BY SINDISO DUBE
FORMER supermodel and actress Sarah Mpofu-Sibanda said her Roil Bulawayo Arts Award nomination has inspired her to do more in the arts industry.
The artist was nominated for outstanding TV-Film actress for her role in the film, The Letter, where she plays Elizabeth.
The third edition of Bulawayo’s premium arts awards will be held on Saturday at the ZITF hall 5.
“Having been in the industry for a long time and still have my name mentioned at such prestigious awards in the country means a lot to me. God has been kind enough to let me help tell stories that need to be told, and I thank the writers, producers, and directors who find my worth in extending their messages. I also appreciate the market for always being eager to receive my work,” she said.
Mpofu-Sibanda is widely known for her role in yesteryear’s hit soapie Amakorokoza, where she played Tashi. Her last production was a ZTV offering titled Ezakomatshelela.
The former model runs Fingers Modelling Agency, which holds the licence for Miss Tourism Zimbabwe.
Meanwhile, ordinary tickets to the awards ceremony are going for US$5, VIP tickets (US$10) while VVIP tickets cost US$15 and are available at the National Art Gallery Studio 10 and IDC Building at the ZITF.
Telecommunications firm, NetOne, has partnered with the awards organisers in a move that has also opened the sms voting lines. SMS voting is only eligible to NetOne subscribers, while others may vote through the award’s official website.