Entertainment

Jacaranda Festival lives up to billing 8 October 2018 HARARE – Internationally-acclaimed South African musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka stunned people at the Jacaranda Music Festival on Saturday as she took charge of the stage at the age of 53. Chaka Chaka — who was part of the local and regional star-studded line-up — also took time to criticise poli...
Uncle Epaton pushes Epworth onto Zimdancehall map 8 October 2018 HARARE – Rising dancehall chanter Uncle Epaton is determined to put his neighbourhood Epworth on the map and vowed to advance clean lyrics. Dancehall is known for camps such as Mbare, Highfield and Dzivaresekwa (DZ). [GoogleAd] The chanter is known for the raw version of the Panomhanya M...
Rumba fest charms WeUtonga 8 October 2018 HARARE – Celebrated female bassist, Edith WeUtonga, is delighted to have participated at the recent Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s Festival Rumba Parade. The fifth edition of the festival ran from October 2 to 5, and WeUtonga is the first Zimbabwean musician to showcase at the annual eve...
Jah Prayzah: An emblem of diversity 7 October 2018 HARARE - Love him or hate him, Jah Prayzah, pictured, is making huge strides in his music career, raising the country’s flag and it is there for all to see. He has made several continental links, combined works with renowned artistes such as Davido, Mafikizolo, Diamond Platnumz, Yemi Alade and Ch...
Epilepsy pushes Lipsy into cake-making 7 October 2018 HARARE - Zimdancehall songbird Lipsy’s frequent battle with epilepsy, which sometimes forces her to reduce the number of concerts she can hold, has forced her to venture into cake-making in a bid to raise extra income. She told the Daily News on Sunday that at times her medical doctor orders h...
Down memory lane with Mai Rwizi 7 October 2018 HARARE - When legends are being talked about in Zimbabwe, the name Susan Chenjerai is mentioned as part of them. Chenjerai, better known as “Mai Rwizi”, entertained people through music and acting in the drama series Mhuri yaMukadota. The production — though done in the 70s — is still enter...
Pokello refuses to sign divorce papers 4 October 2018 HARARE - Socialite Pokello Nare has refused to sign divorce papers after her husband of three years Elikem Kumordzie filed for divorce at the Harare High Court, court records show. This means Kumordzie, the spouse seeking the divorce, will need to obtain what is called a contested divorce. ...
Freshlyground coming back to Zim 3 October 2018 HARARE - South African Afro-pop band Freshlyground is back in Zimbabwe this month, after pulling up a memorable performance at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) five months ago. The group, which previously faced hostility from the government of former president Robert Mugabe...
Roki speaks on 'Let her go' song 3 October 2018 HARARE - Musician Rockford “Roki” Josphat, has explained the inspiration behind his latest release Let her go, which is somewhat a cover of British musician Passenger’s hit song that was released in 2012 and goes by the same title. His version, however, talks about getting to a point of regret...
Jah Prayzah in dilemma 2 October 2018 HARARE - Red hot musician Jah Prayzah is standing on the horns of a dilemma. The Jerusarema hit-maker does not want to disappoint his legion of followers and is struggling to choose the best 12 tracks that will make up Chitubu — his forthcoming album — set for release on November 2 at the Hara...
DJ Stavo in big fat wedding 2 October 2018 HARARE - Enterprising disc jockey and music producer DJ Stavo had an A-list wedding over the weekend whose extravagance broke regional records. The 15-year wait to wed with his wife Kudzai Alifa was worth it. The wedding took place at the five-star Meikles Hotel in the capital and ticked al...
ED's daughter in anti-poaching film 2 October 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s daughter Tariro is set to feature in an anti-poaching film under the Gonarezhou Film Project. This comes as a direct war on poaching — a vice that has hit game parks in the country with the elephant and rhino being the biggest targets in trophy-hunting a...
New breed of mapositori emerge 2 October 2018 HARARE - A new breed of apostolic sect leaders (madzibaba) are on a quest to spruce the image of the creed that has for long been looked down upon. The madzibabas are now seen in trendy clothes and vehicles, living in well-decorated houses contrary to popular belief that they are poor and shab...
Chatunga, Zoey get cosy 1 October 2018 HARARE - Popular pole dancer Zoey Sifelani has stirred controversy with pictures of her getting cosy with former President Robert Mugabe's son Chatunga Bellarmine at a club in South Africa over the weekend. This follows on the heels of another set of pictures showing Robert (Chatunga's brother...
Zacras urges govt to open up media 1 October 2018 BULAWAYO - The Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (Zacras) recently commemorated the third edition of the International Day of Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) as the organisation continues to push for the opening up of community radio airwaves in the country. The day was ...
Intwasa festival success 'a miracle' 1 October 2018 BULAWAYO - The 14th edition of Intwasa Arts Festival came to an end on Saturday evening ending a week of an entertainment-filled fete. With limited resources in a tough economic environment, the organisers of the event could only describe the success of the festival which kicked off on Tuesday...
Chaos mars Soul Jah Love, Seh Calaz album launches 1 October 2018 HARARE - Chaos was the order of the day at both Seh Calaz and Soul Jah Love album launches in Mbare and Highfiled respectively as they were characterised by crowd trouble which is synonymous with several dancehall gigs, giving security a run for their money. The delay by Soul Jah Love to get o...
Nyathi releases video for poem 1 October 2018 HARARE - Renowned poet Albert Nyathi, will today release a video of his award-winning poem My Daughter which was turned into a song. The poem was published in 2012 and won a National Arts Merit Award (Nama) in 2013. “Last year we recorded a song out of it, and people were asking why we were...
Song of the year race on 30 September 2018 HARARE - It is three months before the year ends and the race for the song of the year has opened with a number of artistes already positioning themselves with a number of chart-topping releases. And musicians such as ExQ, Winky D, Killer T and Alick Macheso are already front runners. On th...
Mother Filda's Midas touch 30 September 2018 HARARE - Filda Muchabaiwa is one manager in showbiz whose Midas touch has transformed the careers of several musicians. Popularly known as Mother Filo in showbiz, Muchabaiwa was instrumental in shaping careers of successful musicians in form of Jah Prayzah, Andy Muridzo, Pamela “Gonyeti” Zulu,...
Miss World-Zim can't take car home 30 September 2018 HARARE - The newly-crowned Miss World Zimbabwe Hajirah Belinda Potts could not drive home with her car prize, a Kia Rio (sedan) valued at $41 000 as Miss World Zimbabwe Trust says she has to first acquire a driver's licence. Speaking at the prize handover last week, Miss World Zimbabwe spokesp...
Gringo crippled by finances 27 September 2018 HARARE - Renowned actor and comedian Lazarus Boora popularly known as Gringo says the current harsh economic conditions have made it difficult for them to come up with new productions. Gringo is on record saying he needs $25 000 for him to come up with a new production, a figure which some qua...
Artistes hang guitars for business 27 September 2018 HARARE - A number of musicians who have been successful in other fields apart from music, have abandoned the showbiz circuit and their artistic careers altogether. The list includes Tawanda Mutyebere, Innocent Utsiwegota, Elias Musakwa, Energy Mutodi and Joshua Sacco among others. Mutyebere...
Wicknell, wife back together 26 September 2018 HARARE - After speculation of an imminent split following a social media rage and accusations of cheating, flamboyant businessman Wicknell Chivayo and wife Sonja Madzikanda have reignited their love with a Victoria Falls “baecation”. The two were involved in a nasty fight about a fortnight ago...
Twin Lion dates Red Cafe 26 September 2018 HARARE - Another set of twin brothers Petros and Peter Manganda has joined the music industry. Popularly known as Twin Lion the two are making a name for themselves in the music industry courtesy of their debut studio album Kushandiswa Ndaramba. The Manganda brothers ,27, ventured into musi...