DJ Trickx aka Patrick Zimanyi is seasoned Turntablist DJ and music producer now based in Johannesburg, South Africa who has performed at several festivals and big events in most of the Southern African countries. His vast experience in music production, turntablism and mixing has led him to this day performing live on grand stages. Raised in the small city of Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, DJ Trickx has been in the game since high school and has mentored a handful of successful DJs and producers in the region. Having performed at other festivals like HIFA, The Carnival, The Big Chill, Unplugged, Fallin’ Festival and also numerous clubs, social and corporate events, he has attained so much wealth of experience totaling over 20 years in the entertainment industry. DJ Trickx is also the founding member of the record label “Mix Masterz International” which is well known for mixing and mastering of complex music creations.
Catch him on Saturday 28 September 2018 at Harare City Library- Shoko Mash ups night from 8:45pm – 9.20pm with VaBati VaJehova and Zyon Black.
Denzel Takudzwa Mashonganyika aka Probeatz is a 23 year old whose versatile talents include acting, rapping, dancing, and beat boxing. His simultaneous multi-vocal percussion abilities defy nature. He attributes the discovery of his beatboxing talent to frequent power cuts in the neighborhood where he grew up. His repertoire has allowed him to tour around the world and be awarded international awards and appearances on different platforms.
Catch him on Saturday 28 September at Harare City Library- Shoko Mash up Night from 6.30pm –6.50pm
Formed within The Ruwadzano PaMuchinjikwa Apostolic Church by the Magaya siblings in the rural area of Mhondoro, in the Mufuka Village near Mubaira Growth Point, in the late 1990s, Vabati VaJehova rose to fame in 1999 with the commercial release of the debut album ‘Mweya Mutsvene WaMwari.’ This album was laced with chart topping hits such as ‘Anouya Chete,’ ‘Zvamaronga (Ndanzwisisa)’ and the title track itself, ‘Mweya Mutsvene’ to mention but a few. They have performed on different stages like HIFA, Harare Agricultural Show, Commissioner General’s Cheer Fund, and Red Cross Red Crescent Festival etc. Their stage performance is a collection or compilation of praise and worship songs, mainly from the way or culture apostolic Africans worship. It mainly hinges on the praise aspect than the full connotation of worship as worship transcends way beyond a stage performance.
Watch them live on Saturday 28 September 2018 at Harare City Library- Shoko Mash ups night from 8:45pm – 9.20pm with Dj Trickx and Zyon Blac
Mercy Kaminyu aka (MK Hombakadzi) is a unique female vernac hip hop artist from Mutare. She released an album with couple of hit songs in 2003 Matindingoma, Chabvondoka, Zororo and Usacheme to mention a few with the group Projektfam.The. The group separated and the other members decided to pursue other channels in life.MK Hombakadzi formerly known as MK47 now a solo artist.
Currently working on her debut album self-titled HOMBAKADZI released a couple of singles Ndadzoka feat Flexxo and Mr. Noxa and also Vengoma and Let’s Party already played on most radio stations around the country Sound cloud, Reverbnation and YouTube.
She performs on Sunday 30 September 2018 at Peace in the Hood Concert in Chitungwiza from 3:35pm-4.05pm
Tulani Takavada popularly known as Ricky Fire hails from Chitungwiza. He started his music career as a DJ in 2002 then as an artist 2006. His popular songs include Kana uchiti unotamba, Sei wada ini, Tamba zvemu TV. He was nominated as the best live performer in 2015 as well as the best dressed male artist at the ZimDanceHall Awards. He has a new album titled Hombarume.
Tulk Munny started his performance training at the age of 6 with the Children’s performing arts workshop. He launched his hip hop career with the crew Studio felonies, when they released a collection of singles under the silver rock media label in 2014. The crew was nominated for best crew at the ZimHipHop awards the same year. Tulk Munny is currently working on the long awaited sequel to Chepajecha with longtime producer and friend Tash mwana wamai of Silver Rock Media.
T.shoC is a Hip hop artist from Zimbabwe who is based in Harare. He is a Recording and a performing artist who also serves as a lyrically apt freestyle rapper.
T.shoc has seen himself Perform at events Such as Shoko Festival, which is the fastest growing Arts Festival in Zimbabwe, Republic of Pungwe, Sound-Found Nation, Mashoko, Peace in the hood, as well as a British Council Hosted Event called “Power in the Voice. He appeared in a Freestyle Session with Dj Munya and J.boss on Star FM alongside American Rapper Mic Crenshaw and Zimbabwean hip hop artists Tehn Diamond and San Sebb. In 2016 -2017 he started the GuuDMuNhu label and released indie videos and music, with the aid of owner of Veryus / super producer, Verseless.
Guspy Warrior (born Emmanuel Tatenda Manyeruke, 20 March 1990 is a Zimbabwean reggae/dancehall artist. He is also referred to as The Mafia 19 King and The Dancehall Dada. Guspy Warrior is now at the height of his powers, he has toured to many places around Zimbabwe and abroad, shared stage performances with Zim legends, Oliver Mutukudzi, Baba Mechanic Manyeruke, Alick Macheso and many international artists like Ringo, D’banji, Mavado and Popcaan from Jamaica. Guspy was awarded the best vocalist on the 2017 Zimdancehall Awards held in Harare Zimbabwe; he was also nominated on the 2017 Linkage awards in the category of The Best African Dancehall Artist, making him the only Zimbabwean to be nominated for these awards.
Born Leonard Mukwenga. In 2013, Leonard enrolled at the University of Zimbabwe and began his studies later that year. The program was Hon in Agricultural Engineering. 2 years later, he dropped out of school to pursue a career in music and spoken word poetry.
beginning of 2017 is when he started learning poetry and eventually became a performing poet In June of 2017 he launched a poetry show called 1ZWI Poetry Jam – 1ZWI translates to ‘One Voice’, thusly the show is home for young adults who happen to love poetry and the Word of God!
Born in Harare, Zimbabwe and dually of Zimbabwean and Japanese heritage. KING HER is a Techno/TechHouse/Trap DJ who has embarked on taking her majestic selections of EDM sounds to the world. Starting with her concurrent “independence tour”, she aims to take on the world and battle it out on the decks to be crowned “KING”. In 2015 KING HER was signed under Lavatory Records, co-presented on YouTube based Tre Channel. She charted on various online platforms, even reaching height of top 5 on Mixcloud Electronica Mix Charts. Her DJ Mixes “Slayed Selections” and “XFiles” were aired in 16 South African gyms Nation Wide. She Has featured on CapitalK FM every Friday evening as a Radio DJ and has had multiple interviews on both CapitalK FM and ZiFM.
An award winning Bulawayo comedian MaForty, born Hubert Dumisani Ndlovu is a fast rising entertainer guaranteed to make any crowd laugh. MaForty has a keen eye on social satire and a notable arrow in his quiver is that his brand of humor can be labeled as intelligent and witty as stated by Sunday News. Over the past year Maforty has shared the stage with Zimbabwe’s big names in Stand-Up Comedy, namely Carl Joshua Ncube, Q the Boss, Michael K, and Doc Vikela. An online publication Umthombi Iconnect listed him amongst the top five artists to look out from Bulawayo in 2018.
Tanyaradzwa Ngundu is a 20 year old Christian, female poet/spoken word artist who goes by the stage name Yanta Limèy. Her journey with poetry/spoken word began in 2016 at her school leaver’s assembly and she has never stopped since then. To date, she has performed on various stages including Miombo Magic festival, Intwasa Extra festival, House of Hunger poetry slam held by Pamberi trust, to mention a few. Furthermore, she also attained the third prize at the Lafarge poetry slam held in Harare, 2018. She aspires to broaden her audience spectrum to regional as well international levels, as well as write anthologies and record some of her work.
A regular on the South African comedy circuit, Esat made his debut appearance in standup comedy in 2012 and developed into a professional in 2014. He earned a nomination for the Best New Comer of the Year at the South Africa Comics Choice Awards 2014.
Asaph, is an award winning Zimbabwean artist from Bulawayo who is currently dominating the radio charts with his latest release Mambo.. Born in Bulawayo as Tafadzwa Tarukwana, Asaph has produced two albums – KingsVilla2 (2016) and 25 (2018). As one of the fastest rising names in Zimbabwean Hip Hop today, Asaph provides a refreshing act and promises to give a memorable performance for Zim Hip Hop enthusiasts and festival goers alike.
Born Seneziwe Sanelly in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Moonchild Sanelly has been a performing artist for over twelve years. Singing in a hybrid of Xhosa and English, Moonchild is a pioneer of the burgeoning Gqom scene and the creative force behind the ‘Future Ghetto Punk Sound’ since 2007. She has churned out multiple hits including Rabubi (2015), F-Boyz (2017) and Weh Mameh (2018) as well as featuring on Dj Maphorisa’s massive hits Midnight Starring, iWalk Ye Phara and Makhe in the last year. Her outrageous style and dynamic stage work combine to ensure that her live show will leave the Shoko Festival wanting more.
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