ZimbabweHuchi Entertainment Samantha “Gonyeti” Biography | Profile, Age, Education, Career, Family, Comedy, Bustop TV, Arrest, Kidnapping

Samantha “Gonyeti” Biography | Profile, Age, Education, Career, Family, Comedy, Bustop TV, Arrest, Kidnapping

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Samantha Kureya, recognized by her stage moniker “Gonyeti,” stands as a highly-skilled Zimbabwean comedian and actress, celebrated for her remarkable contributions to the comedic realm.

Age and Date of Birth

Samantha “Gonyeti” Kureya was born on September 16, 1986, at Mufakose Maternity Clinic, making her 37 years old as of September 2023.

Early Life & Education

Samantha, the first-born in a family of four, attended Ruzivo Primary School for her primary education and completed her secondary education at Mufakose 4 High.

Family

Raised by her mother, Miriam Mabvudzi, an actress featured in the renowned Zimbabwean drama “Togarasei” as Mai Tonde, Gonyeti has two brothers, Donald and Nigel, and a sister named Felistas.

The Origin of “Gonyeti”

The moniker “Gonyeti” originated from a comedic skit with Bhutisi and Boss Kedha, inspired by Samantha’s robust physique, becoming her signature name in the comedy world.

Early Career and Television Debut

In 2008, Samantha’s acting journey commenced with the drama series “Kusika Moto.” Her talent shone through, leading to roles in various TV productions such as “You Owe Me,” “2 Villages Apart,” “Chiedza’s Diary,” “No Way Out,” “The Purse,” and “Fool’s Day.”

P.O. Box and Bustop TV

Part of the P.O. Box comedy team, Samantha cherished her time and maintained positive relationships as P.O. Box evolved into P.O. Box Reloaded. Later, she joined Bustop TV, an online Zimbabwean channel addressing real-life issues with humor.

Venture into Stand-Up Comedy

Encouraged by comedians like Doc Vikela, Prosper Ngomashi, Derreck Nziyakwi, and Lucky Aaroni, Samantha ventured into stand-up comedy, becoming a rising star despite initial nerves.

Shoko Festival Performance

Samantha’s debut solo stand-up at the Shoko Festival promised a polished and impressive act, showcasing her unique comedic talent.

2019 Arrest & Legal Incident

In February 2019, Samantha, along with fellow comedian Gonyeti, faced legal trouble and arrest for a skit from 2016, wearing clothes resembling ZRP uniforms without proper clearance, resulting in fines.

 

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