All set for Changamire Awards

Keith Mlauzi

They are back again ! Bigger and better..

Its that time of the year, were Zim Hip Hop artistes will have to battle for supremacy to who is really King of Hip Hop in the nation.

The Changamire Hip Hop awards are set to take place in Harare at the famous and glamorous Club Sankayi on the 30th of January.

Founder of the Changamire Awards known as Zimboy a final year Media and Society studies student at the Midlands State University says the awards are going  to be more bigger than ever before.

“Last year we had 18 categories but this year w have added 12 more categories and three more honorary awards, so the awards have just grown bigger,” said Zimboy.

Bulawayo artistes seem to be dominating the show as almost 10 artistes from Bulawayo are favorites to walk out with some gongs to their names, Asaph leads the Bulawayo train standing at 6 nominations.

“From Bulawayo Asaph is the leader as he he busking at six nominations, but overall nomination leader is Crooger who has been nominated five times,” he said.


The Changamires are not only for artistes but they also cater for other young people who are on different grinds like Fashion designing.

“We have a category for other grinds as well so it is not about singers only but we also consider some young people who are on other Hip Hop grinds apart from singing,” added the hip hop sensation.

Ric Chasers who is famous for his reflector personalized denim jackets that have attracted Zimbabwe’s elite class has been nominated three times for his wonderful grind.

The young maestro says these awards could have not been made possible if he hadn’t been a promoter and mingled with top artistes in the country.

“I have been doing this since i was a teen, I have been promoting artistes album launches and i have organized some of their birthday parties so these artistes are really supporting my grind,”he added.








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