Sharon Kavhu Harare
Zimbabwean diva, Cindy Munyavi was last week honoured with an award in sports and culture category by the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) at the 5th annual Women in Enterprise Conference and Awards (WECA).
The song bird of the hit song ‘Setter Pace’ which features Malawian Rina and Sherifa Gunu from Ghana was awarded the award at a glittering event held in Harare.
In an interview, Cindy told The Southern Times that she was humbled by the achievement, which she said was a reflection of her success in both the music and business industry.
“The award celebrates the entrepreneurship excellence that a woman exhibits,” said Cindy. “It’s a very broad category and for one to come out a winner from such a broad category is totally humbling. We were three finalists and the second runner up is KVG from Star FM and the first runner up our Mbira maestro Hope Masike.
“I am over the moon right now and this award is being hosted by one of the biggest business council in the country and it means as music entrepreneurs we are in the right direction,” Cindy said.
She said she is grateful for having an organised managerial team that has been assisting her in pursuing her goals. The Zimbabwean talent also feels her efforts in the musical industry and entrepreneurship are paying off.
“I believe I deserve this award because of the effort and achievements I have made in business and music,” said Cindy “I launched an album MVC in February this year which contains the hit song ‘Setter Pace’ and in terms of sales, I believe no other female has out sold us this year. Our royalties on OS Music last season are evident that the efforts are bearing fruits. We were announced the best single selling following UFIC Choir. Our ITunes statistics, physical sales and the fact that “Setter Pace” is still dominating local radio station also shows our determination.”
Cindy said she has also done campaigns for G Tel, Chicken Slice, Power FM, Kellys’ and Uni Lever. The female musician also owns a fashion shop in Harare called Cindy’s fashion Corner. Since Cindy joined the music industry, she has managed to get 22 award nominations and eight awards including the 2014 AFRIMA Best female artist in Southern Africa.
In 2013, Cindy won the ZNCC WECA first runner up award, the preceding year she had won the Young Business woman of the year award from the Zimbabwe Business Council and Top outstanding woman in music from World Heritage Society Organisation in 2015. Zimbabwe Models Awards honoured her for best female trendsetter in 2016 and this year Cindy won the Best R n B female artist; the Zimba nice online awards and the ZNCC WECA.