Petina Gappah

Petina Gappah nominated for Hollywood award

By Paidashe Mandivengerei GENEVA based Zimbabwean author and international lawyer, Petina Gappah has been nominated for one of Hollywood’s largest awards, NAACP Image Awards which will be held on the 22nd of February this year. Gappah’s recently published book, ‘Out Of Darkness Shining Light’ will compete with four others in the Outstanding Literary Work –

Prince Charles

Prince Charles responds to rumours of the queen’s retirement

Channel24 After the many ups and downs of the year royal commentators are calling 2019 the queen’s new “annus horribilis” after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s ongoing battle with the press and Prince Andrew’s sexual misconduct scandal. The rumour mill started swirling that Her Majesty will retire at 95 and Prince Charles will ascend

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby loses appeal to overturn 2018 sex assault conviction

Reuters Bill Cosby lost his appeal to overturn his 2018 sexual assault conviction on Tuesday when a Pennsylvania appeals court rejected his lawyers’ argument that the trial judge had deprived him of a fair trial, a court filing showed. Dozens of women have accused Cosby, 82, who was once best known for a family-friendly brand

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby says he has ‘no remorse’ for sexual assault

Channel24 In his first interview since being sentenced to three-to-ten-years in prison, convicted sex offender Bill Cosby said that he will not express remorse to help him get parole. “I have eight years and nine months left,” the 82-year-old told the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s during an exclusive interview with the paper from the

Book Review: In my son’s corner

 Reviewer: David Mungoshi  Author: Chris Chinaire, Publisher Pepukai Press, London, UK; Year of publication, 2019. Chris Chinaire is a new addition to the impressive list of writers from Zimbabwe. That aside, the finesse and the aplomb of his debut book is highly impressive! Chinaire writes with obvious ease and the images he conjures up are

Andile Gumbi

Former Isibaya star Andile Gumbi has died

TimesLive A week after suffering a cardiac arrest in Israel, former The Lion King and Isibaya actor Andile Gumbi has died, Mzansi Magic confirmed to TshisaLIVE on Friday. “On behalf of Mrs Gumbi and family, it is with profound sadness that we share the news that our beloved Andile passed away this morning. Andile received

Theatre in The Park producer director Daves Guzha

Theatre in The Park hosts biggest pan-African Women, Wine and Words Festival

By Robert Tapfumaneyi Rooftops Theatre in The Park is set to host a three-day pan-African Women, Wine and Words Festival, which will see artistes from 51 African countries taking part. The festival will run from 24th – 26th October 2019. Activities will include live performances, talk shows, workshops; fashion shows, children’s games, exhibition and readings

Mutare filmmaker shines at Iran film festival

By Showbiz Reporter MUTARE filmmaker, Igi Matope`s movie, Goodman has once again excelled at the just ended 12th International Moving Film Festival held in Middle East Iran. The movie was selected as one of the semi-finalists among 3046 submissions from 120 countries. An elated Matope confirmed the development, saying it is clear evidence that the

Intwasa festival dates set

By Mbekezeli Ncube DATES for the 14th edition of the annual Intwasa festival dates are out. The most anticipated Bulawayo arts festival will be held from the 24th to the 29th of September under the theme ‘Spring Fever’. About 40 activities are lined up this year. These include music, dance, poetry, theatre and comedy. According

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

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

‘Cook Off’ movie set for UK premiere

By UK Correspondent Award-winning local movie Cook Off continues on its upward trajectory as the blockbuster looks to explore the UK market with the UK premiere set for 27 July at the exclusive Mayfair Hotel in London, ahead of its much anticipated worldwide release in August. The making of the heart-warming romantic comedy, which was

Despite outgrowing their habitat poaching remains a danger to elephants and other wildlife in Zimbabwe

Gonarezhou film maker bemoans lack of funding for creative industry

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  AWARD winning Masvingo film director, Sydney Taivavashe has bemoaned lack of funding for the creative industry in Zimbabwe after encountering challenges in producing his new anti-poaching movie which is yet to premiere. The mind blowing film was produced in conjunction with Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Managament Authority. Taivavashe told in an

Prince Charles

Prince Charles pays Royal visit to James Bond movie set

Channel24 Prince Charles just gave the latest Bond movie cast and crew a treat when he visited the set at Pinewood Studios near London. Filming for the 25th movie had a rocky start. Daniel Craig sustained an ankle injury while filming in Jamaica for which he had to receive minor surgery. Shortly after that, an

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

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

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