Entertainment

No takers for Gramma Records 24 December 2018 HARARE - One of the country's largest recording businesses, Gramma Records has failed to attract buyers since it was put up for sale two years ago. The company owns a state-of-the-art recording studio and one of the most sophisticated Compact Discs (CD) manufacturing plants believed to be one ...
'Morgan Heritage robbed us' 24 December 2018 HARARE - Reggae music lovers were left fuming as they felt robbed at the Friday Morgan Heritage, headlined gig at Harare International Conference Centre, HICC after the renowned group used CD backtracks instead of a live band. Musicians Mono Mkundu and Dereck Mpofu among other people could not...
Mai Suluma rolls back good old times 24 December 2018 HARARE - United States of America-based gospel sensation Shingisai Suluma rolled back the good old times in the capital last Saturday, thanks to her classic performance. Suluma, popularly known as Mai Suluma, gave an enthralling performance before an impressive crowd that had thronged the Hara...
Timmy vows to keep Bhonzo legacy alive 23 December 2018 HARARE - One cannot talk about comedy in the country without mentioning comic characters like the late Lawrence Simbarashe (Mdara Bhonzo) and Timothy ‘Timmy’ Tapfumanei, the duo who popularised the television series Timmy na Bhonzo. While the two were inseparable, the death of Simbarashe this yea...
What are Zimbabweans reading? 23 December 2018 Edith WeUtonga I am reading ‘Secrets of the Millionaire Mind’ by T. Harv Eker. The book discusses the fear we have in taking the step that may lead us to the big break, how we all have potential but do not make the most of the opportunities before us, thus just having great potential and nothi...
Soma retraces his friendship with Tongai Moyo 23 December 2018 HARARE - They call him ‘Mafia’, a name derived from an organised body of criminals operating originally in Sicily and now especially in Italy and the United States. But one is left wondering why veteran ‘sungura’ musician Somandla Ndebele ended up with such a nickname after getting to know him...
Whats planned for the festive season 23 December 2018 HARARE - It is that time of the year again when Zimbabweans get busy rolling out their holiday plans after an eventful year that many would rather forget quickly.  In the arts and entertainment sector, most artists are taking a well-deserved break before they welcome the New Year in a few days...
I am a hopeless romantic: Cindy 23 December 2018 HARARE - One of Zimbabwe’s most prolific urban contemporary singers Cindy Munyavi believes she is a ‘hopeless romantic’; a factor she firmly believes shapes her music songs.  While her songs ooze with romance, she says as a good listener most of the experiences she shares circle around her fri...
Busy holiday for Alick Macheso 23 December 2018 HARARE - It will be a busy festive season for sungura giant Alick Macheso. He will begin his schedule with a family show at Xtra Mile Leisure spot this afternoon.  Tomorrow he will drive to Kadoma for an X-Mas eve gig at Odyssey Hotel supported by dendera music godfather Allan Chimbetu.  Ma...
Singer arrested for 'stealing' song 20 December 2018 HARARE - A Harare-based upcoming gospel artiste, Tinotenda Katsande, this week appeared before a Harare magistrate facing charges of ‘‘stealing’’ Mutare gospel diva Tsitsi Kavhukatema’s song. The song titled Handitongwe Nedzinza first appeared on Kavhukatema’s album titled Jesu Arikuuya in 201...
Zim photographer jury member of top awards 20 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean documentary and humanitarian photographer Davina Jogi has been selected to be a member of the jury of the prestigious World Press Photo 2019. Jogi, who will be the first jury member from Zimbabwe in the 63 years the photography awards have been in existence, shared the good...
Winky D releases Jecha video 20 December 2018 HARARE - Dancehall heavyweight Winky D released a video for his latest and controversial song ‘Kasong Kejecha’ on Tuesday. By yesterday morning the video had attracted more than 30 000 hits on You Tube. ‘Kasong Kejecha’ which was released last month hits hard on the real issues touching on ...
The Chimbetus in rare concert 20 December 2018 HARARE - Dendera music godfather Allan Chimbetu will on Thursday lead his sons Suluman, Tryson and Douglas for a get together gig slated for EastPoint in the capital. This is one of the rare events that the Chimbetus will converge for a single show and using one band, following the demise of t...
Carl to set up hospitality school 20 December 2018 HARARE - Comedian and self-proclaimed tourism ambassador Carl Joshua Ncube is setting up a virtual tourism school for youths in Victoria Falls where there is a high demand for tourism jobs. Ncube said because of the scarcity of land to build a physical institution they had resorted to a virtua...
Zanu PF threatens to end piracy 19 December 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF has promised to stamp-out piracy, a monster that has ravaged the arts industry for decades, through the introduction of “strong legislation” next year. The resolution, among others, was made at the party’s recently held 17th annual conference in Esigodini. The consolidated ...
Ginimbi sets up reality TV 19 December 2018 HARARE - After testing the popularity waters on Instagram with live videos where he even invited his fans to take part, Genius ‘Ginimbi’ Kadungure, is now going all out, setting up a reality television show. To show how serious he is about the show, the businessman and socialite has hired a pr...
Stunner criticises educational model 19 December 2018 HARARE - Flamboyant rapper Desmond Chideme aka Stunner’s music has matured over the years as amplified by his song lyrics. Controversial as he may be, his views on the real world are, however, genuine and in his 2018 song titled Mainidiitisa, Stunner delves on the country’s educational system ...
Rowdy bouncers spoil shutdown gig 17 December 2018   HARARE - Sungura giant Alick Macheso had to stop his act for close to 10 minutes at the shutdown gig held at Premier Tobacco Auction Floors as the bouncers’ menace in showbiz continues. A fierce fight ensued in the VIP section caused by some bouncers that even the police had a torrid time...
Muridzo revisits Bev's pregnancy claim 16 December 2018 HARARE - Singer Andy Muridzo says pole dancer Beverly Sibanda aka Bev's claim that she was pregnant with his child actually boosted his ratings contrary to what many people thought. Andy grabbed headlines this year for being romantically involved with the raunchy and controversial dancer who...
Pah Chihera: A bundle of energy 16 December 2018 HARARE - Songstress Pah Chihera — real name Pamhidzai Tracy Mbirimi — is a bundle of energy who sings, dances, acts and this she does with perfection. Born March 6, 1991 and bred in the dusty streets of Mufakose in Harare, she never imagined that one day her music would be heard and played on ...
Zakaria dumps Magaya 16 December 2018 HARARE - One of sungura music's godfathers, Nicholas Zakaria has left Walter Magaya's Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries, a church he served for five years. The singer is now a member of Ebenezer Prophetic Ministries International led by one Ezekiel Masiyandima, also a former m...
Zimbos dazzle in international showbiz 16 December 2018 HARARE - While the local showbiz industry is suffering from a plethora of problems that have curbed its growth, talented Zimbabweans are shining internationally, scooping awards and winning big roles in various productions. A lot more are breaking new grounds in the region, and making a name f...
Dzimbanhete arts centre under threat 15 December 2018 HARARE - Artists and residents of Dzimbanhete Arts and Culture Interactions Trust in the Somerby area were by end of day yesterday battling to stop eviction from the cultural and heritage site. Over 80 families were being evicted and the arts centre was not spared. Located in the Somerby Hi...
Tehn Diamond fashion label trending 15 December 2018 HARARE - Rapper Tehn Diamond's “ThePlanetAfrika” collection which he recently unveiled as part of  his Tisu Ngoda Dzacho (TND) fashion label is trending. The products include women's yoga leggings, unisex short-sleeve T-shirts, unisex long-sleeve T-shirts, phone cases, infant bodysuits, baby j...
DJ Stavo in Twitter outburst 15 December 2018 HARARE - The outburst started with conversations around allegations Stavo was stealing tweets and reposting them but the situation escalated after an artist who calls himself Kelvin Beatz accused DJ Stavo of blocking him. “Ahhh shame the kid thinks he's made it in life by throwing shade at Dj ...
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