Known formerly as Southern Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, on this day in 1980, gained its independence from Britain. A landlocked country in southern Africa, Zimbabwe is known for its beautifully diverse wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and landmarks with the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.
With a population of close to 15 million, Zimbabwe has been marred by political instability, mostly during the reign of its longest-serving president, Robert Mugabe.
Despite the pockets of instability, Zimbabwe has a vibrant music industry. The country is a hub for creativity as it boasts of some of the best musicians and artists on the continent.
As Zimbabweans celebrate their 40th independence day today amid the coronavirus pandemic, here are some timeless songs from the country you can enjoy while in lockdown.
1. Killer T – Baba Vako Imboko
2. Leonard Dembo – Chitekete
3. Hilly – TV Room
4. Thomas Mapfumo – Pfumvu Pa Rusevha
5. Winky D – KaSong Kejecha
6. Leonard Zhakata – Mariva Enyimba
7. Ras Caleb – Chillspot
8. Ti Gonzi – Kure
9. Alexio Kasapa – Musikaba Akanaka
10. Oliver Mtukudzi- Hazvireve