Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

DJ Fantan

Fantan, Levels In Humble Govt Apology Over New Year’s Eve Gig

By Munashe Makuwe ZIMDANCEHALL producers DJ Fantan and Levels have made a humble public apology to government and Zimbabweans for throwing a New Year’s Eve bash that went against Covid-19 regulations set out by government against crowding. The pair was recently bailed after being jailed for six months after it had organised a gig that

Larry King

Larry King: Veteran US Talk Show Host Dies Aged 87

BBC Larry King, giant of US broadcasting who achieved worldwide fame for interviewing political leaders and celebrities, has died at the age of 87. King conducted an estimated 50,000 interviews in his six-decade career, which included 25 years as host of the popular CNN talk show Larry King Live. He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Hip hop ASAPH

ASAPH To Represent Zim At Iconic MTVMAMA Awards

By Paidashe Mandivengerei AWARD winning hip hop artiste, ASAPH has been selected to represent Zimbabwe for the Listener’s Choice Award at the upcoming MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) seventh edition. The iconic awards ceremony will be held virtually on the 20th of February 2021 in Kampala, Uganda and will broadcast on the MTV Base and

James Bond

Bond film No Time To Die delayed for third time

BBC The release of the next James Bond film has been delayed for a third time, because of the coronavirus pandemic. No Time To Die had already been pushed back twice, and will now debut globally on 8 October, an announcement on the film’s website said. It had originally been due to hit screens in April 2020.

Jah Prayzah

Jah Prayzah’s Porovhoka Reaches 1m Views

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  LOCAL contemporary musician, Jah Prayzah’s ‘meaningless’ Porovhoka music video has surpassed one million YouTube views only a month after its release. The visuals which are his latest offering and are currently standing at Number One on YouTube trending, were released in mid-December last year just in time for the festivities. On release,

Tsitsi Dangarembga

Dangarembga Bags PEN Freedom of Expression Award

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  ZIMBABWE’S multi-award winning novelist and filmmaker, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Wednesday scooped the PEN Award for Freedom of Expression. She was conferred with the award at the 26th online edition of the ongoing Winternachten International Literature Festival in The Hague, the Netherlands. While the award celebrates her work as an author it also recognises

Anita Jackson

Anita Jackson Reaches Top 10 Video Count On Trace Africa

By Munashe Makuwe IT seems the lights are shining brighter on Zimdancehall female artiste Anita Jackson as her hit song “Fire” featuring fellow artiste Poptain has reached the Trace Africa top 10 videos. It is no secret that the song is one of her best works as she pulled off a Jamaican accent to go

Jah Prayzah

Jah Prayzah, Winky D Virtual Show Attracts Views From 36 Countries

By Alois Vinga A VIRTUAL musical show hosting Jah Payzah and Winky D live streams exclusively on Gateway Stream Mobile ended on a high note after attracting thousands of views from 36 countries. Gateway Stream Music and Kayse Connect successfully hosted the Best of Both Worlds Pay-Per-View show on 2 January 2021 live from the

Mudiwa Hood

Mudiwa Hood Set For Prestigious European Award

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MULTI-AWARD winning gospel hip-hop musician, Mudiwa Hood has been nominated for the prestigious Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts (BEFFTA) man of the year 2020/21 award. This comes after the BEFFTA UK opened its nominations for its 12th edition to the public a few weeks back. Mudiwa Hood is the only

Jailed...DJ Fantan

LATEST: DJ Fantan, Dammer, Levels Jailed 12 Months Each

By Mary Taruvinga POPULAR Zimdancehall producer DJ Fantan and industry colleagues Dammer and Levels have each been handed 12-month jail sentences after they were found guilty for violating the country’s Covid-19 lockdown regulations through organising a New Year’s Eve bash that was attended by thousands of youths at Mbare’s Matapi flats in Harare. Harare magistrate

Music Promoter DJ Fantan Pleads Guilty Over New Year Eve Gig

By Mary Taruvinga PROMINENT Zimdancehall music promoters Arnold Kamudyariwa, popularly known as DJ Fantan, Chillspot Records co-founder Tafadzwa Kadzimwe aka Levels and Tinashe Chanachimwe “Dhama” Tuesday pleaded guilty to breaching Covid-19 regulations through organising an unsanctioned New Year’s Eve music gig. They were arrested after they organised the bash at Matapi Flats in Mbare where

Olinda

Olinda Mourns Stunner’s Late Mom

By Munashe Makuwe ZIMBABWE socialite Olinda Chapel has expressed her condolences following the death of ex-husband and Zim hip hop musician Desmond Chideme aka Stunner’s mother. “My heart is heavy. I keep asking and checking if I heard correctly. Only to be met with the same answer. I can’t believe I am typing your eulogy.

ASAPH

Bulawayo Rapper ASAPH Shortlisted For Listeners Choice Award

By Munashe Makuwe A BULAWAYO-based rapper, ASAPH has been short listed to represent Zimbabwe in the Listeners Choice Award at the MTV Africa Music Awards. The award winning rapper and musician broke the news on his Twitter account as he pleaded with Zimbabweans to vote for him in order for him to get the opportunity

Saul Utete during the book launch

Retired Police Officer Saul Utete Authors Second Book

By Bulawayo Correspondent RECENTLY retired police officer-cum-author, Saul Utete has published his second book, “Whispers of the Mind”, The 52-page poetry novel is his second book after his debut book, Reading printout. “I am glad to add another book to the public, after the previous Reading printout from the invisible received overwhelming support from the

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande announces engagement to Dalton Gomez

BBC US singer Ariana Grande has revealed she is engaged to her real estate agent boyfriend, Dalton Gomez. The star posted several photos on her Instagram page, showing a pearl and diamond ring on her left hand. “Forever n then some”, the caption said. Grande, 27, has been dating Gomez, also in his twenties, for

Musician King98

King 98, Juma Jax Spice Up Xmas For Disabled 18-Year-Old Fan

Staff Reporter When King 98 and Tanzanian rapper Juma Jux penned their song “Jogodo”, they wanted to give their fans an early Christmas present and they were successful as the song is making waves in different countries. The two then decided to go beyond the studio on Monday when they donated goods to an 18-year-old