In Conversation with: Spiwe Moyo

Spiwe Moyo
Spiwe Moyo

Spiwe Moyo is a vibrant, outspoken, and confident young lady; currently in her final year studying towards a Law degree. She is a people person who has a passion for entertainment and giving everyone a good laugh on a blue day.

What inspired you to start your channel, Life with Piwe?

When I was growing up, I always pretended to have my own talk show. At the age of 11, I’d host this “talk show” in my room and I’d interview my younger cousins as my guests.

Fast forward to high school, I compiled this emotional video of my class- class of 2018 on the last day of school. It was at this moment that I realised that I had to create a platform where I’d showcase my talent, while entertaining the masses.

How do you choose what videos will be about?

It really depends on what I’m feeling at that moment and what I’m going through. Sometimes it also depends on what happens to be going on that day. If I can create an epic video out of it; I take the chance.

Who are your favourite content creators?

I support a lot of black female YouTubers. They motivate me to do better for myself. I absolutely adore UK based YouTubers. Lydia Dinga being one of my favourites. I love her confident and vibrant personality, as well as her edits. She kind of reminds me of myself in a way. 

Vongai Mapho is another favourite. She is another fellow Zimbabwean YouTuber who is leading in the industry. I love how authentic she is. There’s also Nella Rose, Lisaah Mapsie, Adeola Patronne, Annie Drea, Mariam Musa, Moses ldn, Beta squad. All these black women are doing massive things in the industry.

What do you want people to get from watching your videos?

The primary goal is to entertain. I want to make someone out there happy. On both good and bad days, I want them to remember that when life throws bricks in your face; build a mansion bhebhe. In the same way I take my boring and sad days and create epic vlogs or story times out of them.

What is your advice to new content creators?

1. It’s not as easy as it looks. There’s a lot that goes into creating content. Sometimes you will have this phenomenal idea that you could think is the one that’s going to get you the exposure you desire, and then BOOM; the algorithm says “No hunny!  Not today!”

2. You might not attain the success or growth you desire in a space of a day or a month. It takes a long time. I’m a victim of that, but just remember that Rome was not built in a day, you will get there.

3. Be consistent, take yourself seriously, take your craft seriously, appreciate all the small milestones you’ll reach and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you feel lost along the way.

Spiwe Moyo - Content creator
Spiwe Moyo

What opportunities have come your way because of your channel?

I got the chance to be a host on Incorporate Zim – a platform which showcases young talented Zimbabweans that are all over the world. 

I have gotten the chance to work with various companies both international and domestic. Teami blends being one of them, Connect2Dubai and NUB Beauty.

Recently, I also managed to get partnered up with iVisa, an international travel company recognized by the BBC, that specialises in the issuing of travel documentation and visa processing for any destination. You guys are the first to find out about this one by the way since I haven’t announced it on any of my platforms. Not to forget this wonderful opportunity Zimbo Son has also given me to be a part of this. I can only thank the Almighty!

Where do you see your brand in the next 5 years?

The more I think of it, the more I discover that five years is not that far from now. It scares me actually. However, I’m praying that the Chibhebhe Chamina & Chibaba Crew would have grown. I’m hoping I would’ve expanded in terms of my niche. By then, I hope to have completed my Law articles, so expect a much serious Piwe. Piwe the attorney. 

I wish to travel the world and I want to share that experience on my platform and also with other big creators in the industry. Hopefully by then I’ll have my 100 000 subscribers plaque. Or even a million! 

Who are the rocks in your life?

God! He is my anchor.

My parents. My mom, dad, my stepmom, my aunts (my mom’s sisters) and my uncles. They are the most supportive people I know. I just love them. I owe them everything.  My cousins and my siblings as well, they’ve held my hand every step of the way. They are constantly supporting me and encouraging me. Oh, and my friends as well.

Spiwe Moyo
Spiwe Moyo

What are your top 5 songs in your playlist right now?

This is a very difficult question…I love Nigerian music and Zimbabwean music as well. The thing with Nigerian music especially is that, there’s always a new song released daily; and it just so happens that I love them all. My top five songs right now are :

1. Jah Prayzah – Mukwasha/Hokoyo

2. Peruzzi ft Fireboy dml – Southy love

3. Flavour – Umu Igbo 

4. Freeman ft Mai TT – Zi zi

5. Enzo Ishall (all his songs)

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

The journey is going to be hard. But as long as you stand with God, submit your plans to Him. You will overcome. Even though you might experience a few road bumps along the way; when you reach your destination, you’ll look back and think “Man, all those potholes were worth a few flat tyres.”

What advice would you give your younger self?

People are going to talk. They are going to say a lot of negative stuff about you. They always do, but again, always remember how far you’ve come and who you are.

What is your proudest thing about being Zimbabwean?

I mean, what’s there not to be proud of about being Zimbabwean. Tisu vanhu vacho ka. Zimbabweans are some of the smartest and hardworking people I know. No matter how tough things get, they keep pushing. Zimbabweans push. Not to forget how vibrant and welcoming we are.

How do you want to be remembered?

I want to be remembered as that girl that never fails to put a smile on people’s faces. As the girl that made another woman out there walk in confidence. And lastly, the girl from Zimbabwe that made it to the finish line. I want my craft to be remembered as impactful rather than impressive.

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