BULAWAYO writer Njabulo Moyo has attracted the attention of an international literature forum for young writers, Eduzine and Student Chat Global magazine based in the United Kingdom.
Moyo has possessed a passion for literature since high school days. He has inspired many youths on a day-to-day basis through social media, his books, blog and motivational sessions.
His work reflects on modern African psyche and brings a fresh force in motivational poetry apart from tackling contemporary issues such as religion, love and identity crisis.
“As a young person, I enjoy and love presenting to the youths aged between 15 and 30 years as this is where I derive my source of inspiration. This is besides the fact that I have a huge presence and following from the corporate sector, the religious community and world of academia,” Moyo told Southern Eye Lifestyle.
Moyo has proved to be a creative genius. He broke new ground last year during the Ibumba Arts Festival when he introduced a three-day literature event themed “Writing With No Limits” which sought to remove social boundaries on literature and ensure that it does not continue being sidelined in such festivals.
He writes and performs poetry, writes on self-motivation, presents motivational sessions, develops transformation tools and is a consistent blogger.
“I relate to the tragedies of being a young person in an unequal world. Lastly I believe that motivation is spiritual, leadership is viral and as such, there is a need for continuous mentoring among people of different magnitudes.”
Some of Moyo’s published works are African Sketches — a motivational poetry anthology (2012), Sketches From My Soul — a motivational poetry anthology (2013) and Motivating The Inner Soul — a transformational prose book (2015).
He has performed at the Intwasa Short Story Competition (2006) and at the British Council’s Power in the Voice Poetry competition (2006).
In 2014, Moyo founded the Bulawayo Writers’ Association and established the From Writers to Authors project. He initiated the Writing With No Limits project during the Ibumba International Arts Festival (2014).
In 2013, Moyo edited a National Arts Merit Award-winning book UNyaminyami The River God by Fortune Tazvivinga.
In 2009, he co-ordinated the British Council`s Creative Industries (Zimbabwe version) under the theme “Learn to Earn”.
He has been featured in the Edgars Club magazine, Jewel Magazine, Eduzine Magazine (UK) and The Politikan (Denmark).
He featured as a performing poet in the Listen to Youth DVD project, worked on essay writing contests for schools and has worked with Bulawayo libraries and the National University of Science and Technology Alumni Association.