Entertainment

Gemma in great demand 28 May 2019 © GEMMA Griffiths has risen to be one of the most sought-after divas in music circles thanks to her duet song Mugarden with Zimdancehall stalwart Winky D. Since the release of Mugarden early this year, Gemma has become an integral ingredient to almost every high profile gig in the country. [Go...
MultiChoice Talent Factory  networking portal introduces instant messaging feature 28 May 2019 Additional features have been added to the MultiChoice Talent Factory portal, an increasingly popular open platform for sharing information of value and interest to film-making operatives across the African continent.
'Chinhoyi 7' filmmaker back 27 May 2019 © FILMMAKER Moses Matanda, famed for his controversial film Chinhoyi 7, is back with a second production titled Eagles In This House which will be premiered at Ster-kinekor, Eastgate in the capital. Matanda said the new film which will be released end of next month is meant to fight...
Peter's big moment 27 May 2019 © SUNGURA musician Peter Moyo says he is keeping his late father Tongai's music legacy alive and his forthcoming album is testimony to that. Titled Mwana WeMurozvi, the album will be launched this Thursday at East Point in the capital. The late Tongai “Igwe” Moyo was referred to as Murozvi Mukuru...
Zhakata, Zora Cadres walk together 27 May 2019 © WHILE the bulk of musicians are “too busy” for their fans, legendary musician Leonard Zhakata aka Zora spared a day travelling to Karoi from the capital to bury one of his fans over the weekend. Zhakata's fan, Ronnie “Mwene” Makore was hit by a car in the capital on Friday afternoon and he died...
Bev, Enzo denied UK visas 27 May 2019 © POPULAR dancer Beverly “Bev” Sibanda and red-hot dancehall star Enzo Ishall have been denied UK visas, hence cancellation of shows. Bev and Enzo were scheduled to showcase during Africa Day at a concert featuring dancehall star Freeman, South Africa's Mlindo the Vocalist and Naak Musiq.
Glue-sniffing dancer 'troubles' Macheso 27 May 2019 © SUNGURA music giant Alick Macheso says his heart bleeds for Orchestra Mberikwazvo talented former dancer Peter Kagomera who has fallen on hard times.
It's cold out there!. . .  as most musicians fail to find comfort in new bands 26 May 2019 © IT TAKES prodigious talent to succeed whether collectively or as an individual.
Tuku's will: Selmor not shedding tears 26 May 2019 © AS THE late master of song, Oliver Mtukudzi lies quietly in his grave — thousands of music fans continue to talk about him — as his good works have somehow been sullied by personal decisions.
A new space for all of us' 26 May 2019 © MY friend Jasen Mphepho built a theatre. No, really.  A new space for all of us to come together, tell stories and listen to the lines and catch the colours of the sunsets and sunrises living in-between the words and sentences and stories. What a brilliant and beautiful thing, a theatre. 
Wretched history of blacklisted songs (3) 26 May 2019 © THIS is the third and last instalment continued from last week on some of Zimbabwe's blacklisted songs from the 70s up until the 2000s as authorities tried in vain to control artistic voices. THE late Simon Chimbetu, although working closely with the government...
New club opens in Bulawayo 24 May 2019 © ALL is set for the official opening of the new pub — Hlabangana Lounge — in Bulawayo tonight. The bar, situated at Highlanders Football Clubhouse, is operated by award-winning media practitioner Babongile Sikhonjwa who has promised fireworks. “We are inviting everyone to come and witness the of...
Betty Kaseke donates children's clothing 24 May 2019 © FORMER model and philanthropist Betty Kaseke — through her foundation, the Betty Kaseke Foundation — has sourced clothes and shoes meant to assist survivors of Cyclone Idai that ravaged the country in March. The majority of the donated goods were children's. She told reporters on Thursday that...
Tammy courts Ammara 24 May 2019 © AFRO-POP songstress Thamsanqa Moyo, popularly known as Tammy in music circles, has teamed up with her sisters in music — Ammara Brown and Gemma Griffiths — for a concert slated next month in the capital. The Tammy Experience concert is scheduled for The Venue, an upscale joint in Harare, on Jun...
Braai Out major weekend attraction 23 May 2019 © AS THE nation joins other countries on the continent in celebrating Africa Day tomorrow, local entertainers are geared up to take people into holiday mood with a series of events on the cards. [GoogleAd] Braai Out Saturday at Kingfisher SOUL singer Gemma Griffiths will this Saturday join...
Gary Tight 'inherits' Sam Mtukudzi's band 23 May 2019 © EVER-RISING musician Gary Tight is now using the late Sam Mtukudzi's backing group, the AY Band. Sam, son of the late national hero and superstar Oliver Mtukudzi, died in an accident in 2010, together with his friend-cum-manager Owen Chimhare. The Ndizarurire singer started playing with the AY...
Africa Day Braai on this Saturday 22 May 2019 © SOUL singer Gemma Griffiths, pictured, will join a host of DJs and comedians for the inaugural Braai Out slated for Kingfisher Park this Saturday. Gemma, who is currently riding high with her duet with Winky D MuGarden, will be showcasing her act in the “garden” of Kingfisher...
Miss Zambia-Zim pageant preps on course 22 May 2019 © PREPARATIONS for this year's edition of Miss Zambia-Zimbabwe, a regional beauty pageant, are on course. The event is slated for this July in Harare. “The exact dates will be announced in due course.
Zim Inter-schools Mbira Festival preps on 21 May 2019 © PREPARATIONS for this year's edition of the Zimbabwe Inter-schools Mbira Festival are at an advanced stage, organisers say. The event — meant to promote the traditional instruments among youngsters — is scheduled for May 24 at Mukuvisi Woodlands in the capital. [GoogleAd] “National Arts ...
Minister, mayor join Vapostori in song 21 May 2019 © LOCAL Government deputy minister Jennifer Mhlanga and Harare mayor Hebert Gomba yesterday joined Vapostori from Johanne Masowe Echishanu in song as they received a consignment of clothes and blankets from the church. [GoogleAd] Led by Madzibaba Moses Gwasira of Highfield Gwanzura shrine, ...
Daisy named Tuku estate executor 21 May 2019 © LATE music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi's widow Daisy and a relative have reportedly been made co-executors to his estate. Reports are that the family met at the Master of the High Court yesterday to choose the executor following the registration of the late musician's will. [GoogleAd] They...
Power outage cuts short Murewa joy . . . revellers refuse to leave venue 20 May 2019 © A POWER outage cut short revellers' joy at Murewa Council Bar during sungura maestro Alick Macheso's performance early on Sunday morning after the back generator ran out of fuel. Disappointed by the power hiccup, revellers refused to leave the venue at around 4am, jumping and singing in the dark.
Zim mourns mbira guru 20 May 2019 © THE arts sector has been plunged into mourning again following the death of veteran mbira player David Gweshe, popularly known as Sekuru Gweshe. Gweshe died on Sunday afternoon after a long battle with to prostate cancer. He was 75.
Stellar cast for Winter Warmer Concert 20 May 2019 © A STAR-STUDDED cast is set to showcase at this year's edition of Winter Warmer Concert slated for May 31 at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC). The annual event is being organised by the Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) to support and develop marginalised communities in the country.
Shasha, Mangwenya in collabo 20 May 2019 © UPCOMING musician Batsirai Shasha, pictured,  has released a love song titled Tsviyo Tsviyo featuring songstress Diana “Mangwenya” Samkange. Tsviyo Tsviyo — a sequel to Wapindwa Nei? (2019) — is the latest addition to the budding musician's growing catalogue which also includes the gospel hit...
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