Top Zimdancehall songs of the decade

The past 2010-19 decade was a very dramatic episode for the country in all spheres of life. From the unity government to Mugabe’s last full term, his iconic removal and coming in of the new dispensation.

Despite these political transitions there wasn’t any socio-economic improvement and most of the issues in the country have been successfully documented by a music genre we call ZimDancehall. Sungura, the most widespread and longest serving genre in the country passed on the button stick to a youthful culture borrowed from the Caribbean islands which also is a remarkable revolution in our time.

ZimDancehall addresses dominant themes, unemployment, drug use, love, hustle and social issues that represent this generation which has been deprived fair chances to compete on the private market and sustain a livelihood owing to a number of factors not to be discussed here. The artistes here have been the source of inspiration for the youths in mainly high density suburbs.

The below top 100 is not a fair list but at least a guide and a portion of the countless hits which have topped the charts on radio and tTV. Winky D can easily dominate this list but the purpose of this compilation is also to reveal how this genre carries a remarkable multidirectional approach and unmatched variety. So here we go.

  1. Winky D – Disappear
  2. Tocky Vibes – Mhai
  3. Guspy Warrior – Seunononga
  4. Soul Jah Love – Pamamonya
  5. Shinsoman – Mawaya waya
  6. Seh Calaz – Kwatinobva
  7. Dobba Don – Mudendere
  8. Soul Jah Love – Ndini uya uya
  9. Winky D – Dzika ngirozi
  10. Killer T – Takangodaro
  11. Seh Calaz ft Turbulence – Mumota murikubvira
  12. Enzo Ishall – Kanjiva
  13. Jah Signal – Sweetie
  14. Dhadza D – Dairai
  15. Winky D ft Lipsy – Taitirana
  16. Killer T – Bvunza tinzwe
  17. Shinsoman ft Soul Jah Love – Hatichabatika
  18. Winky D ft Gemma Griffiths – Mugarden
  19. Freeman ft Alick macheso – Ngaibake
  20. Guspy Warrior, Sniper Storm & Dhadza D – Dancehall champion
  21. Soul Jah Love – Makonzo
  22. Killer T – Mamero
  23. Soul Jah Love – Gum kum
  24. Winky D ft Guspy Warrior – Buss di shot
  25. Winky D – Sando dzangu
  26. Soul Jah Love – Ngoma sando
  27. Killer T ft Shinsoman – Pamakati
  28. Blot – Handingasarire
  29. Soul Jah Love – Ndakamukwapaidza
  30. Nutty O – Boom shelele
  31. Bazooka – Kumba kwedu
  32. Ricky fire – Ndiratidze zvaunoita
  33. Sniper – Love yemusoja
  34. Legend Elly – Giroria
  35. Winky D ft Oliver Mtukudzi – Panorwadza moyo
  36. Freeman – Handina godo
  37. Soul Jah Love ft Cello Culture – Minana
  38. Winky D – 25
  39. Winky D – Mafira kureva
  40. Soul Jah Love – Dai hupenyu hwaitengwa
  41. Kinnah – Musombo
  42. Bounty Lisa – Ordinary
  43. Seh Calaz – Anouya Here
  44. Killer T – Kutonga kuHIFA
  45. Tocky Vibes – Tipe maoko
  46. Soul Jah Love – Yeke yeke
  47. Seh Calaz – Mbanje
  48. Tocky Vibes – Ndini ndinorira
  49. Tocky Vibes – Usakande mapfumo pasi
  50. Jah Signal – Mubako
  51. Hwinza – Lula lula
  52. Blot – Havasati vandiona
  53. Winky D ft Buffalo Souljah – Rugare
  54. Blot – Ndiri bad
  55. Soul Jah Love – ndosiya ndavapedzera
  56. Enzo Ishall – Matsimba
  57. Buffalo Souljah ft Freeman – Munamato
  58. Dj Smiley – Magetsi
  59. Daruler – Goodbye
  60. Ras Caleb – Tokwe mukosi
  61. Enzo Ishall – Chiita kwacho
  62. Silent Killer – Locker mastreets
  63. Bazooka – Kalesson kemafuza
  64. Guspy Warrior – Chamba timone
  65. Enzo Ishall – Magate
  66. Ras Pompy – Style n pattern’
  67. Kinnah – Mwari wedenga
  68. Seh Calaz ft Kinnah – Ndokuwengerei
  69. Uncle Epatan – Rinobatwa ipapo
  70. Nutty O – Buggatti
  71. Enzo Ishall – Muchiround
  72. Buffalo Souljah ft Enzo ishall – Fear no man
  73. Killer T – City Sports
  74. Soul Jah Love – Hove huru
  75. Freeman ft Magical – Juvenile
  76. Terminator – Anyting ah anyting
  77. Power Rasta – Chiremba
  78. Bazooka – Umdala wethu
  79. Kinnah & Dhadza d – Burn dem again
  80. Guspy warrior –Working place
  81. Queen Vee ft Soul Jah Love – Mari
  82. Uncle Epatan – Rinobatwa ipapo ipapo
  83. Nutty o – Prove dem wrong
  84. Killer T – Kubhosha masuspects
  85. Guspy Warrior – Badda dan we
  86. Power Rasta – Bitch bronco
  87. King labash – ndoenda
  88. Ricky fire – Kumba kunouya kuno
  89. Hwinza – Let me go
  90. Killer T ft Fungisayi Zvakavapano – Chirevo
  91. Dobba Don – Mkuru
  92. Killer T – Makarova gunners
  93. Winky D, Lipsy & Layaan – Friends For Life
  94. Tocky Vibes – Dziripo hama
  95. Boom Beto – Kudonhedza musika
  96. Kinnah ft Empress Fynah – Zvangu zvauya
  97. Bazooka – Bodo
  98. Seh Calaz – Changamire Dombo
  99. Soul jah love hove huru
  100. Jah Master – Mutaundi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My conclusion – Soul Jah Love is indeed the most exciting talent on the scene for the past decade but due to controversies and lack of suitable management, he has failed to reach Winky D who’s widely acclaimed as the Greatest Of All Time. Nonetheless, the list is up for interrogation and share with us the song you did not see on the list but wish it was there.

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