It only turned out that Thabiso's nude pictures taken prior to contesting in the coveted Miss Zimbabwe title had leaked.
Spoken word will always have its visceral anchor immovably lodged within me.
Reclaiming a disused outdoor water park as the home for the festival was a surreal experience.
Crowds danced and moved through a venue that we used to run around in as bony, half-naked children wearing speedos (the elastic of which seemed to rarely function).
Share on Facebook Nude pictures of top model Thabiso Phiri have gone viral on social media days after the former Miss Zimbabwe stepped down. The 23-year-old university student apparently took the walk of shame last Friday after her nude pictures were leaked by her ex-boyfriend.
The demand is so huge that early this week, The Herald Entertainment was inundated with calls from mostly male fans who wanted to have a glimpse of the beauty in the nude. I need to see those pictures so how can I get hold of them," one caller asked. In a bid to save their faces from embarrassment, the Miss Zimbabwe Trust which organises the Miss Zimbabwe beauty pageant, announced that they were fully behind Thabiso's decision but could not divulge her reasons.
Along with two other photographers, Lesanne Dunlop and Bex Davies, I tried to capture the abundance that artists here are able to conjure when often armed with so few tools, to celebrate the vibrancy of the live music and art scene, and to celebrate artists who are dedicated to shedding their skin on the walls of our city.