Entertainment

Mukanya promises great homecoming show 20 February 2018 HARARE - Exiled Chimurenga music legend Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo (72), who last performed in Zimbabwe 14 years ago, has described his homecoming gig set for the Glamis Arena in Harare on April 28 as a “dream come true.” Mukanya said living in the United States of America since 2004 has made hi...
ED pushes scarves' sales 16 February 2018 HARARE - CHJAA Enterprises, creators of the Zim Rocks scarves which President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his officials have been wearing since the Davos trip have sold almost 1 000 scarves since the trip. Celia Rukato, who founded the brand said they have been receiving 10 times the attention they...
Chinoz enjoying life in Dubai 15 February 2018 HARARE - Buhera South legislator Joseph “Cde Chinoz” Chinotimba is living the time of his life in Dubai, where he is attending the World Government Summit on Happiness, flirting and even enjoying beach life. In videos and pictures circulating on social media, Chinotimba got to the point of pra...
Selmor, Tendai re-affirm love 15 February 2018 HARARE - Celebrity couple Selmor Mtukudzi and Tendai Manatsa will unite on stage in a show dubbed the Valentines Couples Bash tomorrow night at Harare Truckers Inn in Southerton, Harare. Tendai and Selmor are both from music families as their fathers — Zexie Manatsa and Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi ...
Zim designer up for several awards 14 February 2018 HARARE - Things are looking up for United Kingdom-based designer Yvonne Gambe Ndava known in the fashion circles as “Yvonne Yvette” who has been nominated for several awards this year including the International Runway Achievers and Recognition Awards (Irara). The awards which cover social med...
Modelling show for Vic Falls 14 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Elegant Steps Modelling and Arts Agency (ESMA) has set next week as the day models drawn from Hwange, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls will clash in a top of the drawer belated Miss Valentines contest. The contest which will be running for the second year on the trot has been slated for ...
I wasn't created to swim in a small pond: Vimbai 13 February 2018 HARARE - Not even the Sky is the Limit for Nigeria-based Zimbabwean actress, model and television personality, Vimbai Mutinhiri. The amiable former co-host of the Africa Magic Viewers Award (AMVCA), who is better known by her legion of fans as Miss Vimbai, is now one of the most sought-after t...
Miss Vimbai's Valentine's Day letter to Zim 12 February 2018 LAGOS - My dearest love, Zimbabwe, What a love affair we have had! When I first met you, you gave me the perfect honeymoon. Remember how you used to spoil me with Green Giant, Nutty Squirrel and even sometimes Monsta Mouse if you were in a really good mood on Sundays after church. Those ...
All-female jam session tonight 12 February 2018 HARARE - Harare's City Sports Bar will tonight host an all-female Monday Night Jam Session that will bring together some of the exciting voices. The bash will feature Edith WeUtonga, Nadine Brown, Sarah Dee, Sista Flame, Tendai Chimombe, Nina Grande, Mama Rachie, Tete Pipilo, Ratty, Sister Rud...
Daz takes Nama head-on 12 February 2018 HARARE - Dancers Association of Zimbabwe (Daz) has slammed the annual National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) for turning a blind eye to their success stories. The association through its president Hapaguti “Harpers” Mapimhidze told the Daily News that they are ready to pull out of the National Arts...
Tocky Vibes: A darling outside Zim 12 February 2018 HARARE - “A prophet is not without honour except in his own country among his own people” — this sums up musician Tocky Vibes who is a darling of many music lovers outside the country while struggling to fill small joints locally. Born Obey Makamure, the Mhai hit-maker started off his musical ...
Baya pens new play for schools 12 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Centre for Talent Development (CTD) is back with another intriguing play, Fragile which is set to be premiered in March for the local schools. CTD under the leadership of Thabani Moyo recently brought to life the play, The Arrangement and they are also known for their successful and...
Human trafficking film on the cards 12 February 2018 HARARE - A feature film to raise awareness on human trafficking, which has troubled Zimbabwe, is set for release this March. The film — titled Boundaries Within — follows the life of the main character and three other young women who get desperate as a result of their economic situation, and e...
Zim film premieres on Valentine's Day 12 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean film, Love Is Not Enough — commissioned by DStv's Zambezi Magic channel will premiere on the channel on Valentine's Day, further enhancing the country's status as a burgeoning motion picture producing nation. Love Is Not Enough is a drama created by Light Image Productions,...
Marriage to Pokello a mistake — Elikem 11 February 2018 HARARE - Socialite Pokello Nare’s Ghanaian estranged husband Elikem Kumordzie has described his marriage to the Zimbabwean fashionista as a mistake. He said this in an Instagram story, while shopping in London at Harrods. This comes amid speculation that Pokello, who calls herself “Queen of...
American jazz outfit dates Harare 11 February 2018 HARARE - If music is a language for most of us, then for Oran Etkin it is his mother tongue, and with his trio and with his project Timbalooloo, he has dedicated his life to passing it on to others. With support from MBCA, this renowned American jazz outfit will perform and teach in Harare for...
Mai Chisamba, Chinoz off for Happiness Summit 10 February 2018 HARARE - Buhera South legislator Joseph “Cde Chinoz” Chinotimba and television personality Rebecca “Mai Chisamba” Chisamba, Zimbabwe’s Ambassadors of Happiness left the country yesterday for Dubai to attend the World Government Summit on Happiness. The two were accompanied by minister of Labou...
Tuku preaches peace in latest album 9 February 2018 HARARE - Music guru Oliver “Tuku”  Mtukudzi says his 67th album Hany’nga album is all about peace and working together, adding that there was no need in competing with each other to try and prove who is better, as this triggers conflict. “There is everything (musical instruments), when mixed t...
Culture at the heart of Nhimbe Trust 7 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Against a background of the stark realities of life in Zimbabwe in 2017, Bulawayo-based Nhimbe Trust managed to address key priorities for improved freedom of artistic expression, improved socio-economic status of artists, positive attitudes of society towards artists and their work, a...
Nama opens people's choice voting platform 7 February 2018 HARARE -The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Nacz) has launched the People’s Choice for the 17th National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) voting platform on Monday giving hope to musicians such as Winky D who has not been nominated on the latest edition of the annual awards. Last year, the People’s...
6 000+ people at Winky D album launch 7 February 2018 HARARE - More than 6 000 entertainment-loving people thronged the 4 500-seater Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) to witness Zimdancehall star Winky D's Gombwe album launch, raising concerns over safety risks. Though the event organisers 2 Kings Entertainment were not comfortable to...
Zim preacher takes India by storm 6 February 2018 HARARE - From a country littered with burgeoning churches, Apostle George Jongwe has become one of the biggest exports of Zimbabwean charismatic Christianity. The fresh looking young Apostle is currently in India,  where he is spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ. Jongwe said he was focu...
Macheso cancels Chegutu show over cholera 5 February 2018 HARARE - Sungura kingpin and Zimbabwe Red Cross Society humanitarian ambassador Alick Macheso’s Chegutu concert which was supposed to be held on Friday was cancelled due to outbreak of cholera in the farming town. The concert which was pencilled for Gatsi Sports Bar was cancelled by the Civil ...
Zim's high-flying young tycoons give Winky D $70k 4 February 2018 HARARE - Zimdancehall “boss” Winky D became a promoter's dream on Friday night when he launched his Gombwe album, netting a cool $70 000 in first sales at an oversubscribed show at the Harare International Conference Centre. Forget about the moola racked-in in ticket sales, in just one night, ...
I support Arsenal, listen to Tuku — SB Moyo 4 February 2018 HARARE - Many know him as the face that invaded television screens on the morning of November 15, announcing Zimbabwe Defence Forces' intervention in the country's politics. For once the popular ZBCTV news casters were nowhere to be seen and for those who had doubted that the army was now in c...