THE NGO NETWORK ALLIANCE PROJECT - an online community for Zimbabwean activists  
 View archive by sector


Back to Index

Inside/Out with singer Thanda
August 14, 2009

This is an Inzwa feature. Find out more

Describe yourself in five words?
God fearing, inspirational, powerful, demanding work wise, very loving.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Fear God, have faith and believe in yourself.

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
I swore on National Television. That was five or six years ago. You don't even want to know what I said.

What is your most treasured possession?
God. He's a treasure.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Committing suicide.

Do you have any strange hobbies?
Closing myself away and crying, because we artists are the most emotional people under the sun. We are happy out there but when it comes to reality, when I come into my house then I cry. I think I am the most hurt person.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Nothing coz I am created in Gods image. I am happy about who I am and I'm really really grateful for who I am.

What is your greatest extravagance?

What have you got in your fridge?
I don't own a fridge. But if I had a fridge what I would have is cheese, milk, and a lot of bread. I don't eat flesh so maybe I would have prawns.

What is your greatest fear?
Meeting Jehovah on judgment day.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
Nothing, absolutely nothing.

What would be your favourite journey?
Going to the Grammy awards and standing there representing Zimbabwe. And being told you are the best artist that has ever come from Africa, and being given a Grammy award.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Jesus Christ, Joshua Mqabuko ka Nyongolo Nkomo, umama uMqabuko - she is my (s)hero -and anybody who's fought for anything that has brought good for anybody in life. Anybody who has made a difference in life; those are the people that I would say have been my heroes.

When and where were you happiest?
When I'm praying and when I'm meditating on the word of God; when I'm with God spiritually. Also when I'm around people and when I'm on stage.

What's your biggest vice?
I am straight up, up front. I deal with reality as it is. I don't compromise. I call a spade for what it is.

What were you like at school?
Crazy, open-minded and I spoke my mind always. I was in theatre, drama.

Visit the fact sheet

Please credit if you make use of material from this website. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License unless stated otherwise.