Clare Nyakujara: Unplugged, unfiltered in new album Acoustic Good Time

H-Metro Reporter

In the lush landscapes of Harare, where the rhythm of the drums meets the serenity of the sunset, Clare Nyakujara began her musical odyssey.

Born into a realm where music is as much a part of life as breathing, Clare’s journey from a young Shona girl enchanted by melodies to an international Afro-fusion sensation is a tale of passion, perseverance, and the pure power of song.

This year, Clare takes a bold step back to her roots with “Acoustic Good Time,” an album set for release on May 24, 2024.

This collection is not merely an album; it’s a declaration of artistic independence, a celebration of African heritage, and a testament to the transformative power of acoustic music.

As part of an ambitious project, Clare is set to unveil 25 acoustic performances throughout 2024. With seven already captivating the hearts of fans on her YouTube channel, the anticipation builds for “Mashonaland,” the latest addition.

This track delves deep into Clare’s Shona heritage, exploring the essence of identity, the beauty of Africa, and the unbreakable bond to the land that nurtured her.

The essence of “Acoustic Good Time” lies in its simplicity and sincerity. Stripping away the complexities of production, Clare presents her music in its most elemental form, allowing the purity of her voice and the honesty of her lyrics to shine.

Each track is a piece of her soul, shared openly with her audience, inviting them into her world of introspection, celebration, and unbridled joy.


Clare’s foray into music was no accident. From her early days in Zimbabwe, she was surrounded by a rich tapestry of sounds—from the traditional mbira and marimba to the global beats of jazz and Aerobats.

These influences have been intricately woven into the fabric of her music, creating a sound that is unmistakably hers yet universally relatable.

“Acoustic Good Time” stands as a landmark in Clare’s career, encapsulating her growth as an artist and her journey across continents.

From the vibrant stages of Harare to the prestigious platforms abroad, Clare has always carried the essence of Zimbabwe with her, sharing its stories and songs with the world.

Her music is a bridge between cultures, a celebration of diversity, and a call to unity.

Fans eager to immerse themselves in the acoustic beauty of Clare’s music can pre-order the album, securing their passage into her world of storytelling and song.

“Acoustic Good Time” promises to be a collection of moments—each song a memory, each performance a celebration of life’s simple pleasures.

As Clare Nyakujara continues to bridge cultures and connect hearts through her music, “Acoustic Good Time” invites listeners to experience the raw, unadulterated essence of her art. It’s a reminder of music’s power to transcend barriers, to heal, to unite, and to inspire.

With “Acoustic Good Time,” Clare Nyakujara does more than just release an album; she opens a gateway to her soul, inviting us all to join her in celebrating the undying spirit of Africa, one acoustic chord at a time.

This album, embodying Clare’s journey from the heart of Zimbabwe to the global stage, is not just a milestone in her career but a gift to the world—a reminder that, in the end, we are all connected by the universal language of music.

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