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TOP 20 KORA FOCUS : AMMARA BROWN

Ammara-Brown

Ammara Brown is a Zimbabwean female singer (Afro-pop/RnB), song writer, actress and brand ambassador. She is the daughter of iconic Zimbabwean singer Andy Brown. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, she started her career in the 1990s, debuting in a TV commercial together with Oliver Mtukudzi. Her musical career began at the tender age of 13 when she made her first demo ... Read More »

BIOGRAPHY HOPE MASIKE

HOPE MASIKE

Hope Masike started practicing professionally while she was in 2008 still studying music in Zimbabwe. In the same year she founded her band comprising Zimbabwean traditional instruments (mbira, marimba, ngoma nehosho) fused with bass, drums, recorder and guitar. In May 2009, Hope Masike released her debut album called ´Hope´and in the May 2012, she released her second album called ‘Mbira, ... Read More »

BIOGRAPHY PAH CHIHERA

PAH CHIHERA

On  March  16,  1991,  one  of  Zimbabwe’s  talented  artistes  and  fastrising  music  star  was  born. She was  christened Pamhidzai Tracy  Mbirimi. Pamhidzai comes  from  a  musical  family  which  is  having Chihera  is  derived from the  Pamhidzai  her  full  name  and  Pah  as  shortcut,  Chihera  is  her  totem  (as  per  African  culture,  every tribe  has  a  name  they  are  known  with  from  the  ancestors).   Pah  is  well  rooted  to  the  African  and Traditional  way  of  doing  things,  for  instance  the  use  of  totems  is  termed  a  very  ancient  way  of showing respect  and  pride  in  one’s  identity  many  upcoming artists  from  young  to  mature  have distant  themselves  from  these  roots  but  Pah  continues  to  emphasize  on  the  importance  of  our tradition,  for  instance  how  women  should  submit  to  their  husbands  and  the  importance  ofunconditional  love  and  respect  as  well  as  unity  amongst  siblings  and  countrymen.  It  wasn’t  until 2014  that  Pah  Chihera’s  reign  in  the  music  world  was  cemented.  Although  her  career  only started  with  her  debut  album,  “Runonzi  Rudo”, within  two  years  and  at  only  23  years  of  age,  her career  has  already  blossomed  to  dizzy  heights.  Many older  musicians  have  struggled  for  20  or more years  to  make   a  mark  on  the  music  map.  Pah  Chihera’s  soulful  music  has  a  unique freshness  makes her  stand  out  as  a  natural  singer.   Pah  Chihera  attended  Zuva  Rabuda  Primary  School  in  Glen  Norah before  moving  to  Mufakose  High  3  where  she  did  her  secondary  schooling. She then  enrolled  with ZDECO  College  for  a  reception  management  course  and  then  Herentials  College  where  she received a  diploma  in hotel and  catering  management.   Pah  Chihera’s  musical  gift  became  apparent  at  an early  age.  Her  powerful  voice  was  discovered  at  five  years  old,  before  she  even  started  school.  By the  time  she  went  to  primary  school,  she  was  already  known  as  that  girl  with  a  beautiful  voice.  Pah Chihera’s  journey  as  a  professional  singer began when  she  did  backing  vocals  for  her  uncle Kudakwashe  Prince  Musarurwa,  in  the  Afro  Royal  Chamberlains  Band.  Her  uncle  also  features  in most  of the  tracks  on  Pah  Chihera’s  “Runonzi  Rudo”  album.  At  the  present  moment  Pah  has  one  6 track  Album  to  her  name  which  has  been  received  with  so  much  amazement  and  has  enabled  her  to tour  countries  like  UAE-Dubai,  United  Kingdom,  South  Africa,  Malawi  and  Botswana  ... Read More »

HOW TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE ARTISTS?

FOR NIGERIA AND NAMIBIA , SMS YOUR ARTIST’S VOTING CODE TO  33320 FOR INTERNATIONAL VOTING, SMS YOUR ARTIST’S VOTING CODE TO  +248984000

WARNING : THE VOTES START ON THE 20th JANUARY 2016 !!! HOW TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE ARTIST ? FOR NIGERIA AND NAMIBIA , SMS YOUR ARTIST’S VOTING CODE TO  33320 FOR INTERNATIONAL VOTING, SMS YOUR ARTIST’S VOTING CODE TO  +248984000 Here are the Nominees with their voting code: Read More »