Van Choga
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Background information
Birth nameValentine Simbarashe Choga
Born (1993-05-11) May 11, 1993 (age 27)
Arcadia Harare
Occupation(s)Zimdancehall Artist, Songwriter
Years active2005 - Present
Associated actsSeh Calaz

Valentine Simbarashe Choga is a Zimbabwean rising Zimdancehall artist taking the genre by storm. He was signed to Seh Calaz’s record label Yala Nation and it seems he is attracting the attention of many in the country at the moment. He terminated his relationship with Yala Nation after he advised them he wanted to pursue another direction with different people.[1]


Van Choga was born on 11 May 1993 in Arcadia, Harare. He is the second born in a family of three (2 boys and a girl), Farai his big brother and Tariro (young sister). He grew up in Ruwa but currently staying in Mbare. He attended Chiremba Primary School in Ruwa for his early education. He said he realised he had talent when he was in grade six and he drew his inspiration from Elephant Man and Ninja Man.


He started singing in 2005 but finally gained fame in 2020 and he credits that to patience during that long time which has finally paid dividends. The Ruwa based started singing in 2005. “I sing dancehall hard-core, Afropop and Reggae.“I started singing in grade six paiva nekamwe kaprogramme kaiitwa pachikoro kekuimba and ndakanoimba song yaElephant Man. “Vanhu vakaita crazy nekunakidzwa ndopandakatoona kuti ndine talent.

“Then on a certain day when I was in the company of my guys, ndakavarairwa ndobva ndangotanga kuimba ndine mafiya rangu ndikatotanga kufara kuti ndagadzira song from scratch ndega then I began to record music every Friday and Monday. “I would sing at Assembly point at school vanhu vachinakidzwa. He said he recorded in 2010, after finishing his O level. “When I entered in studio, vanhu vakaita crazy. “The songs Jobo Jobo and Ndityoke here have helped me to be known which I recorded with Yala Nation.


Rising energetic dancehall chanter Valentine “Van” Choga said he is a church person contrary to what people think of him. People suspect he is a drug addict and is insane. “Handirove madrugs, I started singing with action when I was young, so zvava muropa. “Look at Buju Banton, Capleton, those guys have a lot of energy on stage, and I like that.[2]



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Personal Life

Van Choga is unmarried and does not have any children (last updated August 2020)


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  1. Lemuel Chekai, [1], allArica, Published: 30 June, 2020, Accessed: 3 July, 2020
  2. Latwell Nyangu, [2], H-Metro, Published: 7 May, 2020, Accessed: 26 May, 2020