Kudzai Kizito Madangwa is a fast rising Zimbabwean based actor, model and writer. He has starred in numerous Zimbabwean films including Chipo The Gift and Murindagomo. Here is the interview with Kudzai also known as charisma in the HotSeat.
Q: What skills have you learned that will help you in your acting career?
A: I am good at minding my own businesses, not judging, giving my best everytime I get an opportunity and always ready to perform.
Q: What made you decide to pursue a career in entertainment?
A: Talent, Passion and Love.
Q: What kind of actor would you classify yourself as?
Q: What has been the best performance of your career so far?
A: I always perform my best however I can pick ‘Spencer’ in ‘Chipo The Gift’ as the most interesting character I have played so far.
Q: How will you cope with being away from home for long periods?
A: By knowing and accepting that I’m not home and keeping myself busy and doing stuff that won’t make me lose focus.
Q: What advice do you have for those who want to be actors/actresses?
A: Before you are excited about the fact that you can act ask yourself, why do I want to be an Actor? Whatever the reason you will have that will determine if you are going to make it or not. Acting is no easy Job, you find yourself at a point where you are the Actor, the cheerleader, the mentor, the sponsor and everyone else will be looking at you on the other side wondering what you will be doing.
Q: How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
A: Kind. Sensitive. Generous. Passionate. Talented
Q: What makes you smile and what scares you the most?
A: The face I see every time I look in the mirror makes me smile. Marriage scares me the most.
Q: Are you planning to be in any other movies?
Q: What is your greatest strength and weakness?
A: My greatest strength is God and sweetness is my weakness.
Q: What type of movie do you like to act in the most?
A: What a question LOL. I’d say movies with a story I can relate to.
Q: If you could pass on one message for your fans, what message would that be?
A: Always do what makes *YOU* happy.If you search for happiness you will not find it. In order to stay happy, the first thing you have to do is to stop saving smiles for special occasions. Happiness is not something you have to focus on maintaining, you just have to ride its wave. Stop cracking your head about the things in the far future while making your present horrible. Happiness is not sold stop acting like you are raising money for it.
Q: Name the messiest/cleanest person that you know?
A: The cleanest person I know is Angline Madangwa, my mother.
Q: What inspires you?
A: Myself. People around me. My former girlfriends
Q:What does it feel like being a celebrity?
A: I’m yet to discover!
Q:What can a person do to attract your attention?
A: Love what I do, genuinely.
Q: What is the most memorable and exciting thing you have ever seen in your industry?
A: Sometime end of 2019 we went to shoot in Domboshava, after we were done with the shoot myself and other actors went for a tour in the forest, we had some fun and we got lost because we had said some nasty things.
Q: What event made you consider becoming an actor?
A: I asked a friend for a modeling link and he gave me a contact of a model who was a film director and producer.
Q: What is your greatest inspiration?
A: My previous work
Q: What is your dream collaboration?
A: Kelvin Hart and I on the same film.
Q: What is a ridiculous role you have played?
A: Non as of now.
Q:What are the compliments given to you that eventually came across as being insulting or rude?
A: “Mfanha wakasviba” and “Young man you are dark”
Q: Have you dated a fan before?
Q: How would you describe the entertainment industry in Zimbabwe?
A: struggling to grow however there is greater potential.
Q: Your advice to the youth in Zimbabwe
A: You have the right to change your mind over and over and over again until you’re Happy. Your life revolves around you and it always has. If you feel the need to stop and catch your breath,do it. Time moves forward, but your Life will never be able to continue without “YOU”.
Interview by Adrian Osborn Moyo © HotSeat 2020