Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Musician Zahara

Zahara to ignite inaugural Mzansi Festival UK

By UK Correspondent FESTIVAL goers in the UK are set for a treat as the 2019 edition of the Mzansi Festival set for this coming Saturday at Willen Lake in Milton Keyes approaches, with a variety of musical acts and activities on the bill at the summer event. The festival, which is in its first

Amanda Ngcono

UK based model to represent Zim at Miss Global International

By UK Correspondent  RISING model and current Miss World Zimbabwe UK, Amanda Ngcono has been chosen to represent the country at the Miss Global International beauty pageant in Jamaica. The event will be held at the Montego Bay Convention on the 28th of September this year. The young beauty will be battling it out against

Dancehall sensation Winky D

Jah Prayzah, Winky D nominated for prestigious African awards

By Tendai Chekenyere AWARD-winning contemporary musician, Jah Prayzah and local dancehall King Winky D have received nominations for the Best Male Artists Southern Africa in the 6th edition of the African Music Magazine Awards and Music festival (AFRIMMA) which recognises the biggest talent across the continent. Jah Prayzah received nominations for his hit song “Dzamutsana”

From left Zuj secretary general Foster Dongozi, Chinese Deputy Ambassador Zhao Boagang, Zuj president Michael Chideme, China-Africa project manager Edgar Sanyanga and chairman Steve Zhao

ZUJ-China in awards partnership

By Richard Chidza THE China-Africa Economic & Culture Exchange and Research Centre (CAICERCZIM) in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Union of Journalist (ZUJ) to launch new media awards that are aimed at improving coverage of relations between Zimbabwe and China. CAICERCZIM project manager Edgar Sanyanga told delegates to the official launch at the weekend who included

Lira

SA: Broadcaster Bob Mabhena denies calling Lira ugliest musician

Channel24 Legendary broadcaster Bob Mabena has denied ever referring to songbird Lira as the “ugliest musician” while he was still working at Kaya FM. This denial comes after a Twitter user, who goes by the name of Sipho Mdhluli, accused the media veteran of saying this. Sipho went on to call Bob a “hater”. Sipho

All set for Mafuwe dance festival in Mbare’s Stodart

By Tendai Chekenyere AN international dance festival known as Mafuwe is set to be held for the first time from this Friday 16 to 18 August at the Theatre National Ballet and Stodart in Mbare with aim of giving hope to the artistic scene of Zimbabwe. The Mafuwe international festival of dance was founded by

Thomas Mapfumo

Zimfest: Mapfumo rocks England

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LEGENDARY Chimurenga artist Thomas Mapfumo last Saturday headlined a star studded line-up of music luminaries with a mouthwatering performance at the annual ZimFest Live in the United Kingdom. Mukanya, as Mapfumo, is affectionately known in the music orbits, was backed by his celebrated band, The Blacks Unlimited. With musical experience emanating from

Stephen Chifunyise

Chifunyise’s dying wish revealed

By Tendai Chekenyere LITERALLY icon and the late former bureaucrat Stephen Chifunyise had a wish to bring together leading female film directors to celebrate his life’s work, an actor has revealed. Award winning actress Eunice Tava said this at the memorial service for the late Chifunyise who died early this week and was accorded a

Nutty O

Nutty O, Dj Stavo in single collabo

By Tendai Chekenyere ZIMBABWEAN dancehall artist Carrington Simbarashe Chiwadza popularly known as Nutty O, is working on a collaboration with a local Afro-Jazz artist and music producer Dj Stavo Nutyy O, in an interview with NewZimbabwe.com said the collaboration with Dj Stavo is a great achievement and a culmination of a lifetime dream. Nutty O

In happier times Olinda and Tytan

Tytan, Olinda in messy break-up

By Paidashe Mandivengerei AWARD winning musician and ‘Mukoko’ hitmaker, Njabulo Nkomo popularly known as Tytan has ended his marriage to socialite, Olinda Chapel claiming abuse. Tytan and Olinda tied the knot in March last year. Just after celebrating their wedding anniversary and welcoming their first child, the marriage has gone up in flames. In response

Andy Muridzo

Andy Muridzo vows will not reunite with Jah Prayzah

By Tendai Chekenyere POPULAR Zimbabwe artist Kudzai Andrew Ngwenya, affectionately known as Andy Muridzo, says he is never going back to Jah Prayzah’s Military Touch Movement again. The 27-year-old, who is well known for his songs Dherira and Chidhafudhudha off his Album Ngarizhambe, was signed under the record label, Military Touch Movement in January 2017.

R Kelly

R Kelly denied bail again

SABreakingNews Award-winning singer R. Kelly has been denied bail, again. The singer appeared in court on Friday, following his arrest for alleged sexual abuse. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to the charges, he has been charged in New York for exploiting five victims. The 52-year-old was denied bail because he is a flight risk. The

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift lines up free park gig in New York

Channel24 Pop star Taylor Swift has set up a free park date for fans ahead of the release of her new album, titled Lover. The pop star will perform in Central Park, New York as part of TV breakfast show Good Morning America’s summer concert series on 22 August. The album is set for release

Davies Guzha

Theater guru Davies Guzha arrested

By Robert Tapfumaneyi LEGENDARY film director Davies Guzha and three of his colleagues were arrested Sunday morning by officers from Police Law and Order Section on allegations of screening a film that has not been approved the Censorship Board. Rooftop Promotions director Guzha and manager Peter Churu, the film’s producer Tendai Maduwa and film maker