Both Sides of Limpopo: Shoko Festival 2024 announces first phase of headliners

Zimbabwe’s longest-running urban culture festival, Shoko Festival, has unveiled the headline acts for its highly anticipated 14th Edition which will run from the 26th to the 28th of September 2024 in Harare & Chitungwiza. This year’s first round announcement of headline acts goes beyond the theme of Both Sides Of Samora, as it crosses the Limpopo. The first batch of artists includes Nadia Nakai, Master H and Tamy Moyo.

Nadia Nakai
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South African based award-winning hip-hop queen, Nadia Nakai, will grace the Shoko festival stage with what's set to be an exciting homecoming performance. The rapper has grown to be a household name on South Africa’s Hip Hop scene and she has a resume of collaborations that could rival most. 

Master H
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Music fans can also look forward to electrifying performances from Zimdancehall’s newest star, Master H, who has been ever impressive since coming onto the scene with his Melody and is already regarded as one of the country's top stage performers. Afro Pop Fusion sensation Tamy Moyo is also set to dazzle festival goers with her never ending energy on stage and strong catalogue of hit songs which include her latest single titled Kelly Kelvedhura, a collaboration with Master H that is almost at a million views online in a space of 3 months. 

Tamy Moyo
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This year's performance will mark Tamy Moyo's second appearance at Shoko Festival, having performed at the 2016 edition alongside music giants like Jah Prayzah, AKA, Winky D and Ammara Brown.


This year’s festival theme #BothSidesOfSamora shines a light on the road that has historically separated different social classes. Different arts genres and cultures have often been divided by Samora Machel Avenue. Shoko 2024 will be happening on both sides of Samora and will be building a unique platform that showcases the bubbling urban culture from uptown to downtown, and from the suburbs to the hood. 

The theme #BothSidesOfSamora pays homage to the young cultural pioneers shaping Zimbabwe's future and turning dreams into reality through their daily acts of creative resistance.


This year we are so amped to celebrate the diverse backgrounds of young people who are joined together through the love of music and performing arts. Our star studded line up is a true reflection of that and we will be announcing more acts in due course. - Shoko Festival Coordinator, Vera Chisvo


The festival promises to bring together a diverse array of hip hop, dancehall, stand up comedy and spoken word through its various events over three days including Mashup Night, Shoko Comedy Night, both in Harare, and the main event, the Peace in the Hood Concert in Chitungwiza. Shoko also offers an inspiring programme of talks and bootcamps on digital media, tech and the creative economy at its Hub Unconference event which will happen in the lead up to Shoko on the 24th to the 25th of September at Moto Republik.

Over the years, Shoko has hosted a powerful line up of African urban culture pioneers like Casper Nyovest, HHP, AKA, Tehn Diamond, Tumi Morake, Kikky Badass and Winky D.

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