Napoleon Nyanhi Appointed As NACZ Director 

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Napoleon Nyanhi Appointed As NACZ Director


By Yvonne Mutambwa


The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) Board has appointed Napoleon Nyanhi as its new director, taking over from Nicholas Moyo, who was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture in October 2023.


In a statement, NACZ Board Chairperson Jacqueline Nozipo Maraire expressed confidence that Nyanhi’s leadership will allow the organisation to realise its restructuring vision, strategic goals, and stakeholder needs. She said:


“Napoleon Nyanhi is no stranger to the world of arts and culture. He was the Managing Director of Jacaranda Culture and Media Corporation (JCMC) where he also served as the Executive Director of the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) since 2019, as well as producer of one of the biggest talent search shows, Dreamstar Zimbabwe among other things.


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Throughout his career, Nyanhi has demonstrated a deep understanding of the transformative power of the arts to inspire, educate, and unite communities—his commitment to fostering creativity, diversity, and viability within our nation’s cultural landscape.


In his new role as Director, Nyanhi will be responsible for executing the strategic direction of the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, fostering partnerships with key stakeholders, and championing the importance of the arts in society.


His leadership will play a pivotal role in advancing the Council’s mission to support and promote the development of the arts for the benefit of all Zimbabweans.


Nyanhi’s appointment comes at a critical time for the arts community, as we navigate the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly evolving world.


His passion for innovation and his unwavering dedication to the arts make him the ideal leader to guide the National Arts Council into the future.


The National Arts Council extends its warmest congratulations to Napoleon Nyanhi on his appointment as Director.


We look forward to working together to build a brighter, more vibrant future for the creative and cultural industry in Zimbabwe.”


Over the years, Nyanhi has held various influential roles within the media and arts community, including being production manager at C Media Africa, founding station manager of Capitalk FM, and programming manager – at Star FM.