National Arts Merit Award nominee, actress and songbird, Plaxedes Wenyika has urged other local female musicians to venture into film making and compose soundtracks for the local film industry.
She has produced some music soundtrack for film makers Tsitsi Dangarembga and Rumbi Katedza.
Wenyika, who has a new album “Brighter Day” which consists of the hit track titled "Huya Ndikutaridze", says her latest works are a departure from her previous recordings as it is a fusion of traditional, afro-jazz and soul music.
It also contains some soundtracks.
Wenyika first ventured into the film industry when she acted in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s film “Sharing Day” where she composed the soundtrack Shingirira.
She is also a Zimbabwe Music Awards winner.
The local mainstream music scene and the film industry has had few female local artists venturing into sound tracks for movies.
Wenyika’s new video which is currently showing on ZBCTV station is also currently showing on Channel O.
She said her soul and ballad type of music is sure to be appreciated beyond Zimbabwe.
A holder of a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Wenyika says she is now focusing on her passion for music, although she acknowledged that the local music industry is tough going.
Wenyika together with the late Jackie Madondo and Ivy Kombo-Kasi made the hit song and video “Come to Victoria Falls” as the Ruvhuvhute Sisters.
She has five other albums to her credit.