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Lyrue Mazerenganwa, a lady of many jackets

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BY DARLINGTON MWASHITA

BULAWAYO-BASED Rutendo “Lyrue” Mazerenganwa is a multi-talented soul who wears many jackets.

Among the jackets that fit Lyrue are that of a musician, television personality, engineer, entrepreneur, script writer, fashion model and actress.

In an interview with NewsDay Life & Style, Lyrue said she established her own Lyrue Media House last year because she was finding it difficult as a creative person to penetrate certain circles.

“It is hard to find an acting role or to be on a talkshow. This enabled me to create a platform for me to showcase my talent,”she said.

In the showbiz industry, Lyrue said she has worked with sungura singer Peter “Young Ingwe” Moyo, Traemaynee and hosted musician-cum-comedian Madlela Skhobokhobo’s album launch.

“I am currently working with a South African musician doing two music video. I have acted in artists’ music videos as well as films that I wrote and directed which are available on YouTube,” she said.

“I am currently a director and chief engineer at Eagle Arm Dynamics, which is a security company,” he said.

Lyrue hosts a talkshow called Friday Night Debates where people are invited to debate on issues such as entrepreneurship, history, agriculture, history, diseases and science.

She said the show was casted on Heart & Soul TV run by Alpha Media Holdings.

“Panellists for the Friday Night Debates are usually experts on a particular topic. It is not a platform for learning and empowerment. As the name suggests, it is hosted every Friday” she said.

“The show used to be only in Bulawayo, but now we are touring Zimbabwe. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance is limited to 30, but proceedings are streamed live on my Facebook page.”

Lyrue also hosts another show, Motivational Talk which is in a one-on-one format. “I created this show (Motivational Talk) in order to give people a platform to share stories and motivate others. It is a show that features outstanding individuals such as business people, musicians and artists,” she said.

“I have managed to strike a balance between my profession and dream by pursuing both so that I can be on top of the game in both fields. God who gave me all this has been always my strength.”

Born last in a family of five, Lyrue did her primary education at Budiriro Primary School and then enrolled at Mufakose High School in Harare for  Advanced Level.

She later studied for an engineering degree at National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, the city she now calls home.

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