During our interview with Zimbabwean creative artist Nyarie Nhongonhema, she mentioned that an easy way to support artists during this time when they can’t interact face to face with an audience, is by simply viewing their creative work across social media platforms. Nyarie emphasized, “If it’s a live video, if it’s a show or if it’s a live performance that is on Facebook, that is on Youtube, that is on Instagram, just go click like.” Not only does this encourage artists for the work they are doing, but it also serves as a source of income for many of them. “Share the content, because the more your content is viewed online, the more your content it heard, the more profit it generates,” she continued to explain.
Thanks to the help of Nyarie, below is a list of Zimbabwe musicians, dancers, and actors and even a movie that just premiered on Netflix. Click on the links below for a fun opportunity to learn more about Zimbabwe culture through creative work and support these artists.
Cook Off premiered on Netflix on June 1st, 2020. This is the first Zimbabwean film to be featured on Netflix! This film follows the journey of a single mother with a passion for cooking, when her son enters her into a reality cooking show and sees an opportunity for greatness. Check out the trailer and watch the movie on Netflix!
Hope Masike has won several awards including, but not limited to, the National Arts Merit Award and the Zimbabwe’s Achievers Award. She has also won an award for the best music video for her song Huyai Tinamate. In addition, Hope’s song Ndinewe is her most viewed music video on YouTube with 59k views. If you’re interested in Hope Masike and her music check out this creative song which includes a short interview. Find her on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and her Official Website.
SHA SHA has won a BET as Best New International Act and her latest song Tender Love has received over 3 million views on YouTube! SHA SHA has used her creativity to connect with her fans through a creative self-interview on her life as a musical artist. Make sure to also check out her live performance in Cape Town, South Africa.
Give SHA SHA a follow on her social media! Find her on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Spotify, and Instagram.
Selmor’s songs I Am Woman and Zvidikidiki won the NAMA Award for Outstanding Female of the Year, the Africa Entertainment Awards USA for Best Female Single, and nominations in the ZIMA Best Video of the Year Category. Selmor’s music video for Hangasa features the Hwamanda Dance Troupe.
Give Selmor Mtukudzi a follow on her social media! Find her on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Spotify.
Gwevedzi is a 6 member African acoustics band. Their most liked song on musicinafrica.net is Vhunze. We also recommend you check out their songs Ndinouya and Nguva.
Give Gwevezi a follow on their social media! Find them on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Apple Music.
Jah’s song Watora Mari Ft. Diamond Platnumz has almost 13 million views on YouTube. Jah has most recently released the songs Munyaradzi and Chiramwiwa.
Give Jah a follow on his social media! Find him on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Spotify.
Winky D’s has several music videos with over 1 million views such as MuGarden featuring Gemma Friggiths has gathered over 4.5 million views. His song Disappear has over a million views and D-IJIPITA was released this year in May and is close to reaching the one million mark as well.
Give Winky D a follow on his social media! Find him on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Spotify.
Alexio’s most popular song on YouTube is Shaina with 602k views! He released his most recent album “Oyi” in October 2019. We also recommend you check out Alexio’s songs Unombozviitirei and Musikana Akanaka.
Give Alexio a follow on his social media! Find him on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Spotify.
Tamy’s most popular song on YouTube is Beautiful Ndozvandiri which has gathered over a million views! Her latest song Zviroto was released late last year and Tamy has also worked with another artist on this list, Nutty O! Check out their song Lay it Down.
Give Tamy a follow on her social media! Find her on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Spotify.
Masa has just released a new music video alongside Mwenje Mathole titled Paye. She also shares two videos on her YouTube channel of her live performances, Haagare and Tochema.
Give Masa a follow on her social media! Find her on Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, and her Official Website.
Nutty O’s most popular songs on YouTube, Apple Music, and Spotify include Vroom and Lets Talk About It. Also check out Nutty O’s late song Jehovah Musatisiye.
Give Nutty O a follow on his social media! Find him on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Spotify.
Nyarie is an extremely talented actress with work in multiple music videos including Hello Barbie and Ndichifema. Nyarie has been featured in multiple stage plays which won her two National Arts Merit Award for best actress in 2014 and 2016. She recently ventured into television acting with her debut in the film ‘Tete B’ which she co-produced in 2018. In 2019 she featured in a feature film titled ‘Shaina’ which is due for release. She is also the founder and creative director of AFZAK Media with which she has written, directed and produced a short film titled ‘Be Woke’. Give Nyarie a follow on her social media! Find her on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
Doc Vikela is an actor/comedian and a short of his work can be found on the YouTube channel Bustop TV.
Give Doc a follow on his social media! Find him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
An upcoming film actress, is credited to her work in Mugabe (2020). Check out the trailer for Mugabe and make sure to check in on her IMDB page for future work.
Giver Carol a follow on her Facebook page!
Some of her work includes “Love. Silence. Victory” (2012) and “Guess who’s Coming to Dinner” (2013). Currently, Tendai can be found starring in a Netflix film called “Cook Off,” be sure to check out the trailer for Cook Off!
Give Tendai a follow on her social media! Find her on Twitter and Instagram.
M&M DANCE FACTORY
Check out M&M Dance Factory’s work here. They have recently moved to offering online dance classes for all ages, including adult dance classes! Be sure to give M&M Dance Factory a follow on their social media! Find them on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
JIBILIKA DANCE COMPANY
Check out JIBILIKA Dance Company’s work Unconquerable and Flying Angels. Be sure to give JIBILIKA Dance Company a follow on their social media! Find them on Facebook and YouTube.
AFRIKERA ARTS TRUST
Check out AfriKera’s dance highlights for 2019! Be sure to give Afrikera Arts Trust a follow on their social media! Find them on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and their Official Website.
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