries borders. Better known as Mzambane by a legion of Zimbabwean Television enthusiasts, Zenzo Nyathi’s creativity has not only mesmerized locals but his artistry has been exported beyond.

Zenzo Nyathi
Zenzo Nyathi

As Intwasa Arts Festival Bulawayo roared into life yesterday I had a rare moment of having a conversation with the Talented and Creative Nyathi. He was again geared for another run in a Play titled Without a Name an Adaptation of a Book by Dr.Yvonne Vera, Our conversation was basically about his journey in the Arts.

Yvonne Vera
Yvonne Vera

In 1992 with a few weeks after joining Amakhosi Theatre Productions Nyathi got his first big break, a break that he never turned away and to date still ardors the experience he got. In Nostalgia Zenzo reflects about the First tour they had when they flew to Norway.

Zenzo Nyathi On The Taking
Zenzo Nyathi starring The Taking

He is one creative who in his life has never done any another job besides being a stage creative. With 2 decades in the arts Nyathi has starred in over 30 plays 11 television productions besides Commercials and a number of Radio Dramas with 2 NAMA Awards one for TV and one for theater. Zenzo has also got 5 NAMA Nominations with all this Nyathi has remained humble and focused.

Zenzo Nyathi On The Taking (Picture By Mgcini Nyoni)
Zenzo Nyathi On The Taking (Picture By Mgcini Nyoni)

Nyathi has always worked hard in each production, always pushed by a will to learn he learns from both the young and the old. He takes advice from both ends and all this aspects have helped him in his journey.
Nyathi Describes his first stage experience as a wow moment says it’s just like giving birth after giving birth a woman may say she won’t again but within a short space may start hinting on having another kid. It’s an indescribable experience Says Talented Nyathi.

“he is more a brother to me I got the connection through Amakhosi and he is one guy who really enjoys working with Actors from different regions and I respect that, he believes in building signage’s with other Actors which is good for the development of the sector, to me he is the best producer in the land”

Zenzo has starred in various productions done by Rooftop promotions which is led by veteran Davies Guzha “he is more a brother to me I got the connection through Amakhosi and he is one guy who really enjoys working with Actors from different regions and I respect that, he believes in building signage’s with other Actors which is good for the development of the sector, to me he is the best producer in the land”

Taking a Spirit Home Produced By Davies Guzha
Taking a Spirit Home  Directed and Produced By Davies Guzha

Nyathi is Married to a very supportive wife, who always makes it a point to watch him work “he always makes it a point that she comes and watch me perform” says an excited Nyathi who blooms with joy when he talks of his sweetheart. Zenzo is blessed with 4 kid’s two boys and two girls.
As we wrap up Nyathi says expect a better me from the last production,” it’s always growth, new experiences and new everything who urged people to come and enjoy Without A Name”

without a name
The Play will be back again at the theater on Friday and theater lovers are in for a spectacular treat.