Tendaiishe Chitima

Biographical Information
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Tendai Chitima successfully graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Film, Media & Writing and Drama. She was on the Dean’s Merit List for Academic Achievement. During and after her studies, she acted in student short films, notably “Jayson’s Hope” which was a Top 10 finalist for the Afrinolly Short Film Competition 2013 in Nigeria.

Her love for the performing arts led her to join a creative team as conceptualiser, song writer, co-director and actress for two extraordinary musical stage productions “Love. Silence. Victory” and “Guess who’s coming to dinner” (2012 &2013) by His People Baxter at the Baxter Theatre. She has worked as a runner in film production and gained experience in editing, conceptualisation and on-set management. Tendai also has practice as a copy writer with a press advertising company and has received a radio production skills training certificate. The scripts she wrote were aired on national radio and concepts published in national press in Zimbabwe.

A lover of competitive sport and team work, in the past she has captained basketball, soccer and athletic teams – winning awards for most outstanding sportswoman of the year. Furthermore, her gift of writing has granted two of her poems in the Young Writers anthologies publications in the United Kingdom. She has also been awarded Honours Grade in the Vocal and Instrumental Festival by the National Institute of Allied Arts.

Tendai believes in leaving a legacy as well as making an impact in society thus she has been involved in youth initiatives such as the Clanwilliam Arts Festival (the Living Landscape Project) in the Western Cape and Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA) as a drama workshop facilitator and Youth Zone facilitator respectively. More recently and currently she is a brand ambassador as well as MC for a youth marketing firm- 3RC, which aims to ‘educate, motivate and inspire’ young learners all over South Africa through education.