Entertainment

Soul Jah Love lauds ED, Chiwenga in song 30 November 2017 HARARE – Zimdancehall star Soul Jah Love has released a song in praise of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander Constantino Chiwenga for their role in unseating long-time leader Robert Mugabe. In addition to fawning over Mnangagwa and Chiwenga, the just-released tr...
Zodwa coming after Mugabe's fall 30 November 2017 HARARE – Controversial South African socialite Zodwa Wabantu, who abruptly called off her three-city tour of Zimbabwe early this month in fear of former president Robert Mugabe, is expected to finally make her first appearance in Harare at the Private Lounge on December 7 Thursday next week. Z...
Dalma stars in Andy Muridzo's video 30 November 2017 HARARE – Award-winning actress Dalma Chiwereva has been featured on the video of Andy Muridzo’s song titled Merenziana which is off his third and latest album Tichambotenderera. The video, shot in Muridzo’s home area in Uzumba, was directed by Naxo Films. According to Muridzo’s manager, Gif...
I remain close to Jah Prayzah — Baba Harare 29 November 2017 HARARE – Baba Harare, who quit music star Jah Prayzah's Third Generation Band a year ago, says he remains a good friend to his former boss. The talented former Sigma Boyz guitarist told the Daily News that he went solo with the blessings of the Watora Mari hit-maker. Baba Harare “We ...
Artistes sing for new Zimbabwe 28 November 2017 HARARE - Zimdancehall artistes Killer T and Sniper Storm, gospel star Shingisai Suluma as well as South Africa-based hip-hop artiste Don Dadda are among musicians who have released songs celebrating the new political dispensation spawned by former president Robert Mugabe's resignation last week. ...
Zimdancehall Awards tonight 28 November 2017 HARARE - The awards ceremony for this year's edition of the Zimdancehall Awards is on tonight at the 1+1 Club based at Longcheng Plaza in Harare. Television personality Oscar Pambuka, whose company is hosting the awards, said the event will be strictly for invited guests. “The awards ceremo...
All-women exhibition tomorrow 28 November 2017 HARARE - An exhibition of photographs and poetry by 20 young women from Harare and London will take place at the Milton Park-based Village Unhu in the capital city tomorrow. The project, themed “These Images are Stories,” began in April with the aim of providing a platform for young female art...
Mugabe sons launch entertainment company 27 November 2017 HARARE - TripLife Entertainment, a promotions company reportedly owned by former president Robert Mugabe's sons; Robert Jnr and Chatunga was officially launched at Harem Nightclub in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday. Harem Nightclub, located in the posh suburb of Rosebank in Johannesburg...
Netherlands-based Vee Kay charts new course 27 November 2017 HARARE - Bouyant songstress Vimbai “Vee Kay” Zimuto, who is based in the Netherlands, has collaborated with local stars Andy Muridzo and Bryan K on two singles as part of her new strategy to take her music career to a new level. Vee Kay's duet with Muridzo titled Lobola will be released on Dec...
Pokello benefitted from Chombo's corruption: State 27 November 2017 HARARE - Socialite Pokello Nare allegedly received a gift of a Toyota Hilux Vigo from her step father Ignatius Chombo which the former Finance minister illegally bought using State funds. The Toyota Hilux Vigo for the former Big Brother Africa contestant is among various items listed on the ch...
Musical tours South Africa 27 November 2017 HARARE - Stirring theatre production Blood Tongue, The Musical — an exciting collaboration between Zimbabwean and South African artistes, brewed in rehearsals since October at Bluez Café in Bulawayo, has been blazing a trail through Zimbabwe, and is now invited to a vibrant festival in Mpumalanga...
Jah Prayzah: Prophet or musician? 26 November 2017 HARARE - Just like the hit Kutonga Kwaro predicted, a hero (gamba) has just emerged in Zimbabwe and introduced new rules engagement. Also on Friday, soon after being sworn in at the National Sports Stadium, President Emmerson Mnangagwa — who has been touted as the protagonist in the title trac...
Hwamanda shines in India 26 November 2017 INDIA - Well-travelled Hwamanda Dance Troupe made a spectacular debut performance at the Manipur Sangai Festival this weekend. Clad in traditional black, white, yellow and green attire, it performed Jerusarema-Mbende and Madane dances to perfection at one of India’s biggest cultural events. ...
Zim Arts Festival lines up 200 artists 25 November 2017 HARARE - The inaugural Zimbabwe Arts Festival (Zarts), which will kick off on December 8, says it will feature more than 200 artists over two days. Zarts is a multidisciplinary two-day event, which will feature only Zimbabwean artists, at Alexandra Sports Club in Harare. The festival’s foun...
Zodwa's Zim tour Rescheduled 25 November 2017 HARARE - Devine Assignments — the promoter of South African socialite Zodwa Wabantu’s on-and-off tour of Zimbabwe — say the controversial personality will come to Zimbabwe on the “earliest possible date.” Zodwa abruptly called off a three-city tour of Zimbabwe early this month citing her fear ...
Tekno's gig cancelled 23 November 2017 HARARE - Nigerian star Tekno's maiden concert in Zimbabwe which was scheduled for Alexandra Sports Club in Harare tonight has been cancelled yet again. In a statement last night, Triplife Entertainment, the organisers of the gig, confirmed the cancellation of the highly-anticipated show. “P...
I'm married to music: Buffalo Souljah 23 November 2017 HARARE - Despite winning several awards in South Africa, dancehall artiste Buffalo Souljah remains largely unappreciated in Zimbabwe. But many believe the Harare-bred artiste's recent collaboration with Winky D, Rugare, which is doing well on most local charts, will finally change his fortunes...
DJ Lyaness drops dancehall single 23 November 2017 HARARE - Larissa “DJ Lyaness” Makahamadze, one of Zimbabwe’s leading disc jockey, has released a dancehall single called Badmind. The high-riding DJ, who is also a fashion designer, said the just-released single, produced by DJ Tamuka at KeNako Music Studios, was motivated by a real-life situa...
Apama hides quirky hairstyle from own children 23 November 2017 HARARE - Comical dancer David “Apama Styles” Machowa’s quirky hairstyle always whips his growing band of fans into a frenzy of excitement. The award-winning dancer, however, is unwilling to let his children see his bizarrely shaved head. “I am not comfortable letting them see my trademark; ...
Artists pin hope on new govt 23 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean artists from various sectors have been sucked into the euphoria engulfing the nation in the aftermath of President Robert Mugabe’s resignation on Tuesday. As excited as they are by Mugabe’s demise, the artists are keen to put pressure on the about-to-be-installed government...
Zim-India partnership to boost arts, tourism sector 23 November 2017 MANIPUR - The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) and the Indian Embassy in Harare have entered into a partnership that seeks to promote artists from both countries. This was revealed by a ZTA official Tesa Chakaponya who is the head of a Zimbabwean delegation currently touring India.  “Since ...
Nigerian star Tekno's show on tomorrow 23 November 2017 HARARE - Nigerian star Tekno's concert will go ahead as scheduled tomorrow at Alexandra Sports Club, TripleLife Entertainment, which is organising the show, has said. Early this week, TripleLife said they had indefinitely postponed Tekno's concert in Zimbabwe citing what it described as an “el...
Two ministers in two months for arts sector 21 November 2017 HARARE - The arts sector looks set to get a second minister in less than two months following the expulsion of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture minister Makhosini Hlongwane by the ruling Zanu PF on Sunday. Hlongwane took over the arts portfolio after the ouster of Abednico Ncube as the R...
Comedian Timmy looks back on eventful career 21 November 2017 HARARE - Popular comedian Timothy “Timmy” Tapfumaneyi says he is grateful to God for the journey he has travelled from a mere gardener to a sales manager at a leading financial services group. Timmy, who recently graduated with a Masters of Business Administration degree at the Zimbabwe Open U...
Zim arts group charms India 21 November 2017 GUJARATI - Hwamanda Dance Troupe illuminated the opening day of Flo International Dance Festival in India with a scintillating display that won kudos from the organisers. The 13-member dance group, which hails from the Harare suburb of Mufakose, is taking part in the two-day festival held in A...