Entertainment

Chinhoyi 7 movie set to premiere on June 1 28 May 2018 HARARE - The long awaited premiere of Chinhoyi 7 movie will finally happen on June 1, after being postponed several times. Since 2014, Zimbabweans have been anticipating to watch the movie, with the last date when it was supposed to have been premiered being March 16 at SterKinekor movie the...
Tsitsi Dangarembga thrilled as 'Nervous Conditions' makes it into Top 100 books 28 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga said she has been reminded of the kindness of people after her book Nervous Conditions made it to the BBC’s top 100 of books that shaped the world. “I’m overwhelmed by all the wonderful congratulatory messages I’ve received on the inclusion of Nerv...
Miss Tee returns to Jam Session 28 May 2018 HARARE - Glen View-based Zimdancehall artiste Miss Tee, real name Patricia Banda, is returning to Jam Session at City Sports Bar in Harare tonight. Miss Tee is one of the fast-rising female Zimdancehall chanters after controversial musician Lady Squanda, Ninja Lipsy and Darula Mambokadzi among...
Violence mars Romeo Gasa album launch 28 May 2018 HARARE - Violence reared its ugly head at a musical concert in Chinhoyi on Friday, with scores of fans injured and rushed to hospital. The event  — held at Chinhoyi Stadium -— was meant to launch Romeo Gasa’s latest studio project Code 263 in style but it turned out to be a warzone as scores o...
SA-based Zim gospel artiste to perform in Chi-Town 26 May 2018 HARARE - Rising South Africa-based Zimbabwean gospel songbird Lindi Marc has promised a “joyous occasion” when she performs this afternoon at Poths Ministries Deliverance Centre Church in Unit A, Chitungwiza. Lindi Marc, who was born Lindiwe Phiri, will share the stage with Tatenda Mahachi, Mw...
Zim's SA-based outfit bounces back 25 May 2018 BULAWAYO - South Africa-based gospel outfit Umthombo Weskristu Gospel Servants bounced back with a second album titled Zinhle Kodwa Z’yabulala. The album is a follow up to their debut Siza Nkosi which was released in 2015. Simosenkosi Mbambo, the group leader who is back home to promote their ...
Japanese group shines at Jam Session 23 May 2018 HARARE - Japanese J-African music superstars Iyco and Kaka Furaha put up a polished act at City Sports Bar in the capital on Monday which left the appreciative crowd begging for more. The band members’ arrival at the venue generated a lot of interest as the audience was curious to hear what th...
Macheso, Moyo to headline Mozambique celebrations 23 May 2018 HARARE - Barely six months after Alick Macheso and Peter Moyo shared the stage in Mozambique, the two sungura musicians are returning to the former Portuguese colony next month to headline the country’s uhuru celebrations. The celebrations to mark Mozambique’s 43 years of majority rule are pen...
Tahle goes Hawaiian 23 May 2018 HARARE - Songbird Tahle WeDzinza has released a dance track titled Teleunga that was inspired by a Hawaiian dance. The just-released song, which is Tahle WeDzinza's second after her debut track titled Give Me More on which she featured music star Jah Prayzah, was produced by DJ Tamuka at Mi ...
Chiwoniso inspires from the grave 22 May 2018 HARARE - The late mbira queen, Chiwoniso Maraire’s music continues to inspire even in death, with a Japanese music band revealing that they have been inspired by her music before they even knew who she was. Lead singer of Iyco and Kaka Furaha, Iyco, said she bought Maraire’s music at an Africa...
American TV partners local artistes 22 May 2018 HARARE - American television presenter Jerry “Kojo” Robinson is in the country hunting for content to use on his show Music4U, a move which is set to expose local artistes to international audience. Kojo targets music sung in English as CW TV, where Music4U or simply M4UTV is shown, is an Amer...
Muridzo, Freeman descend on Murehwa 17 May 2018 HARARE - Popular contemporary musicians Andy Muridzo and Freeman are set to rock Murewa today during the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day Celebrations. Muridzo, who recently launched his new album Munondo, which has been well-received by his fans, is expected to deliver a th...
Can Ipupa reignite love for local rhumba? 17 May 2018 HARARE - Local rhumba musicians say Congolese rhumba star Fally Ipupa, who is set to perform in Harare on May 26, has no capacity to revive “the love of the genre” in Zimbabwe. Fally Ipupa will share the stage with Oliver Mtukudzi, Juntal and Diamond Musica at Harare International Conference C...
Clive Malunga resurfaces 15 May 2018 HARARE - One of the country’s top music promoter, Clive Malunga, famed for his Jenaguru Music Festival, is bouncing back with a new set of songs which he is launching next month in South Korea and Japan respectively. While for close to a decade, Malunga’s music has been silent on radio and tel...
Mukanya keen on second home gig 15 May 2018 HARARE - After giving a scintillating performance in Harare for the first time in 14 years, exiled Chimurenga musician Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo is keen to stage another gig in the country end of this year. Last week, Chimurenga music publicist Blessing Vava took to Facebook asking Zimbabweans ...
Ginimbi opens club in Harare 15 May 2018 HARARE - If there is anyone who knows how to throw a party it's Genius Kadungure, better known as Ginimbi. Before people knew his fetish for cars, his white parties have been making headlines. The flamboyant businessman who is not shy to show off his wealth will be opening his first club ca...
Bev returns to Mzansi 15 May 2018 HARARE - After winning the dance contest in South Africa last year, Beverly Sibanda aka Bev is returning to Mzansi to headline Africa Day celebrations in Boksburg. The Sexy Angels boss is set to share the stage with Sungura Super Beat, Extra Kings, Extra Power, Tally C, T Wit B, Shumba Stars, ...
Culture Week launch moved to Gwanda 14 May 2018 HARARE - Culture Week commemorations launch that was scheduled for Harare on May 19 has been moved to Gwanda on the same date. The Culture Week will run from May 19-25, 2018 and preparations are on course in all provinces. “Culture Week National launch that was scheduled to be held at Harar...
Arts sector reforms long overdue 14 May 2018 HARARE - Nhimbe Trust, an advocate for a vibrant and sustainable Zimbabwean creative sector notes that the government wishes to absorb the Censorship Board and the National Arts Council into their parent ministry as well as privatise the National Handicraft Centre. We warn against this being d...
Macheso, Jah Prayzah in rare encounter 14 May 2018 HARARE - In a rare encounter, sungura music star Alick Macheso and high flying musician Jah Prayzah will share the stage in Chitungwiza at the launch of the former’s latest album unveiling ceremony, courtesy of Cheso Power Promotions. Macheso is scheduled to launch his latest studio album Dzin...
TelOne gets broadcasting licence 14 May 2018 HARARE - Government has awarded the State- owned telecoms firm TelOne a broadcasting licence, allowing the company to offer video on demand services. TelOne announced the news yesterday in one of the State-run newspapers. “Please note that TelOne (Pvt) Ltd has been awarded a Broadcasting Se...
'Every Hifa edition is unique' 13 May 2018 HARARE - While the Harare International Festival of Arts 18th edition which took place in and around the Harare Gardens between May 1-6 was disturbed by rains and a cold biting weather, it also had its spark. The opening show, which is usually one of the main highlights spiced by fireworks, wa...
Artists divided over Seh Calaz verdict 13 May 2018 HARARE - Artists are divided over the conviction of singer Seh Calaz who was fined $100 or 30 days in prison by the courts for lyrics he penned on his song Kurova Hohwa. The Zimdancehall chanter was found guilty of “polluting public morals” for recording the obscene and indecent song. Harare...
Carl opens up on his manager wife 10 May 2018 HARARE - Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube has opened up about the “weird” relationship between him and his wife Nelsy who doubles as his manager. This comes as Nelsy had just been discharged from a Victoria Falls hospital after she had suffered from chest pains. The couple had just performed at t...
Donel, Chiweshe to share stage 10 May 2018 HARARE - Young and newly-discovered talent Donel Mangena is on demand and will be sharing the stage with mbira queen Stella Chiweshe at a Zimbabwe Culture Show in England next month. Mangena grabbed the spotlight after his appearance in the singing competition, The Voice UK, where he finished ...