Entertainment

Rapper Styce collaborates with UK-based Chitepo 4 January 2018 HARARE - Upcomoing rapper Shingayi Trevor Simoyi, better known in music circles as Styce, has collaborated with United Kingdom-based artiste Lamont Chitepo on a track titled Mia Bae. The song was produced by Evans “DJ Ace Tanner” Dube who was behind several hits by Maskiri such as NaMwari. ...
Mutodi attacks Grace, Jonathan in new song 3 January 2018 HARARE - Musician-cum-politician Energy Mutodi has just released a four-track album titled Ruvheneko that lauds President Emmerson Mnangagwa and predictably attacks former first lady Grace Mugabe. Mutodi, who was ejected from the ruling Zanu PF party by former president Robert Mugabe because o...
Winky D to launch mega album 3 January 2018 HARARE - Zimdancehall icon Winky D, whose videos for the songs Rugare and My Woman landed first and second position respectively on the annual Coca-Cola 2017 ZTV Top 50 Videos, will hold his biggest album launch to date on February 2. The launch, for the album titled Gombwe, which will also ...
US-based Zim guitarist drops second album 3 January 2018 HARARE - Veteran Zimbabwean guitarist Jimmy “Guitarman” Buzuzi, who has been on tour in the United States of America since April last year, has released his second solo CD titled Victory. Buzuzi is confident that the new 11-track album, which features a rendition of music superstar Oliver “Tuk...
Winky D, Shumba pocket $4 500 each 2 January 2018 HARARE - Gospel music star Blessing Shumba and Zimdancehall icon Winky D pocketed $4 500 apiece on New Year’s Eve after claiming first and second position on the 2017 Coca-Cola Radio Zimbabwe Top 50 and Coca-Cola 2017 ZTV Top 50 Videos respectively. Shumba’s hit Changa Chajaira earned $2 500 a...
Jah Prayzah stumbles again 2 January 2018 HARARE - Jah Prayzah, clearly Zimbabwe's hottest musician at the moment, surprisingly got lowly positions 45 and 50 on the 2017 Coca-Cola Radio Zimbabwe Top 50. Kutonga Kwaro, the title track of Jah Prayzah's latest album which has dominated the airwaves and dance floors since veteran national...
Mapfumo hits out at corruption 2 January 2018 HARARE - Exiled Chimurenga music star Thomas Mapfumo has once again hit out at corruption which he believes is undermining development in Zimbabwe. In 1989, Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited released the album Corruption in which he attacked then President Robert Mugabe and his government for r...
Jah Prayzah tipped to win Coca-Cola top 50 31 December 2017 HARARE - As the curtain comes down in 2017, Jah Prayzah has been tipped to dominate tonight’s Coca-Cola Radio Zimbabwe Top 50, following the success and popularity of his latest 14-track studio offering Kutonga Kwaro. With a $2 500 cap, the Coca-Cola Top 50 programme, which will run today from...
Davido in no-show again 30 December 2017 HARARE - Nigerian music star Davido has sold Harare a dummy again, after failing to touch down for the My Lilly Concert, which was scheduled for Alex Sports Club last night, leaving local promoters 2 Kings Entertainment in a fix. Just like fellow controversial South African artiste Zodwa Waban...
Davido compensatory concert on tonight 29 December 2017 HARARE - Nigerian music star Davido is expected to arrive in the country today for a once-off performance scheduled for Alexandra Sports Club in the capital tonight courtesy of 2 Kings Entertainment. Davido was billed to perform in the country on October 13 during the launch of Jah Prayzah’s l...
Eriza now a mother 28 December 2017 HARARE - Former soldier and popular dancer — Lyn Magodo AKA Eriza — has announced the arrival of her baby. She posted pictures of her newly-born baby on social media platform Facebook with the caption “with my baby girl.” The popular dancer who featured in the video of smash hit Eriza off J...
What they will do on Christmas day? 24 December 2017 HARARE - Award-winning comedienne Samantha “Gonyeti” Kureya “I will spend part of the Christmas Day attending the wedding ceremony of Comic Pastor. “After the wedding, I will visit my grandmother and this will be more of a family re-union. In terms of food, I am tired of eating rice hence I...
Imbongi Kazulu chants his way to glory 24 December 2017 BULAWAYO – Dumisani Mhlanga, better known as Imbongi Kazulu, has been in the arts industry for some time. Despite his contribution to the arts sector the dub poet feels he has not been accorded the recognition he deserves particularly on the local arts scene. This week the Daily News on Sunday...
Intwasa Extra ready to roar 23 December 2017 BULAWAYO – Intwasa Extra, which will run in Zimbabwe’s second largest city from December 28 to 31, has been described by the organisers as a “festive season festival bonus.” Festival spokesperson Nkululeko Nkala told Daily News that the imminent event would be a spillover programme from the ma...
Kwese develops unique news strategy 23 December 2017 HARARE – Kwese TV, which does not produce its own news, has developed what it describes as “a unique and powerful strategy on news” that ensures all the African regions are catered for. The Pan African TV channel’s spokesperson says this strategy is a three-pronged one. [GoogleAd] “First...
DStv targets more local content 23 December 2017 HARARE - DStv channel Zambezi Magic has commissioned over 10 Zimbabwean television programmes and films as part of its efforts of increasing content from southern Africa. MultiChoice Zimbabwe publicity and public relations manager Liz Dziva revealed this during two recent local content summits...
Visually impaired gospel artiste seeks help 23 December 2017 HARARE – Fanuel Masukuse, 41, a visually impaired gospel artiste, has written over 136 songs. Sadly for the Renco Mine-based artiste, none of these songs has been recorded yet. “I have been composing songs since 2002. I am sure the songs I have written which can potentially make 17 albums made...
Exciting gigs lined up for festive season 22 December 2017 HARARE - Macheso, Matsito date Marondera Music  star Alick Macheso will share the stage with fellow sungura artiste on Christmas Day at Legends Sports Dinner in Nyameni in Marondera. The event will also feature DJ Ninja. City Sports Bar lines up Xmas Jam session Reggae veterans Transi...
Jah Prayzah to celebrate Christmas in Malawi 21 December 2017 HARARE - Music star Jah Prayzah will celebrate his first ever Christmas holiday on foreign soil in Malawi where he is scheduled to perform in Blantyre and Lilongwe on December 23 and 24 respectively. Despite the fact that he will be away from his family during the most popular oliday in Zimbab...
Mbare Chimurenga defies ED's 'no to hero worshiping' call 20 December 2017 HARARE - Despite numerous calls from President Emmerson Mnangagwa that people should not bootlick him, fiercely pro-Zanu PF musical choir Mbare Chimurenga which came to fame through their butt-wriggling moves and praise songs has dropped two singles for him. The group founder Elizabeth Bwanya ...
Dance clash on tonight 20 December 2017 HARARE - The dance clash is on tonight where more than 30 groups are set to take part.  The dance clash is running under the theme “Bye Bye 2017, Welcome 2018” and the event will feature Beverley “Bev” Sibanda, Zoey Sifelani, Wasu, Sarah D, Peter Kagomere, Pramastove, Fearless, Digital Queens,...
Zim Christian author concludes Southern African tour 19 December 2017 HARARE - Christian author and success coach Brilliant Pongo has just concluded a tour of Southern Africa which saw him travel to South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. One of the highlights of the tour was the “Powered to Succeed” book event in Francistown, Botswana which took place during the f...
ZBC lifts Chipanga ban 19 December 2017 HARARE – For the first time in eight years, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) interviewed veteran sungura musician Hosiah Chipanga signalling an end to the ban they imposed on the controversial artiste in 2009. In a report headlined “Chipanga’s new album set to be a record breaker,” ZBC ...
Music star Nhira proposes to girlfriend on stage 19 December 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean musician Brian Nhira, 24, one of the standout performers on season 10 on the American prime-time show, The Voice, proposed to his girlfriend Sonia Larcom during his annual hometown Christmas concert held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday. Nhira’s proposal took over 1 500 music...
Jah Prayzah's victory not guaranteed, says Coca-Cola 17 December 2017 HARARE - Despite many tipping Jah Prayzah to top the 2017 Radio Zimbabwe Coca-Cola Top 50 thanks to his popular latest album Kutonga Kwaro, the sponsors of the prestigious annual chart have hinted that the music star is still trailing several artistes. Speculation has been rife that the Ndini ...