Hosiah Chipanga
Hosiah Chipanga, Sungura,
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BornHosiah Chipanga
(1952-02-21) February 21, 1952 (age 70)
  • Musician

Hosiah Chipanga is a Zimbabwean musician based in Manicaland. He is known for his comic and satirical lyrics that focus on social commentary. He specialises in the Sungura genre. Apart from music, Chipanga has formed a church which he later turned into a political party. Chipanga is known for being outspoken and in August 2015 he caught social media attention with a Heroes Day rant on Facebook.


Hosiah Chipanga was born on 21 February 1952.[1]

Music career

Since 1982, Chipanga has been fronting the band Broadway Sounds which he changed to Vaparidzi Veshoko in 2007.[1] Over the years Chipanga has belted out hit singles that include; Kwachu Kwachu, Gushungo among many others.

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Church Formation

In October 2011, Chipanga launched his church Messiah Apostolic Prophetically Inspired People's Institution (MAPIPI).[3] Chipanga claims that he received his divine calling in Sheba, Penhalonga on September 13, 1977. He was detained by the police in 1979 when told them about the idea.[3]

Presidential Ambitions

In June 2013, Chipanga was reportedly turning his church MAPIPI into a political party so that he would contest in the harmonised elections that were held in the same year.[4] Chipanga had in 2008, confessed that he harboured presidential ambitions although he had failed to contest in the 2008 harmonised elections.[5] Hosiah is believed to have chickened out at the last moment concerning running as a presidential candidate in 2013.[6]

Heroes Day Rant

On August 11, 2014, Chipanga took to Facebook and complained that Zimbabwe's current economic situation undermined the objectives of the liberation struggle. Chipanga wrote;

"I want to thank all our freedom fighters, the chimbwidos and mujibaz (war collaborators), dead and the living, for the great job they did to liberate us. Thank you all. Moreso, I would like to thank our colonisers for making Rhodesia a country worth fighting and dying for. Had it been as what Zimbabwe is today, no one would have thought of fighting for it. If the dead would rise today they would sure demand back their lives and return Zimbabwe to Rhodesia, for they never died to make the country poorer, never for their children to be beggars in other countries. Who in his or her normal sense would have fought and died for a country in this present status? I wish the dead would rise and see for themselves what their blood has brought to their families here present."[7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Problem Masau, Hosiah Chipanga on enigmatic lifestyle, Herald, Published: May 17, 2013, Retrieved: August 19, 2015
  2. Hosiah Chipanga, Ezomgido Online, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: August 19, 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 Liberty Dube, Hosiah Chipanga to launch own church, Herald, Published: October 9, 2011, Retrieved: August 19, 2015
  4. Obey Manayiti, Chipanga turns church into political party, NewsDay, Published: June 8, 2013, Retrieved: August 19< 2015
  5. Golden Maunganidze, Chipanga confesses his presidential ambitions, Tell Zimbabwe, Published: July 22, 2008, Retrieved: August 19, 2015
  6. Chipanga seeks audience with Mugabe, New Zimbabwe, Published: November 24, 2014, Retrieved: August 19, 2015
  7. Jairos Saunyama, Hosiah Chipanga spits venom, NewsDay, Published: August 13, 2015, Retrieved: August 19, 2015