100 Most Influential Personalities from Bulawayo 2017 #Culxure100

KB Mpofu Photo by Dumazile GN Ngwenya
KB Mpofu Photo by Dumazile GN Ngwenya

2017 is at its climax, it is that time of the year when we as Urban Culxure get to celebrate some of Bulawayo’s talented and creative personalities from all socio economic landscapes within the royal capital. We are excited to be bringing you the third installation of our top 100 which has become an attraction for most of our readers and has become an exciting experience for our writers as they all can’t wait to add their views on who makes it to the 100 most influential personalities from Bulawayo.

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And the 2017 Bulawayo most Influential personalities are: #Culxure100

100) Sukoluhle Bhebhe (Suqea) 

Entrepreneur | Make-up Artist| Fashionista

99) Khumbulani Mathe

Theatre Actor| Community Activist

98) Guluva Se7en 

Award Winning Zim Hip hop Musician

97) Nkululeko Ncube –Arakani

Fashion Designer

96)  Lady Tshawe

Poet| Musician |Actress

95) Sindiso Dube

Journalist

94) Thubelihle  Sibanda AKA Nceku

Comedian |Musician

93) Owen Maseko

Visual Artist | Installation Artist

92) B-kay

Radio Presenter at Skyz Metro Fm

91) Prudence Mabhena

Musician

90) Methembe “Mayor” Ndlovu

Former Zimbabwean footballer | Co-founder Grassroot Soccer

SuQea Fashion Expression 2017 This Friday Don’t Miss

89) Rodrick Fayayo 

‎Advocacy Expert and Coordinator at Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA)

88) Josh Nyapimbi 

Executive Director Nhimbe Truust

87) Priscilla Sithole -Ncube 

Filmmaker

86) Zenzo Nyathi

Actor |Theater Trainer

85) Witness Tavarwisa

Theatre Trainer| Director at Bambelela Arts Ensemble

84) Sotsha Moyo

Co-Founder at Black Umfolosi

83) Mhle Nzima

Filmaker| Producer |Director

82) Voti Thebe

Director of Bulawayo Art Gallery | Visual Artist

81) Patience Phiri

Socialite | Radio Personality | Artist

80) Mgcini Nyoni

Photographer | Writer |Poet

79) Jane Morris

Co-Director at AmaBooks Publishers

78) Bruce Ncube

Director at Mema Arts | Percussionist

77) Christopher “Bobby” Mpofu 

Zimbabwean Cricketer

76) Ronald “Gidiza” Sibanda 

Former Zimbabwean footballer

75) Desire Moyo 

Poet | Director at Victory Siyanqoba Trust

74) Ntando Van Moyo

Comedian

73) Sizwakele R Ndlovu

Communication Consultant | Freelance MC | Corporate Events MC

72) Othnell “Mangoma” Moyo

Percussionist

71) John Eppel

Teacher | Writer | Poet

70) Dr Prophet Blessing Chiza

Founder of Eagle Life Assembly church

SuQea Fashion Expression tickets available at : Modern Classics along Joshua Mqabuko,opp Toyota,btwn 10th & 11th avenue
SuQea Fashion Expression tickets available at :
Modern Classics along Joshua Mqabuko,opp Toyota,between 10th & 11th avenue

69) Vusa Mkhaya Ndlovu

Musician | Part of the award winning Imbube trio Insingizi

68) Dumisani Nkomo

Executive Director at Habakkuk Trust

67) Sisa Mnkandla AKA Sisasenkosi 

Maskandi  Musician

66) Nkanyeziyethu Malunga

Fashion Designer

65) Nesisa Mpofu

Senior Public Relations Officer at Bulawayo

64) Thabani H Moyo

Teacher | Playwright

63) Kholwani Nyathi

Editor of The Standard

62) William Nyandoro

National Arts Council programme officer

61) Bongani Ndlovu

Journalist

60) KB Mpofu

Photographer

59) Mbo Mahocs

TV Presenter | Radio Host | MC

58) Cal_vin 

Singer | Producer

57) Liberty Bhebhe

Director at National Youth Development Trust

56) POY 

Zim Hip Hop Musician

55) Ezra Tshisa Sibanda

Broadcaster

54) Lorraine Maphala Phiri

Former Miss Zimbabwe | Business Woman

53) Tswarelo Mothobe

Producer| Director| Photographer| Poet

52) Tineyi Mukwewa

Lawyer | Human Rights Defender

51) Brezh Malaba

Journalist

50) Possenti Ndabezwe Sikhosana

Presenter at Skyz Metro FM

49) Albert Nyathi

Poet | Writer |Musician

48) Butholezwe Nyathi

Social Entrepreneur| Cultural Manager at Amagugu International Heritage Center

47) TKP

Musician | Actress | Presenter at Skyz Metro Fm

46) Njabulo Moyo

Writer

45) Ndumiso Gumede

Former Highlanders Administrator

44) Anton Bhana

Entrepreneur | Speaker | Writer |Social Activist

43) Donna N

Musician| Actress | Presenter at Skyz Metro Fm

42) Lennin Ndebele 

Journalist

41) Dan Moyo 

Educationist

40) Larry Kwirirai 

Writer | Blogger | Radio & TV Presenter

SuQea Fashion Expression tickets available at : MAITA along 12th avenue,cnr R.Mugabe  Cash,Ecocash &,Swipe
SuQea Fashion Expression tickets available at :
MAITA along 12th avenue,cnr R.Mugabe
Cash,Ecocash &,Swipe

39) Jeys Marabini

Musician

38) Delta Ndou

Journalist

37) Dr. Samkele Hadebe

Linguist and language development expert

36) Samu Khumalo 

Director at Women for Leadership Development

35) Clement Magwaza

Musician

34) Tawanda Denga AKA T1nda 

Musician

33) Lizwe Jamela 

Regional Manager at Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights | Lawyer

32) Philani A Nyoni

Writer| Poet |Actor

31) Sithethelele “Kwinji15” Sibanda

Former Mighty Worriors Striker

30) Nkululeko Nkala

Musician| Arts Administrator

29) Mduduzi Mathuthu

Journalist |Entrepreneur

28) Denson Khulube

Presenter at Skyz Metro Fm

27) Saul Gwakuba Ndlovu

Veteran Journalist

26) Simon Mambazo Phiri 

Festival Director| Producer| Businessman

25) Mike Ndubiwa

First Black Town Clerk of City of Bulawayo | National University of Science and Technology (Nust) council chairman

24) Rev Paul Bayethe Damasane 

23) Dr. Qhubani Moyo 

CEO at Fair Talk Communications |  Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Commissioner

22) Thokozani Khuphe

Politician

21) Sandra Ndebele 

Musician| Actress |Businesswoman

20) Gilmore Tee 

Global Citizen |Social Entrepreneur | TV Host & Producer

19) Justice Luke Malaba 

Chief Justice of the Republic of Zimbabwe

18) Soneni Thandeka Gwizi

Broadcaster| Activist| Radio and TV Host

17) Mothusi Ndlovu AKA Madlela Skhobokhobo

Musician| Actor|

16) Takunda Chingonzo 

Entrepreneur| Community leader|Founder at Tech Village

Takunda Chingonzoh interviews Former United States president Barack Obama US-Africa Summit held in Washington in 2014.

15) Raisedon Baya 

Writer| Arts Critic| Columnist| Television Producer

14) Heath Streak

Former Zimbabwean cricketer| Zim Cricket Head Coach

13) Zenzele Ndebele 

Journalist | Activist | Entreprenuer

12) Sarah Mpofu -Sibanda 

Modelling Instructor | Businesswoman

11) Jenny Williams 

Human Rights Defender

10) Babongile Sikhonjwa 

MC| Radio Presenter at Skyz Metro Fm

9) Nkululeko Innocent Dube

Arts Director (IYASA Zimbabwe )

8) Cont Mdladla Mhlanga

Playwright| Director| Founder @ Amakhosi Theatre Productions

7) Raj Modi 

Businessman

6) Tshinga Dube 

Politician

5) Peter Ndlovu 

Former Zimbabwe Captain| Team Manager @Mamelodi Sundowns FC

4) David Coltart

Politician

3) Phathisa Nyathi 

Historian

2) Busisa Moyo 

Managing Director of United Refineries Limited | President of The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI)

  1. Trevor Ncube 

Zimbabwean Businessman and Media Mogul

  • Itai Muroyi

    This list is as porous as a sieve we have some people whose influence has since waned but their names are on here in Shona they say ibako rakapinda nyoka

  • Enos Denhere

    What criteria/yardstick which you used to compile the list????

  • Lenox Mhlanga

    For the umpteenth time I did not make the list. Ongakhaliyo ufela embelekweni. Lenox Lizwi Mhlanga PR guru, columnist and broadcaster

  • Giyani Giyani

    Kesixoxe bantwabami ,le influence ngeka 2017 kumbeni njani?Bengithi aluba liqale laveza obekukhangelelwe emphakathini wako Bulawayo ngezenzo zabo ekuqhubeni imisebenzi yabo ngalowo mnyaka laselihluzisisa ke isibanga abasihambileyo ekuntshintsheni umumo othile waguqula kumbe zimpilo zabantu kumbe kunhlanganiso zabo.Imizamo yenu mihle iyakhuthaza uBulawayo kodwa nanzelelanini ubuciko obuthile ekukhetheni lezi inceku bo jo.

  • Francis Hungwe

    Hahahaha 2018 will be your year, option B , do your own list