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Makamba launches profile documentary
03/10/2014 00:00:00
by Showbiz Reporter
 
 
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RADIO personality and son to exiled prominent business man James Makamba, Zororo Makamba, has launched a documentary profiling his life.

“I have been observing with concern that most of our icons, especially musicians, have no such profiles reflecting the beginning of their careers,” said the 24 year old celebrity at the launch of the documentary Wednesday evening in Harare’s Chisipite.

“We need to trace a person from where he or she started their career and this should be documented, and this is the reason why I have compiled this documentary showing the beginning of my long journey in life.

“I have high hopes in life. I am into radio and soon will be into television - watch this space; only the sky is the limit. What is needed in life is focus and determination.”

The documentary also features Zororo parents narrating how their son grew up as well as his friends and workmates commenting on what they think of him.

Produced by a private media production company Tafuna TV, the documentary will soon be available on YouTube.

Zororo, who is a public relations executive with a local telecommunications company, encouraged upcoming musicians and artists to document their works so that they could monitor progress they would have made throughout their life careers.

A committed philanthropist, Zororo is currently paying school fees for over 600 children at Tichakunda School in Harare’s Hatcliff.

ZORORO MAKAMBA DOCUMENTARY

Explaining his radio work and upbringing in a recent blog, Zororo said: Broadcasting is one of my passions.

“I host four radio programmes every week on ZiFM Stereo, one of which, a current affairs programme called Impact, is broadcast twice a week.

“Another is a discussion programme on culture, while the other two are sponsored by Telecel, one of Zimbabwe’s leading mobile telecommunications companies.

“I was a judge, alongside business mogul Philip Chiyangwa, on a Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation television programme called My Own Boss, a reality show in which prospective or budding entrepreneurs compete, performing business tasks in teams, with the judges evaluating their performance and deciding who should be eliminated each week.



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“I grew up in Zimbabwe, South Africa and England and did my secondary education at St John’s College in Harare.

“My father, James Makamba, was a pioneer of broadcasting in Zimbabwe and is a prominent businessman. My mother Irene has been a teacher, nurse and business manager.

“Having spent a great deal of time outside Zimbabwe, I am keen to get to know my country better, particularly some of its amazing tourism and leisure attractions.”


 
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