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Munya Chidzonga Zimbabwe actor, filmmaker, entrepreneur

Munyaradzi “Munya” Chidzonga (born July 13, 1986) is a Zimbabwean actor, filmmaker and entrepreneur. Munya first rose to prominence in 2008, with his appearance on the reality TV show Big Brother Africa representing Zimbabwe in its third season, in which he achieved third place. In 2010, he participated in the fifth season of Big Brother Africa, becoming runners-up losing to Uti Nwachukwu, the representative for Nigeria, who also contested in Season 3. After the reality show, Munya went on to produce and act in the films Lobola (2010) and The Gentleman (2011) through his production company, Ivory Pictures. In 2012, he won a NAMA Award for the Most Outstanding Actor in the Film and Television category for his performance in the film The Gentleman. In 2014, Chidzonga starred in the third season of the South African comedy-drama show Mzansi Love, which was aired on e.tv and eKasi+.

Early life and education

Chidzonga was born on 13 of July, 1986. For his secondary education, he attended Peterhouse Boys’ School, an elite independent school just outside Marondera, where he was a prefect. He was hailed for his performance in a school play, “Absent Friends”, in 2004.

Munya then went on to get a Bachelor of Arts degree in Motion Picture at The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance in Cape Town, South Africa.

Personal life

Chidzonga married 2008 Idols East Africa finalist Adiona Maboreke at a private ceremony in Harare in 2012. Chidzonga and Maboreke had been dating since 2009 and had a son named Pfumai, born in 2010, prior to the marriage. The couple had a second son, named Diwai, born in 2015.

Filmography

Films

Title Year Credited as Notes Ref.
Actor Producer Role
Lobola 2010 Yes Yes Sean Muza
The Gentleman 2011 Yes Yes Tawana / Takunda
Something Nice from London 2013 Yes Jonathan

Television

Title Year Role Network Notes Ref.
Big Brother Africa 3 2008 Himself Various Period: 91 days
Position: 3rd
Big Brother Africa 5 2010 Himself Various Period: 91 days
Position: 2nd
Mzansi Love 2014 Mak e.tv
eKasi+
8 episodes

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