Entertainment

Guspy Warrior set to rock Vic Falls 23 June 2017 HARARE - Veteran Zimdancehall musician Guspy Warrior will use the Victoria Falls concert tomorrow to celebrate the Linkage awards nomination as Africa Best Dancehall musician. Guspy Warrior will share the stage with equally talented artiste King Shaddy at the official opening of The New Victor...
Zanu PF MP sings against violence 23 June 2017 HARARE – Former Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs deputy minister, Fortune Chasi has released a six-track anti-political violence album ahead of the 2018 elections. The album titled Violence-Free Elections, which was released last week, features Botswana-based musician and producer Tawa...
Chibuku Neshamwari descends on Masvingo 23 June 2017 HARARE - Today it will be the turn of Masvingo to host the 2017 provincial finals of the annual Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance Festival. Over 10 groups will converge at Farai Beerhall in the historic town of Masvingo to slug it out for the provincial crown won by Dzimbabwe Traditional Da...
Arrest music pirates, Grace tells police 22 June 2017 HARARE – First Lady Grace Mugabe has called on law enforcement agents to descend heavily on pirates of music CDs who she accused of stifling growth of artistes and fuelling massive job losses in the country’s entertainment industry. Grace said this while addressing mourners at the late Dickson...
Single donor for ZIBF 22 June 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) executive chairperson Blazio Tafireyi says this year’s edition, set to run in the Harare Gardens from July 27 and August 1, has attracted just a single donor. According to Tafireyi, who is also the Zimbabwe Publishing House (ZPH) chief executive...
Cde Chinx hero status angers artistes 22 June 2017 HARARE – Artistes have condemned the government's decision to accord revolutionary musician Dick “Cde Chinx” Chingaira a provincial or liberation hero status. State media yesterday published articles quoting Zanu PF secretary for administration Ignatius Chombo saying Cde Chinx had been declare...
Trust launches 2018 Arts-Vote Campaign 22 June 2017 HARARE – Bulawayo’s Nhimbe Trust’s mission in the run-up to the 2018 general election will mobilise and encourage artistes to register to vote. The trust is running a campaign under the banner “2018 Arts-Vote Campaign”. Josh Nyapimbi, Nhimbe Trust’s executive director said the Arts-Vote Cam...
Miss Zim rules out Miss Tourism merger 21 June 2017 HARARE - Efforts to bring two of the most “powerful” women in the local beauty pageant industry to work together seem to be hitting a brickwall. The initiative, by South African businessman Justice Maphosa to merge Miss World Zimbabwe and Miss Tourism Zimbabwe into one big national event has s...
Byo's Nobuntu comes to Harare 21 June 2017 HARARE - Nobuthu, an all-female acapella quintet from Bulawayo, will perform at the launch of the Magitare Live Acoustic Night event, set for Harare City Library on Friday. The internationally-acclaimed group, made up of Thandeka Moyo, Joyline Sibanda, Heather Dube, Duduzile Sibanda and Zanele...
Soul Jah Love hits back 20 June 2017 HARARE - Barely two days after being attacked during the Mutare leg of President Robert Mugabe’s youth interface rallies for allegedly fomenting indiscipline, Zimdancehall star Soul Jah Love has responded in a song. The Pamamonya Ipapo hit-maker was publicly dressed down by Zanu PF national yo...
Zanu PF humiliates Soul Jah Love 19 June 2017 HARARE – Zimdancehall chanter Soul Jah Love was last week dressed down in Mutare at a Zanu PF rally addressed by President Robert Mugabe. Soul Jah Love, who was set to perform at Mugabe's meet-the-youth-rally, was left with egg on the face after Zanu PF youth leader Innocent Hamandishe openly ...
Steve Makoni meets Kireni Zulu 19 June 2017 HARARE – Veteran musician Steve “Dhongi” Makoni will meet Kireni Zulu in what is expected to be an explosive encounter at City Sports Bar in the capital tonight. The two will also share the stage with Pamela Zulu aka Gonyeti, Kessia aka Muchaneta, Chief Hwenje, Dzvoti, Junior Vybz, Landmine Ma...
Condolences pour in for Cde Chinx 19 June 2017 HARARE – The late music star Dickson Chingaira aka Cde Chinx’s songs stimulated both Zanla and Zipra fighters into action and helped mobilise the masses into an incredible resistance population, Zanu PF party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has said. Moyo, in a condolence message said: “The deat...
Failing economy hits arts industry hard 18 June 2017 HARARE - “An artiste cannot fail; it is a success to be one,” this assertion was made by American Sociologist Charles Horton Cooley back in the day; the statement has since lost relevance when applied to Zimbabwean artistes. The harsh economic environment prevailing in the country has left man...
Byo Arts Awards top nominee shares dream 18 June 2017 BULAWAYO – Recently, multi-talented artiste Madlela Skhobokhobo hogged the limelight in the City of Kings when he garnered four nominations — the highest number by an individual artiste in the inaugural Bulawayo Arts Awards set to be held at the Large City Hall on June 30. The Daily News on S...
Kazz penetrates regional market 18 June 2017 HARARE – United Kingdom (UK)-based Zimbabwean singer Farhaan “Kazz” Khan has set his sight on the African market after collaborating with artistes from Zambia and Malawi on the remix of his track Kudana. The Masvingo-born artiste, better known as Mr Boomslang, worked with Zambian artiste Tbwoy...
I won't dump local fans: Jah Prayzah 17 June 2017 HARARE - Jah Prayzah says the reduction of the shows he is holding in Zimbabwe should not be misconstrued to mean that he has abandoned his local followers. Speaking through his manager Keen Mushapaidze, the Jerusarema hit-maker told the Daily News that his Zimbabweans fans must appreciate tha...
Sulu to collaborate with school kids 17 June 2017 HARARE – Choirs from Arundel and Twin Rivers Schools in conjunction with the Heritage Jazz band will collaborate with dendera star Suluman Chimbetu at Reps Theatre today. Dubbed “Salibonani” the event that began on Thursday evening and will end tonight, has also featured jazz songstress Pruden...
Chibuku Neshamwari dates Karoi 17 June 2017 HARARE – Chikangwe Tavern in Karoi will host the Mashonaland West Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance Festival contest today. Over 10 traditional dance groups are expected to battle it out for the three prizes on offer. The winner will walk away with $300 with number two pocketing $200. The t...
International Day of Yoga 17 June 2017 HARARE – On Sunday, there will be a yoga session open to members of the public at India House as part of the build-up to the commemoration of International Day of Yoga that falls on June 21. On the same day, courtesy of Indian ambassador to Zimbabwe, Masakui Rungsung, guests will also watch In...
Arts fraternity mourns Sharon Muguwu 16 June 2017 HARARE – The arts fraternity is mourning the death of Daily News Entertainment Writer Sharon Muguwu, 28, who passed away this week on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. She was buried yesterday in her rural home in Chikomba. National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Nacz) acting communicatio...
No Zimbabwe Music Awards this year 16 June 2017 HARARE – Organisers of the supposedly annual Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) have revealed that there are no awards this year. Zima chairperson Joseph Nyadzayo once told the Daily News that they were all along operating on a shoestring budget, hence it was hard for the organisers to plan for the ...
Zhakata dates Mashonaland Central 16 June 2017 HARARE – Zora maestro, Leonard “Karikoga” Zhakata (pictured) takes his act to Mashonaland Central this weekend, performing at Tiringindi Gardens in Mt Darwin on Friday and winding up his weekend programme at Tippaz Bar and Night Club in Shamva on Saturday. Zhakata is currently riding high, buo...
Tuku collaborates with SA's Freshlyground 15 June 2017 HARARE – Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi has collaborated with Freshlyground — the South African Afro-fusion band that was deported by the Zimbabwean government four years ago. The South African group, which was scheduled to officially close the 2014 edition of the Harare International ...
Tazvida set for Mozambique return 15 June 2017 HARARE – Smoko musician Isaac Tazvida, who set up a base in Mozambique a decade ago before returning home last year, will return to Zimbabwe’s Eastern neighbour for two shows later this month. Tazvida, brother to late music star System, who died in 1999, has been invited to perform at that cou...