Vimbai Mutinhiri (born 18 February 1987) is a Zimbabwe-born actress, model and television personality, executive producer and entrepreneur. She was born in Harare, Zimbabwe but also grew up in Belgrade, Serbia and in Johannesburg, South Africa. She graduated from the University of Cape Town with an honours degree in politics, philosophy and economics. During her time in Cape Town she was also working as a model.
Vimbai began acting professionally in Zimbabwe at the age of 15, in a short film, Who’s In Charge, which was featured at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival. She went on to play a lead role in Zimbabwe’s first soap opera, Studio 263.
After her stint on Big Brother Africa season 6 (Amplified), Vimbai took the African television scene by storm and was named the host of the popular pan-African variety show, Star Gist, which she also became a producer on.
She has gone on to host major African events, notably the first ever Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards broadcast live to 54 countries from Lagos, Nigeria.
Vimbai is currently based in Lagos.
Author: Staff writer