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Queen Vee on cloud nine

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Queen Vee is a South Africa based Zimbabwean RnB songtress who burst into lime-light in 2008 when she was crowned Miss Zimbabwe. Among her music credits are ‘Thirst’ which received much play on Dstv’s Channel O and ‘Mari’ featuring Soul Jah Love.

We hooked up with the sensational, stylish songtress for an interview and this is what she has to say.

CBC: From the onset of your fame you were a model, not just a model but you were crowned Miss Zimbabwe in 2008 two years later you emerged as a musician. How has been your transition from being a model to a musician, did you ever have trouble transforming your career or you were born to become one?

I have always had a passion for music ever since I was young … I started writing songs from an early age of 10. So after realizing my modeling dream of becoming Miss Zimbabwe and being crowned Top Model of the World 2nd runner up in Germany in 2011. I decided to start focusing on my music full time after  I got signed by Buffalo Souljah’s UNA label in SA. The transition wasn’t a smooth sail when I started because they were some people that failed to accept that a supermodel could transform into  a musician .. But I thank God that after 5 years of hard work the industry has finally accepted me as one.

CBC: Your stage perfomance (dance) at this year’s Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) ceremony for the song ‘Mari’ with Soul Jah Love left our jaws dropping as it was so intriguing, it reflects the talent in you. What do you owe to your dancing moves, do you take lessons or it’s so natural?

Thank you . Well … I love dancing!!!.. It comes natural to me and growing up I was always inspired by Michael Jackson. Besides being crowned Queen, I also won Miss Talent at the Miss Zim 2008 competition after putting up an amazing perfomance

CBC: You are also a very stylish women. Getting back to the ZIMA ceremony, your red carpet look was one of a kind not only mentioning that but your stage outfits as well. How would you describe your personal style and what are your fashion do’s and dont’s?

Queen Vee at ZIMA ceremony red carpet

Queen Vee at ZIMA ceremony red carpet

Thank you, I dress how I feel, and obviously every time I’m attending any high profile function I always create something special for that specific event . I dress myself I design both my stage and red carpet under my label “Queen Vee Couture ” which I’m launching soon after drop my first Album. My Style motto is “Dress to stand out not to blend in”

CBC: Last year you made headlines when you hosted South Africa’s style icon Queen B to your birthday which made you the first and only person in Zimbabwe to recieve such an honor for she is an internationaly acclaimed figure. How did it feel to be so closer to celebrities like her?

It’s a blessing really … I feel honored … and honestly speaking my All White Celebrity Party wouldn’t have been a success if it were not for my dilligent team who manage the Queen Vee brand . I owe my success to them!!

CBC: One of your videos was most played on Channel O which is the most exciting news to most of us. How did you feel?

It’s every artist dream I’m sure, to get their music videos on high rotation !! It’s the most incredible feeling ever!! That’s when you know that God is faithful. Now what makes this great is that my fellow Zimbabweans artists now believe that if they put together a high quality music video they are high chances that their videos will also get AirPlay because they have seen it happening to a fellow country mate !!

CBC: Who are your three best fashion designers in Zimbabwe?
Zuvva Joyce Chimanye  and Ska Sebata
CBC: Do you see yourself relocating to Zimbabwe for good?
Eventually I will but not anytime soon … I’m still going to be commuting between SA and Zim until I have reached my pinnacle of success.
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