Entertainment

I gave it my all, says Miss Zim 14 January 2018 HARARE - In November last year, Miss World Zimbabwe Chiedza Lorraine Mhosva failed in her bid to be the first local national queen to be crowned Miss World. Miss India Manushi Chhillar was the winner of Miss World 2017 with Miss England Stephanie Hill landing the first runner-up slot. The seco...
Tuku to star at top Mali festival 13 January 2018 HARARE - Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi will make a maiden appearance at the prestigious Festival Sur le Niger held annually in early February in the Malian city of Segou. The highly-rated festival brings on the same stage rising contemporary and traditional artistes from Mali as well ...
Music stars to perform for charity 13 January 2018 HARARE - Zora star Leonard Zhakata, gospel songstress Bethany Pasinawako and Thembalami will headline a fundraising concert to be held at Longcheng Plaza on January 27 to raise funds for orphans. Dubbed “Save a Dream Campaign,” the concert will also feature Tatenda Mahachi, Vabati vaJesu, Simo...
Jusa Dementor teams up with Jemere Morgan 12 January 2018 HARARE - Celebrated United Kingdom-based Zimbabwean music producer Jusa Dementor, 34, has produced a single for Jemere, son of Morgan Heritage member Gramps Morgan. Jemere, widely touted as the trailblazer of the next generation of the legendary royal family of reggae music, Morgan Heritage, a...
ZBC suspends TV, radio boss Madondo 12 January 2018 HARARE - Acting ZBC head of radio and television services Tendai Madondo has been suspended to pave way for a disciplinary hearing. ZBC public relations manager Eltah Robbins confirmed the suspension yesterday but was unwilling to reveal the reasons why the all-powerful Madondo had been axed. ...
Impala takes artistes to UK 12 January 2018 HARARE - Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi will share the stage with fellow Zimbabwean artistes Winky D, Andy Muridzo and Sam Dondo as well as South African giants Mafikizolo in the United Kingdom (UK) in March. The tour, dubbed Impala Sama Festival, being organised by the Thompson Dondo-...
Mukanya, Yemi Alade head to Zim 11 January 2018 HARARE - Exiled Chimurenga music legend Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo, 72, who has not set foot in the country for over a decade, could finally perform in Zimbabwe within the next few months. Mukanya’s concert, which is expected to also feature music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, Jah Prayzah an...
Veteran musician Chirwa hails Mokoomba 11 January 2018 HARARE - Veteran musician Isaac Chirwa, best known for the hit Uthando Kuwe, has singled out Mokoomba as the best band in Zimbabwe at the moment. The Mbare-born Chirwa wants to see the band that originally hailed from Victoria Falls being accorded the respect it deserves. “They are Zimbabwe...
Pambuka at the centre of a storm 11 January 2018 HARARE - The afterparty of the farcical Zimdancehall Awards has been postponed for the second time by the gongs organiser Oscar Pambuka. Initially, the afterparty was supposed to take place on December 29, a day after this year’s poorly-attended Zimdancehall Awards hosted by 1+1 at Long Cheng ...
Mwembe dedicates award to Tonga people 11 January 2018 HARARE - Rising female gospel star Abigail Mwembe is convinced that her Best Gospel Song gong in the Skyz Metro FM Music Awards 2017 will go a long way in putting the Tonga language on the national radar. Mwembe's song titled Ajane was adjudged to be the best gospel song in a category that als...
Marshall Munhumumwe's shoes too big 10 January 2018 HARARE - The new-look Four Brothers led by James Nyamande is finding it tough to fill the big gap left by the legendary Marshall Munhumumwe who passed away 17 years ago. Nyamande's group, managed by the late Munhumumwe's eldest son Marshal Junior, has released several albums since the hit-make...
Devine Assignments shines as Zodwa disappoints 10 January 2018 HARARE - South Africa’s controversial diva, Zodwa Wabantu spoiled what was once again Devine Assignments’ success year as she cancelled, at the last minute, two highly-billed showcases that were meant for Bulawayo, Harare and Mutare. Devine Assignments run a number of clubs among them Club Con...
Carnival, Hifa major attractions for 2018 9 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Karikoga Kaseke, whose organisation runs the annual Harare International Carnival, has promised a bigger edition later this year. Thousands of excited fans thronged the event in September last year. “The Harare International Carnival...
Music stars line up albums 9 January 2018 HARARE - Zimdancehall star Winky D’s new album titled Gombwe to be launched at the Harare International Conference Centre on February 2 is expected to open the way for many other albums by some of Zimbabwe’s top stars. Big names expected to release albums in the first quarter of this year incl...
Rising star JJ promises more 9 January 2018 HARARE - Rising artiste Jerome “JJ” Arab, who represented Zimbabwe on the 2014 edition of Big Brother Africa (BBA), is happy with the way his music career blossomed over the just-ended year. JJ, now based in Zambia, released an album titled Learning Love in March last year which he took on a f...
Vee Kay, Bryan K team up on love song 8 January 2018 HARARE - Netherlands-based Vimbai “Vee Kay” Zimuto says her collaboration with Bryan K titled Huya Undibate is a “super-hot and sexy duet” to be released in time for Valentine’s Day. Chitungwiza-born Vee Kay is optimistic that the new single, which is accompanied by a video directed by Simba G...
Zim teenager steals the show on The Voice UK 8 January 2018 UNITED KINGDOM - Zimbabwean teenager Donel Mangena, 16, delivered an electrifying performance during The Voice UK blind auditions on Saturday night. The 16-year old student, based in Southampton in the United Kingdom, performed a rendition of Cold Water by Major Lazer and Justin Bieber that fe...
Ammara's Akiliz courts controversy 7 January 2018 HARARE - Upcoming rapper Tapiwa “Akili” Matavire has sensationally claimed that it was his stage name that inspired Ammara to come up with the hit Akiliz. Akili, who recently returned to Zimbabwe after a decade of living in Cape Town, South Africa, makes a rather uncharitable mention of the re...
Chagonda leaves ZTA 7 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) head of corporate affairs, Sugar Chagonda has been redeployed and has joined Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) as head of public relations and community development. Chagonda, 40, who for nine years has been the face of ZTA as the institutio...
Hip-hop is my way of life, says Calvin Treazy 7 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Rising rapper Calvin Tatenda Nyamidzi, 25, better known as Calvin Treazy, is regarded as one of the most promising Zim hip- hop talents in Bulawayo. The young rapper has not looked back since he dropped his debut nine-track EP titled Young and Getting it two years ago. [Adz] C...
Piracy: Tuku turns to digital music distribution 6 January 2018 HARARE - Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi is determined to make the most of digital platforms in his bid to beat piracy that is ravaging the local music industry. The music legend released the title track of his 66th studio album titled Hany'ga — Concern on iTunes on December 29 last yea...
Medical doctor collaborates with Tocky Vibes 6 January 2018 HARARE - Mathew Vengesai ,28, a Harare-based medical doctor, has collaborated with Tocky Vibes on a song titled Ndaona Mwari which was produced by McDonald ''Mcdee'' Chidavaenzi. The rising gospel artiste believes the Mhai hit-maker has added a new dimension to his music. [Adz] “I though...
Mteki to run for president 5 January 2018 HARARE - African roots musician, sculptor-cum-businessman Bryn Taurai Mteki, popularly known as Sekurutau, is considering throwing his hat into the 2018 presidential race. Mteki confirmed the bid in an interview with the Daily News yesterday. “Who doesn’t want to be president? Sekurutau is ...
'Skolopad to come to Zim' 4 January 2018 HARARE - Controversial South African socialite Nonhlanhla “Skolopad” Qwabe, who regularly attracts media attention because of her racy outfits, has agreed to come to Zimbabwe “as soon as possible,” the organiser of the mooted tour has claimed. Devine Assignments director Biggie Chinoperekwei t...
Hifa extends artiste application deadline 4 January 2018 HARARE - Artist wishing to perform at the 2018 edition of the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa), who missed the earlier deadline of December 31 last year, have been given until January 15 to submit their applications. Hifa associate executive director Tafadzwa Simba told the D...