Tori has the pleasure to speak with an emerging, compassionate love champion. A true champion of the spirit. She is a proud Zimbabwean singer-songwriter, philanthropist, activist, storyteller, gymnast and television personality. Using words as weapons of love, her 2021 debut album "I'm not a mother, but I have children," is about the responsibility she feels to build a better world for future generations of all living things. From being Zimbabwe's first Black woman gymnast at the All-Africa Games, to being a cast member on Real World: San Diego and working with MTV as a host and correspondent, she's accomplished a lot in a short amount of time and is just getting started.
She is a radical thinker who delivers revolutionary messages while making people dance and celebrate life. With "It’s a Good Day (to Fight the System)" - her song that debuted on Netflix's hit show "The Chair" starring Sandra Oh - she hopes it brings some joy into whatever fight you’re fighting. As she says, "After all, what we’re fighting for IS joy — the joy of a life whose fullest potential can be reached without hitting, or being hit by, systemic roadblocks." To her song, "To be me" - a song of empowerment for anyone who has "felt unsafe in their skin, body, identity or expression." Her ambition through her music is to gain an influential platform to affect fundamental social, educational and political changes in her home country, and on behalf of displaced and disenchanted youth around the globe. Ultimately, this icon in the making wants us to choose love.
"Here's To Life" welcomes the proud, compassionate, and free soul... Shungudzo.
“We're at this point in our lives where life has given us this torch and it's our responsibility to decide what happens next.” - Shungudzo
Guest: Shungudzo Kuyimba
Host and Producer: Tori Reid
Executive Producer: Patrick A. Howell
Writer: Patrick Howell
Post Production: Next Day Podcast and Cutting Edge Editing
Post Production Assistant: Kapri Echols
Voiceover Artist: Vïntóry Blake Moore
Advertising Sponsor: Vivreau Water Systems
Advertising Sponsor: Hilton Sacramento Arden West
Ad Voiceover Artist: Ginger Levert
Logo Photography: Bobby Holland / MPTV Images
Logo Graphic Design: Henny Vallee
Photo credit for Shungudzo Kuyimba: Yazz Alali
Intro & Outros - "The Mission" by Stereo Mixtrumental
Vivreau Ad Music - "That's What Left Us Behind" by Christian Anderson
a Victory & Noble production
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Connect with the Guest:
Official website for Shungudzo
Shungudzo on Instagram