Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

‘Sarafina!’ is now available on global streaming platform

IOL South Africa’s iconic struggle film, “Sarafina”, has been grabbing headlines this year. It tells the story of a protest against Afrikaans being made the official school language and stars a young Leleti Khumalo, Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, Mbongeni Ngema, John Kani and Somizi Mhlongo with the screenplay by Mbongeni Ngema and William Nicholson. In

Ghettocracy Score: Winky D’s story scripted out of strife 

By Darlington Gatsi HIS is a story birthed out of struggles. Rising from the dust of Kambuzuma – a densely populated suburb of Harare – Winky D has transformed himself into a monument of success. Musical rhythm provides a perfect soundtrack to his rise in the Ghetto, a street lingo for high-density areas, Winky D

Blue Ivy performs alongside her mother Beyoncé. Picture: Instagram

Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy ‘trained even harder’ for tour after being trolled online

By Bang Showbiz Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy “trained even harder” for her role on tour after being trolled over her “lacklustre” dance moves. The 11-year-old has become a regular on stage during her mom’s ‘Renaissance’ tour after the singer previously gave her the chance to dance in one of her shows, but now it’s been reported that Blue

ACTIVIST Jamie Joseph with Hollywood star Margot Robbie at the Kruger National Park. | Saving the Wild

Barbie movie star to expose rhino poaching in SA

By Sunday Tribune Hollywood actress and Barbie star Margot Robbie will produce a fiction flick, set for production next year, focusing on an alleged syndicate of police, state prosecutors and magistrates aiding and abetting rhino poaching locally. How Eric Nzimande, the suspended KwaZulu-Natal Regional Court president, allegedly masterminded the “catch and release” of people linked

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Beenie Man says he masterminded the creation of Zim-Dancehall: “A me name it too”

By DancehallMag Beenie Man has affirmed that he not only masterminded the creation of Zim-Dancehall, Zimbabwe’s local adaptation of Jamaican Dancehall, but also invented the term, quashing claims made over the years that it was coined by UK-based disc jockey Slaggy Yout. Beenie was speaking on Radio Jamaica about Jamaican musicians’ influence on the African continent and

Zimbabwe’s renowned stone sculpture tradition dates back to Great Zimbabwe, a mediaeval city known for its iconic stone walls, and from which Zimbabwe derives its name. Dominic Benhura has made a livelihood from his translations of this tradition, since the age of ten.

Award-winning sculptor Dominic Benhura gives modern voice to a tradition

By Mike Saburi | Bird Story Agency ARMED with a small hammer and chisel, Dominic Benhura – a renowned Zimbabwean stone sculptor – meticulously carves a towering figure of a life-size animal from a piece of serpentine stone. As he chisels delicately, bits and pieces of sharp greyish stone fragments fall off to the ground,

ZIMURA Executive Director Polisile Ncube-Chimhinhi,

ZIMURA urges government to establish regulatory framework amid ZICCO’s registration as a CMO   

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (ZIMURA) is calling on the government to implement a robust regulatory framework after the registration of the Zimbabwe Council of Copyrights (ZICCO) as a Collective Management Organization (CMO). Before ZICCO’s licensing earlier this year by the Justice Ministry, ZIMURA had been Zimbabwe’s sole CMO responsible for administering

Disney Plus animation Mukudzei premieres 

By Darlington Gatsi A  LOCAL animation film, Mukudzei which is part of a Disney Plus original series will premiere Thursday night at a cinema in Harare. “Mukudzei”, directed by Tafadzwa Hove and Pious Nyenyewa, is from the “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” series. “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” features stories from African story creators from Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria,

Iconic Esther Mahlangu BMW 525i to come home after 32 years

Saturday Star It’s been 32 years since the arty and iconic BMW 525i, painted by world-renowned artist Esther Mahlangu, was first shown across the world – but now it’s coming home. The 87-year-old South African Ndebele artist adorned a 1991 BMW 525i in the traditional Ndebele art style and colours for which it has been

Winky D, Jah Prayzah, Gemma Griffiths rule the roost at African Entertainment Awards USA

By Darlington Gatsi TOP Zimbabwean artists, Winky D, Jah Prayzah and Gemma Griffiths garnered international recognition over the weekend for their exploits in African music. The trio was honoured at a colourful African Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA) ceremony held over the weekend. Wallace Chirimuko, better known as Winky D scooped the best reggae/ dancehall artist

Zimbabwe-born Tottenham author Peter Molife: ‘We all have stories to tell’

By Haringey Community Press LONDON – Peter Molife, who taught geography and history at Northumberland Park School (now Duke’s Aldridge Academy) in Tottenham for 13 years, wrote his debut historical novel Eriza in 2019 at 69 years old. The book, inspired by the migration of Zimbabwean women pursuing nursing in the 1960s, follows the story

Elyon Spin Fest 2023: An adrenaline-fueled fusion of car spinning and chart-topping music

By Staff Reporter Elyon Lubricants, a pioneer in automotive care innovation, is gearing up to unveil the much-anticipated Spin Fest 2023, an exhilarating fusion of car spinning and chart-topping music. The adrenaline-charged event, set to take place at the iconic Borrowdale Racecourse on 26 November promises a day filled with high-octane excitement and entertainment. Managed

TikTok is ending its Creator Fund, which paid users for making content

CBS TikTok is suspending its Creator Fund, a $1 billion allotment to pay the app’s users for creating successful content. The company is replacing the fund with another program that it said will pay creators more money.The fund was rolled out in 2021, giving successful creators – people who make TikTok videos with at least

Timbaland has apologised for saying Justin Timberlake should ‘put a muzzle’ on ex-girlfriend Britney Spears. Picture: REUTERS/Neil Hall

Timbaland apologises to Britney Spears for telling Justin Timberlake to ‘put a muzzle’ on her

By Bang Showbiz Timbaland has apologised for saying Justin Timberlake should “put a muzzle” on ex-girlfriend Britney Spears. The producer made the comment last month during a live interview with 9th Wonder at the Kennedy Center amid the release of the pop idol’s tell-all memoir, ‘The Woman In Me’. Taking questions from the audience, he said

Futile Dreams? Ginimbi’s flashy nightclub puts properties under the hammer 

By Darlington Gatsi PROPERTIES belonging to a night club of the late businessman Genius ‘Ginimbi’ Kadungure is set to be auctioned. Dreams Nightlife will be auctioning a chunk of its properties in a move that has been viewed as the collapse of Ginimbi’s estate. Ginimbi died on November 8 2020 in an accident that also

The Green Arrows: The first Zimbabwe band to record an LP

By Jordan Potter | Far Out Magazine IN the 1970s, Rhodesia, the unrecognised country north of South Africa now known as Zimbabwe, was a land of sociopolitical upheaval amid the Rhodesian Bush War. Spanning 15 years and five months between 1964 and 1979, the conflict saw three forces collide: the Rhodesian white minority-led government of