ZIMDANCEHALL and Hip Hop artists will feature in the search for the 2023 Chibuku Road To Fame champion which gets underway tomorrow
Talent search programme sponsors, Delta Corporation, through its brand Chibuku, have for the first time allowed Zimdancehall and Hip hop artists to have a bite of the cherry.
The annual talent search programme runs until October 14 and will be carried out across the country’s 10 provinces.
Running under the theme “Imba Tinzwe, Cula Sizwe Superstar!”, the festival promises to be an explosive affair.
“As Chibuku Road to Fame continues to explore and discover their talent, this year’s edition will include new genres like Zimdancehall and Hip Hop.
“The provincial final competitions will be held in all the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe, with the national finals being held in Harare.
“Contestants stand a chance to win a variety of monetary prizes at both provincial and national level, including a recording contract for the national final winner,” said Delta Corporation marketing director Irimayi Muzorewa.
The overall winner will walk away with US$15 000 while the first runner-up will get US$10 000.
The second runner up stands a chance to win US$7 000.
All those interested have been advised to register with the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe in various provinces.
Mashonaland East’s Kwa Chief Bar, in Mutoko, will host the opening preliminary round.
Leisure Lounge in Gokwe will be the venue for participants in Midlands.
Over the years, the platform has been hailed for ushering upcoming musicians into stardom.
The event also serves as part of Chibuku’s core values to foster bonds of brotherhood among its consumers through music and dance.
Artists like Mark Ngwazi, Romeo Gasa and Gweru based The Travellers Band are some of the big names who have made it to the top through the Chibuku Road To Fame.
Last year, Chinhoyi-based Afro fusion and jazz contemporary group, Grade 2D, won the competition at Glamis Arena.