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King Kandoro

King Kandoro Returns To Zim With ‘Prodigal Son Tour’

By Paidashe Mandivengerei UNITED Kingdom-based comedian, King Kandoro born, Mukudzei Kandoro, is set to return to Zimbabwe during the festivities with a stand up comedy tour dubbed ‘The Prodigal Son Tour’. The Prodigal Son is King Kandoro’s debut comedy tour and will take place in cities including Harare and Bulawayo. Dates released so far are December 22

Coalitions Tackle GBV Through Film Series

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LOCAL organisations, the Institute for Young Women Development (IYWD), Just Associates, Zimbabwe Coalition of Debt and Development (ZIMCODD), Southern Africa Parliamentary Support Trust (SAPST), will commemorate 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence with a movie series. The movie series is titled; ‘Ndafunga Kure’. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an

Calvin Madula

Bulawayo Filmmakers To Premiere Action Thriller

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LOCAL movie production company, Dream Made Films in association with Rodney Films and Afro Jam studios are set to premiere an action-packed thriller, Veza The Unfolding at a red carpet affair in Bulawayo. The movie shot in the City of Kings follows the story of a young investigator, Mxolisi Moyo played by

Bustop actors (from left) Sharon ‘Maggie’ Chideu, Samantha ‘Gonyeti’ Kureya, , and Dereck ‘DRC’ Nziyakwi.

Bustop TV Airs Covid Radio Drama

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  LOCAL youth-run creatives organisation, Bustop TV has introduced a radio drama ‘Dzihwa Mupengo’ with the first episode having aired Tuesday on Radio Zimbabwe. The title of the radio drama; ‘Dzihwa Mupengo’ loosely translates to Covid-19, aptly bringing out the purpose of the drama to debunk myths surrounding the coronavirus and provide citizens with

LitFest director Chirikure Chirikure

LitFest Returns For 8th Edition In Harare

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ALL is set for the eighth annual international LitFest which comes to life on November 24 and will run till November 27. The international literature carnival is a space where writers, academics, and readers discuss and critique literature. The theme for the 2021 literature festival is ‘healing’. LitFest director, renowned author, Chirikure

Ruva Chigwedere

Zim-Born Ruva Chigwedere (21) Transforms US Havard Theatre

Harvard Crimson “TO ME, leadership has always meant service,” said singer, actor, and writer Ruva Chigwedere ‘21. In her four years at Harvard, she honed her craft and created spaces for Black artists on campus. Chigwedere immigrated to the United States from Zimbabwe at age four. When she moved from New Jersey to Cambridge for

Rege-Jean Page

Rege-Jean Page Cast in Netflix  Heist Thriller

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MULTI-AWARD winning British Zimbabwean actor, Rege-Jean Page has been roped in as part of the cast for an upcoming Netflix heist thriller. The movie was written and directed by Emmy-winning American screenwriter, Noah Hawley. AGBO production company owned by the Russo brothers, Anthony and Joe will produce the movie, whose title has

Wadiwa Wepamoyo Season 2 Finally Hits Screens

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ONLINE hit drama series, Wadiwa Wepamoyo Season 2 has hit the screen, premiering its first episode on YouTube. Production of the second season of the web series had been delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic. It was finally exclusively released Sunday on Gateway Stream Music application and Wednesday on YouTube. Wadiwa Wepamoyo’s long-awaited

Kelvin Musiiwa Zhwak

Upcoming Actor Dreams Big Despite Career Hurdles

By Paidashe Mandivengerei RISING actor, Kelvin Musiiwa Zhwak still dreams big despite hurdles he has faced in his career after several movies he starred in did not make it to the big screen. In June 2019 he tried his hand at professional acting before adding acting to his portfolio months later. Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com, Musiiwa who

Wadiwa Wepamoyo Season 2 Premieres September

By Paidashe Mandivengerei THE second season of the popular web series, Wadiwa Wepamoyo is set to premiere this September. Wadiwa Wepamoyo produced by film producing company, College Central’s Derby Bheta and Ian Msakanda stole the hearts of many TV lovers when it made its debut in 2020. The YouTube series went on to achieve hundreds

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

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

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

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

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