Meet Nigel Tha Slick Pastor Maritinyu, a prominent Zimbabwean figure known for his roles as an actor, comedian, motivational speaker, musician, and gospel artist. His journey is marked by humour, eloquence, and a strong connection to his faith.
Early Life and Education
Born Nigel Maritinyu, he faced early challenges, losing both parents and being raised by his grandmother. Nigel completed high school at Marist Brothers High School in Nyanga, Zimbabwe. Despite pursuing a degree in Electronic Engineering at the Harare Institute of Technology, his true passion for comedy and entertainment led him down a different path.
Around 2016, Nigel and friends ventured into creating weekly comic and inspirational content on Facebook and YouTube. Their videos gained popularity, especially on platforms like WhatsApp. Collaborating with actors like Comic Pastor and Patricia Putsai, Nigel’s comedic talent transcended social media, landing him a role in a Netflix movie and a trending drama series titled “Crossroads.”
Personal Life & Marital Status
Nigel is happily married to Makarina Mutasa, their union celebrated in a stylish white wedding in Harare. Engaged in November 2019 and married in September the following year, Nigel and Makarina’s love story is a testament to commitment and joy.
Beyond comedy, Nigel Tha Slick Pastor is a gospel artist. His album “Blessed” resonated well on the charts, emphasizing his connection to music alongside his comedic endeavours. Inspired by his Christian upbringing, Nigel aims to convey feelings, beliefs, and thoughts through hip-hop gospel.
- “Babamunini Nijo” (2020)
- “Sekuru Puro” (2021)
- “Kwauyiwa” (2021)
- “VaMandebvu” (2020)
Influence and Message
The stage name “Tha Slick Pastor” holds a profound meaning for Nigel, representing “Simply Living In Christ’s Kindness.” His music and speeches convey messages of hope, encouragement, and spiritual growth, rooted in biblical teachings. Nigel strives to inspire the youth to align their lives with their faith.
Nigel Tha Slick Pastor Maritinyu’s journey is a testament to pursuing one’s passion and making a mark in the entertainment industry. From his early challenges to becoming a versatile entertainer, Nigel continues to captivate audiences with his intelligence, social awareness, and humour.