Chirikure Chirikure is a talented and multi-award winning Zimbabwean poet, writer and musician. He is one of the pioneers of professional performance poetry in the country. He rose to prominence in the 1980s with his educative poems done in vernacular and English. His first volume of poetry, Rukuvhute received honourable mention in the 1990 Noma Awards. He was a fellow in Germany under the DAAD Berliner Kunstlerprogramm (Artists in Berlin Programme) in 2011.