About

My name is Taku Mbudzi and I love to tell stories — give me a pen, a microphone or a camera and I’ll have something to say. I’m fired up about authentic voices telling their own stories and enjoy using humour to help young people speak up and out for themselves.

Right now, in the midst of pandemics and so much uncertainty, I’m re-discovering who I am as an artist. I’m exploring, experimenting and playing, unlocking unexpected joys in my writing life.

I often capture my writing adventures on audio, so tune in to Two Words with Taku, wherever you find your fave podcasts.

[Photo by Catherine Black]


Casting Call

Today’s Two Words: Casting Call I’m joined on the podcast by guest co-host Tariro Mukando to share the casting call for my short film Gugu naGogo. We discuss the film synopsis, what we’re looking for and how you can apply for the roles. Shoot date: September 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. More information at https://tsvaga.com/gugunagogo/. Timestamps: 3:26 […]

Big Words, Small Stories

Last year during lockdown, I was invited to write an episode for Big Words, Small Stories. It was an unexpected delight that mixed my obsessive love of words and writing for kids. The show will air daily at 4:45PM on ABC Kids from 12 July 2021 and I can’t wait to watch it with my […]

Gugu naGogo

I’ll never forget the day my mother met my daughter for the first time. When Mama saw my baby she ran forward to literally grab her out of my arms. She started dancing and singing right there in the busy airport terminal. My heart burst with love and joy and I couldn’t stop crying. Gugu […]