In Conversation with: Elshaddai Makore
My name is Elshaddai Gamuchirai, I am 19 years old and the first born in a family of three. I am a freelance model, based in Harare.
How did you get into modelling?
I have always wanted to be a model, a friend of mine, Vimbai, who is based in South Africa helped me become a freelance model.
Who/what can’t you live without?
My mom, she keeps me going.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you so far?
The pursuit of happiness is about finding meaning.
How would you describe your style?
Three words will describe my style well: EFFORTLESS, CLEAN & RELAXED.
How would your family and friends describe you?
When are you happiest?
When I am active and doing the things that I want to do.
If you could give up anything for a year what would it be and why?
Give up the Fixed Mindset:
“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways”
- Robert Greene, Mastery
The top three songs in your playlist right now...
No fear by Dej Loaf
Wapunza by Gary & Vicky
Hold you down by Fifth Harmony ft Gucci
What would you say is the best thing about being Zimbabwean?
We endure. I admire business people who’ve stayed and stayed in business, despite how tough things have been. I love walking into shops and seeing things made in Zimbabwe. I love seeing people “making a plan” people who lost their jobs years ago finding a way to stay in the game. I love that most Zimbabweans don’t sit around waiting for a handout, no matter how hopeless the situation seems. I love that we are a hopeful lot.
How would you like to be remembered?
Someone who made great human connections and elevated people closer to realising the fullest version of themselves.
What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Respect is not a thing that comes through name, profession or money. Respect is something earned through the things you do and the way you live.