She is one of many who are working hard to prove that talent and education can co-habit if given the needed support and care. Our Lifestyle and Travel editor Charmaine Mudau (CM) caught up with 2017 Bulawayo Arts Awards Best Schools Actress Winner Anita Moyo (AM) and had a chat with her.
CM: Tell us who Anita is
AM: Anita Moyo is a 21 year intelligent, talented and ambitious young lady who is currently looking forward to pursuing her dreams. A compound of many talents.
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CM: You recently finished your A’level at Eveline Girls High and you did really well (12 points). What does that mean to you?
AM: It means a lot as it is not what I expected judging from my midyear results. Honestly I had rated myself below 8 points but by God’s grace I passed and I got the points I had aimed for when I started my A level. It is a great achievement, a blessing and I thank God for His presence in my life.
CM: How did you manage to balance drama and school? What are some of the challenges you faced?
AM: It’s all about time management. One has to know what they want and balance it for a better outcome. As for challenges, most people think theatre has a lot of immoral acts and it is for the immoral yet it’s not.
Another thing is most teachers think drama is for the students who don’t know what they want in life and they discourage them from such clubs. Luckily, I was constantly supported by my dad, he actually discovered my talent.
CM:Tell us more about your experience at Eveline Girls High and Centre for Talent Development (CTD)
AM: Being part of the Eveline drama Club has helped me grow. When I had my first rehearsal with Mr T.H Moyo from Eveline I thought he was too strict to work with school kids, and Mr Baya was just too serious for me but they have moulded me into what I am today. I would not have bagged the award last year had it not been for these two.
CM: What advice can you give to your age mates who are still to pursue their passions?
AM: To my fellow youths I encourage you to explore your real dreams because your destiny is always in your hands. As for my age mates who are in the industry I would like to advise them to be focused. Be willing to learn and be humble, for God resists the proud and gives abundant grace to the humble.