Entertainment

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...
It's a fortune to dine with Tuku 3 February 2018 HARARE – Lovers who wish to spend Valentines evening with music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi will have to fork out $140. Singles, however, will part with $75. The event which has been billed as a red carpet event includes a three-course meal and surprise give-aways for all those attendi...
Kapfupi, Mai Nga love still going strong 3 February 2018 HARARE – Freddy “Kapfupi” Manjalima says he thanks God for giving him a nice family which comprises a loving and hardworking wife in form of Precious ‘‘Mai Nga’’ Kabriti and five children. In an interview at his home in Epworth last week, the hilarious Kapfupi said he puts his family first bef...
Bob Marley statue for Zim 3 February 2018 HARARE – After months of negotiations with the late global reggae icon's representatives, Martin Chemhere, a South Africa-based Zimbabwean arts and media consultant says he has finally been given a go ahead to organise the creation and installation of Bob Marley's statue in Zimbabwe. He says h...
Bluez Café presents gifted CeeJay 3 February 2018 BULAWAYO – Bulawayo’s Bluez Café proudly hosts gifted young musician and songwriter Marvellous “CeeJay” Tshuma next  Saturday. Already well-known and endorsed by his peers in the City of Kings, he leads Cafeteria Jamz band. Self-described as of the contemporary Afro-pop genre, the show is t...
Jah Prayzah dominates Nama nominees 2 February 2018 HARARE - Contemporary music star Jah Prayzah is well-placed to once again reign supreme at the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) to be held at Reps Theatre, Harare on February 17 after being nominated in three categories this year. Jah Prayzah is in the running for Outstanding Male Artiste, Ou...
DJ Shimza rocks City of Kings tonight 2 February 2018 HARARE - One of SA’s biggest house music producers DJ Shimza who is riding high on the music scene will tonight perform at Club Connect in Bulawayo. The DJ comes after his fellow countrymen DJ Tira and Distruction Boys visited the same club last year where they had full houses with parties spi...
Nicki Minaj hints at Zim visit 1 February 2018 HARARE - Trinidad-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress Onika Tanya Maraj, known as Nicki Minaj, might be coming to Zimbabwe after all. The famous artiste revealed this to a nine-year-old Langa Simhedwana who is originally from Zimbabwe and lives in England. The two met behi...
Artistes turn to farming. . . as economic crisis deepens 1 February 2018 HARARE - The deepening liquidity crunch has resulted in more and more music fans not attending live shows, a development that has forced some artists to think outside the box and venture into other income generating projects like farming. Artistes such as Tedius Matsito, Alick Macheso, Suluman...
Rufaro wins Boyfriend of the Year award 1 February 2018 HARARE - Popular Harare pub and grill restaurant Rufaro Shisanyama owner Rufaro, also known as Mr Shisanyama has won the Boyfriend of the Year on microbloging site Twitter, following  a massive parade of his romance with his girlfend Mikey Ngaakudzwe Chindiya. Their love and what they do for e...
'Hifa not about money but exposure' 31 January 2018 HARARE - Local artists engaged to perform at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) should not expect a high pay-out as this is just a platform for exposure, a Hifa executive has said. Over the years local artists have complained that Hifa was unfairly paying their international ...
'I don't engage in rampant sexual activities' 31 January 2018 HARARE - Veteran and energetic dancer Precious “Wasu Dacoda” Makwame is not contemplating leaving the stage despite that age is fast catching up with her. The former Mambokadzi member will celebrate her 33rd birthday celebration pencilled for Holly’s Hotel in Harare tonight at an event that wi...
ZTV banks on old dramas 30 January 2018 HARARE - State-owned television channel ZTV has turned to old popular vernacular dramas such as Mukadota Family, Paraffin, Mutirowafanza and Thuz Mas’khethela in a bid to stem the tide of viewers dumping it for DSTV and Kwese TV. The old dramas have been on rotation on national television sinc...
SA's Lebo Sekgobela wows Byo 30 January 2018 BULAWAYO - South African artiste Lebo Sekgobela delighted gospel lovers at the My Zimbabwe gospel concert held on Saturday at the Large City Hall in the City of Kings. Lebo, well-known for the hit Lion of Judah, on which she sang in English Sotho and Shona, performed in the City of Kings at a ...
Local recognition at last for Mokoomba 30 January 2018 HARARE - A bumpercrowd — probably the biggest one they have attracted in Harare — thronged New Ambassador Hotel in Harare on Saturday night to witness Afrofusion group Mokoomba’s first gig of the year. The multi-racial crowd could not have enough of Mokoomba’s enthralling music which is embedd...
The state of modelling industry in Zimbabwe 28 January 2018 HARARE - Flagship pageants have played a leading light in the modelling industry for years and ultimately creating an impression that modelling is indeed all about pageantry. Sadly nothing can be further from the truth. Modelling in its entirety is a million dollar industry in Africa but unfor...
ZTA to crack whip on unregistered art galleries 27 January 2018 HARARE - Art galleries and other tourist facilities have been given until March 31 to regularise their operations with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) or face the music. ZTA, which said its directive was in line with the terms of The Tourism Act of 1996 Chapter 14:20 section 57, further w...
New pageant comes on stream 27 January 2018 HARARE – Auditions for the inaugural Miss Zone Five pageant, meant for girls aged between 18 and 25 from Harare suburbs that include Warren Park, Kuwadzana, Dzivaresekwa and Lochinvar, will take place on Saturday at Donbrough College in Warren Park D. Miss Zone Five is the brainchild of Rubies...
Soul Jah Love sings about Bounty Lisa assault 25 January 2018 HARARE - Under-fire Zimdancehall star Soul Jah Love, who attracted the ire of the public last week after assaulting his wife Bounty Lisa, has fleetingly acknowledged the incident in a just-released self-loving song titled Ukadenha Mangwiro. Amidst a flurry of self-praising lyrics in the song p...
DJ Lyaness to tour Moza 25 January 2018 HARARE - One of Zimbabwe’s leading DJs, Larissa “DJ Lyaness” Makahamadze, who is also a fashion designer and a singer, has been invited to tour Mozambique as part of a cultural exchange programme. DJ Lyaness will leave for the tour today as a guest of a Mozambican arts organisation called Mari...
2018 Cresta Wedding Expo date set 25 January 2018 HARARE - Hundreds of people are expected to attend the third annual Cresta Wedding Expo scheduled to take place at Harare's Cresta Sango Conference Centre in February. Conference manager of Cresta Lodge Bhavesh Patel said the previous two events in 2016 and 2017 had been popular and successful...
Upcoming singer fulfils mom's dream 25 January 2018 HARARE - Upcoming singer-cum-actress Caramel Gwekwerere says she ventured into the music industry in a bid to fulfil a dream her mother harboured as a teenager. Caramel, who has released 10 singles since 2016, told the Daily News that her mother never got the chance to record despite the fact ...
Chinotimba jokes book to be launched tomorrow 25 January 2018 HARARE - Masasi aChinoz (Chinotimba jokes), a book on jocular statements made or formed around the person of Buhera South legislator Joseph Chinotimba will be launched tomorrow at Harare City Library. Recently-installed Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is expected to grace the launch of the...
Chivaviro breaks down on stage 24 January 2018 HARARE - Ebenzer hit-maker Togarepi Chivaviro broke down on stage at a Harare hotel on Tuesday night as he narrated horrific encounters he had was still a young boy in Gokwe. The South Africa-based musician recounted the sad episode just before performing a song titled Mwari Havanyadzise durin...
Zoey ventures into beer-making 24 January 2018 HARARE - Veteran pole dancer Zoey Sifelani has ventured into the brewing of vodka and bottling water which she has named “Zoey Vodka” and “Zoey Sparkling Water” respectively. The Red Angels front lady told the Daily News yesterday that she had been forced to venture into business due to the dw...