Zimbabwean by birth, Kwapi Vengesayi studied architecture and sociology at the University of Idaho. He is a social entrepreneur, speaker, Amazon bestselling author, and creator and executive producer of the regionally acclaimed and award-winning social commentary performing arts showcase, the Shades of Black Show. He has worked with singer/songwriters that have gone on to sign to major record labels, dancers that have toured with major artists such as Ariana Grande and productions such as the Marvel Universe Tour, and more. In 2015 he gave a TEDx Talk titled “The Art of Activistic Entertainment” and is currently the Community Engagement Specialist for a nationally renowned organization.
Kwapi is a force to be reckoned with. His ability to innovate and create complex works of art sets a standard for the industry. Through Shades of Black, and his books, he makes it possible to peak into his mind and discover not only new ways of thinking but also to explore the old ways of thinking that brought us to this point in society and in ourselves.