In a recent interview, Keith Zenda shared his artistic journey by saying: “The painting began by drawing cartoons in books and boards in 1997 when I was doing grade 6”. He realized this talent in 2001, after dedicating himself to the message of the final times under Pastor Martin Gumbura.
Painting and drawing such as music permeates and permeates all areas of social, public and private issues. Painting perpetuates culture, since it includes everything that happens in society; That is customs, beliefs, values ââand artifacts that can be transmitted from one generation to another.
Firm painter, Zenda revealed that he is a family bra and that he is the firstborn of a family of six. He began selling his paintings in 2003 and people greatly appreciate his works even beyond the borders.
“I get this talent of God’s security that says:” I will bless the work of your hands and I trust that with God everything is possible, “says Keith.
“The painting has become a full -time business and the market is good in Botswana, Mozambique and I will go to South Africa, where there is a good opportunity for the big galleries.”
“Last week I was in South Africa, Cape City for a gallery and wanted me to sign a contract. One of my associates prevented me from doing that, since this was to throw myself into the servitude and the South Africans are taking advantage of the despair of Zimbabweans,” He added.
Keith says he once sealed an agreement with Richard Rains that failed due to economic limitations. Most people appreciate the arts, especially painting, but do not have enough resources to buy equipment. He also added that in Zimbabwe the arts are not and do not receive any government support.
He revealed that the government should assign the budget for the arts, as well as the agricultural sector. Keith says that the arts can bring a great foreign currency in the country.
The artists of different genres strongly requested the National Arts Council to help them by providing a platform that allows them to show their artistic skill to the public.
“The lack of unity among the artists and distances themselves from the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Nacz) is causing incalculable damage between the artist. As in Bulawayo, where artists are united, Gweru should also do the same,” says Keith .
Zenda also requested the NACZ to help them allow them to acquire money for banks to support their jobs.
The festive season for 2009 has left the bleeding of the artistic industry, since most artists flee to neighboring countries. Most artists have moved to South Africa and Botswana. Gweru is a melting pot like Bulawayo.
Bulawayo is rich in arts as well as South African counterparts in the province of Zulu. In Zimbabwe, they are not another place rich in arts and culture like Bulawayo. The culture of Ndebele s automatically makes its people extraordinary in artistic activities