Pictures of Tendai Chitima the Cook Off star. Tendaiishe Chitima is a Zimbabwean actress and presenter best known for her role as Blessing Moyo, a new student from Nairobi, Kenya, in the SABC1 drama series Mutual Friends. After graduating from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Film, Media & Writing and Drama, she was placed on the Dean’s Merit List for Academic Achievement. During and after her studies she acted in student short films, most 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 musical stage productions: “Love. Silence. Victory” (2012) and “Guess who’s Coming to Dinner” (2013), for the His People church at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town.
Tendaiishe has worked as a runner in film production and gained experience in editing, conceptualisation and on-set management. She also has practice as a copywriter 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. In 2016 she was the co-host of the ZBC reality competition series Zimbabwe’s Greatest Talent, credited by her stage name “Tensugars”.
In early 2016 she landed her first acting role in television as Blessing Moyo, a new character (and potential love interest for Jabu) introduced in the second season of the SABC1 drama series Mutual Friends. In September 2016 she began a recurring role on the SABC3 soapie Isidingo as Adelaide, an orphan from Zimbabwe who finds herself at the mercy of Nina (Khabonina Qubeka) in a human trafficking storyline.
The main actress of the movie Tendai Chitima has revealed how their low budget movie went all the way to get a spot on Netflix. She revealed this in an interview with SkyNews.
The 2017 production becomes Zimbabwe’s first local film to be transformed into a world spectacle. Co-produced by Joe Njagu and Thomas Brickhill, the film’s success has turned out to be a homegrown inspiration.
Zimbabwean romantic comedy, Cook Off, is set for its premiere today on American site, Netflix. “We are excited to be custodians of the first Zimbabwean film to feature on Netflix, this is the future and tomorrow (today) is the day everyone has been waiting for,” said Njagu.
Njagu has given credit to his crew for allowing collaborative efforts. “Everyone behind the production is ecstatic and we are seeing this as a way to turn around our local film industry.
Source – Nehanda Radio
In other news – Tendai Biti: The regime will have another sleepless night
Tendai Biti: The regime will have another sleepless night. MDC Alliance vice president Tendai Biti said citizens did the right thing by staying at home rather than going about their business this Friday, the day that was set for anti-corruption protests.
Biti asserted that by staying away, the people of Zimbabwe “outsmarted” the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, which he called an “amoeba”, as the events of the…continue reading.