After numerous requests from avid Radio Kunakirwa listeners we are excited to let you guys know that we will be rebroadcasting the podcast collection from our first year anniversary until the very last one in September 2013.
Hosted by Chyll and MJ from inception, with the introduction of the awesomely charismatic Candie K in 2011, Radio Kunakirwa was the only 100% Zim music podcast online facilitating the growth of Zim music to the people of the nation. Back in those days the show/crew was known as 'XBC Jumpoff'. Please don't ask us what it means. Hatizivi. Anyhoo... the podcast came about as an idea to connect fans and artists alike as a way of bridging the gap between mainstream media and geographical limitations with a considerable number of Zimbos living overseas. People missed home and what better way to (re)connect with your homeland than music? Radio Kunakirwa became the platform to hear the best and latest music while getting information on who the artists were, their location, how to get hold of them and their music. When the podcast commenced, Zim music was transforming its identity thanks to the growth of the Urban Grooves genre that had begun sowing seeds after the turn of the millennium. This worked well with the flexibility of podcasts; you could listen to them at anytime, anywhere. It was a step ahead in technology for Zim music fans compared to having to wait for your favourite show at a particular time to be broadcast on radio.
At the height of the show, Radio Kunakirwa commanded a religious following with around 11,000 show downloads a month. To date it remains the most successful Zim music podcast in history.
In 2011 the team decided to call it quits after 100 podcasts produced. We tried to ignore it for a while but owing to financial constraints (cost of production vs financial remuneration), it had to be done. Although this proved to be an unpopular decision among listeners, it was one of those necessary 'life things'. Sometimes life simply happens. It was really tough. This baby of ours was all we had known for over 5 years at the time. We missed it a whole lot though, and decided to do a few more podcasts in 2012 and 2013 (6 in total). Guess it was a way to cope with the loss...
Would we do it again? Yes, if it becomes financially viable. For now... enjoy the journey (again) with us. We are super proud of what we managed to achieve.
#1 - The Anniversary Podcast (Original air date - 20.10.2008) Rebroadcast
1. Jurdar E - Yadya basa
2. Betty Makaya - Pawakaenda ft Alexio Kawara
3. Jessy - Sahwira
4. Mugo Nakaspakwa ft Ngonie Kambarami & Diana Samkange
5. Nox - Ndinoshuva ft Leonard Mapfumo
6. Maskiri - Ipapo ft Pauline
7. Tererai - Sands of time
8. MC Chita - Boss
9. Stunner - Zvinhu 10
10. MC Mighty - She's so fine
11. J.Vince - Kudyiwa
12. Shayndingz - Iwe ndiwe ft Ngonie Kambarami
13. Buffalo Souljah - Bubble Ur Bummz
14. Rassie Ai - Step Over Dem
15. Winky D - Ndiwe une yese
16. Sanii Makhalima - Iwewe