Top of the list is Sha Sha, she was born in Mutare, Zimbabwe. She is now based in South Africa where she is considered to be the Queen of Amapiano music.

At number two there is Nadia Nakai. She is an award winning hip hop artist from South Africa. She changed her surname from Dlamini and adopted her Zimbabwean mother’s which is Kandava. She considers Zimbabwe as part of her identity.

Chiedza Mhende is at number three, she moved to South Africa in 2006 to study film and drama arts. She is an actress and has featured on Generations the Legacy.

Oskido is at number four, he is a House and Kwaito legend who grew up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He moved to South Africa after High school. Oskido co founded Kalawa Jazmee Records which is home to Mafikizolo, DJ Zinhle and more.

At number five is Beast Tendai Mtawarira. He was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He became the second black Zimbabwean to play rugby for the Springboks in South Africa. In 2010, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma gave him the South African citizenship.

At number six is Kim Jayde, she is a Zimbabwean model and television host based in South Africa. She was born


At number seven there is Peter Ndoro. He is a well known Tv anchor for SABC News. He was born in Zimbabwe and worked for ZBC before moving to South Africa for greener pastures.

Bujy Bikwa is at number eight, he is a South African Zimbabwean born radio host and television presenter. He moved to South Africa at the age of four with his South African mother.

At number nine there is Tongai Chirisa. He was born in Zimbabwe but moved to South Africa to further his acting career. He featured on Leon Schuster’s film ‘Mr Bones’. 

Luthuli  Dlamini is at number ten. The actor was born in Zimbabwe and he moved to South Africa after finishing his studies. He has acted in Generations, Scandal and Uzalo among other South African soapies.