Entertainment

Actress Dalma releases second single 12 December 2017 HARARE - Multi-talented artiste, Dalma Chiwereva, who recently toured Europe with Getrude Munhamo as part of a two-person cast of the play “Lamentations @ 12, has released her second music single. Titled “Pangu,” the song produced by Sunshine comes on the back her collaboration with popular mu...
Author Rheam selected as one of Africa's best 12 December 2017 BULAWAYO – Bulawayo-based author Bryony Rheam has been included among five new Morland Writing Scholars for 2017. Rheam was selected from a shortlist of 21 writers gleaned 550 writers from all over Africa in the annual competition that awards scholarships to writers on the continent so that th...
Promoter wants to bring Skolopad to Zim 11 December 2017 HARARE - Devine Assignments is in talks with raunchy South African socialite Nonhlanhla 'Skolopad' Qwabe to tour Zimbabwe.This comes after South African socialite Rebecca “Zodwa Wabantu” Libram has duped promoters three times in a row, missing scheduled tours of Zimbabwe. Devine Assignment dir...
Poor turnout mars Zim Arts Festival 11 December 2017 HARARE - The inaugural two-day Zimbabwe Arts Festival (Zarts), dedicated to local artistes only, made a stuttering debut at Alexandra Sports Club in Harare on Friday and Saturday, with only scores of fans turning up. Zarts, organised by Rumbidzai, the daughter of the late ex-foreign affairs mi...
Masvinu banned from defending Mr Ugly title 9 December 2017 HARARE - Mr Ugly director David “Apama Styles” Machowa's has revealed plans to stop repeat-winner William Masvinu from contesting in future pageants. “We are going to stop Masvinu as we cannot continue running with the same face representing the pageant. We need to give others a chance. “He...
Urban grooves artistes for Miss Legacy pageant 9 December 2017 HARARE - Top urban grooves artistes are set to take revellers down memory lane at the inaugural Miss Legacy pageant scheduled for December 23 in Harare. The event — to feature musicians such as Taurai Mandebvu, Mzimba, BaShupi, Gwenyarimba and Terry Africa — will be held at 7 Arts Theatre in A...
Has Chabvonga gone political? 9 December 2017 HARARE - Chimurenga musician Jairos Chabvonga has over the years tried to concentrate on non-political lyrics. But he has of late gone political if his latest album Nhano (Step) is anything to go by. Chabvonga’s fourth album released last month is made up of eight tracks including Makorokoto, ...
Zim Arts Fest kicks off 8 December 2017 HARARE - Today and tomorrow all roads in Harare will lead to Alexandra Sports Club where the inaugural Zimbabwe Arts Festival will be held, courtesy of Bumris Entertainment. The event is expected to attract more than 200 artists from all forms of art. Some of the musicians expected to perfo...
Zodwa in no show again 8 December 2017 HARARE – South African socialite and dancer Zodwa Wabantu who was billed to grace Private Lounge in Harare and Club Connect in Bulawayo has once again duped her local promoters, Devine Assignments. This is the second time that Zodwa has sold her local promoters a dummy. [Adz] “Devine Ass...
Pokello's paradise crumbling 7 December 2017 HARARE - Socialite Pokello Nare, who allegedly received a Toyota Hilux Vigo bought by her step father, ex-Finance minister Ignatius Chombo using State funds, is putting on a brave face. This is despite the fact that the so-called queen of swagger's marriage to Ghanaian Elikem Kumordzie is also...
Zodwa, finally lands in Harare 7 December 2017 HARARE – Popular South African socialite Zodwa Wabantu will arrive in the country this afternoon where she will finally showcase at Harare’s Private Lounge tonight for the first time after failing twice to perform in the capital city. Zodwa, who abruptly called off her three-city tour of Zimba...
Robert Mugabe Jnr launches clothing label 6 December 2017 HARARE – Robert Mugabe Jnr, the second born of Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe, has launched a high-end clothing label xGx which he hopes will be competitive on the international scene. The label has so far done black T-shirts for both men and women. The men’s T-shirts are worth $300...
ZTA has no plans for MTZ girls: Chagonda 6 December 2017 HARARE – The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA), which recently revoked the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe (MTZ) licence it had given to Barbara Mzembi, says it has no plans for the 20 girls that had been selected by the pageant. ZTA head of corporate affairs head, Sugar Chagonda, said his organisation h...
Zodwa Wabantu returns to Byo 6 December 2017 BULAWAYO – Sensational South African socialite and dancer Zodwa Libram — popularly known as Zodwa Wabantu — is finally coming again as she appears at Club Connect after postponing her eagerly-awaited appearances on two occasions. The controversial Zodwa was first due to appear at Club Connect,...
Sulu maintenance fees slashed 5 December 2017 HARARE - Dendera musician Suluman Chimbetu’s maintenance fees for his two minor children were yesterday slashed from $800 to $400 by a Harare Civil Court. Chimbetu was represented by Arshiel Mugiya and sought the downward variation after citing that he could no longer manage to pay the money b...
Community radios resolve to defy govt 5 December 2017 HARARE – Local community radio stations are headed for a collision course with the newly-appointed government in the wake of their resolution to start broadcasting without the requisite licences from the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (Baz). Members of the Zimbabwe Association of Community...
Jah Bless drops 'Way Maker' video 5 December 2017 HARARE – Zimdancehall artiste Tavonga “Jah Bless” Padoro has released a video of his reggae version of Way Maker, a song originally done by Nigerian star Osinachi “Sinach” Kalu. Jah Bless, who launched the video at The Volt in Harare last weekend, said he decided to do a reggae version of Way ...
Masvinu reclaims Mr Ugly title 5 December 2017 HARARE – William Masvinu, 43, landed his third Mr Ugly contest crown on Sunday night at Ruwa-based Mtangaz Hideout located about 40 kilometres away from Harare. Epworth-based Masvinu, who was victorious in the same contest in 2012 and 2013, was adjudged to be “naturally” uglier than four other...
Multichoice Zim to hold workshop for local producers 5 December 2017 HARARE – Multichoice Zimbabwe has lined up its first ever Zimbabwean local content summits to be held in Bulawayo and Harare this month. The two events are part of efforts by MultiChoice Zimbabwe to help local film and television producers get a chance to have their work showcased on various b...
Umkhathi Theatre clocks 20 years 5 December 2017 BULAWAYO – Award-winning Umkhathi Theatre Works Company founder Matesu Dube says his group’s two-decade history is a “product of determination against all odds.” Umkhathi Theatre Works was formed in 1997 by seven people led by Dube after their former group Young Warriors Theatre Company had fo...
Eight-year-old releases gospel video 5 December 2017 HARARE – Eight-year-old Kutenda Gabs has released a video for the track Vakafa Vose Vachamuka off his debut album titled Merciful God launched in October this year. Kutenda’s mother, Evelyn Maforo, is confident that the video will popularise the North Park Primary School Grade 3 pupil which wa...
Hwamanda blows loud in India 4 December 2017 HARARE – Harare-based cultural group Hwamanda Dance Troupe is back in the country after a successful two-week tour of India facilitated by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) and Indian embassy in Harare. Hwamanda’s maiden tour of India saw them perform dances such as Mbende-Jerusarema, Mucho...
Parliament shortlists candidates for Baz board 4 December 2017 HARARE – The Parliament of Zimbabwe has shortlisted 12 candidates from which six will be considered by President Emmerson Mnangagwa for appointment on the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe Board (Baz). The shortlisted candidates include former National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Nacz) assistan...
Was Kurotwi being prophetic? 4 December 2017 HARARE – Only a few weeks ago, I reviewed Lovemore Kurotwi's latest book — Whither Zimbabwe? The Industrialisation of Politics in Zimbabwe — and in that piece noted how the author draws from the experiences of the white settler government, which was jolted to the bone by African nationalism. K...
Selmor apologises to Tuku, Daisy 3 December 2017 HARARE - Award-winning songstress Selmor Mtukudzi says she will always regret a 2012 story in which she “naively” lashed out at her father — music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi — for allegedly not supporting her music career. Five years on, the Nguva Yangu hit-maker, who described the incid...