Alick Macheso – Sungura artist; played bass guitar for “Madzibaba” Nicholas Zacharia when they were still going under the name of “Khiama Boys”; later broke out to form his own band, Orchestra Mberikwazvo; their hits include “Zvakanaka Zvakadaro”, “Madhuve”, “Amai VaRubhi”
Bhundu Boys – band who played a mixture of chimurenga music with American rock and roll, disco, country, and pop influences
Biggie Tembo Jnr
Carol Mujokoro – gospel musician; recipient of TSAMA 2000 Best Female Artist award
Charles Charamba and Olivia Charamba – gospel singers
Clem Tholet – 1960s and 1970s folk singer
David Chifunyise – University of Zimbabwe graduate who sang and composed the title song of the popular Studio 263 (country code for Zimbabwe); a pioneer of Zimbabwe’s “Urban Groove” genre, a local blend of rhythm & blues and hip hop
Dumisani Maraire – Shona mbira player, died in 1999
Elliot Manyika – politician cum Musician popular for his song Nora. Died in a car accident and is buried at the National Heroes Acre.
Ephat Mujuru – first to popularise the mbira in the West (America)
John Edmond – 1970s and 1980s folk singer
Jonah Sithole – winner of the first reality show (The A Academy), similar to American Idol
Jonathan Wutawunashe – influential head of a gospel music group
Leonard Mapfumo – popular urban grooves artist
Leonard Zhakata – sang the chart buster “Mugove”
Lovemore Majaivana – Ndebele singer, songwriter
Maskiri – controversial Zim hip hop artist, known for his lyrics
Mechanic Manyeruke and the Puritans – pioneers of gospel music
Michael Gibbs (composer)
Mr Lion AKA Gazzully – dj
Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi – Zimbabwean musician for popular and traditional music, plays with band Black Spirits
Prince Kudakwashe Musarurwa
Safirio Madzikatire – Actor/Musician popularly known as Mukadota.
Sam Mtukudzi – recording artist; released a solo album; toured around Europe and South Africa; killed in a car accident on 15 March 2010 together with his sound engineer
Simon Chimbetu – Sungura legend and former Zimbabwe liberation war hero (deceased)
Solomon ‘Jah Solo’ Skuza
Stella Chiweshe – dubbed “Queen of Mbira”
Thomas ‘Mukanya’ Mapfumo – Zimbabwean musician for the Chimurenga genre; popularly known for his socialistic lyrics that are critical of bad governance.
Tinashe – of Zimbabwean heritage, known for baby modelling, acting and singing
Tongai Moyo – Sungura artist, known for song “Samanyemba”; he is popularly known as “Murozvi Mukuru”, “Dhewa”, or “Samanyemba”; diagnosed with cancer. He died on 15 October 2011.
Winky D – King of Dancehall, known for the hit song “Musarova Bigman”