Alexandra Govere is an American singer, songwriter, records producer, gymnast, philanthropist, journalist and reality television personality.

Alexandra Govere
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Residence USA
Alma mater Stanford University
Occupation singer, songwriter, records producer, gymnast, philanthropist, journalist


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Background

Alexandra was born in the United States but grew up in Zimbabwe. She is of Zimbabwean, French, and Amerindian descent.

Career

Alexandra attracted media attention by being the first black female gymnast to represent Zimbabwe in artistic gymnastics at the 1999 All-Africa Games, and later by co-founding the Kijana Project, which provides relief for AIDS orphans.

Education

She attended Stanford University, where she studied civil engineering.

Ballet, gymnastics and education

Govere was the first black female artistic gymnast to represent Zimbabwe at the 1999 All-Africa Games in Johannesburg. She was also the youngest member of the 162-member team.

Charity

In 1997, Govere began collecting clothing for orphans who lost their parents to AIDS under the Kijana Project.

Music and television

Govere was discovered by Alicia Keys' Grammy Award-winning producer, Kerry "Krucial" Brothers whilst she was still at Stanford, The producers had heard some songs Govere placed on MySpace for her mother to hear. Govere wanted to be a songwriter but when the producers heard her voice they recognised her talent. She went on to release a mixtape, "Love is 4 Suckaz/I'm a Sucka 4 Love", some songs from which are available on YouTube.


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