Shungudzo is the stage name of Alexandra Shungudzo Govere, a Zimbabwean American musician and reality television star. She gained global recognition for two reasons: first, she was the first black female gymnast to compete for Zimbabwe in artistic gymnastics at the All-Africa Games; second, she co-founded the Kijana Project, which helps AIDS children. Later, she became well-known in the media when she joined the cast of The Real World: San Diego.
On tracks that are frequently socially conscious, Shungudzo blends styled current R&B, hip-hop, alt-rock and dance-pop. At the age of five, Govere vowed to write a poem every day for the rest of her life. She was not only a driven writer but also a young ballet dancer and gymnast who later made the Zimbabwe National Gymnastics Team. She was a high achiever academically and began high school-level classes when she was 10 years old, at the same time that she and her sister founded an international nonprofit to support AIDS orphans. At age 14, she completed her high school education.
In her mid-teens, while majoring in engineering at Stanford University, she became intrigued by the concept of attempting to set her poetry to music and used textbook money to purchase a piano and microphone. Soon after, she started posting some of her songs on social media.
After being chosen for The Real World: San Diego on MTV, Govere continued to work there as a writer and journalist for socially minded shows including MTV Act and MTV Voices. She left MTV to work as Editor-in-Chief and Director of Social Media for the multifaceted media firm RYOT..
How to hire Shungudzo for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Shungudzo to perform.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Shungudzo in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Shungudzo or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Shungudzo's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Shungudzo for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Shungudzo, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Shungudzo. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Shungudzo booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Shungudzo for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Shungudzo booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Shungudzo charge for an event. An example fee to book Shungudzo is in the starting range of $40,000-$74,999. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Shungudzo for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Shungudzo agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Shungudzo, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Shungudzo booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Shungudzo, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Alternative, Alternative-Pop, Alternative-Rock, Folk, Folk-Alternative, Folk-Rock, Indie, Pop, Rock, Female, Age Group-18-30's, African American