Entertainment

Zim's Berita conquers SA 21 February 2017 HARARE - For someone who went to South Africa six years ago as a virtually unknown musician, Bulawayo-born Berita Gugugulethu Khumalo (25) has exceeded all expectations. Since 2012 when she dropped her debut album “Conquering Spirit,” Berita has won a string of awards which include Best Africa...
Sky is the limit for Stacey 21 February 2017 BULAWAYO - Though the Miss Zimbabwe pageant has lost its lustre somewhat of late, rising model Stacey Mack, 20, still regards it as the biggest brand in the local beauty industry. Mack, who is currently part of the Samantha Tshuma-run Open Eye Modelling Agency, is determined to land the nation...
It's full speed ahead for Gonyeti 21 February 2017 HARARE - Vocalist-cum-dancer Pamela “Gonyeti” Zulu, who went solo six months ago after quitting Jah Prayzah’s Third Generation Band, is happy with the progress she is making. While conceding that her solo career is fraught with challenges, Gonyeti is upbeat about the future. [GoogleAd] “...
Winky D, Jah Prayzah reign supreme again 20 February 2017 HARARE - Just like they did last year, music stars Winky D and Jah Prayzah took home two National Arts Merit Awards (Nama)  gongs apiece on Saturday night at 7 Arts Theatre in Harare. Serial award-winner Jah Prayzah landed the Outstanding Song Award for the hit Mdhara Vachauya in addition to r...
Progress Chipfumo nails it in Norton 20 February 2017 HARARE - Music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi, Alick Macheso, Jah Prayzah, Suluman Chimbetu and Winky D are part of scores of artistes who have been invited to grace the first anniversary of the City Sports Bar Monday Jam Session tonight The Jam Session, which takes place every Monday at the Harare...
Pageant sponsor defends Mzembi 18 February 2017 HARARE - Bigtime Strategic Group — the main sponsor of Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2016 — has accused some “corrupt” models of trying to create a rift between him and the pageant’s patron Barbara Mzembi. Justice Maphosa, the director of the South Africa-headquartered company, blamed the confusion ro...
Muparutsa reveals secret behind voice 18 February 2017 MUTARE - Runn Family lead vocalist and veteran music producer Peter Muparutsa, once described by music critic Fred Zindi as Zimbabwe’s best vocalist, has attributed his wavy voice to many years of “doing covers of classical music”. “I spent many years doing western music which made use of the ...
Will Jah Prayzah rule the roost again? 18 February 2017 HARARE - Music star Jah Prayzah is well-placed to once again reign supreme at the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) to be held at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale, Harare tonight. Last year, the Watora Mari singer was the joint biggest Nama winner. He landed two Nama gongs along with Zimdancehal...
Sulu's 'Jamboree' hits Masvingo 17 February 2017 HARARE - Dendera star Suluman Chimbetu, who is currently going around the country promoting his latest album titled Jamboree, will hold his second show this weekend at Masvingo-based Ritz Night Club tomorrow night. Before heading to Zimbabwe’s oldest urban Centre, the rejuvenated Suluman will ...
Baba Harare lines up two gigs 17 February 2017 HARARE - Braveman Chizvino Mawanza, who is better known as Baba Harare, will hold his first show this weekend at The Volt (Formerly Book Café) in Harare tonight. The former lead guitarist and backing vocalist in Jah Prayzah’s Third Generation Band will then wind up his weekend shows tomorrow a...
Nama awards gala beckons 17 February 2017 HARARE - All is set for the 16th National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) to be held at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale, Harare tomorrow. The awards night, to be hosted by multi- award winning comedian Carl Joshua Ncube, will feature performances from 2015 Dreamstar winner beatboxer Takudzwa “Probeatz...
Jah Prayzah to headline Nama performances 16 February 2017 HARARE - Music star Jah Prayzah will be the headline performer at the 16th National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) to be held on Saturday at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale, Harare. The Jerusarema singer, will share the stage with ex-Iyasa member Nomathamsanqa “Nkwali” Mkhwananzi who won the Best Aca...
Sniper Storm to perform tonight 16 February 2017 HARARE - Zimdancehall star Sniper Storm will hold his first show this year at the City Sports Bar tonight. The Love Yemusoja singer, who attracted national attention after he was allegedly offered $50 by 2 Kings Entertainment to be among the supporting acts for Jah Cure’s maiden tour of Zimbab...
Women artists to participate in 'Buy Local' event 16 February 2017 HARARE - Women creatives will showcase and sell their work at the Choose Women Buy Local (CWBL) market being hosted by Harare-based Stimulus Innovation Centre on February 25. According to Stimulus Africa executive director Rudo Nyangulu-Mungofa, the forthcoming event, to be held at 171 Fife Av...
Writers to meet over new curriculum 16 February 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Writers Association (Zwa) has invited the Zimbabwe Publishing House (ZPH) to give a presentation on their current call for manuscripts in line with the new syllabus on Saturday at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair offices in the Harare Gardens. Zwa chairperson Musaemur...
Manager, engineer quit Utakataka 15 February 2017 HARARE - Sungura musician Peter “Young Igwe” Moyo has been deserted by long-serving manager Suko Dube and sound engineer Robert Gomba due to financial problems reportedly affecting the band’s operations. Dube, who also doubled up as Young Igwe’s sound engineer, confirmed his departure from Uta...
Has Sulu met his Damascene moment? 15 February 2017 HARARE - Ever since he took over as the leader of Orchestra Dendera Kings after the death of his father in 2005, Suluman Chimbetu has generally come across as a dyed-in-the-wool supporter for the ruling Zanu PF party. The 34-year old artiste has had a long association with Zanu PF thanks large...
Music is my life: Rute 15 February 2017 HARARE - When Rute Mbangwa, 32, first ventured into music over a decade and half ago, jazz was largely associated with mature people but the teenage musician could not resist its laid back tunes. Aged 16, Rute joined a group called Another Tribe which also included her cousin Rockford “Roki” J...
Charlie Kay ropes in Nox 15 February 2017 HARARE - London-based musician and producer Charlie Kay, 27, has collaborated with Enock “Nox” Guni on a single titled Ndokuda Wakadaro. The love single, which was released yesterday to coincide with Valentine’s Day, is a follow-up to his 2016 debut Vimbai which was the top hit for several mon...
Dondo samples new tracks 15 February 2017 HARARE - Afro-fusion artiste Sam Dondo performed new tracks off his forthcoming 11-track album at  City Sports Bar's jam session gig on Monday night. Dondo performed the title track Game Changer and another potential banger called Handinete Kushandira Mhuri off his second album titled Game Cha...
Teacher produces mbira handbook 15 February 2017 HARARE - St. Giles Special School teacher Trust Mutekwa, better known as Teacher Muzavazi, has produced a mbira book as part of his attempts to popularise and preserve the cultural musical instrument. The book titled Nyunga Mbira Handbook will be launched on March 11 at the Alliance Francaise....
Lucky star shines on Mteki 14 February 2017 HARARE - African Roots Music singer and world renowned stone sculptor Bryn Mteki aka Sekurutau is not surprised at all for always winning grand prizes at Metro Peech and Browne Wholesalers. While the artiste’s winning streak as one of the lucky bulk traders started three years ago when he star...
Marriage will kill my career: Lipsy 13 February 2017 HARARE - Zimdancehall artiste Tendazvaitwa Chitimbe popularly known as Ninja Lipsy believes marrying now might jeopardise her musical career. Although she is in a steady relationship, Lipsy said her marriage is not an achievement at all; hence it is not part of her list of priorities in life. ...
Deaf actor with a big mission 10 February 2017 HARARE - Many members of the deaf community in Zimbabwe have been relegated to the streets where they sell airtime and other wares. Only a handful has managed to get opportunities to participate in the mainstream economy and in the arts sector in particular. The select few includes reigning...
Tuku mends relationship with daughters 8 February 2017 HARARE - Superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi has posted a picture on social media showing his three daughters Sandra, Sybil and Selmor whom he has of late been accused of denying love. The Facebook picture was accompanied by a statement “Children are a gift from God. Proud of my beautiful daughte...