Maud Mudawariro aka Lioness from Sakubva ghetto in Mutare has joined the Zim- Dancehall arena with an unstoppable vibe in music, modeling, acting and some feminine spirit. Maud was formerly known as Eastern Lioness but recently changed to Lioness saying, “I don’t like being a picky person from the east I want to be a voice for Africa not just Manicaland only.”
Maud, (21) started singing at a tender age when she was in grade 5 at Zamba Primary School in Mutare with the school gospel choir and she also sang for fun with her friends. She is multi –talented she is a good actor and model who won the Miss Vumbunu Peagant title during her High School at Vumbunu High School.
Maud is working with Wynac Media of the 020 Family. She joined hands with Doubles and are working on some singles which are expected to come out by June this year. The singles are Ndisiye Ndifare a single where she talks about her life history and Broken Trust is about the unexpected twist and shattered love between sweet high school lovers.
In an interview with her, I asked her why a sudden interest in these two singles as she is young and have got so much to tell about love and life she said, “life and love doesn’t need age or experience to tell the story we all human we stumble and fall and yet again we rise.”
“I am strong and bossy like “Lioness” in her pride and I will not stop reaching out to my fans’ says Maud after I had asked her how the industry treats young women. She says in the music it is easy for images and reputations to be tarnished. Showing people that being fearless pays off is the greatest lesson I have learned and I started by telling my parents who I wanted to become in music and they have supported me for that.”
Maud says that Celine Dion was her favorites singer and she got so much inspiration from her however she later switched to singing dancehall after she had seen Daruler, Amara Brown and Hwindi president being successful.
Lioness entering into the music industry proves that she has what it takes to continue to thrive. We can only hope that her inspiring message about being a voice for Africa does too.