Alexandra Govere is an American singer, songwriter, records producer, gymnast, philanthropist, journalist and reality television personality.
|Alma mater||Stanford University|
|Occupation||singer, songwriter, records producer, gymnast, philanthropist, journalist|
Alexandra was born in the United States but grew up in Zimbabwe. She is of Zimbabwean, French, and Amerindian descent.
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.
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.
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.