Entertainment

Manyowa ropes in Suluma on 2nd album 22 September 2018 HARARE - Gospel sensation Janet Manyowa has roped in veteran musician Shingisai Suluma on her recently-launched single titled Muchengeti. The latest song is off her forthcoming 11-track album Grateful to be unveiled on October 13 at Celebration Centre in the capital. “The response from the ...
Macheso lines up Chewa songs for SA festival 22 September 2018 HARARE - Giant sungura musician Alick Macheso has lined up a Chewa playlist for the Phalaborwa Spring Carnival Festivities 2018 scheduled for September 29 at Impala Park Rugby Stadium in South Africa. In a promotional video circulating on social media, the musician — who is confirming his pres...
Moyo appointment under scrutiny 22 September 2018 HARARE - The recent appointment of Nicholas Moyo, as the substantive director of the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe is under scrutiny with arts pressure group Nhimbe Trust saying he was a beneficiary of a flawed process. The Josh Nyamupimbi-led organisation is pushing for newly-appointed Ar...
Married women are jealous of me — Bev 22 September 2018 HARARE - Raunchy dancer Beverly “Bev” Sibanda says married women in the country are jealous of her flexibility and think she is after their men. Bev said men form the biggest chunk of her following in the country which makes their women uncomfortable. The Sexy Angels boss said women should ...
Tuku urges unity among regional artistes 22 September 2018 HARARE - Superstar Oliver Mtukudzi says the coming together of African artistes enhances regional unity. Tuku says he feels at home whenever he performs in neighbouring South Africa, urging the country’s musicians — among them Mi Casa — to feel the same. The musicians, together with another...
Jacaranda Music Festival on 22 September 2018 HARARE - Organisers of the Jacaranda Music Festival have revealed that the event will go ahead as planned on October 6 at Hellenic Sports Club despite cholera fears. The festival boasts of huge artistes in the form of superstar Oliver Mtukudzi, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Mi Casa, Mokoomba, Mbeu, Norm...
Miss Tourism Zim on tomorrow 21 September 2018 HARARE - A Bevy of 21 girls is set to walk the ramp for supremacy in this year's edition of Miss Tourism Zimbabwe in Bulawayo tomorrow. The event is scheduled for Rainbow Hotel. The top three winners — Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2018, First and Second Princess — are expected to pocket $10 000, $...
Schools Debate competition reaches finals 21 September 2018 HARARE - All is set for this year's edition of the CBZ Schools Debate competition national finals tomorrow in Bulawayo. The event will see schools from the 10 provinces of the country competing for supremacy. Primary and Secondary Education minister Paul Mavima will be the guest of honour a...
City Sports hosts Pramastove 21 September 2018 HARARE - The above Harare joint is hosting dancer-cum-comedian Pramastove tonight. Baba Harare dates Glendale Man of the moment Baba Harare is performing at The Club in Mbizo, Kwekwe tonight before dating Tsungubvi Hall in Glendale tomorrow. On Sunday, he will be at Pamuchakata Bar in Kuw...
Cholera paralyses showbiz 20 September 2018 HARARE - A number of high-profile gigs that were scheduled for this and next weekend hang in balance following the government's ban on public gatherings, as the cholera epidemic continues to spread across the country. Last week, the government was accused of playing double standards after it f...
Zoey SA bound 19 September 2018 HARARE - After leading dancer Beverly "Bev" Sibanda left lasting impressions in South Africa during her six-month stay in that country, Mzansi promoters are now after Zimbabwe dancers. This comes after club owners who hosted The Sexy Angels boss’ stay in South Africa also extended an invitatio...
Gukurahundi seeks to eclipse Intwasa 19 September 2018 BULAWAYO - A documentary which explores the post-independence political disturbances in the Matabeleland and Midlands provinces is set to be showcased here during the Intwasa Arts Festival, as the number of activists and artists trying to get closure on the massacres increase in the post-Mugabe e...
Poet ventures into music 19 September 2018 HARARE - A budding poet has spread his wings, venturing into the music industry, pursuing a career in gospel music. Tawanda Mudzinganyama — who goes by the moniker Mukoma T — is incorporating his poetry into music. The poet, who is currently working on his debut album following the release of ...
Soul Jah Love, Calaz renew rivalry 19 September 2018 HARARE - Dancehall stars Soul Jah Love, and Seh Calaz seem to be on course to revive their infamous rivalry if indications on the ground are anything to go by. Both chanters will be launching their albums on the same day, September 29. Soul Jah Love will be unveiling his project at Takashin...
Bid to revive urban grooves on 19 September 2018 HARARE - Local musicians seem to be on a drive to revive the urban grooves movement with the formation of a number of partnerships. This follows the coming together of singers Trevor Dongo, Shinsoman, King Shaddy, Xtra Large, Roki and MacDee under the banner of The Immortals. The artistes a...
Edgars ropes in DJ Stavo, Bryan K 19 September 2018 HARARE - Clothing retailer Edgars is embarking on a bold, new and exciting journey, innovatively partnering with local musicians. In an industry that is notoriously ever evolving, the fashion powerhouse has partnered with the iconic DJ Stavo and talented Bryan K to launch Edgars Sound of Summe...
Models at Magaya Prayer Mountain 19 September 2018 HARARE - In an attempt to spruce up the image of the modelling industry in the country, Miss Tourism Zimbabwe (MTZ) models were taken to Walter Magaya’s prayer mountain in Harare’s Waterfalls suburb to “meditate and connect with God”. This comes after the charismatic preacher and founder of ...
Ammara faces daunting task 18 September 2018 HARARE - It's every musician’s wish to fill-up the giant Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) and songstress Ammara Brown has roped in the services of Nigerian star Mr Eazi to accomplish this task on September 28. Jah Prayzah, Winky D and gospel diva Shingisai Suluma have all done it ...
DJ Tira comes to Harare 18 September 2018 HARARE - Top South African entertainer DJ Tira is headed for the country with a special performance scheduled for Club Sankayi in the capital this Friday. Real name Mthokozi Khathi, DJ Tira is famous for several house music hits in partnership with a number of South African groups including Bi...
I'm not a spent force: Dougie Chimbetu 18 September 2018 HARARE - Dendera musician Douglas Chimbetu has denied that he is now a spent force, insisting that he is still in the game. He, however, apportioned the blame to promoters for not marketing the shows he is staging enough hence giving speculation that he has hit hard times and has shelved shows...
Scores of artistes grace Zimura workshop 18 September 2018 HARARE - Scores of artistes gathered in Harare on Friday to celebrate The African Copyright and Collective Management Day, courtesy of the Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) in conjunction with arts promotions organisation, Devine Assignments. The African Copyright and Collective Manag...
MP partners Olinda, Tytan in cholera fight 18 September 2018 HARARE - Glen View South MDC Alliance MP Vimbayi Tsvangirai-Java has partnered musician Njabulo Nkomo aka Tytan and his wife Olinda Chapel in a cholera awareness campaign, as the parliamentarian seeks to conscientise members of the public on the epidemic that has claimed the lives of at least 30 ...
Bright future for film industry 18 September 2018 [GoogleAd] HARARE - Veteran filmmaker Stephen Chigorimbo, believes the country's film industry is ahead of others in Africa. Chigorimbo said the country is full of young talented and artistic filmmakers which gives hope to the movie industry. The renowned entertainer was part of the spea...
Zim film festivals help tell our story 18 September 2018 [GoogleAd] HARARE - Africa's rich history of storytelling is being carried on in the modern era through the medium of film, demonstrated recently at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (Ziff) and International Images Film Festival for Women. Ziff and International Images Film Festival ...
Gospel, dancehall collaborations a hit 18 September 2018 HARARE - The pact between gospel and secular musicians seem to be growing with a number of songs having been released so far. Of note is the combination between gospel musicians and Zimdancehall artistes which has become popular. A number of songs have been released and several of them have...