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Plaxedes Wenyika Biography| Personal Life, Education, Career 

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Plaxedes Wenyika Biography| Age, Personal Life, Education, Career 

Plaxedes Wenyika, born as Plaxedes Machuma, is a renowned Zimbabwean R’n’B singer and songwriter.

She emerged as a trailblazer in the Urban Grooves music genre, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

In 2002, she burst onto the scene with her debut album, ‘Tisaparadzane,’ which garnered significant attention and propelled the title track to the summit of the local charts.

Personal Life


In 2004, Plaxedes Wenyika tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend Mika Joka, who, in accordance with customary law, paid a substantial lobola of over Z$20 million.

Their love story began during their time at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), where they met and embarked on a three-year courtship before taking the plunge into marriage.

The couple exchanged vows in 2005, formalizing their union under the provisions of the Marriages Act (Chapter 5:11).


On August 30, 2018, Plaxedes initiated divorce proceedings by filing divorce summons at the High Court.

After a 13-year-long marriage, Wenyika and Mika Joka’s relationship reached its final chapter on November 29, 2018, when High Court judge Loice Matanda-Moyo granted a decree of divorce, officially dissolving their union.

The divorce petition submitted by Wenyika cited irreconcilable differences as the primary reason for the dissolution of their marriage, outlining that attempts at reconciliation were unsuccessful.


Plaxedes and her ex-husband are blessed with three children, including two sons named Daryl and Gareth. Despite their divorce, they continue to co-parent and share the responsibility of raising their children together.


Plaxedes Wenyika obtained an Economics degree from the University of Zimbabwe, showcasing her academic prowess.

In addition to her undergraduate studies, she further pursued her education and earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), enhancing her knowledge and skills in the field of management and business.

Music Career

Plaxedes, influenced by her mother, embarked on her singing career in the early 2000s, fueled by her passion for music.

During that period, the then Information Minister, Jonathan Moyo, introduced a policy mandating 75% local content in the music industry.

This policy proved to be a turning point for Wenyika as she became a beneficiary of the increased exposure and support for local artists.

With the release of her debut album, ‘Tisaparadzane,’ Plaxedes Wenyika swiftly captured the hearts of listeners and became a household name.

The album showcased her talent for crafting captivating love songs that resonated with audiences, and its sing-along nature made it highly popular among fans.

In addition to her debut album, ‘Tisaparadzane,’ Plaxedes Wenyika’s notable work included the hit song ‘Shamwari,’ which featured the talented Sanii Makhalima.

The success of ‘Shamwari’ further cemented Wenyika’s reputation as a versatile and gifted artist.

Following the triumph of her debut album, Wenyika went on to release her second studio album, ‘Kamumanzi.’ Building upon her earlier success, this album showcased her growth as an artist and continued to captivate audiences with its unique blend of musical styles and heartfelt lyrics.

In the same year, Plaxedes Wenyika became a member of a group called the ‘Ruvhuvhuto Sisters.’ This group consisted of four talented artists, including Ivy Kombo, the late Jackie Madondo, Sister Flame, and Wenyika herself.

Indeed, as a government initiative, the Ruvhuvhuto Sisters garnered significant popularity and became beloved by many. They captured the hearts of listeners with their hit songs, including “Come to Victoria Falls – Down in Zimbabwe” and “Malaika.”

Through their music, the Ruvhuvhuto Sisters not only entertained but also played a role in promoting national pride and showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Zimbabwe.

Wenyika then took a break from music in 2009 to concentrate on her studies and family.

She however bounced back in 2012, with the release of her fifth album, ‘Brighter Day’. The album carried songs such as ‘Huya ndikuratide’ ad ‘Love you better’.



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