Businesswoman Vimbai Masiyiwa is taking African fashion to the world

By Gerry Cupido I Multimedia Journalist, IOL Lifestyle SOUTH AFRICA: African entrepreneur Vimbai Masiyiwa is taking African fashion to the world one outfit at a time. Masiyiwa is a 28-year-old businesswoman and the executive director of Batoka Hospitality limited, a purpose-driven hospitality company and the first black female-owned safari lodge group in Africa. In 2022, the entrepreneur

Diversity lends success to Zimbabwean fashion show

By Xinhua HARARE: It was all glam and fun in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, as fashion designers showcased their collections to a diverse audience of fashion enthusiasts. Designers included established local designers as well as Chinese fashion designer Amon Green, who brought a Chinese interpretation of Zimbabwean style to the runway. Dubbed the Makanaka

Miss Zimbabwe Queen 2022: Meet the Top 12 finalists

By The inaugural edition of the Miss Zimbabwe Queen pageant will take place on Saturday, September 10 at the Harare International Conference Center (HICC). Former Miss Zimbabwe Brita Masalethulini will host the big show with Zimbabwean Radio DJ and businessman Tich Mataz while comedienne Madam Boss, fashion stylist Tafadzwa Zimoyo and fashion entrepreneur Hollywood

Louisiana State University student named Miss Teen International Zimbabwe

By Showbiz Reporter UNITED States-based student Kee-Vonne Hunda has been named the 2022 Miss Teen International Zimbabwe. The 19-year-old is a first year pre-law student at Louisiana State University with concentrations in political science and digital advertising. Hunda takes over from Dedre Niewoudt who reigned as Miss Teen International Zimbabwe in 2021. “Kee-Vonne has shown

It’s just Envy: Caroline Mutoko tells Fenty Beauty launch critics

By Standard Media Kenya Celebrated media personality Caroline Mutoko has called out naysayers who have been very vocal regarding the list of invitees at Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty and Skin Launch party in the country. According to the mother of two, those criticizing the outfits of the guests at the party are just envious that they

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

Danai Gurira’s Striking Met Gala Look Combines Gilded Glamour With Nigerian Art

By When Danai Gurira hit the red carpet at last night’s Met Gala, she certainly embraced the Gilded Glamour dress code in her one-shouldered gown, designed by Head of State’s Taofeek Abijako. The custom design references the voluminous silhouettes of the 18th century. Yet Gurira, who was raised in Zimbabwe, and Abijako, who is Nigerian,

PICTURES: Zim’s Jemima Makes Top 5 At Miss Environment International In India

By UK Correspondent ZIMBABWE’S Jemima Mandemwamade made the top five at the Miss Environment International pageant which was held this Saturday in Mumbai, India. The Miss Earth Zimbabwe 2021 winner also took home the Miss Flora and Fauna crown at the first edition of the global pageant. Belgium’s Kayra Wouters was crowned Miss Environment International

UK: Fast Rising Zimbabwean Fashion Designer, Rose Collins, Receives Accolades For Her Uniquely Crafted Luxury Headwear

By Zimbabwean-born fashion designer, Rose Collins, is becoming increasingly popular among lovers of fashion-forward attire, thanks to the uniquely handcrafted headwear she creates. Raised in the small town of Kadoma, Rose takes immense pride in creating bespoke luxury handcrafted special occasion headwear for individuals, including straw fedoras, trilbys, and panamas for both men and women. Although a

Tino Kadewere donning PTK clothing

Kadewere Hints At New Clothing Label

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWE international footballer, Tino Kadewere is set to launch a clothing label ‘PTK’ in 2022. Kadewere who plays for French giants, Lyon hinted at the new business idea with pictures on his social media pages. The Lyon striker posted images of himself wearing a t-shirt and cap embroidered ‘PTK what else’. He

Shadaya Knight

Anti-Feminist Shadaya Knight Launches Website

By Mandipa Masenyama ANTI-feminism activist and socialite Shadaya Knight, popularly known for his crude comments about women has launched a website. The first posts on the website were on virginity and faithfulness. The launch of the site followed claims Shadaya, a Zimbabwean based in Durban, South Africa, was violating social media rules. The socialite on Twitter said he

Diaspora Insurance Sponsors Miss Africa Great Britain 2021

By Staff Reporter IT WAS a Friday evening in east London. It was getting dark and chilly. A snaking queue of excited people is forming outside the grand Royal Regency Hall in Manor Park. Security was at the gate, checking tickets and issuing wrist bands. Inside, the hall was even grander, with huge golden chandeliers

Helen Lieros

Visual Arts Icon Helen Lieros Dies At 81

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  LOCAL legendary artist and Gallery Delta co-founder, Helen Lieros died this Wednesday. Lieros one of Zimbabwe’s finest painters died aged 81. The cause of her death has not been disclosed yet. Lieros was born in 1940 to Greek parents and thrived in her search for the Greek African identity through her art.

Chipo Joanne McLean

Zim-Born Philanthropist Named Among UK Pageant Finalists

By Paidashe Mandivengerei UNITED Kingdom based Zimbabwean philanthropist, Chipo Joanne McLean has been named among the finalists of the Miss/Mrs UK 2020/2021 pageant. McLean moved to the UK over two decades back to settled in Stalybridge, Tameside where she has lived since then. Miss/Mrs Africa UK is open to all African women aged over 30

2021 Culture Week Edition To Be Virtual Again

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWE’S Culture Week celebrations will this year again be commemorated virtually next month to curb the spread of Covid-19, the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NCAZ) has said. In 2020, Culture Week was held online with craft showcased on various social media platforms, and the same will be done again this year.

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Late Ginimbi’s Ex-Manager Ms Shally Splits Up With Lover

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  SOCIALITE and late Genius ‘Ginimbi’ Kadungure’s former manager, Ms Shally real name Shaleen Nullens has dumped her boyfriend, Hell Commander. Earlier last month, the couple set social media abuzz after Simbarashe Trevor Mbizvo also known as The Hell Commander cheated on Ms Shally with one Injuzu. This was barely weeks after Ms

Wicknell Chivayo

Wife Bleaches Chivayo Clothes In Domestic Quarrel

By Paidashe Mandivengerei CONTROVERSIAL businessman Wicknell Chivayo’s marriage appears to be on shaky ground after his wife Sonja bleached his wardrobe in a fit of rage during a domestic quarrel with her showy husband. In a post on his Instagram page (@sirwicknell), Chivayo shared a video clip of his bleached shirts and jeans seemingly sent