Ru­vheneko down but not out

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Bruce Ndlovu

A few months after Ru­vheneko Parireny­atwa left ZiFM Stereo’s The Plat­form, she has been nom­i­nated in the Best Fe­male Ur­ban Talk Show Pre­sen­ter cat­e­gory at the Zim­babwe Ra­dio Awards (Zira).

She has taken to so­cial me­dia to talk about what the nom­i­na­tion meant to her, post­ing on Face­book:

“Thank you to the Zim­babwe Ra­dio Awards for the nom­i­na­tion! I’ve been through a lot more than meets the eye (or ear) on ra­dio and when things like this come along it re­news an en­ergy thought to be spent and it puts all the sweat and tears to pur­pose. I have been judged daily for how I ex­e­cuted this in­ter­view, or treated that guest and I de­serve it be­cause yes, there’re days I know I messed up or could have done things bet­ter or dif­fer­ent. I’ve learnt so much from my mis­takes that I am ready to make a few more.”

The de­par­ture from one of the coun­try’s most pop­u­lar ra­dio sta­tions seemed to have taken its toll on one of the voices that per­son­i­fied it, although she high­lighted the fact that more was still to come from her.

“I love what I do/did and I thank you ALL for the guid­ance, love and con­struc­tive crit­i­cism. I’m here and I’m not stop­ping. Off ra­dio for now, but not gone. ‘Bloody per­haps, but un­bowed.’ So, here’s the nom­i­na­tion but the rest is up to us!” part of her post read.

The nom­i­na­tion comes shortly after Ru­vhi show­cased her ver­sa­til­ity by quickly switch­ing from The Plat­form on ra­dio to ZBC’s My Fu­ture.

Ru­vheneko is not the only ZiFM prod­uct rais­ing a fist of tri­umph after their nom­i­na­tion, with Tendai “Sokostina” Gware high­light­ing her tough jour­ney to the Zira nom­i­na­tion list.

“I’m be­yond hum­bled by this nom­i­na­tion. Firstly be­cause of the amaz­ing per­son­al­i­ties I am up against. Sec­ond, I am hum­bled that in less than a year of be­ing on air and pre­sent­ing just once a week on air, I am nom­i­nated for most pop­u­lar ur­ban fe­male pre­sen­ter, what?!!! Who ever thought? Def­i­nitely not me,” she posted on her own page.

Other no­table names to make the nom­i­na­tion list in­clude ZiFm’s MisRed, Kim­ble Rodgers and Star FM’s Tilda Moyo, Mox, Phathisani Sibanda and KVG while Zim­bab­wean com­edy’s Jack of All Trades Carl Joshua Ncube also notched an­other feather in his cap after be­ing nom­i­nated in the Pre­sen­ter On Air cat­e­gory.

Ru­vheneko Parireny­atwa

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