Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Honor Blackman

James Bond actress Honor Blackman dies aged 94

BBC Honor Blackman, the British actress who played Pussy Galore in the James Bond film Goldfinger, has died at the age of 94. In a statement, her family said she died peacefully of natural causes at home in Lewes, East Sussex. Blackman was also known for playing Cathy Gale in the 1960s TV series The

Thomas Mapfumo

Good Music Is Not Good Politics – Mutodi Tells Thomas Mapfumo

Robert Tapfumaneyi CONTROVERSIAL Information Deputy Minister, Energy Mutodi torched another storm this week after he attacked legendary Chimurenga music guru Thomas Mapfumo accusing him of being out of touch with Zimbabwean politics. Mapfumo, who is based in the USA, has rubbished last week’s Supreme Court judgment, which ruled that Nelson Chamisa was not legitimate leader

Free spirit...Nigerian actress Funke Akindele

WATCH: Popular Nigerian actress under fire for throwing birthday bash during Covid-19 lockdown

BBC Prominent Nigerian actress Funke Akindele has been widely criticised for holding a party during the lockdown imposed to tackle coronavirus. The party in her Lagos mansion was held to celebrate the birthday of her husband, producer JJC Skillz. Akindele has appeared in a Nigeria Centre for Disease Control video to raise awareness about coronavirus.


WATCH: Mudiwa, Ginimbi in petty quarrel over ‘handsome’

By Munashe Makuwe GOSPEL musician Mudiwa Hood and rich socialite Genius Kadungure aka Ginimbi had a few exchanges via video interview over the latter’s previous comments that looks did not pay rent. This is after Mudiwa had teased Ginimbi on whether the comments were triggered by that he (Ginimbi) was jealous of “my handsome”. Ginimbi

LOGAN Williams

The Flash dies aged 16

By Munashe Makuwe LOGAN Williams, who played a young Barry Allen in CW’s The Flash, has died at the age of 16. Logan’s mother, Marlyse Williams confirmed the news of the actor’s death and told Tri-City News the family is “absolutely devastated”. The cause of his death has not yet been revealed, but Williams said

Mudiwa hood

Lockdown lag? Mudiwa Hood bae’s bizarre April Fools’ joke

By Munashe Makuwe THE Covid-19 lockdown could be playing havoc with Mudiwa Hood wife’s calendar after the lady pulled a belated April Fools’ joke on Saturday on her intentions to divorce the musician. In rather bizarre circumstances, Angelica Colchèita-Hood ‘pranked’ her Instagram followers through claims she was ditching the musician over infidelity claims. She later

Gemma performing Mu garden with Winky D

Gemma drops new Shona track

By Ndatenda Njanike ZIMBABWEAN born pop singer Gemma Griffiths on Tuesday released her new track Titungamirire which hit more than 10,000 viewers on youtube within two days. The South African based artiste rose to become a star in Zimbabwe after collaborating with Winky D in their duet Mu Garden. The white musician surprised Zimbabweans when


Madonna donates $1 million to Gates Philanthropy Partners’ coronavirus-relief efforts Madonna has donated $1 million to the Gates Philanthropy Partners’ COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, a rep for the organization confirmed to Variety. “Her contribution is alongside the commitments by the Gates Foundation, Wellcome, Mastercard, U.K. Government and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – all partners in the initiative,” the rep said, clarifying that “The money will go

Chris Brown and Rihanna

Chris Brown thinks Rihanna will make great mom Popular singer Rihanna recently admitted in an interview that she wants in the future. Reacting to this, her Ex-Chris Brown had an adorable remark to make. A source close to Brown revealed in an interview with a leading portal that Chris thinks Rihanna would make a great mom one day. The source said that

Meghan and Harry

Trump says US will not pay for Harry and Meghan

Channel24 President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the United States would not pay security costs for Prince Harry and Meghan, appearing to confirm that the royal couple have moved to live in California. They reportedly flew by private jet from Canada to Los Angeles before the border between the two countries closed because of

Prince Charles

Coronavirus: Prince Charles out of virus self-isolation

BBC The Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation, following his diagnosis of coronavirus. Prince Charles, 71, spent seven days self-isolating in Scotland after testing positive and displaying mild symptoms. The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, was tested and did not have the virus, but will self-isolate until the end of the week. A Palace

Alan Merrill

Rock ‘N’ Roll star dies of coronavirus

BBC The co-writer and original singer of I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll, Alan Merrill, has died after contracting coronavirus. His daughter Laura shared the news, saying the 69-year-old had been healthy enough to play shows a few weeks ago. “He played down the ‘cold’ he thought he had,” she wrote, before warning other families not

Alick Macheso

Coronavirus Hits Hard As Musicians Cancel Shows

By Showbiz Reporter MUSICIANS across the country have been hit hard by the deadly coronavirus after government issued an order suspending all the gatherings of more than 50 people. Last weekend, popular Sungura kingpin Alick Macheso was forced to suspend two live shows in Kadoma and Marondera. Other artistes such as Peter Moyo, Suluman Chimbetu

Manu Dibango

Manu Dibango: African saxophone legend dies of Covid-19

BBC THE African saxophone legend Manu Dibango has died in Paris after catching coronavirus. Dibango – best known for his 1972 song Soul Makossa – is one of the first global stars to die from Covid-19. The 86-year-old fused jazz and funk music with traditional sounds from his home country, Cameroon. “It is with deep

Kenny Rogers

American country music legend Kenny Rogers has died aged 81.

BBC A family representative said he “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes”. Rogers topped pop and country charts during the 1970s and 1980s, and won three Grammy awards. Known for his husky voice and ballads including The Gambler, Lucille and Coward Of The County, his career spanned more than six decades. He once

Congolese soukous legend Aurlus Mabele dies ‘from coronavirus’

BBC Congolese music star Aurlus Mabélé has died in hospital in France’s capital Paris, aged 67. Posts on social media from friends and relatives say he died of coronavirus but this is not confirmed. His fans called him the king of soukous – a high-tempo Congolese dance music popular across Africa. His daughter, French singer

Queen Elizabeth

Covid-19: Queen Elizabeth goes into self-quarantine

Channel24 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip have gone into self-quarantine as the coronavirus continues to spread globally at a rapid pace. Her Majesty and Prince Phillip will be in self-quarantine in Windsor Castle. When the virus first began to spread, Queen Elizabeth took to wearing gloves during events, but as the crisis escalates, the queen


WATCH: Somizi ‘heart-broken’ by expensive coronavirus tests in SA

By Munashe Makuwe SOUTH AFRICAN idols judge Somizi Mhlongo has expressed concern over prices of coronavirus tests which he said were too expensive for ordinary people. Somizi posted on his Instagram, of himself wearing a face mask getting ready to be tested for the virus which he later on replied in follow up video with