Entertainment

US-based Zim artiste drops EP 17 August 2017 HARARE - Los Angeles-based Zimbabwean music producer Tinashe “T-Collar” Sibanda (23), who collaborates with different singers under the artiste name Bantu, has bounced back with a six-track EP titled “Complicated.” The new offering by the Harare-born artiste, who was nominated for a Grammy in ...
Chief defies tradition, backs modelling daughter 17 August 2017 HARARE - Chief Moses Njelele, a custodian of cultural norms and traditions, is the last person you would expect to have a soft spot for pageants. In 2007 for example, several chiefs including the chiefs’ council president Fortune Charumbira, objected to the use of bikinis in the now defunct Mi...
Masike celebrates a decade in music 17 August 2017 HARARE - Mbira star Hope Masike has singled out her on-stage collaboration with internationally-acclaimed Malian superstar Salif Keita at the 2015 edition of the Harare International Festival of Arts (Hifa) as the standout moment of her 10-year music career. Masike, who has just clocked a deca...
I'm a normal mother at home: Zodwa 17 August 2017 JOHANNESBURG - At the mention of Zodwa Wabantu‚ most people instantly think‚ skimpy clothing and impressive dance moves‚ but away from the spotlight the position she holds in high regard is being a mother. Zodwa is a doting mother to her 11-year-old son Vuyo‚ whom she says is her biggest suppo...
Zim motivational speaker raises bar 17 August 2017 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe-born medical doctor and motivational speaker, Nothabo Ncube, 28, who is based in Canada, is a woman at the top of her game. In addition to appearing on Oprah’s Lifeclass — an American primetime television show hosted and produced by the legendary Oprah Winfrey — Ncube has f...
Killer T: From hwindi to music star 17 August 2017 HARARE - Just five years ago, Killer T was an unknown in the music industry plying his trade as kombi conductor business but now he is a highly influential Zimdancehall star, easily recognisable with fans referring to him as the Chairman. On Saturday the Takangodaro hit maker celebrated his fi...
Tuku, Indian violinist in collabo 16 August 2017 HARARE - Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi will collaborate with India's best-known violinist, Lakshminarayana Subramaniam, in one of the highlights of the India in the Sunshine City Festival, which will run at various Harare venues from today until August 30. The Tuku-Subramaniam on-stag...
Mixed feelings over Zodwa's Harare visit 16 August 2017 HARARE - South African dancer and socialite Zodwa Wabantu will be gracing two events in Harare early next month but her visit has divided opinion among Zimbabweans. Zodwa Wabantu, real name Rebecca Zodwa Libram, is expected to grace Private Lounge on September 8 as well as taking part in the H...
Zim academic Kahari honoured 14 August 2017 HARARE - Renowned Zimbabwean academic, writer and former envoy George Kahari has been offered an Honorary Professorship of Education by the Appointments Board of the International Biographical Centre (IBC) of Cambridge, England. In a notification letter to Kahari, IBC director-general Nicholas...
'Zim women fancy half-clad Samba girls too' 14 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke says indications from the last Harare International Carnival show that both women and men are equally interested in half-clad Samba girls. The Harare International Carnival is organised by ZTA as part of efforts ...
Miss World Zim gets her prizes 10 August 2017 HARARE - Miss World Zimbabwe 2017 Chiedza Lorraine Mhosva will not be driving a swankie car but has every reason to celebrate after she was presented with a brand new Kia Picanto and a cash prize of $20 000 at a colourful prize-giving ceremony held in Harare yesterday. Just like the previous q...
Zodwa Wabantu heads to Harare 9 August 2017 HARARE - South Africa socialite Zodwa Wabantu is heading for Harare after an exciting dance with Bulawayo fans at Club Connect a week ago. In a previous interview with the Daily News in Bulawayo, the entertainer had promised to visit Harare and yes, she will be at Private Lounge in Harare on S...
Kiprich blasts Busy Signal gig organisers 7 August 2017 HARARE - Jamaican dancehall star Kiprich has criticised the organisers of Busy Signal’s just-ended two-concert tour of Zimbabwe for failing to provide a good sound system. Busy Signal’s much-hyped maiden performance in the City Of Kings failed to take place on Friday night after fans ran riot ...
Ezimnyama wins Chibuku Neshamwari 7 August 2017 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo-based Ezimnyama Dance Ensemble walked away with the $7 000 first prize after beating 10 other groups in the finals of the 2017 Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance Festival held at White City Stadium. The last Bulawayo group to win the dance competition was Umkhati Theatre ...
Katomeni to feature in anti-drug abuse musical 7 August 2017 HARARE - Jazz star Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana and acclaimed performance poet Arnold “SoProfound” Chirimika will take part in a musical drama titled Can You Hear Me Youth Concert set to take place at Harare International School on August 11. The Can You Hear Me Youth Concert, which seeks to enli...
Tete Pipilo relishes Divas Jam Session chance 7 August 2017 HARARE - Sungura artiste Patricia “Tete Pipilo” Makusha, 54, says she is looking forward to sharing the stage with fellow female artistes at the “Divas Jam Session” on tonight at City Sports Bar in Harare. Tete Pipilo, who recorded her debut album in 2009 at the age of 48, is part of a strong ...
Riots force Busy Signal to cancel show 6 August 2017 BULAWAYO - Angry fans ran amok at the Large City Hall here on Friday — looting beer and foodstuffs in protest over poor sound quality which forced local star Winky D to leave the stage in the middle of a performance — before the overwhelmed organisers called off  the big concert whose main act wa...
Is it talent or pretty faces? 6 August 2017 HARARE - Upcoming female artistes Lady Storm and Sarah Dee routinely attract big crowds — mostly men — that make their seasoned male counterparts green with envy. This incredible pulling power is despite the fact that they have no known hits to talk about and are usually given less attractive ...
Cash-strapped Intwasa feels the heat 6 August 2017 BULAWAYO - Cash-strapped Intwasa Festival koBulawayo, the City of Kings’ premier annual arts event, is reeling under serious financial challenges that have forced the annual showcase to reduce to a three-day event instead of the usual five. The multi-disciplinary Intwasa, which will run at var...
I am a comedian, says Miss Zim 6 August 2017 HARARE - Since she was crowned Miss World Zimbabwe 2017 last weekend, Chiedza Lorraine Mhosva (22) has attracted mixed reactions. While some have warmed up to her, a significant number has taken to social media to question her suitability for the role. In an interview with Daily News on Sunday...
Zim actress to star in American TV series 6 August 2017 HARARE - Hollywood-based Zimbabwean actress, Sibongile “Sibo” Mlambo will play a key role in the sixth and final season of the American television series, Teen Wolf, which premiered on July 30 on MTV. Sibongile, who has featured in Hollywood films such as Honey 3: Dare to dance, Message from t...
Mushandirapamwe album wades into new territory 6 August 2017 HARARE - Mushandirapamwe, an album being produced by classical musician Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa in honour of Mushandirapamwe Hotel which was established by her grandfather in 1972, looks set to take mbira music to new heights. Tanyaradzwa, who put Zimbabwe on the map last year after coming second...
Clash over street book vendors 6 August 2017 HARARE - Some leading writers say book publishers should work with street book vendors as part of efforts to bring the prices of books down. Book piracy is generally regarded by publishers and writers as one of the key problems undermining the viability of the local book industry. But Monic...
Coke Studio Africa ropes in Gemini Major 6 August 2017 HARARE - Malawian music star Gemini Major, who collaborated with Zimbabwean musicians Mr Kamera and Bryan K as well as Nigerian star Ice Prince on the “Pamusika Remix,” has joined Coke Studio Africa. Gemini Major, born Gilbert Kamoto, has been based at the Coke Studio Africa studio in Kenya fo...
Stunner's manager Vokal quits 6 August 2017 HARARE - Godfrey “Vokal” Bakasa has quit as manager of Zimhip-hop star Desmond Chideme, aka Stunner, after slightly over a year in the role. Vokal, who previously managed Zimdancehall star Seh Calaz, said he had decided to quit the managerial role in order to start an online talk show. “I w...