Here's What You Need To Know About The 2022 Zimbabwe Hip Hop Awards, The 12th Anniversary

The institution holds pride in being the first to conduct hip hop awards in the continent. The rich history extends this season with the awards scheduled for December in Harare. 

zim hip hop awards 2022 12th anniversary news

The media launch was graced by prominent writer, blogger, and podcaster Larry Kwirirayi who expressed satisfaction with the direction that Zim Hip Hop is taking. He however bemoaned the demise of lyrical depth in the trendy hip hop songs. 

GZE, a legendary rapper in the game with accolades to his name, was also this year’s guest for the media launch. 

Notable was his articulation of how the new school is winning numbers for their ability to work as a team utilizing available resources – ‘who has what’ and that amalgamation has broken the deadlock for the current crop of artists. 

Aldrian 'Beefy' Harrison remains enthusiastic about the awards and his tenure on the overall; and despite hiccups, his innumerable efforts are plausible for his steadfast consistency and resilience.

Here is the full presser which entails relevant dates in sight:

Issued by: Aldrian Beefy Harrison

Date: 3 October 2022

Embargo: For Immediate Release


Its Official, the Zimbabwe Hip Hop Awards (ZHHA) are back to celebrate the 12th anniversary and will be held on Thursday, 8th December 2022 in Harare. The awards will happen both virtual and conventional venue to be announced . Our theme this year is strength in numbers.

 As the leading authority of Zimbabwe Hip Hop culture and Africa’s first and prestigious hip hop awards, our mission is to use elements of popular youth culture and media to inspire, motivate and empower the music of young people by acknowledging and celebrating local artists in their respective genres. We continue to grow as we are get more regional and international recognition from various media houses and artists. 2022 celebrates the 12th anniversary of the Zimbabwe Hip Hop Awards (ZHHA).

We would like to announce a new platform which will be a game changer to the genre,The beatbox streaming app, beatbox is a hip hop entertainment streaming platform exclusive to the hip hop genre . This platform will give artists and creatives the opportunity to upload their content and share it to the rest of the globe. The beat box app will soon be available on the app store and the google play store. As the awards are upon us submissions will be made via our website as the norm and eventually on beatbox.

 Please note our headline partner will be announced at the nominees reveal Monday 14 November 2022.


Media Launch

Monday, 3 October 2022

Opening of Entries

Monday, 3 October 2022

(submission via our website OR download the beatbox app)

Closing of Entries

Monday, 31 October 2022


Tuesday, 01 – Friday 11th November 2022

Press conference and Nominees Announcement

Monday, 14th November 2022

The Zim Hip Hop Awards 2022

Thursday, 8th December 2022



1. best male

2. Best female

3. Best Collaboration

4. Best Hip-Hop Group

5. Best Producer

6. Best New Comer

7. Best Brand Supporting Local Hip-Hop

8. Best Album

9. Best Promoter

10. Best Diaspora

11. Best Radio DJ

12. Best Club DJ

13. Best Gospel Act

14. Best Dance ACT

15. Best underground

16. Best alternative

17. Planet dodger Online media award

18. Best Journalist.

19. Visual arts -graffiti

20. Best live act

21. Song of the year

22. Video Of The Year & video director of the year

23. Best hip hop hustle.

24. Best hip hop verse (sweet 16 award)

25. Hip hop personality of the year

26. People’s choice

27. Life time achievement


Important announcements

· Introduction on new categories – visual arts and best live act

· Re introduction of lifetime achievement award

· Rename of the media award to the Planet Dodger online media award

We anticipate a creative, charged, insightful, active, electric and truly amazing event to celebratory ZHHA 12 that will help the hip hop and music industry in Zimbabwe continue to find its space on the global stage.



Notes for Audiences

The Zim hip hop awards will be live in Harare, ticket outlets to be announced soon.


Notes for Potential Sponsors

For considering to support The Zim Hip Hop Awards 2022 you are committing to delivering experiential relevance and value to thousands of Hip Hop industry influencers including press, producers, creatives, artists, and their millions of collective consumers and followers. Through the various activations, branded engagements, product integrations, targeted social media efforts, and prominent logo placement, your brand has the tools to educate, entertain, and engage a captive audience on what it is doing to make a difference in the Hip Hop and music worlds today. It’s about creating experiences that will resonate long after your brand strikes its activations. Interested in becoming a sponsor for the upcoming ZHHA 12 please get in touch with our team



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