Top Zimdancehall Musicians 2020

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Poptain had a good 2020 with singles Fadza Mutengi whose title was incorporated into everyday slang, and Kokai with former Military Touch Movement musician Nutty O.

He also had a collaboration with Delroy titled Uchakusvika Ikoko which made the Nash TV Top 10 Music Videos 2020 list.

Watch the video to his latest song Tetena Amount below:

Poptain- Tetena Amount (Official Music Video)

Jah Master

Despite going quiet after the kicking incident in Chinhoyi which drew the ire of the public on social media, Jah Master had a decent 2020 with the single ‘’Hello Mwari’’. Not only did the single make him a household name, it also left him US$1 000 richer after NashTV awarded him the winner of the Nash National Riddim challenge.

Nash TV had invited artists to try out their skills on the Nash nation riddim and offered US$1000 dollars to the song that got the most views. Watch the ‘’Hello Mwari’’ video below:

Jah Master - Hello Mwari

Nutty O

Nutty O is another Zimdancehall musician who had a good year. His single Safe carried the right message at a time when most Zimbabweans were worried about their loved ones’ safety given the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nutty O had a busy year as he also featured on a number of songs by fellow artists such as Gemma Griffiths' 263 alongside Asaph, R. PeelsThankful, Tamba Inorira off Takura’s Star Signs EP, and Feelings by Ishan.

He also collaborated with Poptain on the hit single Kokai.

Watch Nutty O’s Safe video below:

Jah Master - Hello Mwari

Anita Jaxson

Whilst many came to know her name after she collaborated with Jah Master on the song ‘’Unonzani’’ Anita Jaxson had already dropped music that had gotten the attention of avid music lovers.

Apart from gracing the ‘’Ndipe Mic’’ sessions, Anita Jaxson released singles ‘’Fire’’ featuring Poptain and ‘’Shelea’’ featuring Ti Gonzi.

Watch the video of the song ‘’Shelea’’ featuring Ti Gonzi below:

Anita Jaxson + Ti Gonzi - Shelea (Official Music Video) Dir By Leoy V 2020


Arguably one of the few established Zimdancehall artists that had a decent 2020. Freeman released the song Mufesi Wangu as part of the Nash TV National Riddim challenge. The Ngaibake hitmaker released his first professional mixtape Freeman & Friends which not only carried a slew of hit songs but featured artists such as Mambo Dhuterere, Mai Titi, Shinsoman, Sandra Ndebele, Mbeu, Tamy Moyo, Ti Gonzi, Daruler, Baba Harare, Takura who featured him on Pafoni, and Gemma Griffiths.

Watch the official video to Zi-zi featuring Mai Titi below:

Freeman HKD - Zi-zi (Official Video) ft. Mai Titi


The Chillspot Records chanter has solidified his place in Zimdancehall. He released the song Inga Ndoedza off the Nash National Riddim. The song had a separate video released by NashTV. Later in the year, he released the song Handikwerete.

Watch the video for Handikwerete below:

Bazooker - Handikwerete (Official Video)