Elegant pageant director vying for double award

Elegant pageant director Siphiwe Sibiya, of Miss Zim-SA, fame is vying for a double award after being nominated for the Zimbabwe International Women’s Awards (ZIWA) set to be held on June 14 in Birmingham, England.

Siphiwe Sibiya going places.
Siphiwe Sibiya going places.

She was nominated in the People’s Choice and the Media Professional of the Year award. Founded in 2013, ZIWA celebrates and recognises the unsung heroines who have made a contribution to our community in entrepreneurship, business, education, social, charity, humanitarian work, entertainment and arts.

ZIWA also seeks to bring these role models together, not only to celebrate and recognise their success, but to inspire the younger generation of Zimbabwean women.

“Being nominated in the people’s choice category speaks volumes about what people think and feel toward me,” Sibiya told The Zimbabwean.

“I feel humbled and very grateful to the people who forwarded my name for the nomination. This nomination has taught me that patience, perseverance, a strong heart, accompanied by a great passion for what one does get you the result at the end of the day. This also teaches me that you do not have to do something financially rewarding all the time. There are times when you get respect, contentment and appreciation above all and that alone says a lot about your character,” she said.

“Even if I win or fail to scoop the award, I am glad that out of hundreds of meaningful Zimbabwean women I managed to be shortlisted which proves what I am doing is recognised. This makes me feel like it’s one of the greatest achievements to date. It would be very nice to scoop both the awards and one cause nothing beats winning. Whichever way am happy I made it this far,” added Sibiya.

She holds a diploma in Business Studies and communication from a British commercial college and is currently studying as a languages assessor. She also attended the e-school of arts at the South African State Theatre.

Winners of Miss Zim-SA 2013, a product of Sibiya.
Winners of Miss Zim-SA 2013, a product of Sibiya.

Upon completing her studies she was employed by the arts school as a production coordinator. Since forming her company in 2009, Sibiya has successfully staged the inaugural Miss Zimbabwe South Africa 2010 event.

She starred in a short film – Bambanani – which was done for workshop purposes and came 2nd out of the 10 short films presented. She also featured in a reality show which is to air later this year on E.tv, entitled The six ladies of Gauteng where she was interviewed along with 50 other women doing it for themselves. She made it to the top six for the reality show.

She has done successful shows with musician Sol Chibambu featuring Judith Sephuma, the Legendary Lou Mhlanga, and the sensational Zodwa Mabena from Ladies in Jazz.

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