Any career in any sector needs a lot of resilience. There is also need to thrive and remain relevant. There have been many talents in Zimbabwe. Some passes away in their prime whilst others failed to thrive. The list is looking at those who have over a decade of a successful and relevant career.
With over 60 albums under his belt and several albums, Tuku is legendary. He has stood the test of time and remains relevant to this day. His music has travelled through the 70s,80s,90s,2000s up till today.
Mukanya has always been held in high esteem by Zimbabweans. A legend whose music spans over three decades, Thomas Mapfumo’s career is the definition of longevity.
When it comes to Zimbabwean radio and television, Tich Mataz is a prominent voice. Since the 90s, Tich has been part of the class of cool. He continues to appeal to young, urban and aspirational individuals.
Mr Putiti is a huge household name. Even without Military Touch Movement, Ex Q can pull a large crowd. He has a career that’s almost two decades. These days he’s making hits and scoring huge endorsement deals.
Cindy Munyavi is one of, if not only female artist from the urban grooves era whose career has flourished. She has made a name across the continent. She has also earned a good living from her music alone. Cindy has also managed have a successful business in fashion as an icon and stylist.
Phillip Chiyangwa has been known throughout the decades as a flamboyant businessman.
The model remains good looking even after 40. Back in the 90s, Denga was the epitome of black, Zimbabwean male models. He even featured in international campaigns and even music videos in the 2000s. He has become an entrepreneur and even acts.
The former beauty queen will forever be Zimbabwe’s pride and joy. She was the first Zimbabwean to hold the continental title of Miss Malaika. Brita remains a role model for a number of aspiring beauty pagaent contestants. She is now a radio personality which keeps her relevant.
We cannot talk about Zimbabwean media without mentioning Gary Thompson. The Thompson name is popular across the board in Zimbabwean mainstream. Gary Thompson has been known for presenting shows, producing shows as well as being behind a lot of commercial campaigns.
James Makamba has a career in media that spans from the 80s. He has been a radio personality, TV personality, businessman and even had a station at one time. He remains relevant as he has contributed to African media with his online shows.