Plot Mhako (Founder & Director) is a creative social entrepreneur, arts journalist, festival director, youth culture activist. Being the founder of Jibilika, he has over a decade of experience in promoting dance, youth culture and working to empower the skills and voices of young people in Zimbabwe through innovative programming. He is a fellow with the Mandela Washington Fellowship (Young Africa Leadership Initiative) YALI 2015, International Society For Performing Arts (ISPA) 2016, International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) Hip Hop & Civic Engagement Fellow (2012).
Fadzai Mathabire (Finance Manager) joined the team in 2019 to handle the management of finance in the organisation. She holds a Banking and Finance Degree and provides services as an Associate Business Consultant with KRES Chartered Accountants. Her background in dance coupled by her growing experience in finance and research analysis allows Miss Mathabire to view art as a business opportunity.
In addition to her duties in finance management, Fadzai also coordinates the Ease-Up projects in mental health and the Strictly for Girls initiative that focuses on empowering women and girls through art. Fadzai commits to continuous growth as she is driven by the possibility of a financially, mentally and physically healthy generation through creative employment and inter-sector synergies for economic growth.
Millicent Tshuma (Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) & Gender Officer) a.k.a “Empress Milley” is an SRHR Advocate, activist and Hip-Hop enthusiast. As a young person volunteering within a youth serving network her work has been aimed at empowering young people with knowledge that capacitate them to contribute towards gender equality and equity as well as women empowerment. She is also currently serving as the Southern Region Facilitator at Young Peoples Network on Sexual Reproductive Health HIV & AIDS (YPNSRHHA) which is convened by National Aids Council. Milley holds a Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication and numerous certificates on SRHR courses.
Mukudzei Nyamhamba (Operations Manager) is a community development practitioner who has more than four years experience with various youth initiatives and community development organizations. His aspirations lie in social entrepreneurship thus he co-founded Skate Zimbabwe; a social skate project currently under Jibilika that promotes the development of art and culture of skateboarding as a medium to educate, groom and empower young people. He is also currently spearheading climate change initiatives under the banner of Jibilika Trust on the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC – Zim) and Earth Day network platforms. Mukudzei is the Content Manager for earGROUND, a new digital platform for creatives seeking to give space and amplify new artistic talents through profiling & celebrating mainly Zimbabwean artists, creative projects from music, dance, theater, visual art, film and other art forms while generating conversation on topical issues.
Ron Mhako (Projects Manager) is a social entrepreneur, events producer and has been managing talents since 2013, breaking into the industry through consulting with marketing solutions and brand management for creatives. He is also the current Manager for the Dhuterere Movement brand.
Tafadzwa Gambiza (Digital Marketing) was born and raised in Harare, and he has a passion for graffiti art and photography. He is currently working towards a degree in Business Intelligence and holds qualifications in Management Information Systems, Digital Marketing, and Social Media Marketing. He is also a graphic designer and he is also pursuing skills in web designing. Tafadzwa, is the Social Media Strategist intern at Atrega Alliance which is an events management company. He is the Social Media Manager for a German based consultancy company, Deutsch Connect. Deutsch Connect is a business consultancy that links Southern African businesses and people with German business ecosystem through Mentorship, Matchmaking and Access to Market and Opportunities. “ Every single step I take is a learning curve for me “
Nyasha Gwari (Creative Assistant – Film) a.k.a Nargee Musharuqua is a musician, poet, actor, model, film writer and aspiring movie director from Glenview 3, Harare. He started doing music in 2012 and has released some songs since then. His acting career started in 2016 and currently plays a role in a television “Estate Blues”. His afro pop music is inspired by love and relationships while his rap/ hip hop sound is is more of happy times and feeling good about one’s self. Full profile
Nyasha Madzinga (Strictly4Girls Coordinator) a.k.a Noni is a Zimbabwean dancer who is passionate about dance and her brand speaks to both the young and the old. She has successfully pursued dance as a career for the past 5 years and thus earning Head Choreographer at the prestigious Military Touch Movement founded by Jah Prayzah. She is well known for her energetic and robust moves which are outstanding in her choreography and dance routines. Noni developed a peculiar style of dance over the years and has managed to maintain her own style while rising above the pressures of competing in a male-dominated industry. She was nurtured and groomed at Jibilika and has worked at the organization as a Facilitator, Dance Instructor and Dancer for the 7 years she worked full time. Full profile
Munyaradzi Dzwekesu (Creative Assistant – Music) a.k.a DING’O DUKE is a rapper/MC hailing from Kuwadzana Phase Three, Harare. Started his career in 2013 when he was 18 and is a member of a hip hop collective called R.A.P [ Real-And-Passionate ]. His music is inspired by the townships way of life and mostly talks of the effect of peer pressure in a place highly affected by poverty, domestic violence, depression and drug abuse in his surroundings which he also addresses in his music. Full profile