. A rare and engaging artist... poetic and political lilts float through the African dusts, stirred by the beating of drums and cast to the winds by enchanting melodies... guaranteed to move your spirit... and your feet...
Zuwa carries dual heritage, and is as much an expression of one of these, as she is of the other. She refuses to side with either, and embraces both.
Zuwa is a singer-songwriter, poet, playwrite and actress. She is eloquent in all of these, and what joins it together, is Zuwa's passion and respect for communication, and words, often her lyrics reflect this -
She uses words to inspire and challenge, evoke thought, spread love, heal and edify.
Her first steps into music involved a short term as a member of the African Hip hop group, A Peace of Ebony. They won the Radio France International Award for Best African Group in the Les Descouvertes competition. Their Award winning song titled Vadzimu features on a compilation album distributed by the Putumayo World Music label.
Before that, and after, Zuwa has worked as an actress, including working on projects for the BBC and ITV, TPI Italy and various productions for African broadcast. She has a vast amount of theatrical experience, and her biggest audience would be the millions that watched her take part in a Miss World competition, where she was a contestant.
Although her artistic experience is vast, her development as a singer-songwriter has been a very personal process, making her songs intriguing and rich. Zuwa is a natural,.. cooked like raw bush tea, this is no instant tea bag type of thing!
Zuwa, meaning 'Sunshine', is here to shed some light and warmth, with her musical style and unique blend of lyrical content - Whoever you are, hopefully you'll find something you can relate to in her music, just don't force yourself to define it....
Karen Black - PR (read less)