Gemma Griffiths

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Gemma Griffiths is a Zimbabwean musician based in Cape Town, South Africa. She came to be known in Zimbabwean mainstream after she did a soulful, Shona and English interpretation of Winky D’s hit song Musarova Bigman in 2016. In 2019, Griffiths featured of highly successful Winky D song MuGarden.

Music Career

Following the completion of her high school education in Zimbabwe Gemma – and has played shows with South African artists such as Jimmy Nevis, Majozi, Goodluck, Freshly Ground and Matthew Mole.

Gemma managed to continue working closely with Zimbabwean musicians whilst in Cape Town, sharing the stage at the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts with one of Zimbabwe’s top artists – Jah Prayzah, as well as with the late Zimbabwean legend Oliver Mtukudzi at Artscape Theater.

She makes regular trips back to Zimbabwe to perform at festivals such as HIFA, Miombo Magic and Shoko Festival.

She performed at Sofar Sounds in London 2017, as well as performing for the Uk’s prestigious music channel ‘Mahogany Sessions’. Gemma opened for Grammy Award winning UK artist Joss Stone as part of Stone’s World Tour.

In 2019 she featured on Winky D's MuGarden, a highly successful song whose video became YouTube's number 1 trending video in Zimbabwe hours after release.

Videos

Winky D-MuGarden ft Gemma Griffiths - Official Video



Gemma Griffiths My Town



Gemma Griffiths Irony



Gemma Griffiths does a version of Musarova Bigman



Gemma Griffiths does a version of Jah Prayzah's Mdhara Achauya


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