List of Zimbabweans

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Listed below are famous or notable Zimbabweans, people from Zimbabwe or of Zimbabwean descent.

Writers[edit]

Business people[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • The Bhundu Boys - band who played a mixture of chimurenga music with American rock and roll, disco, country, and pop influences
  • Charles Charamba and Olivia Charamba - gospel singers
  • David Chifunyise - University of Zimbabwe graduate who sang and composed the title song of the popular Studio 263 (country code for Zimbabwe), one of the pioneers of Zimbabwe's 'Urban Groove" genre a local blend of Rhythm & Blues and Hip Hop
  • Simon Chimbetu - Sungura legend and former Zimbabwe liberation war hero. (deceased)
  • Stella Chiweshe - dubbed "Queen of Mbira"
  • John Edmond - 1970s and 1980s folk singer
  • Alick Macheso - Another famous Sungura artist. He used to play bass guitar for "Madzibaba" Nicholas Zacharia when they were still going under the name of "Khiama Boys". He later broke out to form his own band which goes by the name of Orchestra Mberikwazvo and thye have since recorded a lot of hits including the popular Zvakanaka Zvakadaro, Madhuve, Amai VaRubhi
  • Thomas Mapfumo - well-known Zimbabwean musician for the Chimurenga genre, went into exile in the United Kingdom where he released albums criticizing the Zanu PF government.
  • Lovemore Majaivana- Ndebele singer, song writer
  • Dumisani Maraire - Shona mbira player who died in 1999.
  • Tongai Moyo - Famous Sungura artsist well known for his song "Samanyemba". He is also popularly known as "Murozvi Mukuru" or "Dhewa" or "Samanyemba" was diagnosed with cancer and continues to fight the disease and perform for his fans at the same time.
  • Carol Mujokoro- Popular gospel musician and recipient of TSAMA 2000 Best Female Artist.
  • Ephat Mujuru - first to popularise the mbira in the West (America).}
  • Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi - well-known Zimbabwean musician for popular and traditional music, plays with band "Black Spirits"
  • Sam Mtukudzi, as well as being a recorded artist in his own right with the release of his solo album and has toured around Europe and South Africa. He was killed in a car accident on 15 March 2010 together with his sound engineer.
  • Jonah Sithole-Winner of the first Reality Show (The A Academy) similar to America's Idols
  • Clem Tholet - 1960s and 1970s folk singer
  • Jonathan Wutawunashe - influential head of a gospel music group
  • Leonard Zhakata - sang the chart buster "Mugove"
  • Winky D-Zimbabwean King of Dancehall known for the hit song "Musarova Bigman"
  • Tinashe Kachingwe Zimbabwean heritage known for baby modelling, acting and singing

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Military and security service leaders[edit]

Sports[edit]

Tracy Cox (born 1966) - Commonwealth Games Silver medalist & 3 time Olympic Diver

Clerics[edit]

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