Entertainment

Mhere struggles to fill up 7 Arts Theatre again 24 April 2018 HARARE - As gospel musician Mathias Mhere tries to move to high-class joints, it seems the ambitious musician still has a lot to do for him to penetrate affluent markets if his recent album launch is anything to go by. For the second time, Mhere failed to fill up even half of the 800-seater 7 ...
Nigerian star delivers polished act 23 April 2018 HARARE - Popular Nigerian singer Davido real name David Adedeji Adeleke gave a spirited, flawless act on Sunday morning as if he was compensating for his previous no-shows to Zimbabwe. With a Zimbabwean flag on his neck, the Fall hit-maker rolled on stage at exactly 1:15am and he finished the ...
Ginimbi cashes in on All-White party 23 April 2018 HARARE - At least 31 tables worth $2 000 each were reportedly occupied at the recent All-White party which ran concurrently with Nigerian star Davido’s 30 Billion Concert held at Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on Saturday, a development which confirms that Zimbabweans are party-lov...
Violence mars Davido concert 23 April 2018 HARARE - Despite that Davido gave a good act at HICC, the event was marred by violence. Outside the imposing HICC, dog-wielding security guards ran endless battles with rowdy crowd dominated by youths who tried to force their way into the venue to witness Davido’s act. At one point in time,...
Artistes jostle for Mukanya collabo 23 April 2018 HARARE - Local artistes are jostling to have a collaboration with United States-based Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo who is in the country for just half-a-month. Mukanya arrived in the country last week for a once-off Mukanya Homecoming Gig performance scheduled for Glamis Aren...
'I came to Harare with a single pair of shoes' 23 April 2018 HARARE - Hip-hop artiste Takura (TS) unveiled his debut studio album “Someone Had To Do It recently in the capital. In an interview with Financial Gazette reporter Darius Mutamba (DM), he spoke about his creative process, hopes and other things. Below are excerpts from the discussion.   Q: ...
Exploring purpose in human life 23 April 2018 The Things that I tell myself: A God Complex; Lungani Zwangobani, Harare, Lungisani Zwangobani, 2017. 121 Pages ISBN: 978-0-7974-7938-8 (Paperback) HARARE - Perhaps the starting point in tackling this rather unique inspirational text is the fact that it is based on the experiences of t...
Tuku, Mukanya collabo on cards 21 April 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga Music Company and Tuku Music officials revealed that they are working on a collaboration song of Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo and his former  protégée Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi. This was revealed at a Mukanya Homecoming Gig press conference held at a Harare hotel yesterday. “Of...
EU film festival back 21 April 2018 HARARE - The European Union Film Festival Zimbabwe is back, and will this year be held for five days from May 15 to 19. Theatre in the Park in the Harare Gardens will be the venue for all the films, which will be screened free of charge. “We have an amazing line-up of 11 European films all ...
Mukanya is finally here! 20 April 2018 HARARE - After spending 14 years in exile, legendary Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo touched down at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare on Independence Day for the highly-publicised concert scheduled for Glamis Arena in the capital next week. The Mukanya homec...
Davido in town 20 April 2018 HARARE - Nigerian music star Davido landed on Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport yesterday afternoon for a once-off performance scheduled for the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) in the capital, tomorrow. The Davido 30 Billion Concert is being organised by 2Kings Entertai...
Artists still disappointed 19 April 2018 HARARE - Artists are still disappointed that 38 years of independence have brought little if anything for their sector. Artists feel the government has neglected them and while most of them are popular, they are poor. Singer Dino Mudondo said he looks forward to the future for brighter days...
Artists celebrate Uhuru Day 18 April 2018 HARARE – Artistes from all walks of life said they would join the nation in celebrating Independence Day although little has been done to uplift their sector. The artistes called on the new government to spare a thought at their industry and treat them as professionals who can contribute to na...
Outcry over Jah Prayzah's $7 000 pay-out 17 April 2018 HARARE - Controversy has erupted over an order by the Labour and Social Welfare ministry  for the National Social Security Authority (Nssa) to pay $66 000 towards government's disability event which took place on March 26, in Caledonia, Harare. Interestingly Mukudzeyi Mukombe aka Jah Prayzah w...
Guspy, Seh Calaz in final voter registration push 17 April 2018 HARARE - The Election Resource Centre (ERC) has partnered Zimdancehall artistes in a drive dubbed “Musakanganwe” meant to remind people who have not yet registered through biometric voter registration (BVR) to do so. The campaign also urges those who have already registered to inspect the vote...
Alliance Francaise hosts Hwindi series 17 April 2018 HARARE - ALMASI Collaborative Arts and Treasure Media will present a free staged reading of Hwindi’s pilot script on April 20, at Alliance Francaise in Harare. The event to be held at Old Mutual Theatre, Alliance Francaise will start at 1800hours. Hwindi is a comedy TV series that satirises...
Mwonzora, Fortune Chasi collaborate in peace song 17 April 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF legislator for Mazowe South Fortune Chasi and MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora are set to release a song aimed at encouraging peace in a country torn apart by years of political conflict mainly between their two parties. In a development that could herald the dawn of a n...
Tehn Diamond guns for president's seat 16 April 2018 HARARE - Rapper Tendai Nguni aka Tehn Diamond has a dream — he wants to be the president of Zimbabwe in 2042. His other dream is to work hard on developing a viable creative sector and has promised to deliver a special Independence Day message dubbed Tisu Ngoda Dzacho where he will talk about ...
Meikles appoints new executive chef 16 April 2018 HARARE - Five-star Meikles Hotel in Harare has appointed a new executive chef, Bosco Govera, to the post with his 28 years' local and international experience in the culinary arts. He succeeds Chris Gonzo, who retired earlier this year after more than 40 years in the hospitality industry. A...
Wedding at the majestic Falls 16 April 2018 VICTORIA FALLS - Victoria Falls has earned itself a worldwide reputation as a ''destination'' wedding venue and is very busy with weddings in and around the Falls. Folks from all over the world are choosing to have their special day with family and friends at this prestigious tourist resort. ...
Vibing eyes international market 16 April 2018 HARARE - Young designers who recently launched a clothing line, Vibing, are aiming to take it international by partnering global fashion gurus to prop up their label. However, the Zimbabwean economic situation has not made it easy for 24-year-old Miles Matarise, Vibing founder and creative dir...
'Prophets' cry foul over radio ban 15 April 2018 HARARE – While Zimbabweans have hailed the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (Baz) for banning advertising of mushrooming church “prophets”, those practising this trade feel betrayed. In a letter sent to all broadcasting media houses recently, Baz chief executive officer Obert Muganyura said ...
Zanu PF youths besiege Nhimbe Trust 14 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Marauding Zanu PF youths allegedly held hostage Nhimbe Trust executive director Josh Nyapimbi (pictured) and staff members of other non-governmental organisations Youth Contact Centre (YCC) and Bluez Café occupying the same building for more than an hour. The incident has left the s...
ZIFFT launches short film competition 14 April 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe International Film and Festival Trust (ZIFFT) in partnership with Alliance Française have launched a Smartphone Short Film Competition for the youth as a way to boost the industry and get the youth to express themselves. The theme of the competition is “Being Zimbabwean” ...
Olinda nominated for two gongs 13 April 2018 HARARE - United Kingdom-based businesswoman and “socialite” Olinda Chapel  (pictured) has been nominated in two categories under the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards United Kingdom edition. Chapel was nominated in the Female Personality of the Year as well as the People’s Choice in association with S...