Miss Nyasah Zimucha got to work soon after being crowned Miss Africa USA in November 2008. She barely had a break from the pageant event, responding quickly to an invitation by the Diamond Empowerment Fund a non-profit organization founded by Russell Simmons. DEF hosts charity events during the year to benefit communities in Africa where Diamond is being extracted. It is a way of giving back to these communities. Miss Africa USA, Nyasha Zimucha was a perfect guest to attend this event since DEF is working in South Africa. The event Hosts were Russell Simmons, LL Cool J, and David Blaine Co-Chairs Nicola Breytenbach-Steiner and Benjamin Steiner.
Special Guest Nyasha Zimucha and Host Russell Simmons at the DEF charity event Nov. 2009 in NYC.
Special Guests included:
Music by DJ Cassidy with special guest O’Neal McKnight
Special Guest Miss Africa USA Nyasha Zimucha
African Drumming by Talu Green
Special guests included international supermodel Liya Kebede, Tatiana Ali,
Mario, Elise Neal, Andre Harrell, R&B singer Joe, and former NFL player and
ESPN commentator Ray Crockett, among others.
Nyasha also performed a special Song by her hero Late Mama Africa, Miriam Makeba who passed away 3 days after the Miss Africa USA Pageant.
Miss Nyasha Zimucha sings to the audience at the DEF charity event.