Asa Jogi was born in a brand new Harare just after independence - a child of a new nation. He grew up, studied and lived in Zimbabwe, the USA and South Africa and subsequently worked as an advertiser, film maker, actor, singer, producer, barman, waiter, event organizer, model, tour guide and more things than he can remember. He owns a nightclub, RedBar, and enjoys being connected to Harare's vibrant nightlife. This year Asa directed the HIFA 2013 Opening Show - creating an amazing sing-along spectacle enjoyed by thousands in Harare and around the country, curetted a new Fashion Programme for HIFA, and is currently working on directing yet another crowd-pleaser for Spring Strings 2013. Asa has a firm belief in the talent and skill of young Zimbabweans and through various new projects hopes to provide a platform for these artists to reach their potential - he is hugely excited about getting involved with StarBrite again this year - an endeavor he absolutely loves.
Brian Masendeke- Founder of VibezGate Entertainment Co., Artist/Co.Producer at Psalmbak Music Production Label ( South Africa & Nigeria ).
He is also the brand ambassador of Afro Essence TV. ( UK ). A singer,song-writer, vocal coach,composer, lyricist and music director/producer who has worked and helped a lot of artists including the likes of Cindy Munyavi, Rumbie Zvirikuzhe , Mike Bere and many upcoming musicians.Brian better known as Vion Afro MusiQ has also been the vocal consultant/ tutor and judge for the Starbrite Zim Talent Show since 2012 to date.Furthermore, he was mentored by Andrew Baird, Pastor Bonnie Deauschle, Carol Wutawunashe and Mr Gezi from Zimbabwe College of Music.Lastly, a member of Celebration Choir and currently working on his solo album which is due to be released this year. Vion Afro MusiQ is also an Accounting&Finance Consultant at ITM Accounting Consultants and an entrepreneur. To make music is innate to him therefore he enhanced his talent and now he has a 4 & 1/2 Octave vocal range and his style of singing varies from soft rock, blues, neo-afro pop and afro jazz.
My work experience so far has afforded me the opportunity to train a group of ex-miners from the SADC region on strategic planning development. In addition to that I have had the chance to apply conceptual thinking in meticulously analyzing and reviewing health policy documents with good precision. I have also been able to design, execute and evaluate research projects; among notable projects is the assessment of the livelihoods project for people living with HIV and AIDS in Harare, and the assessment on HIV prevalence and risk behaviors among the prison population in Zimbabwe. I believe that the three key principles for effective teamwork are respect towards each team member, accountability and commitment to set goals.
Sound Engineer (Live and Recording Engineer), mechanical technician and aircraft engineer. CEO Crossline music and video. Touring artist, married, 3 children aged 22, 20 & 17.Photographer, videographer and video editor.
A Multi-Award winning International Christian Rapper Mudiwa Hood is a holder of BSc Economics, BSSc Psychology and MBA in finance (in which he graduated best student). In 2012 he was a double recipient of The Victors Awards, winning Best Gospel Artist and Song of the Year Awards. In same year Mudiwa also won the Zim Hip Hop Best Gospel Artist Award and to put icing on the cake, His song Ndaita Mari was voted Best Gospel Song of the year on Power FM and ZiFM radios in Zimbabwe. He is one of the most endorsed Zimbabwean artists to date, with 3 big endorsement deals. He is the current face of a South African Perfume Collection company, Ocean’e Parfum Collection, Face of 4May Boutiques, brand ambassador of Gold tech Electronics.
Mudiwa’s latest platinum selling Album, the Magnet, has had 7 of its 9 tracks crowned number 1 on radio stations in Zimbabwe leading to 1 copy of the album being purchased for an unbelievable exchange with a residential stand worth thousands. The dominating album has reached a total of over 53 weeks on number 1 on the charts. Globally, Mudiwa has toured the United States, UK, Dubai, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa only to mention a few. Mudiwa has also staged in huge gatherings like the judgement night with over 120000 congregants, and has shared stage with the who’s who of music including gospel legends like Benjamin Dube and Sipho Makabane. Early 2013 saw Mudiwa getting nominated for 2 international awards, Zim Achievers Awards, this is for the Best international gospel artist and Peoples' choice award in United Kingdom.
Driven by a strong passion to discover develop and expose Zimbabwean Musical talent .For the past 23 years I have spent most of my time working with schools, churches, bands and Individuals musical projects. In the same course of time I have also performed as a Worship singer and pianist in many churches.
He is also a:
Weekly Columnist (Herald) Music Critic and development expert.
Star FM Radio producer and Presenter
Producer of the Prime show (Flow time drive show every weekday 3-6)
Presenter of Club 89.7 every Saturday and Sunday mornings
Founder and director of Reelkolour music productions and development consultancy
Director of Big stage Productions
Director of Xpress yourself in concert.
Music concepts development and talent management
Zimbabwean musician best known as one of the celebrity housemates on the seventh season of the reality competition television series Big Brother Africa, in 2012.His music style includes urban groove, soca, dancehall, afro-pop and house music. In 1996, while on a bus singing with friends, Roki was heard by a local musician who invited him to provide backing vocals on the musician's song. His big break came in 2002 when he teamed up with Leonard Mapfumo, another urban grooves artist, on the song Seiko. Then Suzanna, Rocqui's solo effort, followed. Another combined effort with Extra Large saw them churn out Zvakora. With Maskiri, the self-styled bad boy of Zimbabwean hip-hop, and Leonard Mapfumo, they released the song Ukanditizira. He then released Aaiyaho. His song Chidzoka was adjudged the best song and video of the year at the 2007 Zimbabwean Music Awards.
His debut album was marketed and distributed by Metro Studios and released in2008.Some of his songs include Chidzoka, Jordan, Zion, Ndoda, Mumwe, Suzanna and Nhliziyo. Roki is a musician who describes himself as creative, quick, attentive, productive and soft. He has been told that his soft heart will be his downfall, but he reckons "it's just easier to let go of stuff”. He likes caring, hard-working and clever people and dislikes people who are lazy and heartless. He cites Steven Spielberg as his role model “because he's an audio-visual genius" and says his mother has had a huge influence on him because of her endurance. He is a middle child, with 2 sisters, one older and one younger, and says his biggest achievement so far is winning an award for his music in 2008.Roki lists his favorite TV show as Friends, his favorite musician as Thomas Mapfumo and his favorite actors as Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt .His favorite films are Pulp Fiction, The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix.
Tendayi Chakanyuka is media personality with experience spanning over 15 years. She had qualifications in media studies, Public relations and Marketing and has worked in the private and NGO sectors in various capacities, mainly communications PR. Tendayi has a deep passion, for her work and this, she says, is the reason she has stayed in radio this long. She is driven by her desire to make a difference in people's lives and is humbled by the impact her work seems to have had on people. A mother of a beautiful 8 year old son and a wife, Tendayi is a very homely person who prefers to stay at home and watch TV. She enjoys a good movie, going on holiday with family and the simple things in, life. She is a devout catholic and enjoys a game of basketball once in a while. Music is her passion and she can’t imagine what this world would be like without music.
She is also an actress of note, having had appearances in studio 263 & small house saga, for which she won a NAMA for best actress for 2007. She has also done various theatre productions. Tendayi is a very assertive, string and powerful, character who is not easily swayed from her beliefs and values.