Articles tagged 'music'

UK-based Zim artiste lauds Zamar 1 April 2017 HARARE - United Kingdom-based gospel artiste, Angelina Lindiwe Mhlanga, is hopeful that her duet with the popular Takesure Zamar Ncube titled Hlala Nami will raise her profile in Zimbabwe. The collaborative song, which is the title track of her second album released last year, is being played ...
Kessia returns to Jam Session 28 March 2017 HARARE - Highly-energetic singer and actress Kessia Masona, who plays the lead role in television drama Muchaneta, is returning to City Sports Bar's weekly event Jam Session tonight. She is expected to share the stage with Tendai Chimombe, Allan Chimbetu, Tendai Dembo, Lady Storm, Juntal, Mala...
Mutoko singer dreams big 4 February 2017 HARARE - Mutoko-based Afro-fusion artiste Tanaka believes she has what it takes to leapfrog her brother Donovan Benard who plays for the Zimbabwe national football team in the popularity stakes. Tanaka, whose father played for the defunct Black Aces Football Club, is determined to use her blos...
Gara flourishes in Wenera role 1 February 2017 HARARE - Multi-talented artiste Arnold Gara (31), who is a musician and actor turned into one, is relishing being part of the popular ZBC-TV soapie “Wenera.” The 31 year old actor plays the role of Boss T1 on Zimbabwe's first high definition soapie. “Wenera has changed me. It has given me e...
Zim producer relishes USA exploits 15 January 2017 HARARE - Rising Zimbabwean music producer Tinashe “T-Collar” Sibanda ,23, who was recently nominated for a Grammy in the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media category, is making his mark in the United States of America. In addition to co-producing Chris Brown and Rita Ora's single, Bod...
Music sector grows in bounds 1 January 2017 HARARE - As we celebrate the New Year in form of 2017, it is important to look back to what characterised last year. The year 2016 saw many artistes releasing new albums and these include sungura giant Alick Macheso, Leonard Zhakata, Jah Prayzah, Suluman Chimbetu, Winky D, Killer T, Freeman...
Jah Prayzah enjoys nectar of collabos 11 December 2016 HARARE - Local favourite Jah Prayzah appears to have paid heed to advice proffered by MTV Base Channel director Tim Horwood two years ago. Horwood told the Daily News on Sunday that Zimbabwean artistes would only get recognition in other countries by collaborating with household names in Afric...
Success smiles at Kessia after 16 years 26 October 2016 HARARE - Highly-energetic singer and actress Kessia Masona who plays the lead role in television drama Muchaneta gave a charged and impressive performance together with a number of other female singers at this week's edition of City Sports Bar's Jam Session. The event saw female artistes in fo...
Manyeruke attacks fake music fans 11 October 2016 HARARE - Veteran gospel artiste Mechanic Manyeruke has accused music fans for playing a leading role in promoting piracy. Manyeruke, who boasts over four decades in the music industry, said both fans and pirates are equally blameworthy. “Music pirates are cashing in on our music because fan...
'I preach God's word through song' 10 July 2016 HARARE - Marketer, Plaxedes Meck, who released her debut 10-track-gospel-album called Kurangarirwa Nedenga last week is confident the project has potential to scale dizzy heights in showbiz provided it gets adequate promotion it deserves. The passion to spread the Word of God to all corners of...
It pays to release single records 28 April 2016 HARARE - The popularity of the duet single Vanondibatirana by singer Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave and Killer T has proved that single record releases can even have a higher market impact than full length albums. I would also want to believe that a video to this song could also have been a hi...
Congolese music star Papa Wemba dies 24 April 2016 KINSHASA - The influential Congolese music star Papa Wemba has died after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast, media reports say. Video from the concert shows the artist, who was 66, slumped on the floor as dancers continue to perform, unaware of what is happening. French broadcas...
Let Fungisai fly 1 April 2016 HARARE - I have followed singer Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave's artistic career for years now, from the time she was being produced by fellow singer Elias Musakwa at Ngaavongwe Records. Through the years, her talent has blossomed to superstardom as a gospel singer and she is counted among the...
Jonathan Moyo's passion for music 21 March 2016 HARARE - Zimbabweans who once danced to songs like Let it Play and those nonstop jiggles on the State broadcaster like Hondo yeminda should yet again brace for more as Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo says he has penned nearly 100 songs that are yet to be released. Writing on his Twitte...
Zim musician wins top vocal competition 15 March 2016 HARARE - Highly-rated Zimbabwean singer and instrumentalist, Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, came second out of 21 contestants from all over the world who took part in this year's edition of the Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition hosted by the University of Kentucky last week. For coming second in th...
I-Octane records song on local riddim 15 December 2015 HARARE - Jamaican music star I-Octane has recorded a song on the Summer Season riddim co-created by Chillspot Records' DJ Levels and ex-Kenako producer DJ Oskid. I-Octane, who made a maiden performance in Zimbabwe at Harare's City Sports Centre on Saturday, recorded a song titled Ghetto Youths...
I-Octane to rock Harare 11 December 2015 HARARE - Jamaican dancehall star I-Octane will hold his maiden concert at the City Sports Centre tomorrow. The Badmind Dem A Pree singer will share the stage with several local Zimdancehall musicians who include Winky D, Sniper Storm, Soul Jah Love, Seh Calaz, Dadza D, Hwindi President, Kinna,...
Zim artistes to contribute to anti-xenophobia song 21 April 2015 ZIMBABWEAN artistes have been invited to collaborate with their counterparts from other southern African countries on an anti-xenophobia song. The initiative is the brainchild of Afrika Revenge's Willis WaTaffi and radio personality Zandile 'Zaza' Ndlovu who are currently mob...
Ebola costing Zim economy 26 October 2014 HARARE - Although Ebola has not physically visited the shores of Zimbabwe, effects of the haemorrhagic disease are already being felt in the cash-strapped southern African country. Local music lovers in the past few weeks woke up to shocking news that Jamaican artiste Konshens, born Garfield S...
Music piracy: Shamu calls for divine help 1 September 2014 HARARE - Music piracy took centre stage at the launch of Charles and Olivia Charamba’s new album WeNazareta last week after Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services minister Webster Shamu called on the country’s churches to pray against the scourge. Shamu, who was the ...
Act against piracy 23 April 2014 HARARE - Music piracy poses the biggest threat to Zimbabwe’s entertainment industry which has been in a comatose state for a long time. The failure by the responsible authorities to do anything meaningful to contain the problem that has led to the near-collapse of the music industry is the maj...
Of arts, culture products pricing 9 February 2014 HARARE - The creative industry has been hard hit by piracy over a very long time now. Piracy has been serious partly because there are now very few formal structures for marketing and sales of arts and culture products. The book industry, for example, used to have bookshops in every corner ...
The role of a promoter 2 February 2014 HARARE - Many people wonder why many artists are not generally-well off despite the fact that their works or concerts generate a lot of money. This article looks at how artists sell their creations. In less structured communities, it is possible that artistes can create, produce, market and se...
Where is the censorship board? 9 January 2014 EDITOR — Where has the censorship board gone to in this country? Surely we need protection especially for our children against highly immoral and unethical  products currently threatening to tear apart our social fabric as Zimbabweans and Africans. Day in, day out, DJs play offensive and su...
Zim artistes need funding 11 November 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe has been hailed by many commentators as having a lot of talent in the arts. When one considers the situation in which most arts and culture promoters and practitioners operate, one can appreciate why it is generally accepted that the country has immense talent. There are m...