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  • Charlene Mangweni nominated in 16th Edition of NAMA

    Charlene Mangweni nominated in 16th Edition of NAMA

    By Jeffrey Murimbechi

    ZiFM Stereo news anchor Charlene Mangweni has been nominated in the 16th edition of the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) for the Most Outstanding Actress in the Film and Television category.

    The awards are set for 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale this Saturday.

    Mangweni, a talented actor in her own right, was nominated for her role in ‘Conflicts’, this is a television series that has a deep story line about the woes surrounding death and wealth.

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    She is also a eligible for the NAMA People’s Choice award Sponsored by ZiFM and her initial nomination has going head to head with Jesesi Mungoshi for her role in Muzita Rababa and Donna Ncube in Insuku Zokucina.

    Mangweni is fluent in English, Ndebele and Shona an attribute that has made her a household name in the arts
    Her skill set ranges from voice art, journalism, acting, performance arts and many more.

    Her road to nomination was riddled with stumbling blocks which she relied on her faith to overcome.

    “I lost my job in the corporate world to make room for what I knew was God’s path for me, so I submitted my entry and prayed that things would work out. I had put in the work in the hope that I will make it as a NAMA nominee. I know this would make me more of a force to reckon with in my industry,” she said.

    She has been in the film industry since 2010 when she left Bulawayo to follow her dream in Harare.

    In 2015 she landed her first major role as ‘Makanaka’ in the television series, Revelations, which fans quickly soaked up their love for her abilities on screen, this led to her role in ‘Conflicts’.

    “’Conflicts’ is a rich story and I am honored to bring one of the characters to life. It has been a tough road which had hard decisions that had to be made. This nomination is humbling for me and encouraging. I am extremely humbled to be recognized after being in Harare for two years only.”

    She did however mention that the arts industry in Zimbabwe require women to work much hard than men to gain the same amount of recognition.

    “I will say that a woman in media, who is straight laced, has to work twice as hard to get half the recognition in most media houses. Knowing this means it is vital as a woman to make sure you are recognised for the talent you bring to the table more than anything else. An attitude of integrity and diligence does wonders,” she said.

    ZiFM Stereo news anchor Charlene Mangweni has been nominated in the 16th edition of the National Arts and Merit Awards for the Most Outstanding Actress in the Film and Television –the awards will be held this Saturday at the 7Arts Theatre in Avondale.

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    Mangweni was nominated for her role in ‘Conflicts’, this is a television series that has a deep story line about the woes surrounding death and wealth.

    She is nominated alongside Jesesi Mungishi for her role in Muzita Rababa and Donna Ncube in Insuku Zokucina.

    Mangweni is fluent in English, Ndebele and Shona is a multi-talented media practitioner whose skill set ranges from voice art, journalism, acting, performance arts and many more.

    Her road to nomination was never an easy one, it was riddled with life’s stumbling blocks which she relied of her faith to overcome.

    “I lost my job in the corporate world to make room for what I knew was Gods path for me, so I submitted my entry and prayed that things would work out. I had put in the work in the hope that I will make it as a NAMA nominee. I know this would make me more of a force to reckon with in my industry,” she said.

    She is coming of age as an actress who has been in the film industry since 2010 when she left Bulawayo to follow her dream in Harare.

    In 2015 she landed her first major role as ‘Makanaka’ in the television series revelations which fans quickly soaked up their love for her abilities on screen, this led up to her role in ‘Conflicts’.

    “’Conflicts’ is a rich story and I am honored to bring one of the characters to life. It has been a tough road which had hard decisions that had to be made. This nomination is humbling for me and encouraging. I am extremely humbled to be recognized after being in Harare for two years only.”

    She did however mention that the arts industry in Zimbabwe require women to work much hard than men to gain the same amount of recognition.

    “Ii will say that a woman in media, who is straight laced, has to work twice as hard to get half the recognition in most media houses. Knowing this means it is vital as a woman to make sure you are recognised for the talent you bring to the table more than anything else. An attitude of integrity and diligence does wonders,” she said.