Getting to know Sasha Matava

I’m Sasha Munashe Matava, born on the 24th of April 1999. I lived in Zimbabwe, until the age of 13 when I moved to South Africa, Pretoria with my family. I developed an interest in Performing Arts while in high school. While furthering my studies i began modeling and started with Art Africana Fashion Show at the University of Limpo. After three years of experience in the modeling industry I was scouted and partnered with Trends Day to Day clothing store in Pretoria advertising their apparels.

I’m the founder of the Olieven fashion show and Miss Centurion Grand events with the help of my friends Oupa Dikgale and Chumisa Matoti. We are currently driving the Community engagement with the Reigning Queens for the Miss Centurion Grand , Kuhle Mgidi, Naledi Khumalo, Melva Mulaudzi and Lethabo with the help of my executive starting from March 2020. Planning ahead with the 2020 events which we have not yet finalized the dates of our events. We are still looking for fashion designers for the Olieven fashion show 2021 season 4.

I love academics and have 9-5 job. Ice skating is my favorite hobby, but when I started in tertiary I developed love for Golf and have been to friendly match with other universities in one of South Africa best golf course, Port Sherpestone Country Club in KZN. In five years I see myself as an influential person and able to sustain my life and inspire the youth.

I have been inspired by Zimbabwean models like Tino Chinyani, such personalities proves a lot of potential lies in the Zimbabwean modelling industry, moreover, a lot needs to be done by the Zimbabwean youth to upscale our standards to the international level. This simply means the production side of beauty, media and the work done on stage by the models needs to meet the international standards. While Fashion designers and brands remain indigenous, this would put the Zimbabwean modeling industry on the map.

 

Modeling does not start with a cheque/hour, one must be willing to invest through Freelancing and growing their profile, one day it will pay off. The Zimbabwean modeling industry lacks support from both the private and public sector, the potential is there but it goes nowhere without support.

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