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Top 10 most famous Zimbabwean actors of all time

  1. Mukadota – Safirio Madzikatire who is popularly known as Mukadota was a multi-disciplinary artist who rocked our television sets from the 80’s to the 90’s.His comedy was expressed well in his music as well leaving a mark on his audience heart forever. mukadota
  2. Gringo – Born in 1973 Lazarus Boora is popularly known as Gringo. Gringo was Enock Chihombori’s cartoon character which was later on adopted and became an instant hit on with television viewers.gringo
  3. Kapfupi – The actor/ musician rose from street theatre to our screens and became a hit. Freddy Manjalima came from Epworth and ended up with hit songs such as Mai Ngaa. kapfupi1
  4. Paraffin – Paraffin was like a meteor shower when he rocked our screens in the 90’s leaving all viewers with stitches. Paraffin was a gossiper who gossiped about what was going on in the neighbourhood. He was known for his amazing eating habits when he visited neighbours . Paraffin’s career ended with his death on June 29 1997.Paraffin
  5. John Banda – Gringo was the only television show that Collen Dube was John Banda but left a mark on everyone’s heart and that is how we remember the legend. Collen was found dead in a pool. GRINGO-ed
  6. Timmy – The actor started as a gardener at ZBC in 1988 and found himself climbing up the ladder from gardener to messenger then programmes complier for radio. In the early 90’s Timmy naBonzo was a radio show and they hustled until it was a television hit. TIM
  7. Bhonzo – The Bhonzo to Timmy naBhonzo has had a journey that started at the radio station and made it to the small screen as the biggest act at the time. bonzo
  8. Leroy Gopal – The yellow card star took his time to penetrate the South African market but at age 34 with a couple awards such as best actor in a comedy award at the South African Film and Television Awards. leroy
  9. Tino Katsande – The actress is popularly known for her role as Joyce on the legendary soapie Studio 263 where she plays the daughter of the controversial amai Huni. Tino-Katsande-2
  10. Detective Davis – The successful actor had his big break in 2003 when he landed a role in Studio 263. It seemed Arnold Chirisa had reached the pinnacle of his career when got a role in the South African movie Mr Bones. Little did we know the man was headed to Hollywood were he scooped roles in films such as CSI. arnold chirisa
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