Nyanhi appointed NACZ director


By Lastword Musekiwa

The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) has announced the appointment of Napoleon Nyanhi as its new Director taking over from Nicholas Moyo who was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture in October 2023.
In a statement NACZ board chairperson Dr. Nozipho Maraire said:
“As an institution dedicated to promoting and nurturing artistic excellence across the nation, the NACZ is confident that Nyanhi’s leadership will allow NACZ to realise its restructuring vision, strategic goals and stakeholder needs.”
Nyanhi is no stranger to the world of arts and culture as he was Jacaranda Culture and Media Corporation (JCMC) Managing Director and also served as the Executive Director of the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) since 2019, as well as producers of one of the biggest talent search shows, Dreamstar Zimbabwe among other things.

Over the years, Nyanhi 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.
Throughout his career, Nyanhi has demonstrated a deep understanding of the transformative power of the arts to inspire, educate, and unite communities.
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.
He 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.

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