Tatadzei Chimanga
BornTatadzei Chimanga
EmployerAir Force of Zimbabwe
Known forBeing a hosho player
Spouse(s)Jesca Chakura

Tatadzei "Mr Hosho" Chimanga is a Zimbabwean soldier and is a sergeant in the Air Force of Zimbabwe. He is known for playing the rattle, commonly known as hosho in the Air Force of Zimbabwe Brass Band.


He is married to Jesca Chakura and together they have a daughter Tawananyasha.[1]


He attended Nyamakosi Primary School.[1]


While in Grade Three at Nyamakosi Primary School, he had already mastered the art of playing hosho. During his final year at Nyamakosi, the founder of Zvishamiso Zvevapostori Bishop Mufuka had already seen that he exhibited special hosho-playing skills and travelled with him during his crusades.

When he joined the Air Force of Zimbabwe he was not part of the brass band but was invited by Group Captain Katsvairo after seeing that he was talented. He was auditioned and was recruited. Chimanga used to have a group in Mutoko and they sang gospel but since he found employment in Harare he no longer plays with them but when only does so when he returns to his rural home.

He performed alongside New York-based music group Slavic Soul at the Harare International Festival of the Arts in 2011.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Problem Masau, Meet Airforce’s ‘Mr Hosho’, Herald, published: September 14, 2013, retrieved: June 9, 2017