11 local artists you can’t afford to miss at HIFA 2015

The announcement of performers at HIFA 2015 has been made and here’s our list of the chart toppers whom you can’t miss out on.

11. ProBeatz

Not new to HIFA, having performed in the 2013 edition, the young beat-boxer has the ability to easily incorporate other popular genres, such as house, dancehall, pop or sungura into a symphony of music that lifts, invigorates and moves crowds across all social, economic, racial and cultural barriers. See full profile

10. DJ Naida

Another returnee to HIFA, DJ Naida has always been in the fast lane chasing her dreams. With her grind finally paying off, it is with no doubt the lady carries the torch and broke the barriers. The radio presenter, mix disc jockey, club and events disc jockey, producer, songwriter and singer will be heating things up at the annual event. See full profile

9. Guspy Warrior

The “Seunononga” hit maker, who has surely taken the music industry by storm, takes after father Mechanic Manyeruke albeit singing dancehall and reggae as opposed to gospel like his predecessor. See full profile

8. Josh Meck

Josh Meck is a South Africa-based jazz musician, songwriter and bass guitarist who actually started his trade as a side-man for renowned musicians such as the late Chiwoniso Maraire, Afrika Revenge, Victor Kunonga, Tanga wekwa Sando and German Jazz star Max Wild and this has allowed to befit a lot from these musicians thus adding value to his music career. See full profile

7. Pee-Kay

The R’N’B and hip hop artiste, who has a hit single duet with Jamaican artiste Busy Signal titled “Show Me Love”, will be gracing this year’s HIFA event. The multiple award winning artiste will definitely dazzle the crowd this yeah with hits such as “Ma1”, “Kwakumberi” and “Letting go”. See full profile

6. Hope Masike

Hope is an award winning artiste and one of the best contemporary musicians in Zimbabwe. She has recently merged her mbira music with other genres such as sungura and this has resulted in the emergence of a hybrid kind of orchestra that carries in it the real Zimbabwean musical taste. Her expertise in playing Mbira makes her a celebrated icon of originality in as far as music is concerned in Zimbabwe. See full profile

5. Ba Shupi

The Zimbabwean born actor, vocalist and song-writer who rose to fame with the “Godo” hit-song he performed with Stunner has been very representative of his local city – Masvingo and will surely be representing them with his award winning performances. See full profile

4. Victor Kunonga

Victor Kunonga is a Zimbabwean award-winning afro-jazz singer and songwriter who rose to prominence in 2004, after releasing his debut album Such Is Life. Kunonga, who taught himself the acoustic guitar quickly became a household name with his second album, Uyo that won him a Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) award in 2006. See full profile

3. Tariro neGitare

Having learnt to play the guitar at a tender age of 13, the afro-soul artiste has certainly come of age now. Having shared the stage with Zimbabwean artists such as Oliver Mtukudzi, Stella Chiweshe, Jah Prayzah, Victor Kunonga, and has even warmed up the stage for South African acapella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Spring Strings Festival, any performance from this guitarist will have you dancing on your feet. See full profile

2. Buffalo Souljah

Buffalo Souljah is an award winning Zimbabwean born dancehall musician based in South Africa. He has been acknowledged both locally and Africa-wide with awards that sets him apart from a number of local Zimdancehall artists. See full profile

1. Mokoomba

Mokoomba is a Zimbabwean internationally acclaimed and award winning Afro-fusion group. The group which hails from Victoria Falls rose to prominence in 2008 after winning the Music Crossroads Inter-Regional Festival (IRF). The “Njoka” hit makers will surely be setting this year’s event alive. See full profile

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