Background

Chibuku Road to Fame(CRTF) is a music talent search show by National Arts Council of Zimbabwe in partnership with Delta Beverages.The programme was launched in 2005 and since then it has managed to identify and promote music talent among the youth upcoming artists in all the country's provinces. The CRTF competitions are done at two levels,at provincial and national levels. The first prize winning groups in provinces then compete at the national finals where the first prize winning group receives a prize money as well as a recording contract. 

Broad Objectives

  1. Promotion of the development of music through the identification of groups with the potential to produce recordable material.
  2. Provision of an opportunity for young musicians ti interact and be mentored by established musicians.
  3. Promotion of the Chibuku brand for Delta Beverages.

Specific Objectives

  1. Exposing young men and women to the genre of band music
  2. Facilitating the sharing of public space with established artists by aspiring musicians through the awarding of recording contracts to winning groups
  3. Engaging communities at provincial level throughout the country in promoting the consumption of music produced with instruments such as the guitar
  4. Promoting the writing/composition of music and playing of musical instruments among less privileged communities
  5. Facilitating mentorship of young artists by established artists

Chibuku Road To Fame Qualifying Criteria

  • Only groups, individuals that have not recorded before are eligible.
  • Competition entrants must be between the ages of 18and 35. To ascertain this, application forms obtained at National Arts Council of Zimbabwe offices must be accompanied by proof of identification that should be certified.(National ID or Passport).
  • Groups are free to play any type of music as long as it is original work.
  • The maximum number of people permissible per group is eight.
  • Applications from mime artistes , dancers without a music element of dub.(Lip synchronization artistes).
  • A group that was placed first in the national final is not eligible for the competition the following year.
  • A group should have at least one guitar and a drum set as primary instruments used in the presentation.
  • Individuals will only be allowed to play for one band during the competition throughout the country.No individual may perform in more than one province.
  • Inorder to participate, all the group members must have completed entry forms identifying them as belonging to a band.
  • Groups should participate knowing that the judges decision is final and should respect the results therefore.

Chibuku  Road to Fame 2017 Provincial Schedule

Province

Date

Town

Venue

Mashonaland Central

8 July

Runyararo-Mvurwi

Club 75

Harare

15 July

Ruwa-Harare

Club Manake

Mashonaland East

22 July

Murewa

Murewa Cocktail Bar

Masvingo

29 July

Chivi

Huruyadzo Gardens

Mashonaland West

12 August

Chinhoyi

Gwayagwaya Beerhall

Midlands

19 August

Kwekwe

Gulez Beer Garden

Matabeleland South

26 August

Beitbridge

Malaxo Beer Hall

Bulawayo

2 September

Bulawayo

Manor Hotel 

Matabeleland North

9 September

Hwange

Jabulani Beerhall

Manicaland

16September

Mutare

Neighborhood Beer Hall

FINALS

30-September

Harare

Glamis Arena

 

 NATIONAL FINALS 2016

The Chibuku Road to Fame national finals were held in Harare at Glamis Arena on 24 September 2016. The event saw 10 Provincial winning groups competing for the top prizes.

PROVINCE

PROVINCIAL WINNER

MUSIC GENRE

Midlands

Murinye Express

Sungura

Manicaland

Nice to Nice

Pasada

Mashonaland East

African Roots

Afro fusion

Bulawayo

Kupenya Stars

Sungura

Mashonaland West

Jazz Crooners

Afro Jazz

Masvingo

Wood Peckers

Afro Fusion

Matebeleland South

Zondamthakathi

Masgandi

Harare

Adequate Sounds

Sungura

Matebeleland North

Shantani Band

Afro Fusion

Mashonaland Central

Ngwena

Sungura

 

NATIONAL FINALS WINNERS

Position 1            Adequate Sounds          ($7 000)

Position 2           Wood Peckers                ($5 000)

Position 3           Ngwena                          ($3 000)

 

GUEST ARTISTS

Winky D
Jah Prayzah
Alick Macheso
Jeys Marabini
Romeo Gasa
Black Sight( 2015 CRTF WINNERS)