Selmor Mtukudzi ~ Afro (Zimbabwe) 2017

Selmor Mtukudzi is a multi-award winning musician, and actress. Her music has won her numerous awards in her home country, Zimbabwe and abroad in the United States of America and nominations in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

Selmor Mtukudzi was born on 22 August 1983 to Oliver Mtukudzi and Melody Murape in Harare. She started singing at a tender age of 10 which saw her appearing in local films and dramas such as,” I Am The Future”, which featured at local cinemas. After completing school, she went to work as a sales representative for Adam  and Sons. The latter sold school uniforms. Her passion would not fade away but, in contrast it only increased and she was desperate to leave the job. A typical nine-to-five job, Selmor was left with no time to either express or prove her creativity. By accident or coincidence, one day she arrived at work late and was fired on the spot. It was here that she immediately signed up as a backing vocalist for several bands on the Harare music scene. The bands include Kwekwe Band, Jabavu Drive, Tanga Wekwa Sando and Pax Afro, where she met her now husband Tendai Manatsa whom she married in 2007.

In 2015, Selmor came together with 8 other leading female artists from Africa, (Judith Sephuma – South Africa, Victoria Kimani – Kenya, Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania, ArielleT -Gabon, Omotola -Nigeria, Waje – Nigeria, Yemi Alade – Nigeria and Blessing South Africa), and collaborated on a song titled “Strong Girl”, which they used to promote the campaign #PovertyIsSexist across the world asking the world leaders to tackle poverty by addressing gender equality.