A moment with… Wenera’s Pryde Mpofu
The lovely Pryde Mpofu is an actress, script writer , who grew up in Bulawayo and later on relocated to Harare.
The 23 year-old has starred in several Zimbabwean radio and tv/theatre productions such as Stitsha the stage play, Mr Perfect (ZBC sitcom) Jane the ghost (award winning), Blurred ,Moonlight cross , Umzotshayo (ZBC sitcom) to name a few. She currently appears on the highly popular Wenera on ZBC.
She was theatrically groomed by Styx Mhlanga at Bambatha actors center and later on worked for sometime with Bambelela Arts Ensemble (Byo) and Patsime Trust (Harare).
In 2014 she wrote and directed and featured on a short film which got screened at the International Film Festival images for Women.
Here is our chat with her:
What is your government name?
What do you like to call yourself?
What is the most ridiculous nickname you have ever had?
Hahaha Prylolo, there used to be song on that they would sing Prylolo and I would start dancing (childhood memories) ?
Which side of the bed do you sleep on?
Are you left-handed or right-handed?
What is your favourite instrument?
What is the first song you fell in love with?
Beater Mangethe ,(Hello)
Best concert you have ever been to?
Mafikizolo, KO, Jah Prayzah Show
Of the shows you have done, which one is your favourite?
Blurred by Invisions Studios which I wrote and directed
How do you deal with groupies?
I ain’t a groupie fanatic
How excited were you when the first groupie hollered at you?
I don’t do groupies
Where is Zimbabwean acting/film going?
To it’s best. I believe it’s now quater to the much awaited hour. It’s a really promising industry with a much brighter future, thanks to the hungry film makers who are trying so hard to make all odds possible.
Where is your career going?
It’s a going concern. I see myself as the next big Actress/Writer in Zimbabwe, though I also aim for an international level recognition .
What do you want to be remembered for?
For writing African society based stories which will have so much impact to the people and the whole world at large.