Inside the second ZimHipHop Summit

weThe Zimbabwean Hip Hop Summit is back for the second year running and it will happen on the sidelines of Shoko Festival on the 29th of September at the Harare City Library.The summit  seeks to identify problems facing the Zim HipHop industry and offer solutions through conversations involving key players in the genre and influential figures from the region who have scored success via Hip Hop.The one day symposium is the brainchild of music promoter cum activist and Jibilika Dance Festival founder Plot Mhako,former SA HipHop Mag editor,hiphop journo,cultural curate and artist Darryl Nyamutsamba and German based,award winning international export femcee Awakhiwe Sibanda.

Shingai Darangwa _ Punchline Media MD (SA)
Sophia Michelle Chitemire (SA) _ Infinity Mag Founder / Marketing Assistant - ViaCom (SA)
Brian Willis _ Radio show Host / Hip Hop Critic
Clive Mono Mkundu _ Producer /Artist /Author / Instrumentalist
Tulk Munny _ Hip Hop Artist / Theatre performer/ TV Host
FunF _ Producer / artist
Lochnation _ Content Creator / Community Mgr MotoRepublik
Takudzwa Chihambakwe _ Editor Zimbojam / Arts Critic / Artist
Kikky Badass _ Hip Hop Artist
AWESOMNIA (Norway)_ Hip Hop artists
Asaph _ Hip Hop Artist
MisRed _ Radio Dj / Brand Ambassador / Executive Producer.
Prezzo _ Hip Hop Promoter
Prometheus _ Radio DJ / Producer / TV Host
MC Cut _ Artist / MC/ Producer
Levy Mahemu _ Online Music promoter
Alex Zezuru _ Content creator / Archivist / Nafuna Tv
KF Malindi Jr _ Arts Consultant /Critic /former host_CliffCentral
Don Dada (SA) _ Platinum selling Hip hop artist (SA)
Flexxo _ Poet / Hip Hop Artist
John Cole _ Choreographer / Creative Entreprenuer 
Darryl Nyamz _ Co-founder ZimHipHopSummit / Former editor SA HIP HOP MAG

This year's edition will focus on 3 main topics which are Hip Hop and Tech,Building a sustainable business model as well as Hip Hop and Power.ZiFM's The Fixx dj Lady K,Sokostina and Darryl Nyamutsamba will moderate the 3 topics to prevent or at least minimize the effects of tempers flaring as has been the norm when heads engage in dialogue.In a brief interview with one of the Summit's organisers Darryl Nyamutsamba he mentioned that lack of funding and support from the corporate world  was one of the major challenges they faced though he was quick to add that the high standards achieved at the first summit would be maintained.He urged creatives in the sector to attend the event as it was a chance to absorb a lot of information that would help them further their careers as well as network with likeminded individuals for the greater good of the overlooked genre thats Zim HipHop.

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