Napoleon Nyanhi Appointed as New Director of the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe

Napoleon Nyanhi Appointed as New Director of the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe

[Harare, May 13, 2024] – The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) has announced the appointment of Mr. Napoleon Nyanhi as its new Director. He succeeds Mr. Nicholas Moyo, who was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture in October 2023.

The NACZ Board expressed confidence in Mr. Nyanhi’s leadership, emphasizing that his appointment aligns with the council’s vision for restructuring and meeting strategic goals and stakeholder needs. “As an institution dedicated to promoting and nurturing artistic excellence across the nation, the NACZ is confident that Mr. Nyanhi’s leadership will allow NACZ to realize its restructuring vision, strategic goals, and stakeholder needs,” stated Dr. N. Maraire, Board Chairperson of the NACZ.

Mr. Nyanhi brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He previously served as the Managing Director of Jacaranda Culture and Media Corporation (JCMC) and the Executive Director of the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA). His notable achievements include producing Dreamstar Zimbabwe, one of the country’s biggest talent search shows. His diverse career also includes roles such as Production Manager at C Media Africa, Founding Station Manager of Capitalk FM, and Programming Manager at Star FM. He holds degrees and certifications from several prestigious institutions, including Africa University, Clark Atlanta University, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Westminster, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance from Midlands State University.

“It’s a very big responsibility and I do not take it lightly. I have been tasked with steering the strategic direction of the council and by extension the arts sector of Zimbabwe.” said Napoleon Nyanhi on his appointment

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In his new position, Mr. Nyanhi will be responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the NACZ, fostering partnerships with key stakeholders, and advocating for the importance of the arts in society. His extensive background in the arts and media industries, combined with his commitment to fostering creativity, diversity, and viability, positions him well to lead the NACZ through a time of significant change.

“The National Arts Council extends its warmest congratulations to Napoleon Nyanhi on his appointment as Director. We look forward to working together to build a brighter, more vibrant future for the creative and cultural industry in Zimbabwe,” said Dr. Maraire in the released statement.

Mr. Nyanhi’s appointment comes at a crucial time for the arts community, as it navigates the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly evolving world. His passion for innovation and dedication to the arts make him an ideal leader to guide the National Arts Council into the future.

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