Entertainment

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...
Zim transgender 'suffers miscarriage' 3 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's transwoman Tatelicious Karigambe-Sandberg — who shocked the world last year when she claimed that she was pregnant — has made another stunning claim that she has suffered a miscarriage. Karigambe-Sandberg — who is now based in Sweden — was born a man and made headlines in 2...
'Artists fail to produce hard-hitting plays' 2 April 2018 HARARE - Local theatre artists have in recent years failed to effectively use their art form to probe Zimbabwe’s leadership on the deteriorating living standards in the country, amid growing disgruntlement among the people. In the past, theatre artists were known to provide the sole platform f...
Macheso degree campaign gathers momentum 1 April 2018 HARARE - The campaign to lobby the University of Zimbabwe to accord sungura kingpin Alick Macheso an honorary doctorate degree has gathered momentum. The campaign has mobilised 20 000 endorsements through Facebook likes and Nash Paints director Tinashe Mutarisi, who is spearheading the campaig...
Omunye hit makers head for Harare 1 April 2018 HARARE - South Africa Gqom music group Distruction Boys popular for the hit song Omunye are scheduled to perform in Harare in May. The group will showcase at Club 1+1 at Longcheng in the capital on May 11. Simbarashe “Dj Simmz” Chagweda confirmed the development saying the South African duo...
Pinjisi sees good side of social media 1 April 2018 HARARE - Though social media platform WhatsApp is known for wrecking marriages in some sections of the society, sungura musician Tatenda Pinjisi highlighted the positive side of new media in his latest album Chibhakera Chenyasha (Fist of grace). The album was officially launched on Wednesday a...
Casper releases second album 1 April 2018 HARARE - Singer Casper Mudzengere, 37, has released his second album titled Rudo Mukurarama which he thinks will make him scale to greater heights. The youthful entrepreneur-cum-musician is known in the music circles as Joy Commander Backed by Boyz DzeNyombwe, the album, produced at Trueton...
Producer pins hope on Bryan K's new single 1 April 2018 HARARE - Rising music producer Cornelius Muponda is confident that his recent production — Bryan K’s latest single Fambai Neni —will propel his craft to a higher level. Muponda is rarely included whenever Zimbabwe’s top music producers are mentioned even though he is behind hits such as Gary T...
'Award Macheso a degree' 30 March 2018 HARARE – Fans of Alick Macheso are lobbying the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) to confer an honorary doctorate on the sungura kingpin for his contribution towards development of the music industry in the country. The social media campaign spearheaded by Tinashe Mutarisi — through his Nash Paints ...
Wicknell Chivayo remains defiant 30 March 2018 HARARE – Flashy “businessman” Wicknell Chivayo who is under attack for failing to provide justification of payment and use of the money he received for a government project, has remained defiant, flaunting a box of money, pictured, on Instagram. Among other things, Chivayo is being accused of ...
Gallery Delta appeals for funds 30 March 2018 HARARE – Gallery Delta, which last year got about $30 900 from donors and sponsors after sending out an SOS to its partners, has once again appealed for funding, as the arts industry continues to struggle under the obtaining harsh economic conditions. The management sent out a note thanking do...
Roki rebrands 28 March 2018 HARARE - Chidzoka hit-maker Rockford "Roki" Josphat, who has been out of groove for what seems to be a decade, has rebranded, promising to be mature and responsible. The talented musician and choreographer has been mired in several controversies, including fathering babies with at least five d...
Zim marks Theatre Day 27 March 2018 HARARE - National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Nacz) in collaboration with arts associations, arts organisations and promoters has lined up activities throughout Zimbabwe to commemorate three UN Observances falling within a week of each other. These being March 20, World Day of Theatre for Childr...
What's in ED's scarf? 27 March 2018 HARARE - When President Emmerson Mnangagwa visited Davos, Switzerland where he reiterated the ''Zimbabwe is open for business'' message, there was one thing that he also introduced; his  multi-coloured scarf. After the meeting, Mnangagwa has made this scarf part of his fashion statement and a ...
Tuku-Mutamba tiff goes a gear up 26 March 2018 Tuku Backstage Second Edition, With Previously Unseen photographs and a lot more about the music and life of Oliver Mtukudzi; By Shepherd Mutamba, Foreword By David Mungoshi; Harare,  MhotsiUruka, 2018. ISBN: 978-0-7974-7258-7 (Paperback) 255 Pages   HARARE - The Shona, who have a rich langua...
Charles Mungoshi finds new hope 25 March 2018 HARARE - Prolific writer Charles Mungoshi, who has been ill for close to a decade, has found hope in connecting with his fans and selling his latest book that took him 21 years to write. During the course of last week, Mungoshi and his wife Jesesi sold copies of Branching Streams Flow in the D...
Sibiya launches 7th book 25 March 2018 HARARE - Founder and president of Glory Ministries, Apostle Pride Sibiya last weekend launched his seventh book Double Honour Servants of God at The Ablaze Church in Seke, Chitungwiza. The book seeks to help Christians distinguish between true and false servants of God. The book is a dedica...
Protest artistes troop home after Mugabe's fall 25 March 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe's demise has opened doors to several self-exiled protest artistes who now feel free to come back home. Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo is one of the more vocal singers who will return to Zimbabwe after 14 years with a performance at the Gl...
Doves takes clients on holiday 25 March 2018 HARARE - Doves Funeral policyholders were accorded the opportunity to unwind on a holiday escapade for two nights courtesy of the organisation's Lifestyle Package.  The Dove Lifestyle Package is a funeral policy which comes with a holiday provision for the policy holder after 12 months of poli...
24 schools through to Old Mutual Quiz finals 25 March 2018 HARARE - At least 24 schools drawn from eight provinces have secured their places to participate in the Old Mutual Schools Quiz national finals scheduled for May 25 in Harare. On Saturday last week, the schools participated in the Old Mutual provincial quiz competition and only top three schoo...
Gospel songbird Chawapiwa makes a comeback 25 March 2018 HARARE - Gospel songstress Tsitsi Chawapiwa, has bounced back on the local music scene after a seven-year break. Chawapiwa, whose last offering was a 10-track album titled Tendeuka released in 2011, has just dropped three singles which are faring well on various local charts. “I took a brea...
Zim celebs busy rocking to acquire driver's licences 24 March 2018 HARARE - One of the perks of celebrity life is driving expensive cars but many of Zimbabwe’s famous do not own a driver’s licence. It is little wonder why the country’s courts are awash with celebrities, some who have never taken an official driving lesson as they have been too busy rocking an...
System Tazvida remembered 24 March 2018 HARARE - Smoko artiste King Tazvida will honour the late System Tazvida, the founder of Chazezesa Challengers through a new studio album called Moto Tokuchidzira. The album Moto Tokuchidzira which is meant to revive the Smoko music legacy will be officially unveiled at City Sports Bar in Harar...
'I live Jah Prayzah' 24 March 2018 HARARE - Every soldier’s wish is to become a General but not for upcoming and self-confessed Jah Prayzah copycat Jah Victory who is content with remaining a second choice to the Watora Mari hit maker. He has no plans to surpass standards set by his music icon at all. Jah Victory admits the ...