Unveiling Real Manyuchi: Amplifying African Voices and Embracing Life’s Melodies.
I’m Real Manyuchi, serving as the marketing and communications officer at Radio 4EB and leading The African Group in my volunteer capacity. In my role as a digital and social producer for the African Program, I strive to amplify African voices on air every Sunday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. AEST. My journey with Radio 4EB began when a friend introduced me to it, and since then, I’ve been committed to representing African experiences in the media.
The African Program is a celebration of all things African—our experiences, culture, music, and inspiring stories. We aim to reshape the narrative and foster positive expressions of Pan-Africanism. Join us on this vibrant platform, where community engagement is key, and together, let’s inspire, encourage, and promote the rich African experience in Australia.
Beyond my professional life, I find joy in self-awareness and embracing my true self—a philosophy that guides me toward happiness and fulfillment. Music holds a special place in my heart, serving as a transportive experience that connects me to different emotions and places. While I haven’t traveled extensively, my best holidays have been in Zimbabwe, and I cherish moments in the Australian hinterlands and beach destinations like Golden Beach.
“As a child, my aspirations shifted from a veterinarian to a choreographer, influenced by my love for animals and passion for dance.”
When I was young, I wanted to be a vet because I loved animals like my dad. We’d help wild animals together before they went back to the wild. I also loved music and dancing, so I thought about being a choreographer for a while. Inspired by my mother, a writer, community activist, and entrepreneur, I finally found my calling in the arts. Nurturing my talents her guidance allowed me to explore creative spaces and to design and create which anchored my aspirations within the artistic realm, a path that continues to resonate deeply with me.
Addressing issues at their roots is a topic close to my heart. I advocate for tackling problems comprehensively, whether it’s in family, social, political, business, or economic spheres. Reflecting on 2023, living with awareness has been a highlight, bringing me full circle to a happier life.
Professionally, I’m a digital creative, Brand, and Creative Strategist, finding solace in photography and videography. While I’m a bit of a workaholic, moments of escape come when I’m driving or walking, accompanied by my love for music.
In terms of literature I do not necessarily have a favorite book, in 2006 but Richard Branson’s “Screw It, Let’s Do It” made a lasting impact, reawakening my dreams and proving that they’re never too big.
If I had one free ticket, I’d venture to the Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique, drawn not only by its beauty but also by the warmth of the Mozambican people.
My mother has been a profound influence, teaching me resilience and encouraging me to explore creativity. Painting is a passion I wish I had more time for, and my life philosophy revolves around keeping things simple and honest.
Challenges have been a part of my journey, with the greatest being the separation from my daughter for the past seven years. Traveling to savor new cuisines is my favorite pastime, and if I could advise my 13-year-old self, it would be to invest in Bitcoin and safeguard that wallet. In essence, I’d describe myself as authentically me—what you see is what you get, and that may mean you may meet me a few times over.