Sharon Shamiso Chidewu, recognized by her stage moniker “Maggie,” is a highly skilled Zimbabwean artist, involved in acting, filmmaking, scriptwriting, journalism, stand-up comedy, and MC duties. She has gained widespread acclaim for her performances on Bustop TV.
Age and Date of Birth
Sharon Shamiso Chideu, widely known as “Maggie,” was born on November 15, 1991, in Harare, Zimbabwe. As of 2023, she is on the brink of celebrating her 32nd birthday, being the eldest among her four siblings.
Sharon’s educational journey began at Godfrey Huggins Primary School in Marondera and later continued at Alfred Beit Primary School in Harare. Her high school years were spent at Harare Girls High School, where she actively participated in the English drama club and Allied Arts drama competitions. In 2008, after completing her A-Levels at Trust Academy, she pursued her passion for filmmaking at the Zimbabwe Film and Television School in Southern Africa (Ziftessa), earning a Diploma in Directing and Scriptwriting.
Sharon’s venture into the film industry commenced with a role in the ZBC TV drama series “Shadows,” marking her professional debut. She further graced short films and ZBC TV soap operas, including “Sins of the Father.”
Entry into Internet Comedy
Unexpectedly, Sharon entered the realm of internet comedy when she connected with former Ziftessa classmates – Lucky Aaroni, Rolland Lunga, and Admire Kuzhangaira. Their comedy show, initially named “P.O. Box,” later evolved into “Bustop TV,” where Sharon portrayed the beloved character “Magi.”
Awards and Recognition
In 2016, Sharon “Maggie” Chidewu earned the Zimbabwe International Women’s Awards (ZIWA) People’s Choice Award, a testament to her popularity and impact on the comedy scene. Additionally, she received a nomination as an Outstanding Comedian at the NAMA Awards in 2018.
Personal Life and Hobbies
Beyond her comedic pursuits, Sharon had a deep love for music and dancing. Moreover, she harboured aspirations to direct music videos in the future.
2019 Arrest and Legal Incident
In February 2019, Sharon, along with fellow comedian Gonyeti, faced legal challenges and arrest for wearing attire resembling ZRP (Zimbabwe Republic Police) uniforms in a skit from 2016 without proper clearance. The police imposed fines as a consequence.
Sharon Chideu is a mother of two, with a son named Reece and another child whose name remains undisclosed.