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Exploring horrors of second class citizenry 6 January 2019 In the Fog of the Season’s End; By Alex La Guma; Harare; Baobab Books (1992); 181 Pages  ISBN: 978-0-435-90980-2(Paperback) HARARE - Some books can never be dumped altogether, no matter when they were published. One would want to think of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, A Man...
Mhere's love for cute women 6 January 2019 HARARE - Talented gospel musician Mathias Mhere has triggered a storm within the Christian community after producing steamy videos that feature slay queens and models. The singer recently released two hot videos; “Matables” and “Panogara Nyasha” which some Christian fanatics say border on secu...
Malunga to launch album in Asia 5 January 2019 HARARE - Forgotten musician Clive Malunga has said he will be launching a new album this year in March, but again targeting the Asian market. The Nesango hit maker has been missing on the Zimbabwean music scene for years as he has not been holding any music shows and his music has not been rec...
Diaspora-based artist sings on Zim problems 5 January 2019 HARARE - Diaspora-based Taffy Theman has lamented the suffering being experienced by Zimbabweans in a song titled Oneday. The song reflects on the troubles currently obtaining in Zimbabwe while also going back to Gukurahundi, Murambatsvina, the 2008 election violence where some women were rape...
Mukanya takes Peace Tour to Chi-Town 4 January 2019 HARARE - After a busy holiday season for musicians, some have decided to take a break, but for others it is business as usual. Among those who are taking a break are Suluman Chimbetu who is taking a two-week break, Baba Harare is returning with his January 11 album launch, while Alick Macheso ...
Food outlet proposal attracts sponsors 2 January 2019 HARARE - A public marriage proposal has borne fruit for a Bulawayo-based couple, after companies and the public pledged to sponsor their whole wedding. What is left is for the bride and groom to set a date and choose the offer they will take. What seemed as a joke to people on social media,...
Rising stars dominate Coca-Cola Top 50 2 January 2019 HARARE - Rising artistes topped the Coca-Cola Top 50, with Baba Harare, Enzo Ishall and Obert Chari scooping radio and television awards. However,  on number one under the radio winning artistes was Rev Togarepi Chivariro who got  $2 500 for his hit Matishamisa, on number two was Wandigadza by...
Jam Session takes a break 1 January 2019 HARARE - City Sports Bar's weekly musical event, Jam Session, is not continuing in 2019 after running for the past two years. Biggie Chinoperekwei, the joint proprietor, revealed to the Daily News yesterday. “Jam session is not continuing. It’s taking a break as we want to redefine and re-s...
Red Café relief to musicians 1 January 2019 HARARE - Mbira music lovers this year found solace following the opening of Red Café in the capital’s Harare Street. Following the demise of Book Café where mbira nights were popular, Red Café became a haven for the genre’s lovers and artistes. The club dedicated every Sunday for the genre ...
Macheso ends 2018 on a high - opens 2019 at Jongwe Corner 1 January 2019 HARARE - Sungura giant Alick Macheso has had a successful 2018 following the release of his latest album Dzinosvitsa Kure and ended the year on a high with a number of successful gigs. The album carries popular tracks such as Ndakakutadzirei, Kudzwai and Pfuma Yacho which have been received by...
Miracle Paul Gospel Awards on cards 1 January 2019 HARARE - Local church, New Revelation Ministries, has introduced annual awards to honour musicians and writers in the country. Led by prophet Miracle Paul, famed for Abraham’s Tent, the Chitungwiza-based New Revelation Ministries become the latest example of churches that awards outstanding in...
Year ends on a high 31 December 2018 HARARE - The 2018 will end on a high in as far as showbiz is concerned with a number of gigs lined up in and outside the capital. Mukanya ends peace tour Chimurenga music guru Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo will tonight complete his much-hyped Peace Tour with a performance at Club Hideout. The gi...
Radio Zim Coca-Cola Top 50 to brew another shocker? 31 December 2018 HARARE - The annual Radio Zimbabwe Coca-Cola Top 50 which traditionally brews shockers looks set to do exactly that again this year. Baba Harare's song The Reason Why, Obert Chari's Mebo and Zimdancehall star Enzo Ishall's Kanjiva were among the most popular songs of 2018 but the three songs m...
Church leaders speak on 2019 31 December 2018 HARARE - It is that time of the year again when the nation celebrates the coming of the New Year. As 2018 folds, churches are reflecting on the past year and giving spiritual projections of what to expect in the coming year. A number of church leaders have concurred that 2018 has been a tou...
UK-based Zim rapper pines for Byo, Masvingo gigs 31 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe-born rapper Fennie “Dizzle” Mukuze (24), who is slowly making a mark in Kent, England, is determined to perform in Bulawayo and Masvingo someday as part of cherishing cities in which his father nurtured his music career. The University of Kent popular music graduate credits h...
Marondera, haven for musicians 31 December 2018 HARARE - Marondera has become a haven for Zimdancehall musicians to showcase their talents, thanks to Werras Entertainment. Werras which started operations in September has since hosted a number of singers among them Killer T and Freeman. The opening gig saw musicians Mathias Mhere, Andy Mu...
Pambuka speaks on jail experience 30 December 2018 HARARE - Television personality and Zimdancehall musician Oscar Pambuka has described his recent jail experience as an eye-opener. Pambuka who was initially jailed for 30 months along with former Zanu PF Member of Parliament for Highfield, Psychology Maziwisa, for defrauding the Zimbabwe Power...
Children's home receives books 30 December 2018 HARARE - First donation of books from the  #100Bhuku donation campaign has been made to the Tichakunda Children’s Home in Hatcliffe in northern Harare. The campaign was launched in October by well-known blogger, actor and writer Larry Kwirirayi, who appealed to the public to donate books for c...
Winky D takes 'Kasong Kejecha' to Kadoma 29 December 2018 HARARE - Zimdancehall chanter Winky D is taking his latest and controversial single Kasong Kejecha to Kadoma, a small town in Mashonaland West popular for harbouring artisanal miners, on New Year’s Eve. The concert, pencilled for Odysseys Hotel, comes barely a week after the musician was physi...
Mukanya free farewell gig on cards 29 December 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga music maestro Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo is set to stage a free farewell gig in Kadoma next week. The event is being organised by 2 Kings Entertainment. “We are still finalising on the exact date but the event is targeting older generation. It will be held during the day a...
Zakaria now church bishop 28 December 2018 HARARE - Seasoned sungura musician Nicholas “Senior Lecturer” Madzibaba has been appointed Ebenezer Prophetic Ministries International bishop. The Khiama Boys front man was appointed by the church founder and leader Ezekiel Masiyandima recently. “At first I did not take it seriously as I th...
Soul Jah Love still on top of the game 28 December 2018 HARARE - Dancehall sensation Soul Jah Love last week reminded many that despite all the controversy that trails him, he remains talented and a great performer. The chanter showed what he is made of when he performed last week at the Morgan Heritage, Lutan Fyah-headlined gig, representing the l...
Mapfumo returns to Harare 28 December 2018 HARARE - Chimurenga music guru Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo is expected to end his Peace Tour in Harare with a concert scheduled for Harare International Conference Centre on Monday. This comes after the decorated musician showcased in Gweru, Bulawayo, Masvingo, Beitbridge, Mutare and Kadoma altho...
Killer T demands exclusion from awards 27 December 2018 HARARE - Dancehall star Killer T went ballistic demanding to have his name removed from Star FM inaugural music awards. Last week, Star FM announced a list of nominations for their awards, with Killer T up for the Best Male Award and the Best Zimdancehall Song. After the announcement, the c...
Muchaneta welcomes baby girl 27 December 2018 HARARE - Highly-energetic singer and actress Kessia Masona, popular for her role in television drama Muchaneta as Muchaneta, has given birth to a bouncing baby girl. The baby girl, the actress’s first daughter, was born at Citimed in Chitungwiza on December 13 through caesarean section. Chr...
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