The Oliver Mtukudzi & Friends concert will be part of the HOZA 2012 showcase and will take place on Friday, August 17 at the well known, 2 500 seater Indigo2 arena at the O2 centre.
HOZA 2012 is an initiative that was put together to showcase top Southern African musical talent to the rest of the world during the 2012 Olympic games in London.
According to the organisers, Base Africa, the idea is to turn HOZA into an annual event.
Oliver Mtukudzi is the biggest name in Zimbabwean music with over 50 albums to his name. He has toured extensively all over the world and was last year listed on the Forbes list of Africa's 40 most powerful celebrities.
The eccentric Shingai Shoniwa is the vocalist and bassist for the UK indie rock band, the Noisettes. Rolling Stone magazine called her a "living, breathing manifestation of the rock & roll spirit, with a voice that is equal parts Iggy Pop and Billie Holiday." Shingai is also seen by many as a style icon and the New Yorker called her "an African supermodel". She frequently performs in bare feet, bright outfits, outlandish hats and with her face painted.
Prudence Katomene-Mbofana first came into the public light as a teenager when she acted in the movie More Time. She then went on to wow Zimbabwe with her beautiful voice and was part of the acclaimed group Jazz Invitation before it split up. She took part in the WoCalling ensemble which toured Germany and Norway. Most recently she was one of the stars of Rumbi Katedza's highly acclaimed movie, Playing Warriors and has revitalised her solo music career, performing at a a number of events in Harare.
Busi Ncube was part of the legendary group Ilanga in the 1980s and is most well known for the hit song "True Love". Ilanga recorded three albums. She later went on to form another band, Rain, which recorded eight albums. In 2006, she was part of The Collaboration, which released an album Hupenyu Kumusha / Life at Home.
Tickets for this once in a lifetime event can be bought here.