Entertainment

Kutonga Kwaro reignites political controversy 17 October 2017 HARARE - Kutonga Kwaro, the title track of Jah Prayzah’s just-released album, has stoked political controversy once again. In the run-up to the launch of the album at the Harare International Conference (HICC) last Friday, some people pushing for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to take over ...
Tarrus Riley show moved by a day 17 October 2017 HARARE - Reggae/dancehall superstar Tarrus Riley's (pictured) maiden tour of Zimbabwe set for the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) has been moved to October 28. The Sorry Is A Sorry Word hit-maker was initially scheduled to perform at the same venue a day earlier. Riley, who wi...
Young Igwe remembers his dad 15 October 2017 HARARE - Rising sungura artiste Peter “Young Igwe” Moyo believes the way he has turned his life around is making his late father Tongai smile contentedly in the afterlife. After Tongai “Dewa” Moyo succumbed to non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer on this day exactly six years ago, Peter took over the ...
Panic as Davido fails to show up 14 October 2017 HARARE - Nigerian music superstar Davido's failure to come for Jah Prayzah's album launch at the Harare International Conference Centre last night triggered panic among the show's promoters. Kings Entertainment was forced to rope in music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and Zimdancehall star ...
Will Jah Prayzah fill up HICC? 13 October 2017 HARARE - Music star Jah Prayzah’s, pictured, crowd-pulling prowess will be under scrutiny tonight when he launches his highly anticipated album titled Kutonga Kwaro at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) tonight. Jah Prayzah is arguably the only local artiste at the moment with t...
Macheso returns to Mutare 13 October 2017 MUTARE - Sungura kingpin Alick Macheso will perform at The Platinum in Mutare tonight. Joint proprietor Esau Mupfumi has promised a top-notch show. “It has been a while since Macheso played in Mutare and he has promised to prove that he is still the king regardless of other developments els...
DJ Tira to rock Byo tonight 13 October 2017 HARARE - South African musical artiste DJ Tira will perform at Club Connect in Bulawayo tonight. The Afrotainment boss, who is coming along with upcoming house singer Tipcee, last performed in Zimbabwe in September last year when he headlined the Golden Pilsener Afrofusion Concerts in Bulawayo...
Bev undergoes transformation 9 October 2017 HARARE - Dancer Beverly “Bev” Sibanda is striving to drop the “loose cannon” tag that has been part of her life over the years, a development that signifies maturity on her part. Bev told the Daily News that she is undergoing a self-correction process in her life as she strives to be a complet...
Voice of Integrity releases new album 9 October 2017 HARARE - Harare-based all-men gospel musical ensemble Voice of Integrity has released their second studio album Swedera Pedyo naMwari . The latest project is made up of 12 tracks including Nzvimbo Yakanaka, Hatina Musha, Hoyo Mushandiri Washe, Ishe Wakaenda Nemumakore, Jesu Ndisepedzei and Aka...
Mukwamba hits rock bottom 8 October 2017 HARARE - Once-famaous musician, Patrick Mukwamba, 70, is steadily fading into obscurity. Mukwamba, who captured the imagination of the nation with the 1984 hit, Wapenga Nayo Bonus, is now a far cry from the star who was routinely mobbed by adoring fans three decades ago. So bad is the situa...
Jah Prayzah keeps fans guessing 8 October 2017 HARARE - Music star Jah Prayzah  has decided to remain mum on what the song Kutongwa Kwaro is all about until his album launch set for the Harare International Conference Centre on October 13. The song, which is the title track of his forthcoming album, has been a subject of controversy and in...
A tale of two 'Gonyets' 8 October 2017 HARARE - It was not by accident that both comedian Samantha Kureya and musician Pamela Zulu earned the moniker Gonyeti — street lingo for a big haulage truck. They are both plus size women who have made their mark in their respective disciplines in spite of the stigma that generally befalls bi...
Star-studded cast for Makomo Gala 6 October 2017   HARARE - A star-studded cast is set to share the stage at this year’s edition of Makomo Gala scheduled for Hwange tonight. The event meant to celebrate Makomo’s seventh anniversary will include Alick Macheso, Charles and Olivia Charamba, Winky D, Peter Moyo, Leonard Zhakata and upcoming a...
200-member band, choir to grace Call to Worship 5 October 2017 HARARE - Ebenezer World Outreach Ministries (Ewom), an inter-denominational non-profit ministry will host the Call to Worship Africa (CTWA) - Worship Revolution 2017 on October 6 to 7 at the open space between Harare Show Grounds and Harare Magistrates’ Courts. The event brings together a 200-...
Zim fashion designer launches new collection in UK 3 October 2017 HARARE - United Kingdom-based designer Yvonne Gambe Ndava, who was crowned the Best Fashion Designer in the North West of England last year, has launched her 2017 Bow collection. The Zimbabwe-born designer, whose label is called Yvonne Yvette (YY), told the Daily News that her just-released co...
Zim actors shine in Nigerian film 3 October 2017 HARARE - Love Triangle, a film directed by leading Nollywood (UK) personality Nelson Spyk, has put three Zimbabwean actors in the limelight. The film- produced by Jolie Jones and Funmi Awolo- features Zimbabweans Angela Mandaza, Munnya Usuwana and Daniel Ndhlala who got the chance to act along...
Concert organisers jostle for Soul Jah Love 2 October 2017 HARARE - Zimdancehall star Soul Jah Love performed at two high profile events in Harare on Saturday night in yet another demonstration that he has become arguably the country's most in-demand performer. The Pamamonya Ipapo hit-maker performed at the Chibuku Road to Fame finals held at Glamis S...
'New Baz board will not bring change' 2 October 2017 HARARE - A new Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (Baz) board is unlikely to bring democratic reforms to Zimbabwe’s broadcasting landscape still yearning for an independent board which awards broadcasting licences without partiality, Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (Maz) has said. This comes after ...
Midlands group wins Chibuku Road to Fame 2 October 2017 HARARE - The Travellers, an upcoming Afro-fusion band from the Midlands, landed the $7 000 first prize after beating nine other provincial champions at the 2017 Chibuku Road to Fame national finals held at the Glamis Arena in Harare on Saturday. As part of the package for winning the first pri...
Lipsy searches for love 1 October 2017 HARARE - What a difference a few months can make! In February this year, Zimdancehall songstress Tendazvaitwa Chitimbe, popularly known as Ninja Lipsy, ruled out marriage, arguing that tying the knot would jeopardise her music career. She added that though she was in a very steady relations...
My relationship with Olinda is real: Tytan 1 October 2017 HARARE - Until he collaborated with songbird Ammara Brown on the monster hit Mukoko last year, Tytan was an unknown rapper. Mukoko, which has attracted almost two million hits on YouTube, made him an overnight sensation. His popularity went several notches up this year when he sensationally st...
Controversy over community radio stations 30 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe currently has no bona fide licensed community radio stations despite the government’s claims to the contrary, a local advocacy group has claimed. Two years ago, the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (Baz) issued community radio licences to eight stations in what the Zimbabwe...
Songbirds to hold free concert 30 September 2017 HARARE - Tonight, rhumba artiste Lady Storm and Wanai will share the stage with four female artistes at a free concert set for Pagango Truck Inn, located 26 kilometres on the Harare-Masvingo highway. The show will also feature Tendai Chimombe, Sasha, Ammi Jamanda and Sarah Dee. Lady Storm, ...
Gonyeti, Baba Harare yet to shine 28 September 2017 HARARE - When Baba Harare and Gonyeti quit Jah Prayzah’s Third Generation to pursue solo careers, many expected the two talented artistes to quickly make a mark on the local music scene. But a year down the line since Gonyeti, born Pamela Zulu, released her debut album One Day, progress has be...
Emtee jets in tomorrow for Shoko Festival 28 September 2017 HARARE - Celebrated South African rapper, Emtee will jet into Harare tomorrow morning a few hours before his performance on the opening day of Shoko Festival 2017 at the Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences. According to Shoko Festival spokesperson Natalie Kombe, the Roll Up hitmaker has promised...