Entertainment

Exciting events galore this summer 5 August 2018 HARARE - Summer season is upon us! It is this time again when most of the exciting showbiz events take place. The summer will see annual events that include Harare Agricultural Show, Miss World Zimbabwe pageant, Harare International Carnival, Miss Tourism pageant and Braai Festival courtesy of...
Renowned drummer Vambe dies 3 August 2018 HARARE - The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe has expressed its condolences to the Vambe family, the arts fraternity and the nation at large on the passing on of talented renowned drummer Douglas Vambe. Vambe, 64, passed on on July 31, 2018 at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. “The nation h...
Robert Jnr on Zim violence 3 August 2018 HARARE - The former first son, Robert Mugabe Jnr yesterday joined Zimbabweans in lamenting the tragedy that occurred on the streets of Harare on Wednesday. While there were many things wrong with his father's leadership, Robert Jnr took to his Instagram page to imply that Zimbabwe was better u...
Ballet dancers descend on Harare 2 August 2018 HARARE - Four dancers from the Cape Town City Ballet will join with more than 80 dancers from Harare for a dance show running this week at Reps Theatre in Belgravia. South Africa ballet dancers will continue their performance at Reps Theatre in Harare until Sunday courtesy of Dance Trust Zimba...
Koffi jets in today 1 August 2018 HARARE - After his performance in neighbouring Zambia, rhumba music heavyweight Koffi Olomide is expected in the country today for a once-off concert at Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on Friday. The flamboyant musician known for his flashy outfits and extravagant lifestyle will ...
Zhakata for Koffi Olomide concert 31 July 2018 HARARE - All is set for one of Africa’s biggest musicians Koffi Olomide’s Zimbabwe concert scheduled for Harare on August 3 — and there has been an addition of a big name act to support the show — Zora maestro Leonard Zhakata. The popular Zimbabwean singer, songwriter and dancer will join sung...
Macheso to headline Harare Agric Show 31 July 2018 HARARE - Sungura kingpin Alick Macheso will be the star attraction at this year’s edition of Harare Agricultural Show running from August 27 to September 1. Unlike previous years, popular music promotion company 2 Kings Entertainment have been given the mandate to take care of all the concerts...
Soul Jah Love's SA gig postponed 30 July 2018 HARARE - Soul Jah Love has postponed a concert in South Africa after he fell ill. The Pamamonya Ipapo hit maker collapsed at OR Tambo International Airport ahead of his much-hyped Friday gig. He was due to perform at 263 Nights, but the gig has been rearranged. Soul Jah Love's handlers s...
Jah Prayzah's 'Ronika' whips fans into a frenzy 30 July 2018 HARARE - Despite Jah Prayzah’s latest single Ronika dividing opinion on social media following its release last week, scores of his fans who thronged Padziva in Dzivarasekwa in Harare on Saturday have endorsed the song. Jah Prayzah performed at Padziva — a joint run by former Soul Jah Love man...
Artistes running in polls confident of victory 29 July 2018 HARARE - Artistes contesting in tomorrow’s harmonised elections say victory is certain. Artistes running for political office are all rubbing their hands with glee. Internationally-acclaimed sculptor and traditional musician Bryn Mteki, who is running for president, leads the cast of artist...
Edith WeUtonga gains international acclaim 29 July 2018 HARARE - Edith WeUtonga, a Zimbabwean musician and songwriter, has been featured on the world’s oldest and the largest broadcaster in the world, BBC. The lead singer of the band Utonga, she was interviewed on the British public service broadcaster about her music and the Zimbabwe Music Union. ...
Vote wisely: Mukanya 28 July 2018 HARARE - Outspoken Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo has urged Zimbabweans to vote wisely in the forthcoming harmonised elections. The elections are due on Monday. Speaking from his United States of America base, Mukanya posted a homemade video which has since gone viral on soc...
Community radios conduct election programmes 28 July 2018 HARARE - Community radio initiatives in the country have vowed to play a crucial role in spreading information during and after the elections due on Monday despite the government failing to license them to operate from their respective communities. Zimbabwe Association of Communication Radio S...
Jah Prayzah set to rock Padziva 27 July 2018 HARARE - Red-hot musician Jah Prayzah will descend on Padziva in Dzivaresekwa, Harare tomorrow to celebrate his 31st birthday courtesy of One Big Party. Born in Uzumba, the Third Generation front man whose real name is Mukudzei Mukombe will perform for the first time at the Harare joint. Th...
Baba Tencen in anti-ED campaign 25 July 2018 HARARE - The list of artists who have released “election materials” ahead of forthcoming harmonised election is continuously growing with the latest being South Africa-based comedian Baba Tencen, who has posted his homemade video on social media, subtly de-campaigning incumbent President Emmerson...
Chibuku Neshamwari festival preliminary winners brace for finals 24 July 2018 HARARE - The curtain for this year's edition of Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance festival preliminaries will come down on Saturday with Hwange hosting the Matabeleland North provincial contest. The festival started on June 2 in Mashonaland East and Central. Winning groups from all provi...
Macheso honoured 24 July 2018 HARARE - Sungura kingpin Alick Macheso has become the latest musician to be honoured by Zimbabwe Business Awards Council. The Tafadzwa hit-maker yesterday received a Life Time Achievement Award in Business Excellence at a ceremony held at a Harare Hotel. An emotional Macheso hailed Zimbab...
Miss Zim Twins pageant pushed to end of year 24 July 2018 HARARE - The inaugural beauty pageant Miss Zim Twins national finals has been pushed to December to allow organisers ample time to prepare for the event. Organised by Sarah Dee, the amazing beauty pageant which targets sets of twin-sisters aged between 18 and 25 was initially scheduled for Aug...
Nyamasvisva echoes brings Red Café down 23 July 2018 HARARE - Traditional music ensemble Maungira eNharira, fronted by Nyamasvisva, produced an exceptional performance on Saturday at Red Café in the capital. The event attracted an appreciative crowd of mixed race. Nyamasvisva, whose real name is Wilfred Tichaona Mafrika, performed some of his...
Harare's Greenwood Park reopens 23 July 2018 HARARE - After several years of closure, a children's leisure park, at the heart of Harare — Greenwood Park — has finally reopened. The Daily News made a stopover at the park which was a hive of activity with children on school trips and others who did not want to miss out on the action of the...
Killer T, Tocky Vibes mesmerise crowds 23 July 2018 HARARE - Dancehall artistes Tocky Vibes and Killer T's hit songs Hondo and Ndamuda left crowds mesmerised at a recent voter education campaign. Dancing queen Wasu and her group syndicate, are some of the artists that entertained the crowd and left them clamouring for more. Electoral watchdo...
Mixed reactions over Ginimbi billboards 23 July 2018 HARARE - Government's ban of billboard adverts by the Harare-based Club Sankayi which were brought down last week has received mixed feelings from arts practitioners. Club owner Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure told local media that authorities were not happy with the billboards which they felt “cro...
John Cole sets eyes on music 22 July 2018 HARARE - After scaling dizzy heights in dance industry, celebrated choreographer John Cole has now set his eyes on music industry. Though Cole is not new in showbiz, his debut track Skoro Skoro released in May convinced leading South African Public Relations and Marketing Communications Consul...
This is the silly season 22 July 2018 HARARE - They call this the silly season; when politicians make exaggerated promises some people might deem unachievable. In recent weeks, we have also experienced silly tongues, as politicians have been slipping their tongues away, pronouncing inaccurate things. The country is now obsessed...
Freddy heads to Mutare 22 July 2018 MUTARE - The Boka Grounds in Dangamvura, Mutare is set to explode on August 31 when Goodness and Mercy Ministries founder and leader Prophet Tapiwa Freddy visits the eastern city’s venue for all-night crusade. Dubbed the spiritual spectacles night 2, the event will be the second that the Glen ...