04 Mar, 2022 - 00:03 0 Views


Edwin Nhukarume

MISS Tourism Zimbabwe, Chipo Mandiudza, says she treasures the experience she gained at the National Arts Merit Awards held in the capital.

She was one of the presenters at the ceremony.

Chipo, who comes from a humble background, described being Miss Tourism Zimbabwe and a presenter at the Nama’s as a huge inspiration to her.

“My presence on that stage is testimony to all the young girls out there, especially from the ghetto, because I’m from there too, that nothing is impossible,” she told H-Metro.

“I used to think all that spotlight was for the rich urbanites but, as I grew in the industry, I got to see that where you come from certainly doesn’t define who you are or where you are heading to.

“Today, I get to use my influence to affect, influence and inspire, not just from the tourism aspect, but every sphere of influence.”

Chipo said this year’s Nama’s were the best, compared to the previous editions, in terms of organisation.

“I believe this year was just different in its own way. 

“In short, this year was stunning.

“The artistic glory was bestowed upon the Nama’s. 

“The opening ceremony, the symbolic singing of the national anthem at the beginning of the ceremony, the tribute to the late Soul Jah love, was priceless.

“Everyone looked amazing, you could tell they had come for business, more like a competition but a funny one. 

“It shows we’re improving, in as far as fashion is concerned,” she said.

Chipo is a Bulawayo-based model. 

She is studying for a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Marketing Management at Lupane State University.

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