Articles tagged 'leonard zhakata'

'Mugabe likes my music' ….singer says he wished he was Dr Zobha 3 April 2019 Zora music star Leonard Zhakata, 51 says former President Robert Mugabe is a genius and everyone knows that. At the peak of his musical career Zhakata used to grace the annual 21st February Movement meant to celebrate the former leader's birthday.
Zhakata fans declare war 7 November 2018 HARARE - Musicians Leonard Zhakata and Blessing Shumba have dominated annual Radio Zimbabwe Coca-Cola Top 50 for the past two years but this time around, things have changed. Shumba has no new product on the market as he has not released anything this year. Zhakata only released a single, G...
Zhakata returns to City Sports Bar 14 September 2018 HARARE - Zora musician Leonard “Karikoga” Zhakata and his Zimbabwe All Stars will perform at City Sports Bar in the capital tomorrow. Tonight, he will be in Chitungwiza at Tanza Centre near Aquatic Complex. Band manager, Ben Zhakata has promised a great show. “The band is in form, and fans ...
Zhakata for Koffi Olomide concert 31 July 2018 HARARE - All is set for one of Africa's biggest musicians Koffi Olomide's Zimbabwe concert scheduled for Harare on August 3 — and there has been an addition of a big name act to support the show — Zora maestro Leonard Zhakata. The popular Zimbabwean singer, songwriter and dancer will join sung...
Zhakata gives away 300 trees . . . as he celebrates golden jubilee 2 July 2018 HARARE - While birthdays are celebrated in different ways, musician Leonard Zhakata has donated 300 trees to eight schools in Kadoma as part of his golden jubilee celebrations. The Mugove hit-maker turned 50 on June 25. “I have decided to celebrate my birthday by playing my small part on th...
Zhakata celebrates 50th birthday in Kadoma 29 June 2018 HARARE - Zora musician Leonard Zhakata will celebrate his golden jubilee in Kadoma at Odyssey tomorrow. He will be supported by Peter Moyo and Mostaff. Dudu sings at Thanks Giving Singer Dudu Manhenga will perform at the third anniversary of Thanks Giving Prayer Day scheduled for Harare ...
Music stars to perform for charity 13 January 2018 HARARE - Zora star Leonard Zhakata, gospel songstress Bethany Pasinawako and Thembalami will headline a fundraising concert to be held at Longcheng Plaza on January 27 to raise funds for orphans. Dubbed “Save a Dream Campaign,” the concert will also feature Tatenda Mahachi, Vabati vaJesu, Simo...
Macheso celebrates 49th birthday tonight 9 June 2017 HARARE - Sungura music star Alick Macheso will celebrate his 49th birthday tonight at a gig set for Tanza Centre in Chitungwiza. The Tafadzwa singer's big day will also feature performances by his mentor Nicholas Zakaria, Jacob Moyana, Faheem Somanje, Leonard Zhakata, Seh Calaz and Soul Jah Lo...
Zhakata's big pay day 26 January 2017 HARARE - Zora star Leonard Zhakata was the centre of attraction at a Harare hotel yesterday after he was presented with a whopping $6 000 for claiming the top three positions on the annual Radio Zimbabwe Coca-Cola Top 50. The 48-year-old singer got $2 500 in recognition of the fact that Madam ...
Victory not UFIC-inspired: Zhakata 22 January 2017 HARARE - Zora star Leonard Zhakata (pictured below) has poured cold water on reports that he walked away with $6 000 after claiming the top three positions on the 2016 Radio Zimbabwe Coca-Cola Top 50 due to the influence of popular preacher Emmanuel Makandiwa. Some music fans and critics alike...
Zora star Zhakata rules 2 January 2017 HARARE - When Zora music star Leonard Zhakata scooped the top Coca-Cola accolades in 2015 with songs Dhonza Makomborero and Dollar Boy from his album Zvangu Zvaita there were a lot of doubters but the diminutive singer has done it again by topping both the Radio Zimbabwe Coca-Cola Top 50 and Nati...
Zhakata, Chipfumo perform in Chivi 2 December 2016 HARARE - Zora artiste Leonard Zhakata and his backing group, Zimbabwe All Stars will perform in Masvingo and Zvishavane this week in a move meant to popularise his latest album Mutunga Dzese. The Mugove hit-maker is billed to perform at Ritz Night Club in Masvingo tonight before dating Warehou...
Zhakata dates WeUtonga 14 October 2016 HARARE - Zora music star Leonard Zhakata will share the stage with celebrated female bassist-cum-vocalist Edith WeUtonga tonight at Jazz 24/7 in a potentially explosive match-up. The Madam Boss hitmaker's manager, Ben Zhakata, said the show was part of their efforts to reach a diverse range of...
Sulu, Zhakata in duet 8 July 2016 HARARE - Dendera music star Suluman Chimbetu and guitarist Progress Chipfumo will feature Zora sensation Leonard Zhakata's forthcoming album to be launched tonight at a concert slated for Harare International Conference (HICC). Bassist Edith WeUtonga has also added her voice on one of the coll...
Jah Prayzah, top artistes line up new albums 5 January 2016 HARARE - Jah Prayzah, Suluman Chimbetu, Blessing Shumba and Leonard Zhakata are among established musicians expected to release new albums in the first half of this year. The musicians told the Daily News that failure to release new material would be potentially fatal to their brands. Gospe...
Zhakata doffs hat to fans, media 12 February 2015 HARARE - Zora musician Leonard Karikoga Zhakata has saluted his fans and the media in particular for their unwavering support. The Rusape-born musician's songs Dhonza Makomborero and Dollar Boy recently claimed first and second positions respectively on the Radio Zimbabwe Coca-Cola Top 50. ...
Coca Cola winners hail music fans 22 January 2015 HARARE - Winners of the Radio Zimbabwe Coca Cola top 50 have described the end-of-year music charts as a good yardstick of gauging their popularity. Leonard Zhakata, whose two songs Dhonza Makomborero and Dollar Boy topped the annual charts, told the Daily News that he owed his victory to Zimb...
I was a victim of distortion: Zhakata 4 January 2015 HARARE - Veteran musician Leonard Zhakata, whose two songs Dhonza Makomborero and Dollar Boy topped the annual Radio Zimbabwe Coca Cola Top 50, says at long last Zimbabweans now genuinely understand his music. The Mugove singer told the Daily News that in the past, misinterpretation of his wel...
Zhakata, Mutodi top Zim charts 2 January 2015 HARARE - Zora star Leonard Zhakata's songs Dhonza Makomborero and Dollar Boy respectively claimed first and second position in this year's Coca-Cola Radio Zimbabwe Top 50. The two winning songs are from Zhakata's latest seven-track album Zvangu Zvaita. The Zora singer, who last dominated music...
Jah Prayzah, Zhakata, Shumba rock Mutare 17 December 2014 MUTARE - There was a downpour in Mutare on Saturday but that could not deter music fans from attending concerts featuring Jah Prayzah, Leonard Zhakata and Blessing Shumba. Hundreds thronged Pick and Save entertainment joint where Jah Prayzah and Leonard Zhakata put up memorable performances. ...
SA tour buoys Zhakata 11 September 2014 HARARE - Zora artiste Leonard Zhakata says he was pleasantly surprised by the support he received during his recent tour of South Africa. Last Saturday, the Mugove singer shared the stage with several South African musicians who included Freddy Gwala and Zozo at Idani Park in Limpopo Province....
Artistes are a mirror of society: Zhakata 10 August 2014 HARARE - Zora music star Leonard “Karikoga” Zhakata believes an artiste is like a church institution that accommodates all members of society. “You are like a hospital,” Zhakata says. “A hospital should take care of all persons regardless of political background, colour or creed. And that is w...
Magacha, Zhakata in gospel duet 30 January 2014 HARARE - Gospel musician Sabastian Magacha and award-winning Zora star Leonard Zhakata have converted the latter’s hit Gomba Remarara into a gospel song called Kwekuturira. Interestingly, Magacha, who recently returned from a North American tour, did the lead vocals on the remixed song set to ...
Zhakata ready to unleash new album 6 December 2013 HARARE - Zora musician Leonard Zhakata says he is putting final touches to his yet-to-be-named 18th album expected to be released anytime this month. The Zimbabwe All Stars band leader made the revelation to the Daily News on the sidelines of a tree-planting event organised by Friends of the E...
Zora singer awakens Mutare 22 October 2013 HARARE - Zora music singer Leonard Zhakata awakened the city of Mutare last Friday with a spectacular performance sandwiched by stellar performances by Oliver Mtukudzi and Jah Prayzah. With hundreds of music fans packed at the Pick n' Save night club, Zhakata opened the musical showcases aroun...