2 December 2017 – ZIMBABWE’s mbira sensation, Hope Masike is this year’s main attraction for the third edition of the South African version of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA), 2016 taking place at Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on the 10th of December.
Masike will headline the event alongside a number of prolific artists.
“I am thrilled to be performing at the third edition of ZAA South Africa. I am ready, and cannot wait to share my new material, as well as some classic throwbacks,” says Matsike.
Masike is one of the most sensational musicians to emerge out of Zimbabwe in the last decade, with two albums to her name and several collaborations and tours, she is well known for her veracity and the ability to blend different music styles.
Her music is a hybrid of mbira, jazz and afroPop. Though commonly known for her voice and mbira-playing, Hope also plays several African percussion instruments.
Hope’s sultry voice, awe-inspiring, eclectic and highly-charged performances have earned her critical acclaim and fans worldwide.
She has also shared the stage, and collaborated with stars like Salif Keita and Norwegian transcultural outfit Monoswezi.
Masike has also earned several NAMA accolades including Outstanding Female Musician and Best Music video in 2013 and 2015 respectively. She also received a KORA award nomination this year for her song ‘Huyai Tinamate’., Hope is currently working on her third album due for release mid- next year.
The organisers have said that plans for the event are almost in place and have also announced a three more sponsors Impala Car, Fastjet and Hamilton Insuranc, joining Steward bank, Mukuru.com and FoodWorld.
ZAA Organising Director Lawrence Dube expressed his appreciation to all the sponsors and said that the team were geared for the event on the 10th of December.
“We are pleased to welcome on board three of the most respected businesses who join our main sponsors Steward bank, Mukuru.com and FoodWorld. We thank them for partnering with us and bringing the annual event to life,” says Dube. –ZimsInSA.com repor