5 minutes with Zororo Makamba

17 November 2015
Zambezi Magic recently caught up with Tonight with Zororo host, Zororo Makamba, to chat about his rise and rise as a broadcaster in Zimbabwe.

If there's one face that viewers are pleased to see on their screens, it's that of the young but ever-so charismatic Zororo Makamba. The host of Tonight with Zororo has steadily forged his own path in the world of Zimbabwean broadcast media and is increasingly becoming the 'one to watch'!

With a career that was birthed on the mixing desks of his country's radio stations, the youthful Makamba now entertains and equally educates his audiences with thought provoking and unabashed interviews every Thursday night on Zambezi Magic.

This week, M-Net's home of Southern African entertainment sat down with Zororo to chat about his rise and rise as a broadcaster. Here is our 5 minutes with Zororo Makamba:

As the host of Tonight with Zororo you’re often the one getting to know people more but how would you describe yourself in just three words to the viewers who don’t know you?

Three words is limiting. I’m a proud Zimbabwean, passionate about the development of our country and our people. And in this global village, I hope to make a small impact by telling our own stories and giving attention to issues that are often ignored by mainstream media.

Throughout shooting the first season of Tonight with Zororo who has been your most memorable guest to interview?

Religion is a sensitive topic world over. In Zimbabwe the prophets are the rock stars. They have the money, biggest following and command attention wherever they go. My interview with Bishop Noah Pashapa touched on the rise of Pentecostal churches and he discussed the state of Christianity in the country. He was frank, open and I’m sure there will be a lot of debate and follow up discussions after his interview.

(Tonight with Zororo featuring Bishop Noah Pashapa airs on the 3rd of December at 20:30CAT, DStv channel 160)

Has you ever been nervous about interviewing someone?

The transition from radio to TV was a nerve wracking one. Radio it is just you & the microphone. Now you have these bright lights shining on you, cameras and an audience. However as the season goes on, I become more comfortable and I think viewers will see the progression with each episode.

What do you think viewers enjoy the most about Tonight with Zororo?

There is an amazing pool of talent in Zimbabwe and the Coca-Cola soundstage provides the platform to show the diverse talent that we have. Viewers will get to hear established and upcoming singers perform acoustic sets and I’m sure it will be a fan favourite.

Lastly, if you could have one African public figure, dead or alive, on Tonight with Zororo, who would it be?

The continent lost a giant in Miko Rwayitare who was the founder of Telecel International, the first mobile network company in Africa. His leadership, vision is missed today.

You can catch Tonight with Zororo every Thursday at 20:30CAT on Zambezi Magic, DStv channel 160.

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