Mr Ugly founder taps into music

He is the brains behind one of the world’s unique pageants, prudently coined “Mr Ugly”. He also boasts of a flourishing dancing career as the founder of one of the country’s well-travelled dance troupe Apama Style School of Theatre.

David Machowa
David Machowa

Some identify him with his trademark artificial baldhead as Mudhara Wemhanza (Man with the baldhead). Others call him Apama Style, derived from his brilliant dancing acts punctuated by humour, which have delighted many.

Born David Machowa, Apama rose to stardom in theatre and dancing circles where he has graced various arts festivals on the African continent showcasing his unmatched dance skills. His unusual pageant – Mr Ugly, launched in 2011—has attracted overwhelming hype and has potential to rise to greater heights as sponsors have shown keen interest.

The comical dancer is not limiting his scope, and informed The Zimbabwean that he is keen to add music to his decorated resume. He is currently in the studio recording his debut album expected to be released sometime this year.

“I’m currently in and out of the studio recording my debut album. I’m taking my time to record the album. I don’t want to rush the project. It has to come out as perfect as I want it to be,” he said.

Apama said it was a conscious decision to broaden his creativity by producing music specially composed for his acts. “The idea came up for me to explore other possible avenues to expose our creativity as a group and also because we want to have our own creation (music) that we will use on our dancing acts,” he said.

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