Chimurenga Music Competition


The history of Zimbabwe’s revolutionary journey is rich, and music played a key role in the liberation of Zimbabwe. The music competition has been designed to create a new sound of music that will foster an appreciation and continuation of the country’s revolutionary music and history.

These are the competition rules

Rules for voters

  1. Votes will be accepted via the voting numbers and email to be provided
  2. Votes are strictly one per person/listener
  3. The listener can vote for five artists or groups in that vote.
  4. Votes are open to audiences worldwide
  5. No templates (chain messages) votes allowed, all those votes will be counted as one.
  6. Duplicate postings (to queries already answered or any efforts at spam) will be viewed as ‘flooding’ and will be deleted.

Rules of artists

  1. The competitions are open to solo artists and groups between the ages of 16 – 40 years
  2. Submissions of music for consideration are strictly one submission per solo artist or group
  3. Music piece should be no less than thirty seconds but not more than five minutes.
  4. Music piece should be either RnB (Urban grooves), Hip-hop and/or Zim- Dancehall.
  5. All music must be renditions of old revolutionary chimurenga songs or new compositions.
  6. Lyrics must not have hate speech, offensive, racial or tribal
  7. Participation in the competition is restricted to Zimbabwean artists only. Collaborations with non-Zimbabwean artists will not be considered in the competition.
  8. Any artists who knowingly violate the competition rules will be immediately disqualified and barred from future ZBC competitions.

Guidance on music submission

  1. Submission of music to be considered in the competition will begin on Monday 02 November 2020 to Monday 23 November 2020 by 23:59HRS.

Adjudication process

  1. The adjudicators shall be composed of musicians or persons in the entertainment industry recognized for their expertise, competence, integrity and fairness.
  2. Adjudication will select the music that will be voted for by listeners . Adjudication will begin on Tuesday 24th November to Monday 30th November 2020
  3. Adjudicators must have an appreciation of Zimbabwe’s Chimurenga history and music genres
  4. Verification of the adjudication process will be done by an independent auditor.

Other competition rulesl

  1. First phase of voting will begin on Tuesday 1st December , until 8th December 2020 .
  2. Second phase of voting will begin on Wednesday 9th December 2020 to 16th December 2020.
  3. Do not harass, swear at, threaten or embarrass another participant.
  4. No obscene or rude language.
  5. Any queries regarding the competition must be directed to ZBC Public Relations via email at


1) 1st prize is a CAR , US$2000 and a recording contract.

2) 2nd prize is a CAR and US$1000

3) Third prize is US$500

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