Entertainment

Poor crowd mars Tarrus Riley gig 30 October 2017 HARARE - On Sunday night Jamaican star Tarrus Riley (pictured) delivered a concert awash with class, energy and variety but sadly Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) was just half-full. As predicted in the run-up to the Jamaican star’s first ever concert on Zimbabwean soil, a combina...
Braai Day sets new records 30 October 2017 HARARE - Revellers who attended the 2017 Castle Lager National Braai Day celebrations held at Old Hararians in Harare on Saturday consumed 15 132 kilogrammes of meat, surpassing  the 12 000kg braaied and eaten at last year's edition. Zimbabwe's biggest braai event also attracted a record crowd...
Beast for Mr Ugly 28 October 2017 HARARE - The winner of this year’s edition of Mr Ugly, set to take place at Mtangaz Hide Out in Ruwa, will walk away with a bull, the pageant founder has said. Pageant founder and organiser David “Apama Styles” Machowa is convinced that the prize will make the contest even more competitive. ...
Jamaican star Tarrus Riley relishes Zim visit 27 October 2017 HARARE - Reggae-dancehall superstar Tarrus Riley, who will perform at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) tomorrow, says he will savour his maiden tour of Zimbabwe for a long time. The She's Royal singer, who has been accompanied on the Zimbabwe tour by celebrated Jamaican saxoph...
Dancing for crumbs 27 October 2017 HARARE - The worsening economic situation in the country which has seen prominent groups making major losses at shows, has badly affected dance groups. Most dance groups are hired at various nightclubs, bars, private functions and even weddings where they said they are paid an average of $60 p...
Jah Prayzah: the new sheriff in town 24 October 2017 HARARE - Music star Jah Prayzah’s status as the current favourite of local music fans was clearly evident on Sunday at Extra Mile Leisure Spot in Harare where he attracted yet again another bumper crowd. Not even the king of sungura, Alick Macheso, who was also holding a family show on the sam...
Zahara sings in Shona again 24 October 2017 HARARE - Award-winning South African songstress Zahara included Shona lyrics in the song Umsebenzi Wami, off her latest studio album Mgodi. Zahara’s latest album, which was released last week, was certified gold within six hours of its release. Warner Music South Africa’s marketing director, A...
Suluman wants child support payments slashed 24 October 2017 HARARE - Dendera musician Suluman Chimbetu wants his $800 a month child support payments to ex-wife Marygold Mutemasango slashed. The 35-year-old dendera musician has two children with Mutemasango and claims he can no longer afford the astronomical payments given the worsening economic hardshi...
Davido to fulfil aborted concert 23 October 2017 HARARE - Nigerian star Davido who failed to perform at Jah Prayzah’s Kutonga Kwaro album launch at the Harare International Conference Centre in the capital on October 13 is likely to fulfil the concert next month. Jah Prayzah’s manager Keen Mushapaidze confirmed the developments to the Daily ...
Chris Martin, Winky D rekindle bromance 23 October 2017 HARARE - Zimdancehall star Winky D will rekindle stage romance with internationally-acclaimed Jamaican star Chris Martin in December, as the two artistes are set to participate in a show organised by Bantu Media and Big Yard Promotions in Cape Town South Africa. The Disappear hit maker will sh...
Pregnant Eriza soldiers on with concerts 22 October 2017 HARARE - Dancer-cum-musician Lady Storm might have quit the Zimbabwe National Army on medical grounds several years ago but it would appear she still retains the endurance and bravery associated with members of the military. Despite being pregnant, Lady Storm, who earned the moniker Eriza afte...
Mudiwa speaks on Stunner, Olinda 22 October 2017 HARARE - Gospel hip hop star Mudiwa Hood is one of the most controversial artistes in the country. The boastful Ndaita Mari singer, who has won several awards, recently had a chat with Daily News on Sunday's Dakarai Mashava on his eventful life and music career. Below are excerpts of the in...
Chipanga regrets Gushungo song 21 October 2017 HARARE - Controversial sungura artiste Hosiah Chipanga says he regrets releasing the song Gushungo as it failed to open the doors for him to meet President Robert Mugabe. In the song released in 2006, Chipanga absolved Mugabe of graft and instead blamed the rot afflicting the country on his Ca...
Zim artiste makes mark in USA 21 October 2017 HARARE - When Zimbabwe-born musician, Piwai, relocated to the United States of America  (USA) after quitting medical school, she hardly imagined that she would end up collaborating with 2017 Grammy Award winner Fantastic Negrito. Piwai, who left Zimbabwe for the US 17 years ago, featured on Ne...
Wenyasha bounces back 21 October 2017 HARARE - Rising gospel musician Nyasha “Wenyasha” Chingono has released a new single titled Ziso raMwari. The single, which has a traditional feel, was released yesterday. It is part of a compilation project titled A Taste of Grace which includes re-mastered previously released hits like Jesu ...
Jah Prayzah now hot political potato 19 October 2017 HARARE - Music star Jah Prayzah has become a hot potato that politicians in the ruling Zanu PF party are finding difficult to handle. It therefore did not come as a surprise that the album launch of his latest album Kutonga Kwaro was shunned by politicians who had in the past fallen over each ...
Chiedza Chevatendi collaborates with Zhakata, Manyeruke 19 October 2017 HARARE - Mazorodze Gadzikwa, a member of the gospel acapella group, Chiedza Chevatendi, has released his second solo album titled Chiporofita Chozadziswa which features collaborations with music stars Leonard Zhakata, Mechanic Manyeruke and Blessing Shumba. The six-track album, which also feat...
The Amazing Race lights up Harare 17 October 2017 HARARE - The Amazing Race, widely regarded as the greatest reality television competition show of all time, came to Harare yesterday. Now in its 30th season, the competition requires contestants to, among other tasks, interact with locals in various countries. Yesterday in the Harare Garden...
Kutonga Kwaro reignites political controversy 17 October 2017 HARARE - Kutonga Kwaro, the title track of Jah Prayzah’s just-released album, has stoked political controversy once again. In the run-up to the launch of the album at the Harare International Conference (HICC) last Friday, some people pushing for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to take over ...
Tarrus Riley show moved by a day 17 October 2017 HARARE - Reggae/dancehall superstar Tarrus Riley's (pictured) maiden tour of Zimbabwe set for the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) has been moved to October 28. The Sorry Is A Sorry Word hit-maker was initially scheduled to perform at the same venue a day earlier. Riley, who wi...
Young Igwe remembers his dad 15 October 2017 HARARE - Rising sungura artiste Peter “Young Igwe” Moyo believes the way he has turned his life around is making his late father Tongai smile contentedly in the afterlife. After Tongai “Dewa” Moyo succumbed to non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer on this day exactly six years ago, Peter took over the ...
Panic as Davido fails to show up 14 October 2017 HARARE - Nigerian music superstar Davido's failure to come for Jah Prayzah's album launch at the Harare International Conference Centre last night triggered panic among the show's promoters. Kings Entertainment was forced to rope in music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and Zimdancehall star ...
Will Jah Prayzah fill up HICC? 13 October 2017 HARARE - Music star Jah Prayzah’s, pictured, crowd-pulling prowess will be under scrutiny tonight when he launches his highly anticipated album titled Kutonga Kwaro at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) tonight. Jah Prayzah is arguably the only local artiste at the moment with t...
Macheso returns to Mutare 13 October 2017 MUTARE - Sungura kingpin Alick Macheso will perform at The Platinum in Mutare tonight. Joint proprietor Esau Mupfumi has promised a top-notch show. “It has been a while since Macheso played in Mutare and he has promised to prove that he is still the king regardless of other developments els...
DJ Tira to rock Byo tonight 13 October 2017 HARARE - South African musical artiste DJ Tira will perform at Club Connect in Bulawayo tonight. The Afrotainment boss, who is coming along with upcoming house singer Tipcee, last performed in Zimbabwe in September last year when he headlined the Golden Pilsener Afrofusion Concerts in Bulawayo...