Local Skyz Metro FM’s articulate vernacular news reader/anchor Kundaimidzo Shamuyarira is a man of many talents.
He is the chap who keeps many listeners glued to their stereos tuned on 100.3 after each and every hour of the day, to get clear and informative news.
To prove he is a many of many gifts, Shamuyarira lately produced a radio play titled MaSithole Bakithi which commands good ratings on radio in terms of listenership.
This is the play that has made him return to professional acting after taking a five-year break.
He returns to the acting stage with a new series titled Umhlaba which premières on his Kundaimidzo Shamuyarira online site.
His latest masterpiece mainly focuses on challenges faced by a rural unemployed man who married a lady from a very crazy family that is eager to have money using their beautiful daughter.
“After penning and directing a radio play for Skyz Metro FM titled MaSithole Bakithi, I realised that the passion of acting is still within me, therefore this made me to resurface in the acting field.
“My latest project is a series called Umhlaba which is about a young man called SaMpume, a character played by myself, SaMpume is married to a beautiful woman who comes from a greedy family who are after money,” says Shamuyarira.
In the play, Shamuyarira is assisted by local fresh talent including Carlos Moyo, Lesley Nyoni, Ropafadzo Musademba and Zolipha Mhlanga.
How does he balance radio and acting?
The soft spoken Shamuyarira responds: “It’s not easy to be on radio while focusing on other things. I love both radio and acting so l mainly do my acting on Sundays when my radio shift is over.”
Shamuyarira started acting while he was still a pupil at Emganwini High School between 2009 and 2012.
While at school, he produced plays and wrote scripts for the drama club for competitions like Intwasa and the National Association of Secondary School Heads (Nash).
After high school, he formed Inkazimulo Arts which specialised in acting, dance and music.
He retired from acting in 2015 after he joined Skyz Metro FM and resurfaced on the acting scene recently.