Tawanda Marere, 33 years old (2020), is an actor model, designer, musical artist, farmer and bricklayer. He is the founder of Brands By Mudhuri, a fashion brand, and also the founder of Mudhuri Fashion Week. Tawanda is a two time award winner for the Most Talented Model in Zimbabwe 2015/16.
Tawanda grew up in Dzivarasekwa, attended Beatrice Primary Boarding and Ellis Robins Boys High Schools. He went on to study Community Development with the University of Zimbabwe (UZ).
In 2013 Tawanda met Judyth Williams of Model Management. Marere completed a modeling course that marked the beginning of a modeling career. In 2014 Tawanda featured on Econet and Delta billboards and in newspaper ads.
He took part in numerous fashion events including the Zimbabwe Fashion Week 2014 and Soweto Fashion Week 2015. Soweto Fashion Week inspired Tawanda to start Mudhuri Fashion Week.
The first Mudhuri Fashion Show in April 2018 at the Rainbow Towers Hotel.
As a music artist Tawanda has worked with Kalino Music where he did songs like KaLife, Let Us Unite, Stop Abuse, Big Up and Mari Yangu. He also worked with Bigyardz Music where he did a song titled RealHustler to be released with a video in August 2020.
Marere started his acting career in 2014 where he featured in a number of short films including Introspect, Lungs, Bang, The Breakdown with Invision Studios. He also featured in Murindagomo – his first feature film, a film by Brian Kugara of Guruuswa Film Company.
“Acting has always been my passion growing up and I can safely say I am living my dream.”
Tawanda Marere is married and a father of one.