Entertainment

Passion drives me - Shashl 21 May 2017 HARARE - Using data from 5,6 million people, Facebook researchers recently revealed that certain jobs parents have, including being a nurse, scientist or lawyer, increase the chances of their children following in their footsteps. But for budding songstress, Ashleigh Angel “Shashl” Moyo, whose...
I am not cursed: Young Igwe 21 May 2017 HARARE - At the end of last month, sungura artiste Peter “Young Igwe” Moyo was involved in yet another accident in Guruve. Luckily, the rising artiste, who was in the company of his guitarist, Evidence Tarabuka, escaped largely unhurt. The Guruve accident was the fifth the young artiste had be...
Zim 'storytellers' redefine music scene 21 May 2017 LONDON - I am still on a high from the recent “international Facebook live double album release” of Tytan “The One” and Adrian Tate. The duo, for me, totally stands out from all the other “pretenders” thanks to great vibes, and an effortless command of creativity. Having only encountered their...
Bhaureni lifts lid on love life 21 May 2017 HARARE - Eddington Hatitongwe, 35, who plays the role of Bhaureni on the ZBC-TV comedy, Muchaneta, says he is girl-shy on and off the acting stage. Though he insisted that he “is not as confused as Bhaureni,” he conceded that, just like Bhaureni, he has no girlfriend. “I am single but am no...
Over 30 groups for Miombo Magic 20 May 2017 HARARE - Dendera star Suluman Chimbetu, songbirds Ammara Brown and Hope Masike as well as Tehn Diamond and Josh Meck are part of more than 30 artistes scheduled to perform at the Miombo Magic Music Festival next weekend. The sixth edition of the festival, to be held in Christon Bank, Harare on...
Time & Jazz Festival reaches finale 20 May 2017 HARARE - The two-day Time & Jazz Music Festival, which began in the Cresta Oasis Car Park in Harare yesterday, is expected to reach an exciting finale tonight with a performance by crowd favourite Jah Prayzah. The Uzumba-born star, currently rocking the airwaves with Sendekera — his duet with ...
Muridzo to perform at Culture Week launch 20 May 2017 HARARE - Rising music star Andy Muridzo will be the star performer at the official national launch of the Culture Week to be held today at Nyava High School in Musana, Bindura Rural District. The event, to be officiated by Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of National Culture and H...
Tocky Vibes, Stunner to share stage 18 May 2017 HARARE - Mhai singer Tocky Vibes, who is no longer very active on the local concert scene, will make a rare appearance tonight at the City Sports Bar. Tocky Vibes will share the stage with controversial rapper Stunner in a gig dubbed “Afribbean Night”. According to Brian “Hollyman” Hazangwi...
EU Film Festival to screen top French film 18 May 2017 HARARE - Chinese Puzzle, a French comedy-drama, written directed by Cédric Klapisch, will be the main film tonight at the ongoing European Union (EU) Film Festival being hosted by The Theatre in the Park in Harare. The comedy drama, which was released in 2013, is about a 40-year-old father who...
Makoti drops new single 18 May 2017 HARARE - South Africa-based gospel musician Alpha “Makoti” Nhambure has dropped a new single titled Nguva Yapera. The just-released single is part of 36-year-old’s strategy to promote her forthcoming album. “Nguva Yapera will be part of my next album which I will release within the next two...
Zim must support creative industries 18 May 2017 HARARE - Creative Economy Outlook Zimbabwe (CEOZ) joins the rest of the peoples of Zimbabwe and Africa in congratulating one of Zimbabwe’s living musical legends Oliver Mtukudzi and one of the potent contemporary musician, Tinashe Kachingwe for making it into the Forbes Africa’s Top 10 Music Mone...
Jazz Music Festival beckons 17 May 2017 HARARE - Jazz music fans will be in for a treat this weekend when The Time & Jazz presents the Jazz Music Festival at Cresta Oasis Car Park in Harare on Friday and Saturday. And to entice new jazz audiences, the festival will bring headline musicians from other music genres with dendera ace Su...
Tazvida revives 'Smoko' music 17 May 2017 HARARE - Isaac Tazvida has vowed to revive the once popular ''Smoko'' music' founded by his late brother System Tazvida even though he has met several reverses in his attempt so far. Tazvida told the Daily News at the City Sports Bar on Monday when he briefly performed at the Harare joint's we...
Zhakata dates Jazz 24/7 17 May 2017 HARARE - Leonard "Karikoga" Zhakata (pictured) will for the first time this year perform in the capital, Harare when he dates Jazz 24/7 on Saturday. Apart from a brief appearance at a charity ''Bring a Shoe Show'' held earlier in the year, where he impressed, Zhakata has been keeping away from...
20 acts celebrate Culture Week 17 May 2017 HARARE - More than 20 arts acts will take part in Culture Week celebrations at Glen View 1 Hall in Harare on next Monday. The showcase is part of countrywide arts related activities run by National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Nacz). In Glen View 1, the participating artistes will major in mus...
Zexie Manatsa is back 16 May 2017 HARARE - Music legend Zexie Manatsa’s legacy appears not to be in danger of dying anytime soon. The 73-year-old is the man who belted yesteryear hits such as Makepekepe, Chipo Chiroorwa, Bambo Mwakwatila, Vaparidzi Vawanda, Mwana Waenda and Kuwirirana Kwevanodanana. Now retired, and full ti...
Artistes paid $5K per month to clear debt 16 May 2017 HARARE - State-run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is currently paying an average of $5 000 per month to liquidate its legacy debt which stood at $478 080 as at April 31, Broadcasting Services deputy minister Thokozile Mathuthu has said. Mathuthu told the Senate last week that the mont...
Goromonzi Arts wins Chibuku dance contest 16 May 2017 HARARE - Mbende-Jerusarema dance group, Goromonzi Arts emerged victorious in the Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance Festival Mashonaland East finals held in Murewa on Saturday. For coming first the Goromonzi-based group walked away with $300 in addition to qualifying for the national finals ...
EU Film Festival kicks off 16 May 2017 HARARE - The first ever European Union (EU) Film Festival in Zimbabwe begins tonight at The Theatre in the Park in Harare. Organised by the EU in partnership with 11 of its member States, the inaugural film festival, which will run until May 20, will screen an assortment of acclaimed films fro...
Another Hollywood role for Zim actress 15 May 2017 HARARE - Hollywood-based Zimbabwean actress Sibongile “Sibo” Mlambo starred in the movie, Message From the King that was released last week. Sibo, who hogged the limelight last year when she was picked as the lead actress in Universal Pictures’ third sequel of Honey, played the role of Bianca ...
Zim gospel artiste relishes SA move 15 May 2017 HARARE - South Africa-based gospel artiste Martha Shonhiwa says relocating to South Africa to pursue her music career is turning out to be an inspired decision. Shonhiwa, who is currently in Zimbabwe to promote her second album titled Grace, is increasingly getting more recognition on the loca...
Gallery Delta to host young artists' exhibition 15 May 2017 HARARE - Gallery Delta will host an exhibition of paintings, graphics and three-dimensional object sculptures by young and promising artists on Wednesday. The exhibition dubbed — Link III: Different Viewpoints Exhibition — will showcase works by Epheas Maposa, Kresiah Mkwazhi, Option Nyahunzvi...
Wedding bells will ring soon: Gonyeti 14 May 2017 HARARE - This is not a laughing matter! Wedding bells could be tolling soon for Samantha “Gonyeti” Kureya, pictured, who early this year became the first woman to be nominated for the Outstanding Comedian category by the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama). The rising comedian told the Daily ...
Hifa 2017 a success, says Simba 14 May 2017 HARARE - After an 18-month break the Harare International Festival of Arts (Hifa) bounced back this year. The festival, which ran from May 2 to 7, elicited mixed feelings. The Daily News on Sunday’s Dakarai Mashava recently spoke to Hifa associate executive director Tafadzwa Simba, a day after...
Zim star popularises Shona music in US 14 May 2017 HARARE - United States of America-based Zimbabwean singer and instrumentalist, Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, regards herself as an ambassador of Shona music. Tanyaradzwa, who attracted international attention last year after coming second in the University of Kentucky-hosted Alltech Vocal Scholarship ...