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Zimbabwe Championships of Performing Arts – ZiCOPA

“ZiCOPA seeks to identify, develop talent and nature them into understanding the arts as an alternative career path and build arts entrepreneurs. We collaborate with government and performing arts bodies to create opportunities for performing artists from all backgrounds. Our crop of performers showcase and represent Zimbabwe on international platforms such as the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood; dubbed the capital of showbiz.”

Our 2017 WCOPA Winners

"Soar Higher"

Kelly Midlane

1 - Gold Acting Comical                                        1 - Gold Acting Dramatic                                     1 - Gold Acting for TV                                             1 - Silver Acting Contemporary                          1 - Silver Acting Open                                          1 - Silver Dance Musical Theatrical                     1 - Industry Award                                                2 - Scholarship and  3 - Overall Comical, Dramatic and TV

Thulani Nzonzo

1 - Silver Contemporary                                       1 - Silver Acting Dramatic                                      1 - Silver Acting TV                                                 1 - Silver Acting Open                                             1 - Industry Award                                                 1 Scholarship                                                    

Daniel Lasker

1 - Bronze Acting Open                                       1 - Bronze Acting for Television                         1 - Industry Award                                                 2 - Scholarships

Hazel Cheuka

2 Golds,                                                                   2 Silver and                                                             1 Overall Gold for acting Open  

Talia Chonyera

1 Silver                                                                      1 Bronze                                                       

Yollanda Elizabeth Chimbarami

1 - Gold modeling Swimwear 

Meet Our Audition Judges

Kudzai Sevenzo

Extremely talented performing artiste, voice-over artist, singer, songwriter, actress, African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Nominee, National Arts and Merits Award (NAMA) Nominee, M-Net Project Fame contestant, M-Net's Studio 53 Presenter. One of Zimbabwe's powerhouse in the music industry.

Saimon Mambazo Phiri

Saimon Mambazo Phiri is one of Zimbabwe's top directors having worked in the arts industry for over 2 decades. His work has been shared on various global stages across the world. Writer, Creator and Director of Zambezi Express, Mbazo has extensive experience working with talent.

WCOPA 2017 - Orientation and Group competition



"We are dedicated to Acknowledging, Appreciating, Exposing and Impacting talented performers from Zimbabwe to the world at large.”

Our programs are dedicated to:


Show the world a nations gems and you will have the world vying to partner with that nation at all cost. ZiCOPA contestants are more than just performers they are living breathing national brand

Offering Affiliation:
(Offering exposure and Access to global platform):

The WCOPA brand is recognised world wide. Through affiliation with ZiCOPA: studios, schools, competition bodies and all arts institutions which submit their students will be affiliated with the world standard associated with WCOPA.

Empowering Zimbabwean creativity:

ZiCOPA is a supportive framework created for your talent. Our world class scouts and directors aim to identify your fresh raw gifting and nurture it.

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