11 Zimbabwean music producers producing for the world-Zimmagazine
Zimbabwe boasts of super talented and successful music producers working at various levels of their craft, industry and living across the world. Here are 20 of some of the young and great Zimbabwean music producers producing for the world. Compiled in appreciation of the amazing Zimbabwean talent in music production.

1. Simba Tagz

Real name Simbarashe Tagwireyi. He is an Artist, Producer and record label owner. Simba Tagz has produced for several African music heavyweights such as Burna Boy. Maleek Berry, Lady Zamar, Niniola.



2. Jusa Dementor

Jusa is an award winning Zimbabwean born music producer and musician based in the United Kingdom. Real name Tawanda Sibotshiwe. Jusa Dementor is producing for several international artists such as Red Rat, Beenie Man, Tuface, Winky D, Vybz Kartel, Lady Saw, Playbouy and T Rex and many others


3. Mr Kamera

Real name Tatenda Terence Kamera. The South Africa based artist and music producer has worked with African musicians; Ice Prince, L-Tido, Gemini Major, Victoria Kimani, Burna Boy, Cassper Nyovest, AKA and Yemi Alade and top local artists. He is the producer behind the Music Score for Netflix’s Blood and Water series. 


4. GeniusMithol

The Highfield, Harare based beat-maker and producer Milton ‘GeniusMintol’ Kanongwah has produced for international Dancehall stars from Jamaica such as Tanto Metro & Devonte, Spice, Kaibanon, 1MrSmooth, on the continent he has produced for Ice Prince, Roberto, NC Dread and locally for Nutty O, Guspy Warrior and many more. 


5. Tinashe “T-Collar” Sibanda

Zimbabwean born but US based music producer. He has worked with American artistes such as Kevin Gates, Rita Ora and Chris Brown. He co-produced Rita Ora and Chris Brown’s popular song Body On Me. Previously nominated for a Grammy award after the Suicide Squad Album was nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack for the Visual Media category.


6. Rymez

Born Rodney Kumbirayi Hwingwiri in Zimbabwe the producer-cum-artist moved to the UK in his teen years. Rymez has worked with top artists Frisco, Lioness, Krept & Konan, Wiley and G-Unit rapper Young Buck, Wretch 32, Sean Paul, Fuse ODG, Wizkid, Skepta, JME, Kojo Funds, Future, Stefflon Don, Idris Elba, X Factor winner James Arthur, Krept & Konan, Tory Lane, Cassper Nyovest, Amplify Dot. 



7. Brian Soko

Brian is a Zimbabwean songwriter and record producer who is based in the United States. He won three awards at the 2014 edition of the Broadcast Music Inc R&B/Hip-Hop Awards for composing Beyoncé’s song, “Drunk in Love”, in 2014 and a Grammy Award for his production work on the same song. He has produced songs for and featuring artists like Lil Wayne, Vigilante, Kendrick Lamar, Detail, Birdman, Wiz Khalifa and many others. He also worked with South African hip hop artists such as Cassper Nyovest on his song, “Phumakim”, K.O’s “Mission Statement” and MaE. He has also worked with Tinashe.


8. Dr Chaii

Philip Kembo, known professionally as “Dr. Chaii”, is a Grammy Nominated record producer and songwriter. He has co-produced and co-written for Sean Paul, Pitbull, Chris Brown, Camila Cabello, Jason Derulo, Dua Lipa, French Montana and many others


9. Mboks

Award winning producer and sound engineer based in South Africa. Affectionately known as the Sound Sangoma, Riffi is one of the best on the continent. 

He has worked on projects for the Sweet Symphony, Just 6, The Muffinz, PJ Powers, Soweto Gospel Choir, Zakes Bantwini, Davido, Jah Prayzah, Emtee, RJ Benjamin, Lokua Kanza and many others. He is also an artist in his own righ


10. Alie Keys

The Bulawayo born and raised Almont “Alie Keys” Mthombeni is a producer, artist and music director who works with hip hop artist with Cassper Nyovest. He is also one of the creative brains behind Nyovest’s Fill Up events. He has produced for Cassper Nyovest, Tshego, Riky Rick, Major League, Professor and many other artists. Alie Keyz has worked with big names in Africa including Soul Brothers, Himba Noi, Mzwakhe Mbuli, Exit 


11. Nicky Genius

Kuwadzana-bred Norman Chipfumbu (Nicky Genius) is the fastest rising Zimbabwean producer. He has produced several hits for Winky D (Such as Rugare ft Buffalo Souljah, ft Beenie Man -My Woman, Dzemudanga, Chandelier, Reply), international artist Tory Lanez (It doesnt matter), Sulu Chimbetu (Alice Mbewe), Ishan and UK’s The Voice 2021 winner Anatoria (Lola lola) and many more.



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