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Nesto Zimbabwe Musician Biography
Born (1982-11-01) November 1, 1982 (age 40)
Known forBeing a musician
RelativesBarry Manandi

Nesto real name Ernest Manandi is a Zimbabwean musician popularly known for the song My Chocolate. Apart from being a musician he is also a football administrator and farmer.



Nesto was born on 1 November 1982 in Harare.


He has a daughter named Hannah with Tererai Mugwadi.[1]



Nesto is part of the first crop of musicians that benefited from Jonathan Moyo's 75% local content initiative in the early 2000s. He is one of the pioneers of Urban Grooves.

Nesto was part of the original Shamiso Productions with Gilbert Muvavarirwa and Delani Makhalima and is still affiliated with the record label.[2]

In 2015, Netso released the single Ngalangala. The video for the single featured former Miss Zimbabwe 2014 Catherine Makaya, Roki and producer-cum-singer Squash. He launched the video for his single Ngalangala at the Ambassador Hotel in Harare. Nesto also launched another single, Jecha.[3] The video was nominated for a Zimbabwe Music Award.[4]

In 2019, he released Bidibiba featuring Taurai Mandebvu.[5]



  • The Forever EP (2018)[6]


  • Marombe (2021)
  • Bidibiba (2019)
  • Ngalangala (2015)


  1. Eltina Chagonda, Nesto wishes baby mama Tererai happy birthday, H-Metro, Published:January 26, 2022, Retrieved: February 7, 2022
  2. It’s a summer time affair with Mnandi music!, Showbiz, Published: August 2016, Retrieved: February 7, 2022
  3. Sophia Chese, Nesto Manandi video out, The Herald, Published: June 30, 2015, Retrieved: February 7, 2022
  4. Visuals are the future of music: Nesto, Zim Morning Post, Published: March 22, 2019, Retrieved: February 7, 2022
  5. DEMETRIA MANYONGA, Nesto eyes bigger market, NewsDay, Published: August 7, 2019, Retrieved: February 7, 2022
  6. Leeroy Dzenga, Nesto shows versatility in new EP, The Herald, Published: November 10, 2018, Retrieved: February 7, 2022

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