Learn more about your finalists for ZIWA 2015 for the Media Professional of the Year category:

Mai Chisamba - Media Mai Chisamba is one of the leading talk show hosts to emerge out of Zimbabwe. She was born Rebecca Tsikirayi in Bindura in 1952. Her career in media actually started as a radio teacher under the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture teaching children around the country through radio. She moved on to TV in the early 1990s when she was asked to do interviews for AM Zimbabwe…

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Vimbai Kajese-Sibanda - Media Vimbayi Kajese-Sibanda is the first African anchor-woman and news presenter on China Central Television channel CCTV-9. She held this position between 2009 -2011, and her success with the station helped pave the way for the network’s expanded presence on the continent. Born in Zimbabwe, Vimbayi spent her childhood travelling the world with her diplomat parents…

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Candice Mwakalyelye - MediaCandice Mwakalyelye is one of Zimbabwe’s most recognised voices on radio with a distinct sound that has set her apart from other presenters. She is a journalist and radio news anchor who discovered her passion for all things media in Tanzania close to 10 years ago. While she currently works for Zimbabwe’s first privately owned radio station – ZiFM Stereo – in Harare, her experience…

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Tsitsi Mutendi - MediaTsitsi Mutendi is a Zimbabwean businesswoman on the path to growing a businesses that ‘tells Africa’s story’. In 2011, she established Zimbabwe’s first glossy magazine – JEWEL Magazine. She is the co-founder of DanTs Media, the media house that owns and manages JEWEL and other contract published publications. Most recently, DanTs Media took over the publishing of the iconic…

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Vimbai Mutinhiri - MediaVimbai Mutinhiri launched her career at the age of 15 as an actress in the Zimbabwean short film ‘Who’s In Charge’. The movie featured at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival. She also went on to play a lead role in Zimbabwe’s first soap ‘Studio 263’. While completing a Bachelor of Social Science in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, she… 

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Voting is now live and will be close on 20 September 2015 so be sure to have your say by voting for your favourite ZIWA 2015 nominees. Winners will be announced at the ZIWA 2015 ceremony to be held in Birmingham UK on Oct 3, 2015.

Cast your vote at www.ziwaawards.com/voting/

Don’t forget, tables and tickets for the ceremony, which is being held in Birmingham, UK on Saturday 3 October can be booked online or by emailing info@ziwaawards.com

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