Zimbabwean Language Gains Street Cred

Local language, Shona, has taken on an artistic form which has seen the language transform in the country.


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    The Herald, 20 May 2014

    In spite of Mark Zuckerberg and company having made serious money out of social media, to most people in Zimbabwe the business opportunities contained on platforms like Facebook… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Uncle Ritchie Romps to Stardom

    The Herald, 13 May 2014

    He has become a celebrity almost overnight and is now gracing high profile functions as an emcee. Richard Matimba of the "Zvirikumbofamba sei?" fame is riding on a wave of… Read more »

Shona evolved as a street language in Zimbabwe after this country introduced a policy that compelled all broadcast stations to air 75 percent of locally-produced material.