Chenai and Nyarai Muchaendesa win Chimurenga music Competition 1st prize

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) and the Institute of African Knowledge have announced the winners of the Chimurenga Music Competition.

The competition was launched on the 2nd of November 2020.

Chenai and Nyarai Chaendera won the first price of a car, 162 000 Zimbabwe dollars and an album recording deal, while Zibusiso Tshuma and Kudakwashwe Kagudu on position two walked away with a car, 81 000 Zimbabwe dollars, a video production of their winning song and will feature on the Chimurenga Music compilation.

Magnif and Pristine won the third prize of 40 500 Zimbabwe dollars, a video production of their winning song and will feature on the Chimurenga Music compilation.

The announcement of the winners saw the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa appreciating efforts by youth to preserve the country’s history.

“I find comfort in seeing our youths today taking it upon themselves to preserve the history of our nation through remixing the Chimurenga songs thereby carrying on the Zimbabwean legacy from one generation to another.

“You don’t need to have actively participated in our armed struggle for you to engage in the “Zimbabwe legacy struggle” which calls upon all of us to preserve and present our history to generations coming after us.

“Your commitment to the preservation of our history is admirable and we wish you success in all your projects. It is through programs such as the Chimurenga music competition that we keep our music alive for future generations to come. More importantly re-awakening the revolutionary spirit within our youths is critical in rallying the nation towards shared goals such as Vision 2030,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

ZBC Acting CEO, Ms Helliate Rushwaya applauded the overwhelming response by youth towards the competition.

“The response has been overwhelming and as ZBC, we thank our partners, the Institute of African Knowledge, for going all the way with us on this project. Your commitment to the preservation of our history is admirable and we wish you success in all your projects.

“It is through programs such as the Chimurenga music competition that we keep our music alive for future generations to come. More importantly re-awakening the revolutionary spirit within our youths is critical in rallying the nation towards shared goals such as Vision 2030,” she said.

Over 700 songs were submitted for consideration, and the adjudication process ran from the 2nd to the 4th of December 2020.

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