Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Musician Trevor Dongo

Urban Grooves Crusaders In Another Reunion Gig

By Paidashe Mandivengerei YESTERYEAR urban grooves stars will this Saturday reunite in a free virtual music concert reigniting the movement that birthed current Zimbabwean music genres. The show, dubbed ‘Cazal Shades and Corn Braids Urban Grooves’ is organised by local promoters, Kayse Connect. Performances will stream live on the Kayse Connect Facebook page and YouTube

Nigel Maritinyu, ‘Tha Slick Pastor’

Yet Another Zim Comedian Lands Netflix Role

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LOCAL comedian Nigel Maritinyu, ‘Tha Slick Pastor’ continues to make strides in his acting career after landing a role in a Netflix movie. The comedian, also a motivational speaker, joins other Zimbabwean content creators to ink a deal with the production company, rising from just skit performers to Netflix actors. Earlier this

Phathisa Nyathi

Pathisa Nyathi Receives BZS Lifetime Achievement Award

By Paidashe Mandivengerei RENOWNED poet and historian, Pathisa Nyathi has been honoured with the 2021 Lifetime Achievement award by the Britain-Zimbabwe Society (BZS). The inaugural award celebrates Nyathi’s phenomenal work and dedication to Zimbabwe’s arts and culture industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award replaced the Young Researcher’s Prize which was previously issued as a form of

Music Star Roki Drops New Single

By Paidashe Mandivengerei URBAN Grooves pioneering sensation, Rockford ‘Roki’ Josphats has a new love song, ‘Zviriko’ to underline the talented crooner’s slow return to the music scene. The music star, famed for chart busting song ‘Chidzoka’ in the yesteryear, is now signed under Passion Java Records owned by the controversial self-styled prophet. ‘Zviriko’ dropped Tuesday

Musician Jah Prayzah

Jah Prayzah In ‘Svovi’ Teaser Ahead Of Album Release

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MULTI-AWARD-WINNING musician, Jah Prayzah has created hype for his upcoming album with a new single, ‘Svovi’ dropped Monday. Jah Prayzah, born Mukudzei Mukombe, is set to drop the release, his tenth studio album, on the 9th of July. The ‘Kutonga Kwaro’ chanter gave his fans something to nibble at while building up

Coup plot...Enzo Ishall

Enzo’s Cheeky Hip Hop Coup Stunt Draws Fire

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LOCAL hip hop musicians are gunning for Zimdancehall star, Enzo Ishall after the musician bodly declared himself king of hip hop. Speaking in an Instagram Live feed with rapper, Holy Ten, the ‘Smart Rinotangira Kutsoka’ chanter crowned himself the king of the genre. This comes after Enzo Ishall, born Kudzanai Mamhere, shifted

Madam Boss

Madam Boss Appointed RwandAir Ambassador

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LOCAL comedienne, Madam Boss has broadened her work profile after inking an ambassadorial contract with Rwanda airline, RwandAir. The socialite will make features in the airline’s promotions and marketing within Zimbabwe and abroad. An elated Madam Boss, real name Tyra Chikocho, took to Facebook to post images of the official contract signing

Holy Ten

Holy Ten Takes Jab At Enzo Ishall

By Paidashe Mandivengerei FAST rising hip-hop sensation, Holy Ten has taken a jab at Zimdancehall musician, Enzo Ishall in his latest track, ‘Violence’. In what appears to be a diss song, Holy Ten, born Mukudzei Chitsama, castigates fellow artists for singing about woman. “Mapinda kapressure, makuimba vakadzi, hamuna nyadzi,” the ‘Amai’ hitmaker sings. The lyrics

King 98

King 98 To Honour Late Dad, Businessman Dondo With EP

By Paidashe Mandivengerei HIP HOP artist, King 98 is set to drop an EP, ‘Long Live’ paying tribute to his late father Thompson Dondo. Dondo, was a popular businessman who owned Impala Car Rental, and died from kidney failure in January this year. His death was a huge blow to the entertainment industry as he

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah Announces ‘The Daily Show’ Is Taking A Break

TimesLIVE SA-born comedian and host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah has officially announced the show will be taking a short break while they figure out how to create a new “in-person” Daily Show experience in the near future. Trevor took to his social media platforms to make the announcement, saying the break was necessary for him and his

Nicholas ‘Madzibaba’ Zakaria

Madzibaba, Sulu, 13 Other Artistes Get Housing Stands For Covid Awareness Campaigns 

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SUNGURA icon, Nicholas ‘Madzibaba’ Zakaria and 14 other artistes were recently awarded with residential stands in Norton by the Muduvuri Rehabilitation and Empowerment Foundation (MREF) for raising Covid-19 awareness in the country through their work. The 15 artistes have been instrumental in providing citizens with information and education on the Covid-19 pandemic despite the

File Image: Trevor Dongo entertaining fans before Covid lockdown

Artists Joy Short-Lived As Chiwenga Suspends Activities

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ARTISTS have found their joy short-lived after government suspended all public gatherings barely hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa had given them the greenlight to host live shows. This comes after Vice President and Health Minister, Constantino Chiwenga, Saturday announced stricter lockdown restrictions banning all gatherings amid fears of an imminent third wave

Enzo Ishall

Enzo Ishall Hints on Quitting Music

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMDANCEHALL sensation, Enzo Ishall has hinted at plans to quit the music scene this year. The ‘50 Magate’ chanter was uncovered by Mbare’s Chillpost Record Label and has been making waves since then. He rose to fame in 2018 with his hit track, ‘Kanjiva’ that dominated the airwaves for the greater part

Lorraine Guyo

Lorraine Guyo Lands Role In Netflix Film

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SOCIALITE, Lorraine Guyo has bagged a role in an upcoming Netflix film, ‘The Bad Bishop’. Guyo who rose to fame in 2019 with her viral ‘Ndinyengeiwo’ video has been producing online skits shared on YouTube and her social media pages. In the Netflix film, Guyo will star as Candy with shooting starting

Bev's husband Chambuka Mufudzi with his 'lover'

Bev Exposes Womanising Hubby

By Paidashe Mandivengerei AFTER initial denial her marriage was under threat, raunchy dancer, Beverly ‘Bev’ Sibanda has released images and chats shared between her husband and his lover. This comes few months after she celebrated her first anniversary. The Sexy Angels poster girl exchanged vows with one United Kingdom based Chambuka Mufudzi at the Harare

Long John

Long Jon To Perform At Simuka Comedy Festival 10th Anniversary

By Paidashe Mandivengerei INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed comedian, Long John is set to perform at Zimbabwe’s biggest comedy show, Simuka Comedy Festival tenth anniversary. Long John, born Learnmore Jonasi, who is one of Zimbabwe’s most sought-after comedians, has received astounding endorsements from six-time Daytime Emmy award winning American comedian, Steve Harvey. In 2019, he made waves after

Musician Alick Macheso

Macheso Celebrates Birthday In Surprise Philanthropic Work

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SUNGURA maestro, Alick Macheso Thursday celebrated his birthday through some charity work at an orphanage in Mutare. For his 53rd birthday, the ‘Madhawu’ hitmaker travelled to the Eastern Highlands capital city to surprise his young fans at Chidavana Children’s Centre, Zimunya, Mutare. He spent his special day cheering up his fans at

Musician Jah Prayzah

ED Okays Live Music Shows

By Paidashe Mandivengerei PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has granted local artistes the go ahead to resume live shows but with strict conditions not to entertain more than fifty people in the venues. This comes after Mnangagwa Thursday hosted popular musician Andy Muridzo and Chief Hwenje at the State House where he handed some music equipment. President

Tino Kadewere (right)

Kadewere To Star In Wadiwa Wepamoyo?

By Paidashe Mandivengerei WARRIORS and Olympique Lyon striker Tino Kadewere might be making a guest appearance in popular web series, Wadiwa Wepamoyo Season 2. In a series of behind-the-scenes photos shared by College Central on its social media pages, Kadewere is seen sitting in a car in conversation with lead character, Man Tawa played by