Sevenzo raises the stakes

HARARE - Vivacious songbird Kudzai Sevenzo had to quit independent radio station ZiFm two weeks ago to find time to work on her third solo album and a movie.

Sevenzo told the Daily News yesterday that she has lined up a lot of projects this year in a bid to take her brand a notch up.

“It is all part of a rebranding process,” said the popular singer.

“I am working on several subjects. I enjoyed the five months I was at ZiFM but I am moving on with other aspects of my career.”

Sevenzo’s singing career thrust her into the limelight but that has not stopped her from exploring possibilities in other areas of arts.

Last year she featured in Rumbi Katedza’s Playing Warriors alongside fellow singer Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana.

“Right now we are in the middle of shooting a film by Nahim Shamaika. I am not sure if I can tell you the title yet, but Edmore Sandifolo will also be in the film.

“It is based on a specific time frame in Zimbabwe and events that were happening during that time,” she said.

The multi-talented Sevenzo’s crammed schedule includes a week-long tour of Denmark next week.

“I was invited to Denmark to do some shows in early March. I will be there for a week, touring several places and doing performances. As you can see I have a very busy schedule and this is a busy year for me,” she told the Daily News.

The showbiz personality’s role as the ambassador for the Proudly Zimbabwean Foundation made her already full plate overflow.

“Last week we were engaged in a clean-up campaign in Harare and our aim is to promote Zimbabwe as a brand.”

Despite her hectic life, the unmarried Sevenzo has not given up on her dream of mothering seven children.

“I am not yet married and I am single. I still want to have seven children but not all of them will come from my belly. I think in my old age I would want to adopt some children because I want a big family.”

The enchanting Sevenzo became a favourite of many in the early 2000s courtesy of her songs I don’t know why and On a day like this which received favourable airplay on Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation radio stations.

Her diverse talents opened several doors for her from participating on the MNet talent search show, Project Fame to anchoring a DSTV magazine programme, Studio 53 in 2007.

Sevenzo has been nominated for several awards including the National Arts Merits Awards (Nama), and African Movie Academy Awards (Amaa).

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