Entertainment

Zanu PF youths besiege Nhimbe Trust 14 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Marauding Zanu PF youths allegedly held hostage Nhimbe Trust executive director Josh Nyapimbi (pictured) and staff members of other non-governmental organisations Youth Contact Centre (YCC) and Bluez Café occupying the same building for more than an hour. The incident has left the s...
ZIFFT launches short film competition 14 April 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe International Film and Festival Trust (ZIFFT) in partnership with Alliance Française have launched a Smartphone Short Film Competition for the youth as a way to boost the industry and get the youth to express themselves. The theme of the competition is “Being Zimbabwean” ...
Olinda nominated for two gongs 13 April 2018 HARARE - United Kingdom-based businesswoman and “socialite” Olinda Chapel  (pictured) has been nominated in two categories under the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards United Kingdom edition. Chapel was nominated in the Female Personality of the Year as well as the People’s Choice in association with S...
Winky D headlines Masvingo campus party 13 April 2018 HARARE - Zimdancehall star Winky D who is riding high with his latest album Gombwe will headline Campus Concert Part 3 scheduled for Caravan Park in Masvingo tonight, courtesy of One Fusion (Net One) in conjunction with the Great Zimbabwe University SRC. The “ultimate concert for all universit...
Zim celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 13 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe will join the rest of the world in celebrating World Intellectual Property Day on April 26. The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in 2000 to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life as we...
Vimbai stars in steamy sexual video 12 April 2018 HARARE - Daring songstress Vimbai ''Vee Kay'' Zimuto, who is based in the Netherlands, has defended her explicit music video saying it is not for family viewing and had been received well by her target market.  The X-rated video of the song Hapana Kwaunoenda has made waves, with people being l...
Mutamba chickens out on Tuku promise 12 April 2018 HARARE - Former Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi publicist and author of the superstar’s biography Tuku Backstage Shepherd Mutamba has reneged on his promise to present a copy of the second edition to the singer. Mutamba said he felt he could no longer do that after Tuku’s camp labelled him “a barking d...
Jennifer releases Afro-pop single 12 April 2018 HARARE - Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave’s former backing vocalist , Jennifer Maneni has dropped a new gospel single My Testimony. The single produced by Blessing Mchenga, with Bethany Ngolomi Pasinawako offering backing vocals, is a departure from Maneni’s traditional gospel genre, as she vent...
DJ Moochie to open state-of-the-art studio 12 April 2018 HARARE - United Kingdom DJ Moochie Alfonso real name Arnold Matimba has set plans to open a state-of-the-art recording studio in Zimbabwe, to ensure local music competes internationally. Moochie said the quality of Zimbabwean music was jeopardising its competitiveness internationally, hence go...
Takura to unveil debut album 12 April 2018 HARARE - Hip-hop artiste Takura will unveil his debut studio album Someone Had To Do It on Friday at Club 1+1 in the capital tomorrow. The event, to be held at Longcheng Plaza will feature musicians Trevor Dongo, Simba Tagz, Stunner and Junior Brown among others. The album is made up of 18 ...
Zim's Donel wins worldwide fame 11 April 2018 HARARE - He might not have scooped the top prize in The Voice UK,  but Donel Mangena has won fame, together with his Zimbabwe-based grandmother — Nita — who seems to have charmed the UK with her dance moves and charisma. Appearing on ITV's This morning, Donel's grandmother Nita said if allowed...
Macheso, Zakaria rekindle stage love 11 April 2018 HARARE - Senior Lecturer Nicholas Zakaria and his former protégée Alick Macheso will rekindle their stage romance next week in Chitungwiza courtesy of Chitungwiza Town Council. The concert will be hosted by Tanza Night Club on April 20. The two will share the stage with other Chitungwiza-ba...
Artistes scramble for Ginimbi 10 April 2018 HARARE - Of late, Harare socialite Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure has become the prime target of many local artistes who wish to launch their albums in style. This comes after the city bowler shined on Winky D’s Gombwe and Killer T’s Mashoko Anopfuura album launches held in the capital on Februa...
Tuku scoops two Zim Achievers Awards 10 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe music star Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi scooped two awards at the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) in Sandton, South Africa over the weekend. Tuku was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award, which was also given to the late South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela. In another ...
Fungisai unveils new video 10 April 2018 HARARE - Songstress Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave has unveiled a video for the song Usaenda Wega off her 14th studio album Healing Devotion. She said the idea behind releasing the video was in line with global trends. “The global showbiz trend has shifted from multiple song/video releases ...
Olinda, Tytan hunt for house in SA 10 April 2018 HARARE - Lovebirds Tytan Skhokho, real name Njabulo Nkomo and Olinda Chapel have revealed plans to establish a home in the affluent area of Sandton, in South Africa. The couple who have been living a highly publicised love life had a traditional wedding in the United Kingdom and are yet to hav...
Killer T album fetches $65k 9 April 2018 HARARE - Zimdancehall chanter Killer T's latest studio album Mashoko Anopfuura was auctioned for $65 000 at Club 1+1 in the capital on Friday. On the bidding list were socialite Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure, who splashed $50 000 for the CD, footballer Benjani Mwaruwaru poured in $10 000 and one ...
Jah Love pleads for divine intervention 6 April 2018 HARARE - Zimdancehall star Soul Jah Love, who recently assaulted his wife Bounty Lisa after alleging that she had been impregnated by a city drug dealer, has appealed for divine help in a just-released song. The song Nzira Dzakanaka implores God to help the artiste in mending his crooked ways ...
Jah Prayzah descends on Marondera 6 April 2018 HARARE - Evergreen musician Jah Prayzah will showcase again at Legends Sports Bar in Marondera tomorrow. He will share the stage with Jean Masters. The joint proprietor Daniel Masaiti told the Daily News that he was pleased to host Jah Prayzah again in Marondera. “Marondera is the provin...
ExQ to launch album at Unplugged event 6 April 2018 HARARE - Talented rapper ExQ will be launching his Tseu Tseu album at a special Unplugged event on April 14, supported by his Military Touch Movement. The event will be held at Rylance Resort in Borrowdale. As part of the supporting acts there will be Jah Prayzah, Tahle and Nutty O, also fe...
Maseko wants lift on Gukurahandi paintings ban 4 April 2018 BULAWAYO - It's exactly three years since visual artist Owen Maseko lost his fight to exhibit the controversial Gukurahundi-inspired paintings at the Bulawayo Art Gallery. Before the Supreme Court issued its order in April 2015, instructing the renowned artist to pull down his paintings — poli...
Build Zim's Manyika ropes in Will.i.am 4 April 2018 HARARE - Presidential  hopeful Noah Manyika, who leads Build Zimbabwe Alliance, has propped up his election campaign, using his connection with music star Will.i.am, frontman for pop group, The Black Eyed Peas. Build Zimbabwe posted a video where Manyika was having a chat with Will.i.am end of...
Zim star lands platinum award in SA 4 April 2018 HARARE - South Africa-based Zimbabwean artiste Don Dada’s song Viva Mandela has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa (Risa). The song, which is the official 2017 Nelson Mandela Day song, has been certified platinum barely a fortnight after turning gold. Risa cer...
Ampitheatre ban KOs music promoters 4 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo City Council’s decision to ban musical shows at the popular Bulawayo Amphitheatre has seen promoters struggling to find a venue to host high profile gigs in the country’s second city. The city fathers pulled the plug on shows at the hugely liked Amphitheatre last year after...
Tuku, Mi Casa collaborate 3 April 2018 HARARE - A collaboration is brewing between music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and South African house band Mi Casa. The two partners met at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival last month, where the music guru performed as part of the tribute to the late musician, Hugh Masekela Mi...