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BornTakura Bernard Shonhai
  • Musician
Known forBeing a Musician

Takura is a Zimbabwean award-winning hip-hop artist.


He grew up in Kingsdale, Bulawayo.[1]


In late 2013, Takura formed the group Soul Afrika with his best friend Donald Mapholisa in Gweru. Mapholisa left the group when he got married. Takura moved to Harare and was joined by Adrian Tate who was Cynthia Mare's guitar player.[2]

After disbanding the group Soul Afrika to pursue solo projects, Takura released two songs "Zino Irema" and "MaObama" which made him into a household name.[3] He released an EP in 2016 called Stripped which has songs such as "Mungandidi", "Mari Hairambwe" and "Ndoda Kutaura Newe".

He embarked on a national and international tour in style with a show at Gweru’s Club Eclipse on Friday 23 September 2016, before going to Bulawayo’s Horizon Night Club the following night. He performed in Mutare before he left for his maiden show in Cyprus on October 7, 2016. On his return, he headed to Masvingo on October 14 before the grand finale in Harare on October 22. The tour was headed by One Entertainment.[1]



  • Stripped
  • SHTDi (Someone Had To Do it) 2018

Awards and Achievements

He scooped two awards at the Midlands Music Awards held in Gweru in September 2016, winning the best single and best video for Zino Irema.[1]


Takura - Mungandidii (Official Video)
Takura - ZinO IRema (Ndirikukuwonai Zvangu) [Official Video]
Takura - MaObama (Zvakanaka Tozvidawo) [Official Video]
Takura - Kutaura Newe (Lyric Video)
Takura - Mari Hairambwe (Lyric Video)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sindiso Dube,Takura kicks off tour in style, NewsDay, published: September 27, 2016, retrieved: June 20, 2017
  2. Faith Moyo, SOUL AFRIKA: ZIMBABWE’S VERY OWN BOY BAND, Everything Zimbabwe, published: January 20, 2016, retrieved: June 20, 2017
  3. Soul Afrika's Takura relishes solo projects, Daily News, published: August 27, 2016, retrieved: June 20, 2017

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