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The Next Generation of Original Music

Discover the international youth music competition that's all about the music

The winner of  2023

Vazukuru veAfrica (Harare)

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Vazukuru veAfrica, an all-boys band was formed in Harare in late April 2022. The band with an average age of 20 years consists of four members, 17 year old Blessing “Stixbee” Zizhou (lead vocals, drums), Allan “Lanny” Banda (20) (backing vocals, lead guitar), 21 year old Nkosilathi Masalethulini (backing vocals, bass guitar) and Panashe Chikwanha (20) on the keyboard. Their message mainly resonates on promoting general social norms and values within the African context through music. The name, “Vazukuru veAfrica” was inspired by such custodianship of African issues and the best manner these youngsters saw fit, a cool, afro-fusion genre to relay the sound we are all accustomed to.

How Imagine works


Image starts with a series of preselections, either digital or live. Young musicians enter their music projects online and we select the most promising to participate. Typically 10 groups will be selected to participate in either Regional or National Finals, where one  winning artist is selected from each country to participate in the Imagine International Final. Each Imagine event offers workshops and training to help young musicians take their career to the next level, connecting with other young artists, building friendships and having a good time. 

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