Banksy artwork self-destructs just after $1.4 million sale

By Associated Press LONDON: Art prankster Banksy has struck again. A work by the elusive street artist self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers on Friday, moments after being sold for 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million). In an Instagram post Saturday, Banksy claimed the dramatic artistic payoff had been years in the making. The spray-painted canvas

Pokello challenges Elikem divorce; estranged hubby says he has lost love and affection for her

By Mary Taruvinga ZIMBABWEAN socialite Pokello Nare, 32, is challenging divorce proceedings by estranged Ghanaian husband Elikem Kumordzie, it has emerged. Kumordzie, 29, recently filed for divorce saying he had lost love and affection for Pokello, adding that their relationship was irreparably damaged. Pokello filed a notice of intention to oppose the divorce petition last

Frank Buyanga (centre)

Buyanga feted in post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

By Showbiz Correspondent AFTER six years of self-exile, Zimbabwean tycoon Frank Buyanga is itching to make up for lost time. He has returned to Zimbabwe following the overthrow of former President Robert Mugabe last November. The 38-year-old property investor retreated to Sandton in Johannesburg after senior Mugabe officials who owed him hundreds of thousands of

Marian Avila

A model with Down syndrome fulfills her fashion week dream

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Marian Avila, a 21-year-old Spanish model with Down syndrome, fulfilled her dream to walk at New York Fashion Week thanks to an Atlanta designer she met through the magic of social media. And she did it with flair Saturday in the ballroom of a Midtown hotel in evening looks of

Women celebrate size inclusivity at alternative fashion week

By Associated Press NEW YORK: To woots and cheers from the crowd, women with bodies not often seen on fashion runways strutted with smiles on their faces wearing pieces from Loft’s new plus line, including five cast from hundreds who attended an alternative New York Fashion Week event, The Curvy Con. Size inclusivity was on

14 vie for Miss World Zimbabwe in grand finale

By Showbiz Correspondent THE ramp is now set for this year’s edition of the prestigious Miss World Zimbabwe grand finale after the pageant organisers unveiled the 14 finalists vying for the crown at the sashing ceremony in Harare last week. The finale will be held under the theme ‘Embracing A Woman As A Symbol of Beauty’ on

Aretha Franklin

Complications after Aretha Franklin left no will

DETROIT, Mich. — One of the reasons Aretha Franklin’s funeral has been delayed two weeks is because she left no will. This is an important lesson for everyone to keep track of and update their will. When you die without a will, the courts in your state determine where your assets go. This means if

Man caught napping on Simba Mhere’s grave

A man attending the burial of hip-hop veteran ProKid on Sunday has caused a social media storm after he was photographed taking a nap on the late Simba Mhere’s tombstone.  The man was among mourners at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg, where ProKid was laid to rest after an emotional funeral service. Pictures of the man

Charlene Musonza

Zim fashion designer hopes US debut opens doors to movie industry

By Anna Chibamu ONE of Zimbabwe’s leading fashion designers, Charlene Musonza, is set to participate at this year’s DC Fashion Week in Washington, the United States (US) next month. Musonza was invited by the organisers of the show in a development that could mark her international breakthrough. DC Fashion Week will run from 19th September

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande performs emotional tribute to the late Aretha Franklin

The world is mourning the loss of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, after she died from pancreatic cancer on Thursday in her Detroit home at the age of 76. In honour of the late songstress, pop star Ariana Grande performed (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, the 1967 hit from Lady Soul, Aretha’s 14th studio album.

Robert Kyagulanyi

Uganda: Pop star-turned-politician charged in military court

A pop-star-turned-opposition-MP in Uganda has been charged with unlawful possession of weapons in a military court, following his arrest after the presidential convoy was pelted with stones. Robert Kyagulanyi, who goes by the stage name Bobi Wine, was arrested in the northwestern town of Arua earlier this week. “Honerable Kyagulanyi has today been arraigned before

Kelly Khumalo

Kelly Khumalo joins the 1m followers club

Cape Town – Local singer Kelly Khumalo celebrated after reaching 1 million followers on Instagram on Monday. The soulful musician joins celebs like Ntando Duma, Boity and Bonang, who have over 1 million fans on social media. Kelly shared the happy news with a photo on social media, and edited the photo with champagne glasses.

PICTURES: Fashion steals the show at ‘Africa’s greatest horse race’

By It is the highlight of the South African social calendar. Every year, the Durban July horse race attracts thousands to the eastern city’s Greyville Racecourse – although the horses are somewhat overshadowed by the extravagant outfits. A favourite with celebrities and politicians alike, the challenge this year was to create a timeless fashion

Veil lifts on Martin Margiela, fashion’s invisible man

HE is the “Greta Garbo of fashion”, a brilliant and reclusive genius who walked away from his own label when he became the most talked-about designer in the world. Two new Paris exhibitions lift a little of the mystery that surrounds Martin Margiela, arguably the most influential designer of the last 30 years. The Belgian

Lacoste swaps its crocodile for logos of endangered species

FRENCH fashion brand Lacoste on Wednesday swapped the crocodile logo on its shirts for the first time in its history for 10 of the most endangered species on the planet. The green Lacoste crocodile — one of the world’s best-known logos — was replaced by the Sumatran tiger, the Javan rhino and the Cao Vit

Zimbabwean artist nominated for Henrike Grohs Arts Award

Showbiz Reporter ZIMBABWEAN artist Georgina Maxim has been shortlisted for the first Henrike Grohs Arts Award, organisers have confirmed. The winner of the $20,000 award will be announced on March 6 with the presentation ceremony set for March 13 in Abidjan, Cote D’ Voire. Other nominees for the award, conceived by the Goethe Institute and

Justin Bieber to launch clothing line

Justin Bieber looks set to launch his own clothing line after placing trademark requests on three possible brand names. The 23-year-old singer is believed to be planning a move into the world of fashion, after documents were obtained which involve the star seeking to secure trademarks on three brand names based around his middle name,