Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

SHOWBIZ: What’s happening this weekend?

By Lisa Nyanhongo Here is a round of up of this weekend showbiz events in the country and beyond. FRIDAY HARARE Famous Junction; ZiFm Stereo presents the Old School Party with entertainment from Kimble Rogers, Tony Friday, Dj Ikonik Krimz, BoizDzeNoiz, Dj Munya and ZiJudgement Yard Etherton One Voice from 1500 hours. Msasa; NAMA Award

Rhythm City actor Jamie Bartlett has died, aged 55

Award-winning actor Jamie Bartlett has died, corporate communications manager for eMedia Bennum van Jaarsveld confirmed on Monday night. He was 55 years old. “We’ve had confirmation from a close family member that Jamie has passed,” he said. “We will have more information in the morning.” Details of Bartlett’s death were not known at the time

Danai Gurira on Her High-Stakes Turn as Richard III

By When Danai Gurira was 12, growing up in Harare, Zimbabwe, she auditioned before her seventh-​grade class for the lead role in a play titled My Uncle Grey Bhonzo. She recited her lines and then, before taking his turn and without explanation, the boy she was up against forfeited. The experience, if not the

UK: Zim-born Munya Chiwawa on challenging rise to fame, new show and Hollywood dreams

By LONDON: Despite becoming known as a viral sensation for his satirical sketches, Munya Chawawa’s career didn’t start in comedy. When he first moved to London, he says, he was doing “every gig under the sun”. There were many different ways he tried to break into the entertainment industry, from fashion blogging – which

UK: Zim-born Marcella Arguello headlines Detroit Women of Comedy Festival

By Marcella Arguello says she is used to fielding rude questions about her heritage. As she describes in “The Woke Bully,” her debut comedy album: “The rudest thing I ever got, some guy started yelling countries at my face as soon as he met me. … ‘Where are you from, Argentina? What are you, Afghani? What are you,

Disney+ launches in South Africa — all the details

By THE Walt Disney Company officially launched Disney+ in South Africa on Wednesday for R119 per month or a discounted annual fee of R1,190. A pre-launch promotion allowed South African residents to register their interest ahead of the 18 May launch date to lock in a special price of R950 for the year. This

US City declares 14 May ‘Dominic Benhura Day’

By Paidashe Mandivengerei UNITED STATES city of Carmel, Indiana has proclaimed May 14 as Dominic Benhura day after the internationally acclaimed Zimbabwean sculptor. The proclamation is in honour of the value that Benhura’s art has added to the city’s economic development and diversity. This comes after Carmel commissioned Benhura’s sculpture ‘Swing Me Higher, Mama’ made

Delta announces return of Chibuku Neshamwari

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent DELTA Beverages has announced the return of the Chibuku Neshamwari, Zimbabwe’s premier traditional dance competition, after a two year hiatus as a result of Covid-19 restrictions. It is set to kick off on May 28, first with provincial competitions before finals on a date and venue to be advised. The festival

Vic Falls Carnival promoters sue Scorpion Kings, Sha Sha

By Paidashe Mandivengerei    VICTORIA Falls Carnival organiser, Bongani Ngwenya, has written a letter of demand to Amapiano giants Kabza de Small, DJ Maphorisa and Sha Sha for half a million rand after the trio’s no show, despite having been paid to perform at last month’s edition. The three were listed as headline acts but did not show up, despite receiving

Gospel singer Deborah Fraser dies after short illness

By News24 Gospel artist Deborah Fraser has died. Family spokesperson Nontando Mafisa confirmed to News24 that Fraser had died on Sunday. “It is with deep sadness [that we] inform you of the passing of our beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend, and gospel musician, Deborah Fraser, following a short illness. She passed on today [Sunday]

Music promoter, D.J Fantan smashes wife’s plates in fit of rage

By Paul Katanda PROMINENT Zimdancehall music promoter, Arnold Kamudyariwa, better known as DJ Fantan, Thursday appeared before a Mbare magistrate facing malicious damage of property charges after he went berserk during a domestic dispute with his wife. The Chillspot Records director allegedly damaged kitchen utensils his wife wanted to use in her canteen business. He was detained at Waterfalls

Showbiz: What’s happening this weekend?

By Lisa Nyanhongo FRIDAY BULAWAYO Highlanders clubhouse; Friday Ziyawa with Dj Mzoe in preparation for the big match against Dynamos. Queens sports Club; The Boundary presents Etherton Bennie and Gerry B at the Tuskers Cricket Club with music from Dj B3TO The Vibe and Doc including Dj Mzoe, Kead Wikead, Nickmicks and Henry HP from

VENICE: This is the golden age of African design – Tapiwa Matsinde:

By Antonella Galli – Curator, writer, discoverer of talents and stories: Tapiwa Matsinde’s many roles converge in the single profile of expert on African design. A creative cosmos that is going through a defining moment, in close connection with the craftsmanship and the (extended) values associated with this form of production, which returns the

Rihanna to launch beauty store in Zimbabwe

By Paidashe Mandivengerei BARBADIAN music star and fashion mogul, Rihanna, is set to launch her Fenty Beauty and Skin store in Zimbabwe and other selected African countries. The coveted makeup and skin care products, first introduced to the market in 2017, were not easily accessible on the African continent. Fenty Beauty and Skin will be pulls the plug on Durban Gen

By Paidashe Mandivengerei has canned production of its primetime telenovela, Durban Gen after it aired two years ago. The hospital set drama aired in October 2020 and will end in January 2023. The primetime series is set in the Newlands East township and Durban General public hospital and is produced by Stained Glass TV.