Many people in Africa appear to have been spoilt by donors to who they always extend the begging bowl. It’s time we focus on what we can do alone without begging

Living free from donor dependency

Dr Sekai Nzenza On Wednesday “Ini handisi donor, mazvinzwa?” declared my cousin Reuben, standing in the middle of the homestead. By this, he meant, I am not a donor. This sudden outburst had been pro...
These days it is very rare to see women knitting or making cross stitch like they used to back in the days

The slow death of our creative minds

Dr Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday Our post-independence generation has forgotten how to teach children the creativity that we learnt when we were growing up. Change and technology are good, but they have ...
We have an interesting history when it comes to names in Zimbabwe and the death of American singer Prince last week will lead to many naming their sons Prince or evoke sadness to those who have already named their sons Prince

Our desire to find meaning in a name

Dr Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday “PRINCE afa,” says our niece Shamiso, meaning, Prince is dead. She stands in front of the television set in the sitting room in Warren Park. Tears pour down her cheeks. H...
Rapper Nicki Minaj is one of the many African American celebrities believed  to have used skin lightening creams to enhance their “beauty” and status

The Choices we make to look beautiful

Dr Sekai Nzenza On Wednesday “Culture must not stop us from whatever we want to look like. Life is all about personal choices. But people need to be informed about using cosmetics that are harmful to...
Hope Masike is one of the artistes who continue to revive mbira music and uphold it on the national platform where it belongs

Dancing joyously to the mbira tune

Dr Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday It was full moon on Saturday last week when we danced to mbira music in the village. Among the guests dancing with us were Mbuya Gambiza and Mbuya Chizanga, the sisters w...
In bountiful years, it was normal for rural folk to eat sadza for breakfast or munya, sadza for lunch and sadza for dinner

Longing for sadza in the year of El Nino

Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday That warm weather called El Nino has come to Zimbabwe and to the rest of Southern Africa, causing the current drought. This is why you see the maize falling before it ripens...