Barney Mpariwa is the original founder and cast member of StarBrite in the late 1980s. He is a well-known media personality having cut his brodcasting teeth at ZBC presenting popular shows such as Music Box, Road report, Weather report, Mvengemvenge/Ezomgido, Starbrite and the then Radio 3. An original cast member of the very successful movie "I am the future acted as Toby" the cameraman.
He has over 20 years of broadcasting experience. In the early 1990s Barney left the country to pursue his career and studies in the UK and USA. He majored in Radio, Film and Television. While in the USA, he is credited for creating the Miss Zim- USA, Zim- Canada, and Zim-UK.
Mr Mpariwa has been at the forefront of the music and entertainment industry for over 20 years and has created the “StarBrite” concept as well as developed the show throughout the years. It is this vision, focus and determination to offer opportunities to all Zimbabweans on a level playing field that has produced the likes of Prudence Katomeni, Mateo, Kireni Zulu, Tendai Chidarikire and many others who have used StarBrite as a career launch pad. Since his return he has gone back to his love of broadcasting with Power Fm and revived StarBrite.
Garikayi, a Chartered Marketer is the founder member of Africa Projects Resources with vast experience in Banking, IT and Media. A former investment banker at NatWest Bank (UK). Garikayi has over 20 yrs experience working at the sharp edge of business and organisational transformation across continents, which included co-owing and managing SME businesses as well as being involved in the most ambitious service delivery revolution change programmes in UK, South Africa and Equatorial Ginuea
Pardon Mutsago was born and raised in Mutare. He is a management Accountant by training, having worked for Ernst & Young, Scotfin Finance Ltd, United Merchant Bank and Carrington Financial Services. He has vast experience in the music industry as an artist and as a record label executive. He worked for Jabula Music Co-op, Largely responsible for the rise of Carol Wutaunashe, Pride Priestly Nengere and Pastor G. he is founder of Felicity Entertainment and Patamu Studios. As a performer he has travelled to Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, and South Africa. He has been involved with several groups which include: PERFOMANCE, BPMH, APPOINTED, AFM PRAISE TEAMS, AFM PRAISE TEAMS, PAX AFRO, NLCC (Music Director), HIFA (Choral Director), ZIMPRAISE (Music consultant and trainer), MEGA PRAISE (Vocal trainer and Director) and STARBRITE (Music Director).
Pardon Mutsago has also done collaborations with Jabu Khanyile, Vuyo Mokoena, Rebecca Malope, Brenda Fasi, Joyous Celebration, Vicky Vilakazi, Benjamin Dube, Marvin Winans, Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton, Andréa Crouch, Ron Kenoly, Keith O’Neal, Nicole C Mullen (all USA), London Gospel Community Choir, Charles Charamba, Oliver Mtukudzi, Clive Malunga, Andy Brown, Pastor G, Prince Mafukidze,Audius Mtawarira, Prudence Katomeni, Willis Wattafi, Sebastian Magacha, Kudzi Nyakudya, Fungisai, Shingisai, and many others
He is involved too in vocal training for schools, churches and individuals.
Lisa Tinaani Nyatanga holds a Diploma in Mass Communication Journalism. Has worked for Z.B.C for six years as a producer in Kidznet and produced programmes like Youth.Com, On A mission and was part of the formation of Starkidz. Lisa is a producer in charge of production and admin with StarBrite
Benhilda Masango is a young female, currently studying Bachelor of Business Studies Honors Degree in Marketing at Bindura University of Science Education. She is a hardworking and self determined lady, who aims to achieve set goals in life. Benhilda is an Assistant in the Administration and Production departments of StarBrite.
Kudzai Dube George “Ombudsman” is a young man currently with StarBrite as a Trainee. He is studying Media and Cultural Studies with Great Zimbabwe University. His passion for media, mainly television saw him serving Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporations (ZBC) for a period of 1 year. Kudzai is also into Information Technology (IT) with an ICDL certificate and aiming to advance it. Before joining the StarBrite family, he was in Tourism and Hospitality Industry as a communications personnel of Crown Plaza – Munomutapa Hotels. In efforts to give back to the society Kudzai is working with a community church on its monthly published bulletin and doing all its video productions and promotions.