Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Oscar Pambuka far right

Pambuka: Mbanje is holy

By Paidashe Mandivengerei RADIO and television personality and self styled ‘prophet’ Oscar Pambuka has sensationally claimed mbanje (cannabis) smoking is not a “sin”. The veteran broadcaster-turned ‘prophet’ was speaking in an interview with a local radio station. Pambuka, who has had his fair share of scandals, allegedly took marijuana in the high density suburb of

US based Zim singer Brian Nhira

The Voice USA contestant Nhira in Zim for tour

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWEAN musician and The Voice USA contestant, Brian Nhira has embarked on an African Tour, using the opportunity to share tips to a successful career with local upcoming artists. Nhira who grabbed the attention of American music luminaries, Pharell, Adam Levine with his The Voice USA 2016 performance will tour Zimbabwe, South

Kelly Ndlovu

Kelly Khumalo’s heartfelt plea following Senzo Meyiwa accusations Singer Kelly Khumalo released an emotional statement following reports that implicate four celebrities in the murder of former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, who was shot dead in 2014 in an alleged botched armed robbery at Kelly’s home. According to the reports, three celebrities and a top cop are facing imminent arrest for defeating

Peter Tangi

Vision 2030 Movement to shoot anti-sanctions documentary

By Leopold Munhende YOUTHS under the Vision 2030 Movement banner are working on a feature film that will document the effects of restrictive economic measures imposed on Zimbabwe by the United States of America and Europe in the early 2000s. Producers of the documentary told that they will be visiting some companies in the


Shakira appears in court over tax evasion charges

Channel24 Colombian singer Shakira is denying any wrongdoing as regards a claim of tax evasion in Spain. In December, prosecutors charged the 42-year-old songstress with failing to pay €14,4 million (around R245 million) in taxes in Spain between 2012 and 2014, E News reports. During her court appearance on Thursday, the singer said she was

Tocky Vibes disappointed that his song has been banned

Tocky Vibes Binga song banned

By Paidashe Mandivengerei THE Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ), has moved to ban popular ZimDancehall crooner, Tocky Vibes’ recently released song ‘African Queen (Binga)’ from the airwaves citing the track’s lyrical content. In a statement BAZ said it had received a complaint over the song’s offensive lyrics. The song is part of Tocky’s latest album

Harare’s world class city vision needs murals – artists

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  TWO Harare based visual artists have said they hope to collaborate with City Fathers in the capital to help it achieve its 2025 global city vision for the capital. Marcus Zvinavashe and Nyasha Jeche of CaliGraph told in an interview that their plan was to brighten the country’s capital city through murals.

Thomas Mapfumo (left) and new Energy Minister Fortune Chasi

Mapfumo’s manager on the mend

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LEGENDARY Chimurenga exponent, Thomas ‘Mukanya’ Mapfumo’s manager  Sam Mataure who collapsed late last week is recovering in hospital. The stricken Mataure, is also a former manager of the late national hero and another music icon Oliver Mtukudzi’. He reportedly collapsed at Mapfumo’s Oregon home in the United States where he moved to

Comedian Rolland Lunga aka Boss Kedha

Boss Kedha thrives on competition

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  LOCAL comedian and producer, Boss Kedha has welcomed the cutthroat competition in the arts industry arguing it helps improve quality. Over the years and with the advancement of technology, a number of content creators; memes, vines have joined the arts scene. Speaking on how he has managed to handle the stiff competition

Tamy Moyo

Age, Tamy’s biggest musical challenge

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  AFROPOP Fusion sensation, Tamy Moyo has revealed that the biggest challenge she has faced thus far is her age. Now 21, who released her first single at 13, said back then age limited her opportunities adding promoters and fellow artistes often snub her because of her tender age. She was speaking to


Oskido rejects Bulawayo arts award

By Paidashe Mandivengerei RENOWNED South African record producer and DJ, Oskido has rejected his nomination for the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (RoilBAAs) saying he is not Zimbabwean and does not qualify for the award. The multi-award winning artist through his record label, Kalawa Jazmee snubbed the award nomination for Outstanding Arts Personality from Outside Bulawayo.

Cassper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest: ‘A private life is the best life’

Channel24 Cassper Nyovest’s private life will remain just that – private. The rapper recently opened up about learning from his past and explained why he likes to keep his private life out of the limelight. He was in an on-and-off relationship with media personality Boity Thulo before they went their separate ways after rumours that


Germany based I-Finton to release new CD

By Showbiz Reporter Germany based Mutare born instrumentalist, vocalist and Afro fusion reggae artiste Tapiwa Mumbure “I-Finton” will next month release a 10 track CD entitled Shamiso. In an interview with from his Aachens base in Germany, I-Finton who recently collaborated with local Hip hop rapper Flexxo to release a four track Extended Play

Zim-Foods cultural event in pictures

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWE Food and Culture Festival roared into life Thursday at the Harare Gardens, running under the theme “Celebrating our cultural diversity”. The cultural festival, the brain child of First Lady, Auxillia Mnangagwa will run from the 23th to the 25th of May. As the theme says, the three-day event embraces cultural diversity

Enzo Ishall

Enzo Ishall accused of stealing song

By Paidashe Mandivengerei UPCOMING Zimdancehall artist, King Prittel has made sensational claims that chanter, Enzo Ishall breached intellectual property rights, stealing his newly released track, ‘Vanodheerera (Hausi muroyi)’ from him. Speaking to, the Zvishavane based musician spoke on why he believed the fast rising dancehall star stole his song “Dai ndairoya” and turned it

Arts Council mourns Sekuru Gweshe

By Paidashe Mandivengerei THE National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) has joined the nation in mourning Mbira music maestro, Sekuru Gweshe who passed away on Sunday in Harare. Sekuru Gweshe, real name, David Gweshe died aged 74, losing a battle with prostate cancer. He is survived by three wives and 23 children. In a statement

Comic Pastor

Comic Pastor mocks ‘failed’ band leader Bryn Mteki over dialogue involvement

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LOCAL comedian, Comic Pastor has ridiculed losing presidential candidate, Bryn Mteki’s involvement in the ongoing political parties’ dialogue process. Mteki, known for his music with a rich Zimbabwean flair and also a world acclaimed sculptor, surprised many when he pitched up last year to contest for president, losing dismally with an insignificant