writers & contributors

earGROUND Class of 2024

Chipo Basopo-Chindungwe

Founder/Executive Director of Precious Children's Arts Organisation. ASSITEJ Zimbabwe Chairperson. Theatre practitioner, writer, producer and childrens activist through performing arts.

Connie Mazani

A multifaceted professional renowned for her work in event planning, production and design. Director of Zar Events, Co-director of the AMPLIFAYA Festival and producer of the Kutsime Talk Show.


earGROUND AFRICA is an award winning digital media company working to amplify creative voices.

Israel Sebenzo

Gweru Born and raised Singer, songwriter, A&R Executive. Helping creatives develop both their talent and business capacities. Currently based in Sydney, Australia. Learning and unlearning is his life’s mantra.

Lennon Mudzengerere

My name is Lennon and I have a right to write what I think is right.

Marshall Shonhai

Author, event specialist, stage manager and social activist based in Harare Zimbabwe.

Millicent Tshuma

Founder of SISTA, media practitioner, human rights defender, professional rapporteur, gender champion, SRHR and SOGIESC facilitator.

Patience Gumbo

Singer-songwriter, poet, writer and voice over artist. Released “Words of Life” poems anthology and “Worthy of all my praise” a music album. Patience is based in Gweru and passionate about nurturing talent and creativity within the community.

Patson Mashingaidze

Chief Executive Director of Totus Legal Micro Insurance. Founding Chairman at Afronome Digital Music Africa. Advocating for music and creative arts copyright law. Songwriter, fixer, and artist manager.

Plot Mhako

Founder of earGROUND, Jibilika and Amplifaya Festival. Creative entrepreneur, cultural producer, award-winning journalist, arts community champion with two decades of dedicated experience.

Shingi Mavima

Poet, writer, musician, and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Toledo specializing in contemporary Southern African history, African literature and popular culture.

Tafadzwa Gambiza

Content Manager at earGROUND AFRICA and creative brands strategist. Combining captivating storytelling with digital savvy, shaping earGROUND's online presence to amplifying the voices of African artists.

Takudzwa Kadzura

Award winning writer and avid follower of the arts industry in Zimbabwe. Motivated by desire to participate in the expanding urban culture through documenting lived experiences.

Tanaka Denglish

A two-time nominated freelance investigative journalist who not only hopes to aid in the discovery of undiscovered talent but also to amplify the voices of creatives and make them seen and heard across the globe.

Tawanda Mupatsi

A freelance correspondent for earGROUND AFRICA. He hopes through his journalistic work, marginalized stories on both the arts and culture will be brought to the fore and create essential dialogue that will contribute to the growth of the creative sector.

Timothy Kuhamba

Advocate for arts development and spearheading space education initiatives in Zimbabwe. National Coordinator for World Space Week Zimbabwe and UNISEC Global Zimbabwe actively promoting global collaboration in space education.

Trevor Mawaka

A music teaching artist, musicologist, composer and adjudicator guiding emerging artists in developing their musical identities and expanding their brands.

Valerie Chatindo

Biochemistry graduate, writer and sexual health & awareness educator. Author of 'Sheba' and 'Birds That Sing Too Loudly', The twenty eight year old resides in Harare, Zimbabwe with her cat, Muffins, where she runs her own Literary Platform, Shumba Literary Magazine.