Stunner Biography: Age, Education, Marriage, Career, Awards and Nominations, Controversy, Net Worth

One of of Zim's celebrated Urban Grooves artists.

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Stunner is a Zimbabwean Zim Hip Hop artist that is based in Harare. He is one of the pioneers of the Urban Grooves music revolution (Afrobeats).

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When the urban grooves began dominating the entertainment space in the 2000s, it is the time when Stunner gained some prominence. 

Here's Stunner's biography and his rise to fame. 

Stunner Age

Stunner was born Desmond Tambawoga Chideme on May 11, 1980 in Gweru. He is 40 years old.

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Stunner Education

Having grown in the capital city, Harare, the musician went to one of the prestigious schools, Prince Edward High School. However, it is not known where Stunner enrolled for his tertiary education.

Stunner Marriage

Stunner has found love and got married to the woman he allegedly cheated on Olinda with, Dyonne Tanaka Tafirenyika. In 2017, Dyonne confirmed that she was pregnant with Stunner's daughter and when she gave birth they name her Kyra Owami Chideme.

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Zimbabwe's power couple Stunner and Dyonne, have their eagle-eyed fans curious too about their relationship status all the time. Apparently the couple has deleted each others pictures from their social media accounts. This raised the question whether the couple called it quits, but none of them have said anything.

However, all seems to be well between the two as Stunner posted an image of Dyonne and in the caption reflected on the beauty’s influence in his life. The Dzimudzaranga creator in part wrote, “I know the job (is not) easy, (and) it comes with no instructions but it's almost 3 years now and you are not letting go.”

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Stunner Career

Stunner started off in the music business as a choreographer and a dancer before he began recording his own music.

His popularity began to gather momentum when some of his songs began to top the billboard in local competitions such as the Power FM top 20 show which was held every Saturday afternoon. He also performed at a number of national events such as Heroes celebrations, Unity Day galas among other events.

In June 2011, he released the single ‘Godo’ to universal acclaim and sent expectations for his forthcoming fifth album through the roof. Stunner has also performed at high ranked international shows in Birmingham and in Sydenham in the United Kingdom.

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Stunner went on to release a single titled "Wadarireiko" in which he lamented the manner in which his relationship with Pokello had crumbled and how he wished things would be better.

His release, Dzimudzaranga, is a collection of his singles.

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The lead single off the project is the popular song, Sugar Daddy which saw its accompanying visuals released on Tuesday, 21 April 2020, and has already amassed over 20 000 views on YouTube. 

The album continues to have major support from his fan base as he revealed that one of his singles from the album, Mangongongo, took the fifth spot on ZiFM Stereo’s The Fixx Top 6 charts. 

Stunner Awards and Nominations

Over the years Stunner has continued to release great hit after great hit and for that he has received some recognition for his work.

2015 - Top 20 African Best Hip Hop artiste at the South African Hip Hop Mag Awards (Nominated)
2016 - Best Hip Hop Video at the Zim Hip Hop Awards (Won)
2016 - Best Dressed Award at the Zim Hip Hop Awards (Won)
2016 - People's choice Award at the Zim Hip Hop Awards (Won)
2019 - Hip-Hop Personality of the Year at the Changamire Festival Awards (Nominated)
2019 - Song of the Year and Best Video (Kwese) Changamire Festival Awards (Nominated)

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Stunner Controversy

In 2015, Stunner was involved in a controversy with rapper Mudiwa Hood. Apparently the two artists were working with the same producer and they produced the same song with the same title and beat. The brawl began as to who the owner of the song was. 

As if that was not enough, Stunner took things a notch up. Stunner once dated media personality and businesswoman, Pokello Nare. The two were in a sex tape that was leaked and went viral on social media. The two received so much backlash from public and Stunner gave suggestions that the tape could have been leaked when his phone got lost. 

After that incident, Stunner made headlines yet again when Pokello went on to dump him publicly on live TV. Pokello entered the Big Brother Africa and when she was asked about her relationship status she was quoted as saying; 

"I’m feeling Elikem big time, all day, every day, it is what it is. I will wait for him."

Stunner has been divorced from Olinda for a while now but it seems their former  marriage will always hang around him like a dark cloud. Olinda admitted that she was HIV positive of which her ex-husband Tytan Nkomo knew about it. Social media users put two an two together, and started questioning if Stunner could be positive since the he was once romantically involved with Stunner.

Stunner denied the allegations in a lengthy Facebook post. In the post he expresses his disappointment at being dragged into other people's business.

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Stunner Net Worth

Having a career which spans for over a decade, Stunner often travels to places like the USA. Dubai, Cyprus, UK to perform there. His exact net worth is not known, but it seems from all album sales, he has amassed a lot of wealth over the years.

Stunner is on a path of delivering only great music for his fans and it doesn't seem like he's about to stop. He promises to keep delivering what the fans want from him.

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