chinyanga.jpgThe late Nevernay Chinyanga a.k.a “Muwengwa” in a local soap opera Studio 263 has been described as a naturally talented actor, musician and an icon in the arts industry.

Chinyanga passed away on Friday last week in South Africa whilst seeking treatment for diabetes and heart complication.

Executive Producer National FM, Kanyemba Bhonzo, who at one time co-presented with Chinyanga on a Morning Show programme said the late multi-talented artist’s Shona was very rich in idioms, proverbs and coined phrases.

Bhonzo said this made the Morning Show programme popular with listeners and becoming one of the best radio programmes.

Bhonzo also said during the Morning Show programme, they used to call each other with their children’s  names  and he would call Chinyanga by the name Baba Tino while the late called him Baba Pat.

Apart from Studio 263, Chinyanga also starred in another local production  Tiriparwendo.

Producer\Director of the drama Tiriparwendo and Studio 263, Mr Arnold Shoko said Muwengwa was a great artist.

“We used to call him ‘Kutapira’ all because we had realized that he was very humorous, easy-going and devoted to his work” said Mr Shoko.


mr shoko.jpgMr Shoko also said Muwengwa was an aggressive person who went on to present on Radio, TV, and also became a musician. He said at times Muwengwa had shown interest in writing.


A singer in his own right, Chinyanga produced the hit song ‘Matinetsa’ which became popular on ZBC TV.


The body of actor, musician and radio presenter Nevernay Chinyanga is expected to arrive in Harare tommorrow.


Artists, friends, fans and relatives are expected to gather in Harare on Thursday at a venue to be announced to pay their respects to the late Nevernay Chinyanga.
He is expected to be buried at his rural home, Mazhwavava village in Uzumba on Thursday.