"I'm excited and grateful to M-Net for having so much faith in me," she said.
The programme launched this week, and Vimbai, speaking from her new base in Johannesburg, explained, “Star Gist is an exclusive insight into the African entertainment industry: celebrity news, red carpet events, behind the scenes photo shoots, music videos and movies, etc. “
Star Gist will be primarily shot in Johannesburg but will include events, venues and stars from across the continent.
Before her move to South Africa, Vimbai spent several months in Nigeria where she took part in Arise Africa Fashion Week and did editorials for three of Nigeria's biggest magazines; Complete Fashion, Tozali and Themes mag.
Vimbai’s co-presenter on Star Gist is Lawrence Maleka (22) from South Africa.
According to M-Net, “Star Gist is all about giving viewers exclusive star profiles, behind-the-scenes features, and continental and international headlines – on the daily. Think: red carpet glam, inside info and unprecedented access into the world of African and international celebrity royalty.”
Zimbabwean and African fashionistas alike will also be excited to see hot ticket red carpet events, and not just the glitz and glamour of the event but details on who was wearing which designer and where.
‘BTS’, a section of the show will go behind-the-scenes on shoot locations for music videos, movies and TV shows. There will be a Comedy segment that will bring laughter to African living rooms from some of the continents top comic talent.
The Star Gist gig guide, will screen every Monday and Friday and will focus on events around major cities on the continent. Monday will look back at the weekend in Africa and the Friday show will get people psyched up for the weekend ahead.
Viewers will be able to contribute to Star Gist by uploading content onto the site.