Tuesday, 30 December 2014
Peggie Shangwa known as Umind! is a writer, singer, speaker and spoken word artist who thrives on word passion and speaks her mind in connection with her spirit, laying down heart issues on any platform. She is a performance poet as well as a Slam poet. She started performing poetry in October 2012 at Book Cafe / House of Hunger Poetry Slam. The poet graced local, regional, educational, festival and diplomatic functions.
Umind is creative dynamite who needs no introduction in Slam poetry circles and other artistic platforms. The Poetess represents a serious and dynamic dimension of new young poetry generation destined for dizzy heights. In a short space of time, this artistic dynamite have grown into full fledged creative keg having been featured and performed at and in notable platforms that include the following, Opening for Grammy nominated artist Da’ TRUTH at his Love ,Hope and War tour Africa in 2014. Has been a guest poet on the first Zimbabwean edition of Woman Scream Poetry International 2014. Her work has been featured on Badilisha Poetry exchange program an online radio/podcast in the African continent and Indie feed Online radio/podcast station in the U.S, been published in a poetry exchange Nigerian anthology called Silent Voices and in local Christian Magazine The Voice. And has been honored to present an award at the Christian Hip Hop Awards in Harare in 2014 and she is currently a free lance writer and Entertainment Editor for Groove Magazine Zimbabwe.
The Poetess is a devoted Christian who draws her inspiration from her Christian beliefs and God.
Her parting shot to older women would be that they should never stop dreaming and chasing their passions its never too late to live on purpose that way achieve a purpose driven life regardless of age.
To younger women always have a value system that you live by and chase your dreams learning to be comfortable in your own skin? Anything is possible God specialises in molding dreams so dream!