Shoko Festival has become Zimbabwe’s biggest and long-running urban culture and word of mouth festival that Zimbabwe is beginning to embrace. The much-talked about event is going be held from the 28th-30th of September this year.

Shoko Festival dates back to 21 September 2011 when it was launched by Comrade Fatso born Sam Farai Munro. This has seen a trend in the dates when Shoko Festival is held every year. This event is characterized by live concerts, comedy nights, discussions and various presentations. This year Shoko Festival is running under theme Peace In The Hood.

This Festival merges African talent as they appeal to both local and regional artists. This year’s headline acts are going to be Moonchild Sanelly, Asaph and Farhan Esat. From these artists, one can pick out that Shoko Festival also searches for unique talent. Names such as Casper Nyovest, Tony Rebel, Khuli Chana, AKA and locals such as Tehn Diamond, Gemma Griffiths, Clive Chigubhu and more.

The “Makhe” hitmaker to grace Zim

Moonchild Sanelly is a South African artist who can be better be identified with her love for colors and the boldness to rock any color. She is a talented artist who loves singing in Xhosa and English. Moonchild featured on Midnight Starring, iWalk yephara and Makhe. She will be serenading her fans at Shoko Festival on 29 September and at the Peace In The Hood gig in Chitungwiza.

Asaph made it as oneof the headliners at Shoko

Asaph is also another headline act at Shoko Festival. Asaph whose real name is  Tafadzwa Tarukwana, is an award-winning artist who is going to be representing the Zim Hip Hop genre.He has been growing his music career in Bulawayo, his latest release is Mambo which is making waves. He has 2 albums to his name, KingsVilla2 which was released in 2016 and 25 in 2018. Asaph is known for his refreshing performances and at Shoko he promises more. He will also be performing on 29 and 30 September this month.

Shoko Festival dates South African comedian Esat

Shoko Comedy Night is going to be graced by Farhan Esat, a South African comedian. He will kickstart the night which will also have a line-up of comedians. Esat has become a regular in the comedy industry both in South Africa and Zimbabwe too as he shared the staged with Anne Kansime in 2016 and also performed at the Feel Good Zimbabwe Tour in 2014. He started his work in 2012 as a stand-up comedian and later pursued it as a profession in 2014. Farhan also got nominated for Best New Comer of the Year at the South Africa Comics Choice Awards in 2014. He will be performing at Shoko Festival on 28 September 2018 at REPS Theatre and he is set to crack ribs of many on the day.

Shoko Festival Director  Comrade Fatso highlighted that this year’s festival will showcase the dope, the alternative and the cutting in urban art. He also believes the headliners mentioned above are going to make things happen.