THE National arts council of Zimbabwe  (NACZ) has  appointed Napoleon Nyanhi as its new  director  replacing Nicholas Moyo who was elevated to the post of secretary in the Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture ministry in October last year.

In a Press statement, NACZ  board chairperson Nozipho Maraire said NACZ is confident that Nyanhi's leadership will allow NACZ to realise its restructuring vision, strategic goals and stakeholder needs.

''In his new role as director, Nyanhi will be responsible for executing the strategic direction of the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, fostering partnerships with key stakeholders and championing the importance of the arts in society. His leadership will play a pivotal role in advancing the Council's mission to support and promote the development of the arts for the benefit of all Zimbabweans," said Maraire.

The chairperson said Nyanhi’s appointment comes at a critical time for the arts community, as they navigate the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly evolving world.

“His passion for innovation and his unwavering dedication to the arts makes him the ideal leader to guide the National Arts Council into the future.

“Nyanhi is no stranger to the world of arts and culture. He was the managing director of Jacaranda Culture and Media Corporation where he also served as the executive director of the National Arts Merit Awards since 2019, as well as producer of one of the biggest talent search shows, Dreamstar Zimbabwe, among other things.

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“He has held various influential roles within the media and arts community, including being production manager at C Media Africa, founding station manager of Capitalk FM and programming manager — Star FM. Napoleon has degrees and certifications from Africa University, Clark Atlanta University, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Westminster and most recently a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance from Midlands State University," said Maraire.