Zimbabwean drag queen reveals all

Looming over the audience on high heels and batting enormous eyelashes, voluptuous Zimbabwean drag performer – the Queen of Africa – demands attention.

“I’m gay; I’m a drag queen; I love sleeping with men; I love having fun and I was born gay,” says Kudah Samuriwo, cooling himself with a fan after a performance in a hot and sticky London theatre.

During the 1990s, Kudah courted controversy in Zimbabwe, where homosexuality is illegal, when he became the first black drag queen to win the Jacaranda Queen beauty contest – a crown usually worn by coloured (mixed-race) transvestites.

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About Team of the world
We work to show the people and lives that society tries to hide. We work with homeless people, dragqueens, elderly with Alzheimer and adolescents in poor circumstances. Martijn Crowe is an artist and professor in Anthropology. His work and art is visible at www.thefaketory.org

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