Mwice-Margaret Kavindele

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Mwice-Margaret Kavindele is a London-based creative.

Founder and curator of The Cocoa Butter Club, Mwice is known for addressing under-representation of BAME bodies in cabaret.

In 2013, she founded Cue Tease Burlesque Ltd to stage burlesque and cabaret shows in Harlow town, Bishop’s Stortford and London. Today, working alongside stroke survivor Anna Higgs, Mwice’s shows have progressed to an annual theatre show and bi-annual cabaret extravaganza (Charitease) and vintage fair. All proceeds are donated to charities that support stroke survivors.

An accomplished creative, Mwice is a keen videographer, with specialism in the moving body. Her informed aesthetic is product of her BA (Hons) degree in Contemporary Dance.

Since 2013, Mwice has created film for cabaret artists, theatres, music artists and fitness experts. She has also created film for documentary.

As a Producer, select clients include Her Upstairs, Bishop’s Stortford Rhodes Theatre, Bloodstock Metal Air Festival and The Hospital Club for the NYE 2016 Main show. Mwice has also been commissioned by Jackson’s Lane Theatre for The Cocoa Butter Club Speakeasy, as part of Postcards Festival.

In October 2016, Mwice became the first black woman to appear on the cover of QX Magazine, for the Black History Month issue.


Sadie Sinner: Cocoa Butter Queen, 21st Century Burlesque, interview by Ivy Wilde, March 2017
London Undercover – LGBT Special – Lifting the Lid on being LGBT+ in London, London Live, Dec 2016
Meet the cabaret queen and performers of colour taking centre stage in London, Attitude Magazine, Oct 2016
Meet Sadie Sinner, QX Magazine: The Black History Month issue, Oct 2016


Blackfacing in Burlesque: Dear Toulouse Burlesque Festival and Fafa Bulleuse