Nyasha Zimucha is South African-Zimbabwean-American recording artist, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, activist and author. A cum laude graduate of Harvard University, with a degree in Philosophy and Ethics, she completed the Personal Leadership program at Columbia Business School’s Executive Education program. No stranger to life’s trials and tribulations, Nyasha uses her voice to share her struggles and pain in an effort to inspire others to keep moving no matte what circumstances life may throw.
The multi-hyphenate, who prides herself on changing stereotypes in the entertainment industry is releasing her album in the summer of 2019 including new single, “Finally There” which she wrote and co-produced. Nyasha’s writes about social issues, drawing from her multifaceted life experiences growing up partially in pre and post apartheid South Africa, and southeast Kansas. Inspired by 90s pop and world dance music, her sound has a distinct and unique modern infusion of her western and African heritage. Nyasha plays the djembe drums and the mbira both African instruments.
Her intrinsic connection to the continent of Africa which she once represented as Miss Africa USA fueled her work in activism. As a youth ambassador she worked with diplomats, Presidents, community leaders and helped raise 1 million dollars during her reign for non profit initiatives in America and Africa. Organizations she has worked with include the United Nations, The Diamond Empowerment Fund, Sole for Souls, The NFL Y.E.T organization, Habitat for Humanity, The Red Light Children Campaign, Zero Mothers Die, and Dress For Success.
In 2014 Nyasha was featured in Forbes Magazine in recognition for the being the first and youngest woman to not only partner with one of Africa’s largest retail chains, but also the socially conscious business model she created with her hair accessories brand, Embrace Your Hair. The beauty retail brand donates products to breast cancer patients through the My Hair is your Hair program. The program was designed to help women without healthcare coverage for hair solutions during therapy. The program has helped over 1200 women in need since its inception in 2011. In 2017 she founded “Bubbles and Bridges,” an ethics, self improvement and diversity consulting company which contributes to her life’s mantra of creating bridges of understanding socially, professionally and personally. After a 6 year hiatus from producing music, and being in television where she was constantly given perimeters based on her gender and skin color, Nyasha founded Mukayi Entertainment in 2018. Based in New York City, the production company produces music content and scripted and non-scripted content globally.
The artist, has said “My accolades and platforms hold little value to me if I am not able to use them for the betterment of others lives in every capacity possible.”