Dr. Thomas Mapfumo : The Lion of Zimbabwe
Thomas Mapfumo, internationally acclaimed musician, is the father of Chimurenga music which became the symbol of Zimbabwe’s independence.
As a key witness to the country’s history, he spreads a revolutionary, empowering and spiritual message through his music since the late 70s.
Very popular at home, he is known as “Mukanya” (which means baboon) and to the rest of the world as the “Lion of Zimbabwe”.
Chimurenga means struggle in Shona.