Articles tagged 'music'

Jah Prayzah fills HICC as Baba Harare shines 4 November 2018 HARARE - High-riding musician Jah Prayzah could not resist adding his erstwhile guitarist and singer Baba Harare’s hit The Reason Why on his playlist as he launched his ninth album Chitubu at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on Friday night. Having played his song Chinamira, t...
Born Free Crew leader dumps politics, turns to gospel 9 October 2018 HARARE – Zanu PF praise-singing group Born Free Crew’s leader, Bruce Machingura, has dumped politics and is now singing for God. Machingura told the Daily News that he has re-branded and has a lot to prove as a standalone artiste away from the Born Free Crew, pursuing a career in gospel music....
Zim star lands platinum award in SA 4 April 2018 HARARE - South Africa-based Zimbabwean artiste Don Dada’s song Viva Mandela has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa (Risa). The song, which is the official 2017 Nelson Mandela Day song, has been certified platinum barely a fortnight after turning gold. Risa cer...
Tuku, Mi Casa collaborate 3 April 2018 HARARE - A collaboration is brewing between music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and South African house band Mi Casa. The two partners met at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival last month, where the music guru performed as part of the tribute to the late musician, Hugh Masekela Mi...
Casper releases second album 1 April 2018 HARARE - Singer Casper Mudzengere, 37, has released his second album titled Rudo Mukurarama which he thinks will make him scale to greater heights. The youthful entrepreneur-cum-musician is known in the music circles as Joy Commander Backed by Boyz DzeNyombwe, the album, produced at Trueton...
Producer pins hope on Bryan K's new single 1 April 2018 HARARE - Rising music producer Cornelius Muponda is confident that his recent production — Bryan K’s latest single Fambai Neni —will propel his craft to a higher level. Muponda is rarely included whenever Zimbabwe’s top music producers are mentioned even though he is behind hits such as Gary T...
Kapfupi, Mai Nga love still going strong 3 February 2018 HARARE – Freddy “Kapfupi” Manjalima says he thanks God for giving him a nice family which comprises a loving and hardworking wife in form of Precious ‘‘Mai Nga’’ Kabriti and five children. In an interview at his home in Epworth last week, the hilarious Kapfupi said he puts his family first bef...
Zima awards hang in the balance 18 January 2018 HARARE - Organisers of the Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) have suspended plans to host the awards early this year as has been communicated previously. Zima awards are meant to be held annually but the prevailing economic environment in the country has affected the event, a development that saw o...
Zim artiste makes mark in USA 21 October 2017 HARARE - When Zimbabwe-born musician, Piwai, relocated to the United States of America  (USA) after quitting medical school, she hardly imagined that she would end up collaborating with 2017 Grammy Award winner Fantastic Negrito. Piwai, who left Zimbabwe for the US 17 years ago, featured on Ne...
Arrest music pirates, Grace tells police 22 June 2017 HARARE – First Lady Grace Mugabe has called on law enforcement agents to descend heavily on pirates of music CDs who she accused of stifling growth of artistes and fuelling massive job losses in the country’s entertainment industry. Grace said this while addressing mourners at the late Dickson...
Anger as Zanu PF spites Cde Chinx 22 June 2017 HARARE – President Robert Mugabe threw out an appeal by war veterans and the family of ex-freedom fighter Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira yesterday to upgrade the late musician's standing in death from the lesser liberation war hero status to a national hero, sparking outpouring anger from a cross-...
Condolences pour in for Cde Chinx 19 June 2017 HARARE – The late music star Dickson Chingaira aka Cde Chinx’s songs stimulated both Zanla and Zipra fighters into action and helped mobilise the masses into an incredible resistance population, Zanu PF party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has said. Moyo, in a condolence message said: “The deat...
Zanu PF choir master no more 18 June 2017 HARARE – As black Zimbabweans fought their last battles against the colonial Ian Douglas Smith-led Rhodesia Front (RF) in the 1970s, music had become part of the revolution. In the rural areas, the masses would gather during the night for all-night pungwes (open-air political meetings) where f...
National hero status likely for Cde Chinx 18 June 2017 HARARE – One of Zimbabwe's greatest music composers, Dickson Chingaira, aka Cde Chinx, passed away on Friday, plunging the arts and music industry into mourning. Cde Chinx died at West End Hospital in Harare after battling leukaemia cancer. He was 61 and leaves behind his two wives, Patricia a...
Failing economy hits arts industry hard 18 June 2017 HARARE - “An artiste cannot fail; it is a success to be one,” this assertion was made by American Sociologist Charles Horton Cooley back in the day; the statement has since lost relevance when applied to Zimbabwean artistes. The harsh economic environment prevailing in the country has left man...
Jason Derulo to feature on Coke Studio Africa 7 June 2017 HARARE - Three years ago, Coke Studio Africa saw the legendary Wyclef Jean take the stage and light up our households with the unforgettable Divine Sorrow. A year later super star NE-YO took Peace One Day to Rwanda and delivered a Coke Studio original song Reason. In 2016, Coke Studio saw t...
Tuku, Joss Stone line up duet 6 June 2017 HARARE - Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s manager, Sam Mataure, says the Bvuma hit-maker and Grammy Award-winning British soul singer Joss Stone “will record a duet as soon as is possible”. Stone, who performed in Harare last Friday as part of her ongoing tour of 196 countries, met Tuk...
Jah Prayzah features in revamped Coke Studio 2 June 2017 HARARE - Music star Jah Prayzah is Zimbabwe's representative in Coke Studio Africa 2017, a music flagship show that resulted from the merger of Coke Studio Africa and Coke Studio South Africa. The Uzumba-born artiste is among different artistes from over 30 African countries who are collaborat...
Gemma ready for Joss Stone gig 1 June 2017 HARARE - After lighting up the recent Miombo Magic Festival with her interpretations of Winky D’s Musarova Big Man and Jah Prayzah’s Mdhara Achauya, rising singer Gemma Griffiths has set her sights on sharing the stage with Grammy Award-winning singer Joss Stone at 7 Arts Theatre tomorrow. The...
Female DJ takes on men 28 May 2017 HARARE - She takes no prisoners and is unapologetic about her determination to conquer the male-dominated deejaying world. So determined is Larissa “DJ Lyaness” Makahamadze to make her mark in this male domain that she quit a stable job as an administrator to pursue her deejaying passion. “...
Munodawafa to launch new album tonight 27 May 2017 HARARE - Gospel musician Munyaradzi Munodawafa will launch his latest studio album titled Mwari Vachitiitira Zvakanaka at Theatre in the Park in Harare tonight. Munodawafa’s manager Farai Mhlanga told the Daily News yesterday that all was now in place for the launch of the album that features ...
Gary Tight in court for domestic violence 27 May 2017 HARARE - Afro-fusion artiste Gary ''Tight'' Muponda — the son of popular musician Willom Tight — was yesterday hauled before the courts for allegedly bashing his wife after she found him with a girlfriend. The 22-year-old artiste, who appeared before Harare magistrate Annia Ndiraya – represent...
Grace turns executor for Cde Chinx house 3 May 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday stunned many when she turned executor over the estate of wheelchair-bound Dick “Comrade Chinx” Chingaira, allocating his Mabelreign home to his first wife — Patricia. The veteran musician, who is visibly battling deteriorating health, was flanked by h...
Prince Edward uncovers music gems 16 April 2017 HARARE - Over the years, Prince Edward School in Harare has unleashed noteworthy musicians such as yesteryear star David Scobie, Jazz bassist and vocalist Josh Meck, Zimboita drummer Blessing “Bled”Chimanga, the late Sam Mtukudzi, Zim hip-hop star Stunner and talented ...
Dondo changes game tonight 13 April 2017 HARARE - Exactly a year after announcing his grand entrance onto the local music industry with a spectacular launch, fledgling musician Sam Dondo, launches his second album tonight at Meikles Hotel. Last year, on April 15, the rangy artiste introduced himself to the cut-throat showbiz industry...