Entertainment

Artists shine in Zanu PF primaries 6 May 2018 HARARE - Several artists participated in this year's Zanu PF primary elections, and are set to represent the ruling party in the forthcoming harmonised elections expected around July-August this year. This has been a significant number that is set to inspire other artistes to venture into poli...
Hifa roars to life 1 May 2018 HARARE - Fireworks are expected in Harare as the 18th annual Harare International Festival of Arts (Hifa) kicks off in the capital tonight, with several dance, music, art, theatre performances spreading over six days till Sunday. The festival which will feature a number of political showcases ...
Mukanya delivers scintillating bira 30 April 2018 HARARE - Music fans who attended music legend Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo's homecoming show at Glamis Stadium on Saturday night got to see first hand why the Chimurenga icon is invariably called the “Lion of Zimbabwe” and “Hurricane Hugo.” Mukanya, 72, who was performing in Zimbabwe for the first...
Chiwenga to attend Mukanya gig 28 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga will be among guests at decorated Chimurenga musician Thomas Mapfumo's Homecoming Bira scheduled for Glamis Arena in the capital tonight. Mapfumo popularly known as Mukanya — his totem — will share the stage with superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, Su...
Mteki endorses the 'Lion of Zim' 28 April 2018 HARARE - Afro-Chimurenga musician Bryn Mteki aka Sekurutau said he has been successful in art and business because of the inspiration of Zimbabwe's legendary singer Thomas Mapfumo who is performing at Glamis Stadium in Harare tonight. Sekurutau, a world-renowned sculptor/musician-cum-businessm...
Mukanya's big 'bira' 27 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans will be in for a real treat as Zimbabwean music legend Thomas Mapfumo stages his first gig in the country tomorrow at Glamis Arena, Harare after 14 years of self-imposed exile. The music concert comes courtesy of Entertainment Republic. The Chimurenga maestro popularly ...
Leroy Gopal lands big role 27 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe actor based in South Africa, Leroy Gopal has landed a role in a new Mzansi Magic drama, Abomama which is set to become another hit for the channel. Gopal is one of the lead characters and has previously been getting small roles in other series. This time he plays a doctor ...
Artises call for political intervention 27 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) executive director Polisile Ncube-Chimhini says artistes will never win the war against piracy without political will. She said this yesterday in Harare as the country joined the rest of the world in commemorating the World Intellectual Prope...
Mukanya face to face with piracy 24 April 2018 HARARE - Government is setting up a task force to look into tougher piracy laws after celebrated musician Thomas Mapfumo complained that 12 of his albums have been compiled into one compact disc and being sold for $0,50. Mapfumo said this while paying a courtesy call on Arts and Recreation min...
Mhere struggles to fill up 7 Arts Theatre again 24 April 2018 HARARE - As gospel musician Mathias Mhere tries to move to high-class joints, it seems the ambitious musician still has a lot to do for him to penetrate affluent markets if his recent album launch is anything to go by. For the second time, Mhere failed to fill up even half of the 800-seater 7 ...
Nigerian star delivers polished act 23 April 2018 HARARE - Popular Nigerian singer Davido real name David Adedeji Adeleke gave a spirited, flawless act on Sunday morning as if he was compensating for his previous no-shows to Zimbabwe. With a Zimbabwean flag on his neck, the Fall hit-maker rolled on stage at exactly 1:15am and he finished the ...
Ginimbi cashes in on All-White party 23 April 2018 HARARE - At least 31 tables worth $2 000 each were reportedly occupied at the recent All-White party which ran concurrently with Nigerian star Davido’s 30 Billion Concert held at Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on Saturday, a development which confirms that Zimbabweans are party-lov...
Violence mars Davido concert 23 April 2018 HARARE - Despite that Davido gave a good act at HICC, the event was marred by violence. Outside the imposing HICC, dog-wielding security guards ran endless battles with rowdy crowd dominated by youths who tried to force their way into the venue to witness Davido’s act. At one point in time,...
Artistes jostle for Mukanya collabo 23 April 2018 HARARE - Local artistes are jostling to have a collaboration with United States-based Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo who is in the country for just half-a-month. Mukanya arrived in the country last week for a once-off Mukanya Homecoming Gig performance scheduled for Glamis Aren...
'I came to Harare with a single pair of shoes' 23 April 2018 HARARE - Hip-hop artiste Takura (TS) unveiled his debut studio album “Someone Had To Do It recently in the capital. In an interview with Financial Gazette reporter Darius Mutamba (DM), he spoke about his creative process, hopes and other things. Below are excerpts from the discussion.   Q: ...
Exploring purpose in human life 23 April 2018 The Things that I tell myself: A God Complex; Lungani Zwangobani, Harare, Lungisani Zwangobani, 2017. 121 Pages ISBN: 978-0-7974-7938-8 (Paperback) HARARE - Perhaps the starting point in tackling this rather unique inspirational text is the fact that it is based on the experiences of t...
Tuku, Mukanya collabo on cards 21 April 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga Music Company and Tuku Music officials revealed that they are working on a collaboration song of Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo and his former  protégée Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi. This was revealed at a Mukanya Homecoming Gig press conference held at a Harare hotel yesterday. “Of...
EU film festival back 21 April 2018 HARARE - The European Union Film Festival Zimbabwe is back, and will this year be held for five days from May 15 to 19. Theatre in the Park in the Harare Gardens will be the venue for all the films, which will be screened free of charge. “We have an amazing line-up of 11 European films all ...
Mukanya is finally here! 20 April 2018 HARARE - After spending 14 years in exile, legendary Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo touched down at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare on Independence Day for the highly-publicised concert scheduled for Glamis Arena in the capital next week. The Mukanya homec...
Davido in town 20 April 2018 HARARE - Nigerian music star Davido landed on Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport yesterday afternoon for a once-off performance scheduled for the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) in the capital, tomorrow. The Davido 30 Billion Concert is being organised by 2Kings Entertai...
Artists still disappointed 19 April 2018 HARARE - Artists are still disappointed that 38 years of independence have brought little if anything for their sector. Artists feel the government has neglected them and while most of them are popular, they are poor. Singer Dino Mudondo said he looks forward to the future for brighter days...
Artists celebrate Uhuru Day 18 April 2018 HARARE – Artistes from all walks of life said they would join the nation in celebrating Independence Day although little has been done to uplift their sector. The artistes called on the new government to spare a thought at their industry and treat them as professionals who can contribute to na...
Outcry over Jah Prayzah's $7 000 pay-out 17 April 2018 HARARE - Controversy has erupted over an order by the Labour and Social Welfare ministry  for the National Social Security Authority (Nssa) to pay $66 000 towards government's disability event which took place on March 26, in Caledonia, Harare. Interestingly Mukudzeyi Mukombe aka Jah Prayzah w...
Guspy, Seh Calaz in final voter registration push 17 April 2018 HARARE - The Election Resource Centre (ERC) has partnered Zimdancehall artistes in a drive dubbed “Musakanganwe” meant to remind people who have not yet registered through biometric voter registration (BVR) to do so. The campaign also urges those who have already registered to inspect the vote...
Alliance Francaise hosts Hwindi series 17 April 2018 HARARE - ALMASI Collaborative Arts and Treasure Media will present a free staged reading of Hwindi’s pilot script on April 20, at Alliance Francaise in Harare. The event to be held at Old Mutual Theatre, Alliance Francaise will start at 1800hours. Hwindi is a comedy TV series that satirises...