A moment with… Charlene Mangweni

Charlene Mangweni is an award-winning actor, a voice over artist, a news anchor, a TV presenter, MC and a copywriter.

Charlene Mangweni

She recently scooped two awards, one of them a recognition by AMH as one of 100 Great Zimbabweans.

She has stared in Chinhoyi 7movie (2014), Impossible List, Revelations (TV),  Conflicts (TV), Sins of the father (sitcom), The Dirty Necklace (TV) series.

Mangweni has also taken to the stage in plays such as Fences and most recently at the Harare International Festival of the Arts, The Incident.

She is also an anchor Zimbabwean national radio station, ZiFM Stereo.

What is your government name?
Charlene Mangweni

What do you like to call yourself?
Charlene Mangweni

What is the most ridiculous nickname you have ever had?
mkharadi

Which side of the bed do you sleep on?
On the left side

Are you left-handed or right-handed?
I am right handed

What is your favourite instrument?
My favourite musical instrument without a doubt s the violin(which I play)

What is the first song you fell in love with?
TLC’s Waterfalls

Best play/concert you have ever been to?

FLAME 2010( A gospel rap artists concert)

Of the shows you have done, which one is your favourite?

Definitely the Play, THE INCIDENT

How do you deal with groupies?
I literally just laughed out loud, I keep my conversation friendly but professional. When it gets hectic, I step away, block, delete, whatever it takes

How excited were you when the first groupie hollered at you?

Super super excited!!!! It was strange, having someone call me by name and tell me my profile off the top of their head. Its humbling.

Where is Zimbabwean media/acting going?

I think we have a fighting chance. We are certainly not where we were ten or fifteen years ago. We now have more productions coming up, and we are also looking forward to the digitization process completion, which should make way for more platforms.

Where is your career going?

I am  sharpening my skill as an all rounder in media. I detest the mentality of being just a pretty face or voice. And so I am working on my own projects leading to the grand scheme of things.

What do you want to be remembered for?
I want to be remembered for being a graceful intelligent and kind soul, an excellent story teller, able to bring to light the myriad of societal aspects. The good the bad and the ugly. I want to be remembered for making a difference in someone’s life, contributing positively to my world.