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SFM presenter ventures into poetry

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Spot FM presenter, Soneni Gwizi, who recently won the broadcast media category first prize award from the Federation of African Media Women in Zimbabwe (FAMWZ) says she has ventured into poetry writing and has since performed at various functions.

She performed at the October 2010 Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe (Hospice) congress held here.

“I had written a poem on tourism issues and I recited it during the congress and left many clamouring for more,” she said.

Gwizi also became number eight at the Intwasa Arts Festival recently held in Bulawayo in reciting her poems and her poems are currently found in the Bulawayo Poetry website.

Gwizi said her passion was to influence people to be positive regardless of their physical or mental status.

She said most of the programmes she presented on radio were meant to inspire people and influence on taking on the world despite the challenges they faced.

“I want to have an impact as much as I can to try and influence people to be positive in life even if the situation they are in is negative” said Gwizi.

She recently recited one of her poems at the Matabeleland Aids Council function and another at a wedding after a friend’s mother had made a request.

She said many people were surprised that she was disabled but still went on to scoop the FAMWZ award consisting of a trophy, certificate and cash.

This was in recognition of her efforts in promoting gender equality through her radio programmes.

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