Contributors

With contributions from academics, artists, innovators, upstarts, and practitioners, MUD is a digital social experience exploring and celebrating African Artists, Media and Culture. Our diverse group of contributors shine a light on emerging issues, profile some of the industry’s key figures, and provide sustainable tips and solutions. MUD’s goal is to re-present Africa to Africans by selecting and organizing meaningful African stories and characters who have “something to say” about our past, present, future, trending, and beyond – #AfricansTalk2Africa.

Alex Gwaze

Founder of MUD, Social Documentarian & Media Instructor

Masters in Documentary Arts (UCT) and Higher National Certificate in Digital Film Production (SAE Institute).

Expertise: Digital media production, film-making, documentary, photojournalism, art, research, education, journalism, and social media.

Instagram: @mudjournal

Nkosana Mazibisa

Author, Founder of MatLive and the current Information Secretary in the Office of the Member of Parliament for Njube Lobengula in Zimbabwe

Dartmouth Mandela Washington Fellow

Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 Alumni

Expertise:  Entrepreneurship, marketing, youth programs and strategic communications.

Twitter: @NkosanaMazibisa

Phiona Martin

Career Coach, Industrial Psychologist, and Thought Leader in Human Capital development

Masters in Industrial Psychology (UNISA) and Bcom Honours in Industrial and Organisational Psychology (Rhodes).

Expertise: Career development, magazine articles, guest appearances, radio, television and conference panels.

Twitter: @MsPhiona

Zorodzai Chibuwe 

Filmmaker, Photographer (Military Touch Movement), Actor & Founder of Fokus Media

Bachelor of Arts Honours in Film and Theatre Arts (MSU).

Expertise: Photography, film-making, music videos, editing, cinematography, music production, and acting.

Instagram: @zorodzai_chibuwe

Opal Sibanda

Writer, Legal Practitioner and Conveyancer

Master of Laws degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (University of Pretoria)

Newspaper Contributor

Expertise: Children’s welfare and rights, education, lobbying and advocating for policy reforms, and freedom of the press.

Twitter: @opalsibanda

Elspeth Chimedza

Managing Editor, Social Media Marketer, & Writer

Founder of Groove Magazine Intl, ZiFM Stereo Contributor, and former Editor and Chief of Youth Village ZW.

Zim Achievers Award and Zim Blogs nominee.

Expertise: Content creation, entertainment, social media marketing, creative writing, feature writing, poetry, and blogging.

Twitter: @groovemag_intl

Monalisa K Chishato

Writer, Social Media Manager, and TV Host

Voice Over Artist, Blogger at ZimBuzz, and Editor at Untitled 263.

Bsc (hons) in Social Work (University of Zimbabwe)

Expertise: Creative writing, social media marketing, Content creation, presenting, and blogging.

Twitter: @monakchishato

Rasquesity Keaitse 

Director, Producer, Co- Founder of Creative Pot Africa & Keaitse Films

Bachelor of Arts Honours in Film and Theatre Arts (MSU).

2 x Award Winner (BAA & Zim Hophop)

Expertise: Film-making, music videos, cinematography, editing, writing, and producing.

Instagram: @keaitse_films

Briliant Bimhah

Brand Strategist, Event Host & MUA

Founder of Brilliance Beauty, brand manager, bookings, and public relations agent.

Expertise: Brand development, marketing, public relations, public speaking, fashion, beauty, make up, social media, modeling, poetry, and acting.

Instagram: @iambriliant

Joanne Peters

Presenter, Image Consultant, Model & Grooming and Etiquette Coach (Open Eye Studio)

Diploma in International Travel and Tourism (IATA).

Expertise: Master of ceremonies, image consultancy, fashion, modelling, administration, presenting, event organizing, and acting.

Instagram: @blackheartjoe

Vimbai Gwaze-Mukaro

Social Entrepreneur & Founder of VIP Shopping AE

Bachelor of Social Science in Economic History and International Relations (UCT).

Expertise: Sales, marketing, economics, health, safety, environment, fashion, and social media.

Instagram: @vipshoppingae

Amy Amantle

Model, Writer & Content Creator

BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance (Botswana Accountancy College)

Founder of Back to Black Mag online.

Expertise: Photography, Fashion, Blogging, Tourism, and African culture.

Twitter : @amyamantle

Zenani Masuku

Life Coach and Mental Health Activist

Founder and Advocate for African Institute For Ending Bullying, Violence, Depression and Suicide (AFRIBS).

Expertise: Development studies, mental health awareness, event organising, consultation, guest appearances, radio, television, and workshops.

Twitter : @masuku_zenani

Nonsi Tshabangu

Vocalist, Writer, Dancer and Model

Expertise: Music reviewing, acting, event organisation, urban dance, cultural exchange, volunteering, and hospitality.

Instagram: @nonsilicious28

Kim Mukwa

Content producer, writer, and volunteer

Contributor at theweightshecarries.com

Expertise: Women’s issues, children’s welfare, education, social issues, and gender based violence advocacy.

Facebook: @kim.mukwa

Terai Moyo

Journalist, Copywriter & Model

Bachelor of Science Honours in Journalism and Media Studies (NUST).

Expertise: Research, journalism, media, film-making, photography, social media marketing, content development, mobile services, modelling, and radio.

Instagram: @teraimoyo

MaForty 40

Comedian & Writer

Award winning comedian (BAA).

Expertise: Comedy, event organising, and script writing.

Twitter : @maforty

Indigo Saint

Musician & Mental Health Activist

Award winner (Zim Hiphop Award).

Expertise: Music production, mental health awareness, event organising, script writing, graphics design, websites, and social media marketing.

Twitter: @friendsofindigo

Zie Nyathi

Poet, Gender and Climate Change Activist

Expertise: Writing, public speaking, gender issues, climate change, health, safety, and social activism.

Instagram: @nyathizee

Lungile Zelembu

Actress, Model & Volunteer

Expertise: Acting, health, safety, administration, and modelling.

Instagram: @just_lulue91


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