Entertainment

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 ...
Macheso, Gasa concert on tonight 19 July 2018 HARARE - All roads will lead to EastPoint (ex-Jazz 105) in the capital tonight where top sungura musicians Alick Macheso and Romeo Gasa will share the stage for the first time since they launched their careers. The joint’s entertainment manager Daniel Lunga said they have deliberately pegged t...
I don't use juju: Bev 19 July 2018 HARARE - Controversial dancer Beverly “Bev” Sibanda says contrary to what some South African artists believe, she does not use juju to lure crowds to her shows. The Sexy Angels leader who was in South Africa recently for two months of touring, said everywhere she performed audiences packed her...
Koffi Olomide brings 24-member band 18 July 2018 HARARE - Flamboyant rhumba music exponent Koffi Olomide will perform live alongside his 24-member band at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on  August 3. Sound Blaze Productions, organisers of the event said Koffi is expected in Harare two days before the gig. “He is bringin...
Petina Gappah's satirical post clarified 17 July 2018 HARARE - Guardian First Book award winner Petina Gappah says the story headlined “I’m the child on the MDC Symbol: Petina Gappah”, which appeared in the Daily News of July 12 was created from a satirical joke. The Book of Memory writer said the jocular Facebook post was unfortunately represent...
Tich Mutodi releases 2nd album 17 July 2018 HARARE - Afro-fusion artiste Ticharurega “Tich” Mutodi, brother to flamboyant sungura musician Energy, has released his second album called Tsuro Negwenzi (Deterrent). The eight-track album was recorded at Monolio Studios. Songs making the album are True Story, Tsuro Negwenzi, Darling Wangu, ...
Macheso, Gasa in historic concert 16 July 2018 HARARE - Though the Harare International Carnival (HIC) which was set to be held this week has been postponed to October to pave way for the harmonised elections, the change of dates will not affect the historic concert pitting sungura musicians Alick Macheso and Romeo Gasa which was themed in li...
Kapfupi, Lady Squanda for Jam Session 16 July 2018 HARARE - Epworth-based comedian-cum-musician Freddy “Kapfupi” Manjalima, will share the stage with controversial Zimdancehall artiste Sandra “Lady Squanda” Gazi tonight at Jam Session in Harare. Jam Session is hosted by City Sports Bar in Harare on Mondays since 2016. The two musicians will...
Ginimbi lives large in UK 13 July 2018 HARARE - Top socialite and flamboyant businessman Genius Kadungure is living large in the United Kingdom where he is going on endless shopping sprees for various labels. Ginimbi went to London for an all-white party two weekends ago, which was well attended as people even queued up to get insi...
Pauline celebrates birthday in song 13 July 2018 HARARE - Songbird Pauline Gundidza  released a love song titled Ndakakumirira last week in celebration of her 33rd birthday. The song was recorded in South Africa by gTBeats, a Zimbabwean producer who also produces music for Buffalo Soldier, Beenie Man and Queen Vee among others. On Ndakaku...
Winky D for City Sports Centre 13 July 2018 HARARE - Zimdancehall star Winky D will perform at the Take 2 Grand Draw tomorrow at City Sports Centre in the capital, courtesy of Delta Corporation through its Chibuku brand. Entrance is absolutely free. Macheso descends on Beitbridge Sungura kingpin Alick Macheso will share the stage ...
Bev mocks Harpers 12 July 2018 HARARE - Controversial dancer Beverly “Bev” Sibanda who is currently in neighbouring South Africa says her long-time manager Hapaguti “Harpers” Mapimhidze is “courting hunger to his house” by dumping her and managing Lady Storm aka Eriza. This comes after Mapimhidze revealed that he is now ...
Biting cold brews jokes 8 July 2018 HARARE - The cold spell being experienced in Zimbabwe has inspired several jokes for the hard-pressed Zimbos with others saying it has been brought by the many investors coming from cold countries who are investing in the country. Memes, videos, writings as well as pictures of people suffering...
The mbira princess is born 5 July 2018 HARARE - At the age of 18, budding Afro-jazz musician Princess Makunzva is in love with her nyonga-nyonga mbira instrument and she is unmoved by negative criticism she endured often pertaining the traditional instrument. In modern society, some associate the primitive instrument with aspects o...
Mukanya confirms Zim year-end bira 4 July 2018 HARARE - Evergreen Chimurenga musician Thomas Mapfumo, returning to Harare for yet another potentially explosive bira in December as he has already inked a contract with local promoters. Mapfumo’s publicist Blessing Vava confirmed the reports to the Daily News yesterday. “Yes, we have signe...
Koffi gig snubs local rhumba acts 3 July 2018 HARARE - Congolese rhumba star Koffi Olomide, pictured, will perform in Harare again next month with only Sungura and Zimdancehall musicians sharing the stage with him, a development which is not going down well with local rhumba groups. The Loi hit-maker will perform at Harare International C...
Mukanya, Jah Prayzah in joint UK gig 3 July 2018 HARARE - Music legend Thomas Mapfumo will be teaming up with young blood to deliver a night of hits in the United Kingdom in September. Mapfumo will be joined on stage by Jah Prayzah, Sam Dondo, Mic Inity and King Alfred. The concert is being hosted by Impala group Zimbabwe. “Join us for...
Zhakata gives away 300 trees . . . as he celebrates golden jubilee 2 July 2018 HARARE - While birthdays are celebrated in different ways, musician Leonard Zhakata has donated 300 trees to eight schools in Kadoma as part of his golden jubilee celebrations. The Mugove hit-maker turned 50 on June 25. “I have decided to celebrate my birthday by playing my small part on th...
Zimbabwe's own Michael Jackson 30 June 2018 HARARE - A 21 year old Harare man is making a living through impersonating the late king of pop, Michael Jackson, nine years after his death. Venon Zhuwaki from Warren Park said he has been doing impersonations of the late king of pop for 11 years since he was in primary school, describing him...
UK-based star breaks six-year hiatus 30 June 2018 HARARE - United Kingdom-based gospel singer Jane Doka has bounced back with an eight-track album titled First Love after a six-year break. The songstress, who debuted on the gospel music scene with the album Nditumeyi a decade ago, is convinced that she has returned to the music scene revitali...
Carrick Ambassadors Cup beckons 30 June 2018 HARARE - Think posh and put on that fascinator, that Sunday or designer dress and those shoes you have been saving for a special event because the Carrick Ambassadors Cup 2018 at Bushman Rock is here. The #RuwaJuly will be on from July 6 to 7. Apart from the polo where eight teams will be c...
Musicians furious over radio royalties 29 June 2018 HARARE - Local musicians have once again contemplated stopping radio stations from playing their music after they were given pittance as royalties this year. Musicians’ revenue collecting agency Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) recently revealed the State-owned broadcaster ZBC has fa...
Bright future for Zim film industry 29 June 2018 HARARE - The just-ended Smartphone Short Film Competition has proved beyond doubt that there is a bright light at the end of the Zimbabwe film industry tunnel. A brainchild of the Zimbabwe International Film and Festival Trust (ZIFFT ) in conjunction with Alliance Française, the competition, w...
Buffalo Souljah, Freeman video on Trace Africa 29 June 2018 HARARE - TRACE Africa has exclusively released a music video of Zimbabwean musician based in South Africa, Buffalo Souljah and Freeman’s song Munamato. The Pan-African music television channel allocated the video five time slots starting from 07:43 in the morning to 18: 56 on Tuesday. The h...