Baba Harare Biography| Real Name, Age, Family, Education, Music Career, Marriage, Children
Baba Harare is a Zimbabwean contemporary musician who has taken the music scene by storm. With his irresistible rhythms and soulful melodies, he has become a force to be reckoned with. From captivating audiences with his electrifying performances to crafting infectious songs that resonate with fans, Baba Harare has established himself as a true musical sensation.
He was born on the 22nd of December, 1988. As of 2023, he is 35 years old.
Baba Harare comes from a loving and tightly-knit family. He is the youngest among seven siblings, born to proud parents Gibson Chizvino and Fadzai Mawanza.
Baba Harare did his primary and secondary education at Mashoko Mission in Bikita. After completing his Ordinary Level in 2006, he made the bold decision to pursue music, despite passing five subjects, including Geography, Shona, English Language, Bible Studies, and History. This marked the beginning of his remarkable musical journey, where he has since achieved tremendous success with his unique style and captivating performances.
He acquired the moniker Baba Harare from his previous manager, Filda Muchabaiwa, during a time when his wife was expecting a child.
Unexpectedly, their plans for her to give birth in the rural areas were thwarted, and she ended up delivering in Harare. In a light-hearted moment, Mama Filo playfully suggested that they name their child Harare, thus inspiring the nickname Baba Harare.
Baba Harare is a Zimbabwean jiti musician who initially gained recognition as the lead guitarist for Jah Prayzah before embarking on a successful solo career. He is prominently known for his 2017 hit song “The Reason Why” and currently leads The City Vibration band.
His musical journey began at a young age when he developed a passion for playing the guitar. He honed his skills by joining a band called Sigma Boys, where he gained valuable experience performing live shows. During this time, Jah Prayzah was still in the early stages of his career, and Baba Harare had the stage with Sigma Boys on multiple occasions. As he didn’t possess his own instruments, Baba Harare also traveled and performed with the band.
Fate intervened when Jah Prayzah’s guitarist was unable to make it for a performance, leading Baba Harare to step in as a substitute. Impressed by his talent and stage presence, Jah Prayzah convinced Baba Harare to join his band full-time. For eight years, Baba Harare contributed to Jah Prayzah’s growing success.
In early 2017, Baba Harare made the decision to embark on his solo career and departed from Jah Prayzah’s band. He assembled an eight-member ensemble known as The City Vibration Band, aiming to create his own musical identity.
To kickstart his solo journey, Baba Harare launched his debut album titled “Chikwama Changu” at Jazz 24/7 in Harare on January 26, 2017. The album showcased his versatility as an artist and featured notable collaborations, including a song titled “Ibvai Pano” with sungura legend Alick Macheso, and “Zindakupa” with prolific guitarist Progress Chipfumo.
Since then, Baba Harare has continued to captivate audiences with his energetic performances and catchy melodies, establishing himself as a prominent figure in Zimbabwean music.
- Rinenge Riri Gango
- Zimbabwean Giant
- Rita (Remix)
- Chikwama Changu
- Minamato Yarasta (2017)
•At the 2021 ZIMA Awards he got 2 nominations for Best Covid-19 Song & Best Collabo
•His song “Rita” featuring Mai TT was nominated in the Best Collaboration category at the2022 ZIMA Awards
•At the 2023 National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) received two nominations in the outstanding song and outstanding album categories
Star FM Award Nomination
Baba Harare withdrew his nomination from Star FM listeners’ awards nominees after the radio station mysteriously snubbed Winky D from the same category
He had been enlisted for the awards together with musicians Voltz JT, Micheal Mahendere, Feli Nandi, and Freeman.
But The Reason Why hitmaker protested his nomination saying there are great artists who should have graced the center stage but sadly, they aren’t in any category.
“Thank you very much Star FM and the listeners for the nomination. I feel honored. However, due to my own personal reasons, I don’t feel worthy of the nomination.
“There are other great acts/ artists who should have graced the center stage but sadly aren’t in any category. So I wish my nomination to be withdrawn. Thank you once again for the opportunity,” reads his statement.
Baba Harare, a celebrity known for his preference for privacy regarding his love life, has hinted at having a wife while also suggesting that his romantic situation is complicated. The status of his relationship with the mother of his children, whether they are still together or separated, remains unclear.
On 7th February 2021, Baba Harare shared a series of photographs on Facebook, announcing his customary marriage to Nomagugu Ncube, which reportedly took place on 6th February 2021.
However, during an interview with The Herald, the musician stated that those photos were merely a teaser leading up to the release of his music video. When questioned about his relationship status, he emphasized his desire to keep his personal life private. He clarified by saying,
“I am surprised by the comments on social media. Noma and I are friends, we are not dating, she was featured on my video. My relationship remains private, for now, let us not talk about that.”
He is a proud father of two daughters – Nokutenda and Fadzai