Download the fresh new album from ‘Chairman’ Killer T titled ‘Bvunza Tinzwe‘ here.

Featuring future hits such as the title track Bvunza Tinzwe. The Mbare bred Chairman has come back to claim his title in 2016. This is a follow up to his early singles collection dropped early in the year featuring hits like Takangodaro.

The singles collection received a lukewarm review from fans as it had a few hits compared to his 2015 album Ngoma Ndaimba.

Tracks:

  1. Bvunza Tinzwe DOWNLOAD HERE
  2. Wakandigona DOWNLOAD HERE
  3. Dai Magona Kunamata DOWNLOAD HERE
  4. Mafans Angu DOWNLOAD HERE
  5. Vanorohwa Nemabeer DOWNLOAD HERE
  6. Mumwe Wangu DOWNLOAD HERE
  7. Mutoro Warema DOWNLOAD HERE
  8. Kugara Newe DOWNLOAD HERE
  9. Nhaiwe Rufu DOWNLOAD HERE
  10. Vana Vangu DOWNLOAD HERE
  11. Hauchaterere DOWNLOAD HERE
  12. Vakandi Nyarararidza DOWNLOAD HERE
  13. Ndisungei DOWNLOAD HERE

Stream

https://soundcloud.com/zimdancehall-riddimz/sets/killer-t-bvunza-tinzwe-albm-nov-2016

Winky D, Gafa recently dropped a brand new album titled ‘Gafa Futi’ which has had fans divided over whether its a hit or a miss.

In August we carried out a survey on what fans of this site ‘Zimdancehall Insider’ thought was the best Zimdancehall album of 2016 ‘so far.’

We included all the albums that were shacking the waves in the Zimdancehall world, ‘Freeman – Mangoma Ihobho’, ‘Killer T – Pari Tricky’, ‘Soul Jah Love – Dai Hupenyu Waitengwa’, ‘Seh Calaz – My Time’, ‘Tocky Vibes – Tirabhuru’ and also offered fans to submit ‘Others.’

In this battle Freeman emerged the winner, with over 35% of all the total voters (you can see the full results below). We collect survey to allow fans to have their say on their music, different from the awards shows were they use a small panel of judge, our results represents what the fans are saying.

The Best Album/Singles of 2016 So Far

671 responses

Freeman – Mangoma Ihobho 239 35.6%
SoulJah Luv – Dai Hupenyu 123 18.3%
Seh Calaz – My Time 64 9.5%
Tocky Vybz – Tirabhuru 61 9.1%
Killer T – Pari Tricky 144 21.5%
Other 40 6%

This means, according to our fans who voted, Freeman had the best album of 2016.

This was before Winky D dropped Gafa Futi! Although this is Winky D’s most criticized album so far, could it still beat Mangoma Ihobho?

Comparing the two albums may seem a little unfair given that Gafa Futi is still fresh and Mangoma Ihobho is almost a year old, we are just curious to know if you still think Mangoma Ihobho is the best album of 2016?

The Poll is Back Again!

Its the top two (Mangoma Ihobho and Pari Tricky) vs Gafa Futi, which is the best album so far?


The start of dancehall in Zimbabwe which was later to be known as Zimdancehall was somewhat mediocre and the grown ups referred to it as drug use after effects or the common boyz dzepabridge but alas did anyone knew it was going to be the most talked about genre. They wouldn’t have believed that one day Soul Jah Luv was going to sleep in the same hotel that Barrack Obama, American president once slept, that Winky D was going to be pocketing around $30 000 a month.

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The story changed, ghetto youths have managed to fend for their families, buy luxurious cars and travel a few nations all because of Zim-dancehall. Pehaps you might be wondering why? Why (Zim)dancehall has managed to thrive above and beyond many other highly marketed genres like Hip-Hop. There might be more, but here are five reasons why Zimdancehall is the most sought after genre.

Zimdancehall Is Relatable

Hello, this is the most common but seems like the most ignored (among artists) reason why music was made in the first place. Zimdancehall was or is made mostly by youths from the ghetto, and mostly from Mbare, people who were trying to find comfort in music, people who took their everyday plight and put it on to a beat with enough rhymes, their luck came because their everyday plight was almost everybody’s in Zimbabwe. This made the genre more relatable to the masses.

Take people like Killer T for example, Ngoma Ndaimba was an instant hit because of what? Tunes like Chikorobho, Toda Kumbofarawo and Itai Ndione have enough message for a lot of situations, talk of fake people and back stabbers (Itai Ndione), teachings about respect (Chikorobho) probably parents’ favourite, need to have some fun in hard times (Toda Kumbofarawo) in this category you can add Disappear by Winky D.

I could add more but for the sake of keeping this short (people really hate reading these days) I will move on to my next point

Zimdancehall Is Not Hard To Get

I believe what keeps this genre going is the fact that it is easily shareable. The artists, unlike most artists in other genres have not insisted on hard ways to get their music, if you are not from Zimbabwe it is understandable if you don’t know how hard it is on this side to use iTunes, well not that hard but not as easy as getting it via WhatsApp, no hassle!

What created this viral nature of the genre is probably the use of WhatsApp and other social media platforms to distribute their music, almost 2 thirds (estimates of course!) of Zimbos  WhatsApp groups share Zimdancehall music, I have been in some HipHop groups that even share Zimdancehall music. Bringing me to my next point…

Zimdancehall Utilizes The Moment

Zimdancehall can also be called music for the moment. Tell me any current situation from the past that hasn’t had a note in the rhymeland of dancehall, from misunderstandings with soldiers/gunners, Tokwe Mkosi tragedy, mass topics like Gore Rezvidzidzo, which saw the likes of Seh Calaz utilizing the moments, the recent one being Chihuta which has been trending and already has a riddim and many songs off it.

Why does this make it number one? Because almost everyone wants to hear what you are singing about and because the topic is trending, the song becomes trending and Zimdancehall becomes relevant than other genres.

The Zimdancehall Culture Is Judgeless

In sungura, you have to let your fans know you are taking time and putting your music in order, in Zimdancehall nobody cares, Soul Jah Luv admitted he doesn’t write down his rhymes and still he is one of the top rated artists. To be a star in HipHop you have to be a big bawler, wear expensive cloths, in Zimdancehall the less you have the more the fans appreciate your music making the pool for artists in this genre bigger than other genres.

Why so? How many bawlers do we have in Zimbabwe?? Next….

Promoters and Diaspora Love Zimdancehall

Well since the sub-genre (of the original dancehall) has a huge following promoters love it and Zimbabweans abroad feel like it is the music they can connect to home away from home!

So what then happens, the artists get more shows, make more money and more music…

In summing up let me say, Zimdancehall has managed to come a long way but the journey is far from over, more still needs to be done but thats a story for another day, today tell me what you think or love about the genre in the comment section below…

Throw Back Tune is back again. I don’t know the real reason why we had stopped this but yeah, we just have to go back a few miles.

I love random songs from the past because they usually bring back a memory, maybe when you were at a friend’s party, or how it was in the days you heard this song. A song carries a lot of memories than you can imagine and we hope by reviving a few of these old jingles we also challenge your memory.

Today we feature one of the most trending Zim-Dancehall artists at the moment, also known as Chairman, Killer T. The man who represented Zimdancehall last year with his album, Ngoma Ndaimba.

This song was produced by Chil4real on the Backstage Riddim released in 2013, the time when Zimdancehall started to peak in the local circles.

Download Godo by Killer T Here

As our formal apology for being down and our site servers experiencing some problems we have decided to add an update of a few things that happened while we were away!

Seh Calaz Release Sir Wicknell Song

Popular Zimdancehall chanter Seh Calaz dropped a song dedicated to the controversial business man Wicknell Chivayo titled ‘Siyana Navo.’

In the song Seh Calaz tells Wicknell

Bvunza Pasuwa maWarriors aigara akasuwa Mwari vakatipa wedu Mutumwa Chivayo varidzi vepfuma

Some have accused the chanter of booty-licking the business guru as a way to find some favors as he is known for throwing some easily, (if he likes you) ask Baba Tencen who received a generous gift of R100,000.

Listen below!

Or DOWNLOAD HERE

 

Killer T Drops Singles Compilation

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A few weeks into April Killer T graced his fans with a singles compilation.

The singles collection was launched at Club Superlabel.

Stream below or follow this link>>

https://soundcloud.com/zimdancehall-riddimz/sets/killer-t-pari-tricky-singles-collection-pro-by-aya-t-hot-property-music

Winky D and Tocky Vibes Interview By DJ Edu

Afroboss DJ Edu from BBC made a Zimbabwe independence special with Winky D and Tocky Vibes. If you missed it here it is!

New Soul Jah Luv Comedy

Soul Jah Luv has been dropping a few comedy clips we just thought you might enjoy this one and LOL..!

Short comedy ???????#Wadis #Bodyslame #Chibaba #TELEVISION #TING #HD #TVT???

Posted by Soul jah love Conquering Shumba – Ndini Chibabababa. on Thursday, 14 April 2016



We sincerely hope you accepted our apology, and its not too late to say SORRY!

Fungisai made head lines a few weeks ago when she announced that she no longer wants to be labeled as a Gospel artist but just an artist, besides being heavily criticized by the masses she seemed to never look back on branding herself with the new image.

This was the case of such last night at the Zimdancehall Awards held at the Long Cheng Plaza’s 1+1 Happy were Fungisai made her entrance spectacle by adding bikers in front and back as she rode in a convertible. The sound of the bikes took everyone’s attention and had the whole audience rush to the entrance to see what was taking place.

Killer T w Fungisai

Security authorities tried to control the bikers from making too much sounds but this was not taken lightly by the fans who were enjoying the rhythm the bikers were producing in what was being named ‘choir’. One fan was heard shouting ‘Usarwadziwe/ don’t be jealous’ to one of the security personnel tying to stop the bikers. KIller T and Fungisai

Fungisai scooped the Best Collaboration award together with Killer T for the song Vanondibatirana.Killer T & Fungisai

Watch Video Below or On Our Facebook Page Here

The 2016 edition of the Zim-Dancehall awards took place last night at 1+1 Happy, Long Cheng. The event was filled with some amazing spectacles as we saw the local celebrities make their way at the red carpet.

The tightly contested awards saw Chairman Killer T of Hot Property music walking away with the most awards, that is four, Best Male Artist, Best Social Message for Chikorobho, Best Album for Ngoma Ndaimba plus one for best collaboration with Fungisai for Vanondibatirana.

Winky D walked away with two awards Best Song and Best Live Performance while Seh Calaz also took two for Best Concious Song for Amai and Best Social Message for Usamurove.

Here goes the full list

1. Best Artist 2016 (Male)

Killer T

2. Best Artist 2016 (Female)

Darula

3. Best Collaboration

Killer T/Fungisai-Vanondibatirana

4. Best Vocalist

Celcious

5. Song of the Year

Winky D- Disappear

6. Best Social Message

Seh Calaz – Usamurove

&

Killer T – Chikorobho

7. Best Live Performer

Winky D
8. Best Zimdancehall Youngster

Genius

9. Most Promising Artist

Dobba Don

&

Hwindi President

10. Best Album

Killer T – Ngoma Ndaimba

11. Best Dancehall Dance Group

Conquering Family

12. Best Conscious Song

Seh Calaz -Amai

13. Riddim of the Year

Sam Chris – Zim Talent

14. Best Conscious Riddim

T Man- Silent Killer 3

15. Producer of the Year

Oskid

16. Zim Dancehall Ambassador

Freeman

17. Best Video

Labash-Zvakumberi

18. Best Club Hit Song

Magetsi -SoulJah Love

19. Most Improved Artist

Ras Caleb

Honorary Awards

1. Excellence in Management Award

Brian Murukutira ( DJ Bima) -Killer T management

Jonathan Banda – Winky D management

2. Graphics Excellence

Sxool of Thots

3. Radio Creativity Award

Star FM Zimdancehall vs Sungura

4. Promotion and Mentorship Award

– Simbarashe Chakare (Bodyslam)

– Kenako Media

– Red Fox

5. Diaspora Promotion and Marketing

– Digital One

– King Alfred

– Paul Simple

– Ta International

– Propa Bless

– Abra Simz


A few years back Zimdancehall wasn’t seen as much of a genre but something to keep the unemployed youth occupied. This has changed over the years as we now see a few of our own being recognized by huge local awards judges such as NAMA where Winky D managed to scoop two of the gongs and ZIMA where Zimdancehall maged to scoop two, one for Winky D and another for Killer T.

Killer T walked away with the Best Dancehall Music for Ngoma Ndaimba and Winky D took the Song of the Year award for Disappear. The Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) hosted at the HICC last night saw Jah Prayzah walking away with the most awards, four in total.

Read the full list of winners:

Best Acappella – Nkwali by Nkwali

Best Choral Music – The Battle Against Evil by African Joy, with Sabastian Magacha

Best Alternative Music – Moto Ngaubvire by Cynthia Mare

Best Collaboration – Kure By Ammara Brown and Jah Prayzah

Best Contemporary Gospel Music – Kuregerera In Advance by Takesure Zamar and Worship Addicts

Best Dancehall Music – Ngoma Ndoimba by Killer T

Best Hip Hop Music – Bebengakholwa by Cal_Vin

Best House Music – It’s Love by Skaiva

Best R’nB/Soul/Afro Pop – Two Steps To Go by Trevor Dongo

Best Single – Shingie Mangoma and Reverb7

Best Sungura – Gunship by Sulumani Chimbetu

Best Traditional Gospel Music – Glory to Glory by Mathius Mhere

Best Traditional Music – Jerusarema by Jah Prayzah

Best Producer – Prince Oskid Tapfuma and Tamuka Mukulumi with Kenako volume 1

Best Video –  Andy Cutta for Alleluia /Roki and Ex-Q

Best Album of the Year –  Jerusarema by Jah Prayzah

Best Duo or Group –  Roki and Ex-Q

Best Female Artist – Janet Manyowa

Best Male Artist – Jah Prayzah

Best Newcomer – Janet Manyowa

International Achiever – Buffalo Soul Jah

Song of the Year – Disappear (Winky D)

Organisers for the Zim Dancehall Awards 2016 have released the nomination list ahead of the show which is scheduled for March 3 at Longcheng Plaza Mall.

Mbare based dancehall chanter Killer T real name Kelvin Kusikwenyu and Winky D (Wallace Chirimuko) have dominated the list in some of the top category such as Best Conscious Song, Best Artist Male, Song of the Year, Best Social Message, Best Collaboration and Best Album among others.

The two are not new to the battle as they have been nominated again this year at the National Arts Merit Awards ceremony which is taking place tomorrow at 7Arts Theatre.

Again the duo’s managers Brian Murukutira (DJ Bima) for Killer T and Winky D’s manager Jonathan Banda are to be honoured with the Excellence in Management Award.

Popular radio station Star FM’s Zimdancehall and sungura has been nominated in the Radio Creativity Award Honorary.

Speaking during a press conference held at the Joina City, show organiser Phineas Mushayi said preparations are at advanced stage.

“We are happy to see that the genre keeps growing and the dancehall stars are grossing a lot of income from their craft to sustain themselves and their families. So far preparations are at advanced stage and we have released the nomination which will see a panel of adjudicators deciding on the winners apart from some category which need public voting,” he said.

He said funding has continued to be a major challenge although with limited resources they can pull through for the quality event.

Below is the list of nominations:

1. Best Artist 2016 (Male)

Seh Calaz

Killer T

Winky D

SoulJah Love

2. Best Artist 2016 (Female)

Lady Squanda

Lipsy

Bounty Lisa

Darula

Juwela

3. Best Collaboration

Killer T/Fungisai-Vanondibatirana

Kinnah/ Terminator – Nhamo

SoulJah Luv/Ryder Marcus – Takatsika Chepakati

Winky D/ Shinsoman- Survivor

Jerry B/ Princo – Ramba Uchidaira

4. Best Vocalist

Maggikal

Seh Calaz

Celcious

Ras Caleb

Darula

5. Song of the Year

Winky D- Disappear

Killer T- Kufambofarawo Kani

Seh Calaz – Madhudhucha

Jah Bless – Ndouya Ikoko

6. Best Social Message

Grinder – Manhungetunge

Seh Calaz – Usamurove

Killer T – Chikorobho

Tocky Vibes – Pamuromo

Winky D and Shinsoman – Survivor

SoulJah Love – Usanetse

7. Best Live Performer

Kinnah

Dhadza D

Soul Jah Love

Hwindi President

8. Best Zimdancehall Youngster

Spider

Bobo Fire

Genius

Missile

Josta

9. Most Promising Artist

Dobba Don

Hwindi President

Nutty O

Empress Massina

Sissy

10. Best Album

Seh Calaz – Banditi Rebirth

Killer T – Ngoma Ndaimba

Winky D – Gafa Life

Terminator – Rwendo Rwehupenyu

Ras Caleb – Rascal’s Manuscript

11. Best Dancehall Dance Group

Flying Angels

Ghetto Creepers

Flying Legends

Desert Fox

Conquering Family

12. Best Conscious Song

Jah Bless-Rasta ndiRasta

Ras Caleb -Boko Haram

Celcious -Chiedza

G Brandon-Sahwira

Seh Calaz -Amai

Killer T -Kumanikidzira Rudo

13. Riddim of the Year

Oskid-50 Calibre

Rodney-PTK and Levels – Werras

JMP and T Man -Number One

Fidel – Cynosure

Sam Chris-Zim Talent

14. Best Conscious Riddim

Rodney -Werras Journey

Chillspot-My Boo

Oskid-Passion

T Man- Silent Killer 3

CashLibs- Dejavu

15. Producer of the Year

T Man

Sam Chris

Levels

Oskid

PTK

JMP

16. Zim Dancehall Ambassador

SoulJah Love

Killer T

Tocky Vibes

Freeman

Guspy Warrior

17. Best Video

Bounty Lisa- Musandidaro

Labash-Zvakumberi

Freeman – Happy Time

Winky D- Chiramu/I Cry Medley

Sniper Storm-Anondifonera

Ziontaks – Ladies Edition

18. Best Club Hit Song

Mudendere- Dobha Don

Magetsi -SoulJah Love

Tambirai Monarch Hwindi President

Ricky Fire-Mberi

19. Most Improved Artist

Ras Caleb

Mostaff

Kabidha

Rebel

G Brandon

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Honorary Awards

1. Excellence in Management Award

Brian Murukutira ( DJ Bima) -Killer T management

Jonathan Banda – Winky D management

2. Graphics Excellence

Sxool of Thots

3. Radio Creativity Award

Star FM Zimdancehall vs Sungura

4. Promotion and Mentorship Award

– Simbarashe Chakare (Bodyslam)

– Kenako Media

– Red Fox

5. Diaspora Promotion and Marketing

– Digital One

– King Alfred

– Paul Simple

– Ta International

– Propa Bless

– Abra Simz


 

Source -Herald