Ruva Ngwenya

Ruva Ngwenya

Tina Turner

Ruva has been gracing Australian stages since her early years playing the Melbourne jazz bar circuit at the age of 16. Her professional musical theatre debut came in 2013 as Shenzi in The Lion King.

Ruva’s intrinsic musical instincts pay homage to her Zimbabwean heritage. No stranger to perfecting her gift, Ruva is a celebrated alumni of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS) and has studied a Bachelor of Music Performance at Melbourne University’s Victorian College of the Arts.

On completion of The Lion King, a string of successful musicals followed, including We Will Rock YouBeautiful: The Carole King MusicalRagtime and Moulin Rouge The Musical, solidifying Ruva as one of musical theatre’s most sought-after performers.

Ruva enjoys self-expression and art exploration through the release of her original music. The release of E.P. Humble Brag, a vibrant body of work encompassing pop, RnB and afrobeat influences, was released in 2018. Lead single S.W.E.A.T. was a featured work during the 2021 Australian Open channel 9 Broadcast. You can find Ruva’s music on all streaming platforms.

An accomplished and versatile live performer, Ruva is sought out for corporate events, cabaret shows and private functions. With acting credits on Neighbours, Ruva has proven to be a triple threat with a strong presence and future in the Australian entertainment industry. She is breaking down barriers for performers of diverse backgrounds and showcasing a new and fresh take on what it means to entertain.