Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Klara Wojtkowska

World acclaimed Polish artist ropes in Zim producer

By William Milasi WORLD acclaimed Polish artist Klara Wojtkowska has roped in top Zimbabwean music producer Mono Mukundu on her upcoming project. The violinist, who has close ties with the country, said the yet-to-be named 13 track album is a celebration of culture and identity. In a recent interview with newzimbabwe.com Klara said the Slavic culture found

Renowned author Charles Mungoshi laid to rest, music gala planned in his honour

By Idah Mhetu LATE renowned author Charles Mungoshi was Tuesday laid to rest at Mungoshi homestead, rural Chivhu in a ceremony that was attended by hundreds of mourners including his colleagues within the country’s arts industry. Addressing mourners during the solemn event, former Industry and Commerce Minister Mike Bimha said his wish, together with those

Mudendere hitmaker reveals why he shuns collaborations

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  ‘Mudendere’ hitmaker, Dobba Don, has said he shuns collaborations because other artists want to “sabotage” his music. Speaking to a local publication, Dobba, real name Dumalisile Mehlomakulu, said while working on songs with fellow artists, he realised they wanted to ruin his career. “I have worked with some artistes, but I figured

Nutty O, real name Carrington Chiwadzwa

Michael Jackson’s producer impressed with Zimbabwe’s Nutty O

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LEGENDARY American artist and producer Teddy Riley has endorsed Zimbabwean Dancehall chanter Nutty O after the latter’s performance at the Bob Marley Birthday Festival. The singer-songwriter who worked closely in the studio with Michael Jackson throughout his music career was a special guest at the Reggae Beachfest’s concert. Nutty O, real name

Patoranking

Nigerian reggae star Patoranking set for Zim show

By Paidashe Mandivengerei NIGERIAN reggae dancehall superstar, Patoranking is set for his debut concert in Zimbabwe April this year. The event will be hosted at the Harare International Conference Centre. Promoters, Kayse Connect have pegged the tickets in US dollars or an equivalent charge in bond notes. Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known in the music

50 Cent

50 Cent considers legal action against NYPD commander

eNCA US rapper 50 Cent is consulting his legal team after a police commander allegedly encouraged officers to shoot him. According to New York Daily News Deputy Inspector allegedly told officers to shoot 50 Cent “on sight” during a roll call in June. The Candy Shop rapper took to Instagram on Sunday to respond to

FILE IMAGE: Designer Ruth E. Carter, nominated for an Oscar for best costume designs for "Black Panther," poses for a portrait in Los Angeles

‘Black Panther’ costume designer blazes trail to inspire

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: Ruth E. Carter is a black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like her. But through her upcoming career achievement award and Oscar nomination for her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in the superhero film “Black Panther,” Carter believes she can “knock

R Kelly

New tape shows R. Kelly having sex with minor, lawyer says

By AFP The lawyer representing a porn star in a legal battle with US President Donald Trump said Thursday his office has previously unreleased footage of R&B superstar R. Kelly having sex with a young girl. Michael Avenatti said his team discovered the graphic tape as representatives of multiple clients linked to accusations against the

FILE PHOTO: 21 Savage poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York in 2018

Rapper 21 Savage ‘wasn’t hiding’ being British, feared deportation

By Associated Press ATLANTA: The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn’t talk about his British citizenship before because he didn’t want to get deported. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose given name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement called it a targeted operation.

Greatman, real name Tongai Gwaze

Greatman set for dream UK tour

By Paidashe Mandivengerei UPCOMING Zimbabwean Afro Jazz artist, Greatman has promised to give his fans abroad an unrivalled performance during his United Kingdom tour. The ‘Pandakazvarwa’ hitmaker was included in a line up for a tour scheduled for the 2nd of March in Leicester. In an interview with NewZimbabwe.com, the Great Generation Band leader promised

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby likens self to ‘political prisoner’ in bizarre statement

Channel24 Bill Cosby has had a lot of time to think while in prison and in a statement he believes his incarceration has made him a ‘political prisoner’, Page Six reports. In a bizarre statement released by his spokesman Andrew Wyatt, the former Cosby Show actor said, “My political beliefs, my actions of trying to

Charles Mungoshi

Celebrated author Charles Mungoshi dies

By Staff Reporter ONE of Zimbabwe’s most celebrated authors, Charles Mungoshi has died. He was 71. His death was confirmed by the family in a statement Saturday morning. “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing away of our dearly beloved father, Dr Charles Mungoshi (71). “He had been ill for ten years,

Trevor Noah

Daily Show with Trevor Noah nabs four award nominations

Channel24 The nominees for the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) have been announced and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah received four nominations. Sharing a video on Twitter, showing his Enthusiasm about the nominations, Trevor wrote: “That excitement after finding out we’ve been nominated for 4

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s Grammy appearance did not impress mom

AP It appears Michelle Obama received a reality check from her mom following her appearance at the Grammys. The former first lady took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a text exchange with mom Marian Robinson. Obama had received a standing ovation opening Sunday’s awards show with Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada

Koffi Olomide

Koffi Olomide faces seven-year jail term over Paris sex assault

Africa News French prosecutors on Monday sought a seven-year prison sentence against Congolese music star Koffi Olomide. The 62-year-old musician is standing trial for allegedly sexually assaulting four former dancers who say they were held against their will at a villa outside Paris. The acts including those of violence, coercion and kidnapping were allegedly committed

Bill Cosby

Cosby vows no remorse, even if he sits in prison 10 years

By Associated Press PHILADELPHIA: Bill Cosby says he “will never have remorse” for the sexual encounter that sent him to prison because he considers his conviction the work of “a low-life district attorney and a corrupt judge.” Cosby’s stance could leave him to serve the high end of a three- to 10-year prison term since

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s Grammy appearance did not impress mom

By Associated Press PHOENIX: It appears Michelle Obama received a reality check from her mom following her appearance at the Grammys. The former first lady took to Instagram Wednesday to share a text exchange with mom Marian Robinson. Obama had received a standing ovation opening Sunday’s awards show with Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada