Entertainment

Miss Twins fails to attract sponsors 18 November 2018 HARARE - New pageant, Miss Twins Zimbabwe, is battling to attract sponsors as the date for the grand finale approaches. Scheduled for December 15, the pageant was founded early this year by musician Sarah Dhliwayo, aka Sarah Dee. It attracted a lot of attention owing to its uniqueness. Howe...
Book explores childhood to adult life challenges 17 November 2018 HARARE - A budding author and poet believes children face several challenges as they transition from childhood to adulthood, highlighting the importance of education. Tabeth Ruvarashe Munyonga expresses her views in her debut release titled Passage of Life which combines a poetry anthology, a ...
Peace movement here to stay: Organisers 17 November 2018 HARARE - Organisers of the Peace and Family Festival scheduled for the National Sports Stadium in Harare on November 21 say the event will go a long way in promoting peace in society. Addressing journalists in Harare, Bakary Camara, the Africa regional chairperson of Family Federation for Worl...
Killer T redeems Mabla, Sekuru Zvambu 17 November 2018 HARARE - Dancehall star Killer T has brought once-famous comedians Mabla 10 and Sekuru Zvambu back into the limelight. The chanter roped in the two on his latest video Rovai Makuva, which was dropped this week. The video — shot in a rural setting — will certainly remind many of the duo’s once ...
'Name Macheso sexiest man' 17 November 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans on social media are pushing for musician Alick macheso to be named the sexiest man in Zimbabwe  after his supposed lookalike British actor Idris Elba was crowned People magazine’s 2018 Sexiest Man Alive. Zimbabweans on social media claim there is a resemblance between Elba...
Winky D's Coke Studio experience 17 November 2018 HARARE - Dancehall star Winky D, was not at the Coke Studio for social media likes but for learning and the work will show, his camp has said. The chanter described the experience as a learning curve which exposed him to some of Africa’s greatest musicians and music producers. He said he go...
Saiwe Chimbetu bounces back 17 November 2018 HARARE - Saiwe, daughter to the late master of song Simon Chimbetu, has bounced back into the music industry after years of wandering in neighbouring South Africa. Married to Gaylord Mhlanga, Saiwe is putting final touches to her first studio album since 2012. “The album, which is my third ...
Macheso dates Kwekwe 16 November 2018 HARARE - Sungura kingpin Alick Macheso is performing in Kwekwe at Gulez Bar tonight before retreating to Marondera on Saturday where he will perform at Legends Bar. On Sunday, the Tafadzwa hit-maker will stage a family show at Jongwe Corner, Hatfield in Harare. Wezhaz Sports Bar hosts Jabav...
Ginimbi in minor accident 16 November 2018 HARARE - Socialite and businessman Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure was on Wednesday afternoon involved in an accident close to his home in Domboshawa. “It was a minor accident. I will not have a problem getting it fixed because it's covered by insurance. I was driving my 2018 SVR, Range Rover, and ...
Mgido takes kanjiva to Hollywood 15 November 2018 HARARE - Vault Cosmetics founder Jacque Mgido, has taken the kanjiva dance to Hollywood, making music industry personnel Suge J Knight dance to the Mbare beat. Knight is the son of imprisoned rap mogul Suge Knight of Death Row Records. Mgido has worked and works with numerous Hollywood arti...
Brian Rusike dies 15 November 2018 HARARE - The music fraternity and fans have expressed sadness over the death of legendary instrumentalist and singer Brian Rusike, of the famous Pied Pipers. He is famed for composing the popular Ruva Rangu, which dominated charts in the 80s and 90s. Details of his death were still sketchy ...
Miss Zim international returns home empty-handed 15 November 2018 HARARE - Miss Zimbabwe International Tania Aaron returned home empty-handed after failing to make it to the top 15 of the Miss International pageant that was held on November 9 in Tokyo, Japan. However, Aaron came home with experience and is dreaming big about creating a better future for Zimb...
Gospel musicians converge in Chi-Town 14 November 2018 HARARE - A number of gospel musicians among them Mathias Mhere, Bethany Pasinawako-Ngolomi and Trymore Bande will on Saturday lead an array of other singers in support of budding singer Nicholas Chirunga who will be launching his third album. Chirunga once worked with Mhere as a backing voca...
Fungisai lines up Christians braai fest 13 November 2018 HARARE - Gospel musician Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave has lined up a braai festival, through her Church Persons Club, to promote soberness in the society. The braai festival scheduled for December 8 at Lake Chivero, Harare, requires one to part with $10 to be part of it. “The $10 is for r...
Women, Wine & Words comes to Harare 13 November 2018 HARARE - Harare joint, Theatre in the Park, will celebrate women through music, poetry and art this Saturday. The event will run under the banner “Women, Wine and Words” (WWW), a concept started by Intwasa Festival in Bulawayo. “This weekend Theatre in the Park celebrates women through musi...
SA's Idibala dance hits showbiz 13 November 2018 HARARE - South Africa's King Monada's Idibala dance has not gone unnoticed with Zimbabweans importing and localising it. The dance, which features on the song Malwedhe (which translates to fainting in Khelobhedu) is about how fainting can be caused by love matters. The song has been a hit o...
Ginimbi bar accused of littering, noise pollution 12 November 2018 HARARE - Mount Pleasant residents are up in arms against a trendy upmarket bottle store at Pendenis Shopping Centre — Liquor Boys — owned by socialite Genius Kadungure aka Ginimbi which they allege is responsible for littering and noise pollution. In a Facebook post, a residents' representativ...
Lady Squanda lines up Ladies Night 12 November 2018 HARARE - Controversial Zimdancehall chanter Lady Squanda is striving to uplift fellow female musicians in the music industry. Over the years, Lady Squanda — real name Sandra Gazi — made headlines in local tabloids for the wrong reasons, including demeaning and assaulting other female chanters,...
Bev, Zoey take fight to SA 12 November 2018 HARARE - Raunchy dancer Beverly Sibanda and her oft-competitor Zoey Sifelani have decided to take their stage “fight” to South Africa. Popularly known as Bev, Sibanda decamped to South Africa early this year and Zoey followed her recently. Their move was inspired by the ever-shrinking econo...
Mukanya goes for greenhorns 11 November 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo has chosen little known musicians to support him during the December Peace Tour in Zimbabwe as part of his efforts to promote youngsters. Currently, his team is registering little known artistes in different parts of the country who wants...
Jah Prayzah, Winky D and the coincidences 11 November 2018 HARARE - Jah Prayzah and Winky D are among the big names in Zimbabwe’s music industry with their music cutting across generations. Competition between the two has always been discussed and though they have not admitted to any rivalry, it is hard to ignore. Comparisons have always been drawn...
Preacher on religious tourism 11 November 2018 HARARE - Controversial preacher Paul Sanyangore said the church has a role to play in portraying the image of the country to the outside world. Sanyangore said religious tourism should be encouraged and he will continue on that path. Last week, the preacher surfaced in Indonesia where he ha...
Misred silences critics 11 November 2018 HARARE - Radio personality Samantha Musa, popularly known as Misred, has a message to people who engage in body shaming. She said being a plus size woman is not easy in society and even in a professional set up but she has out grown the cheap talk and doubled her confidence. She said her fi...
'Paul Matavire was wrongly convicted' 11 November 2018 HARARE - The late veteran musician Paul Matavire was wrongly convicted of rape nearly 30 years ago, his former dancer has revealed. Matavire, who was popularly known as “Doctor Love”, was in 1990 convicted — with his co-accused Peter Mabvuwa — of raping a disabled woman by Gweru provincial mag...
I'm proud of my body: Gonyeti 10 November 2018 HARARE - Bustop TV comedienne Samantha Kureya, popularly known as Gonyeti, says she is not bothered by people mocking her weight. Gonyeti said she is proud of her looks and that body shaming will not stop her from pursuing her dreams. “Being a plus size does not mean I’m disabled or I canno...