Danai Gurira on Her High-Stakes Turn as Richard III

By When Danai Gurira was 12, growing up in Harare, Zimbabwe, she auditioned before her seventh-​grade class for the lead role in a play titled My Uncle Grey Bhonzo. She recited her lines and then, before taking his turn and without explanation, the boy she was up against forfeited. The experience, if not 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,

Regé-Jean Page

Zim-born Regé-Jean Page gets own James Bond-esque movie

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MULTI-AWARD winning British-Zimbabwean actor, Regé-Jean Page is getting his own new version of The Saint movie following rumours he will play the next James Bond. The Bridgerton breakout star will star and executive-produce The Saint’s reboot for Paramount Pictures. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Brad Krevoy will produce the new 007 esque movie with Kwame Kwei-Armah

South Africa’s TV star Connie Ferguson set for Harare visit

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SOUTH AFRICAN television queen, Connie Ferguson, is set to visit Harare early next month. The trip which is being organised by Zimbabwean socialite and businesswoman, Zodwa Mkandla is slated for May 6 and 7. Destiny Media Group (DMG), publishers of, is among the partners for the high profile event. The renowned

UK: Munya Chawawa feels ‘pressure to live up to expectations’ when it comes to delivering viral comedy sketches

By Munya Chawawa’s unique spin on topical stories kept us entertained during the coronavirus pandemic, however, the comedian admitted there’s a ‘pressure’ that comes with making people feel good. Thanks to his rapid reactions to breaking news, the Race Around Britain creator has caught the attention of celebrities such as Clara Amfo, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and wait

Will Smith Resigns From Oscars Academy Over Slap

By BBC News US actor Will Smith has resigned from the Oscars Academy after slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage during last Sunday’s ceremony. “My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable,” his statement said. The Academy said it accepted the resignation and would “continue to move forward” with disciplinary

Runyararo Mapfumo

Zimbabwean ‘Sex Education’ Director Bags BAFTA Nomination

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWEAN film director Runyararo Mapfumo has been nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) awards 2022 in the Fiction : Emerging Talent category. Mapfumo directed season 3 of critically acclaimed Netflix British comedy drama series, Sex Education alongside Ben Taylor. She has credits on episodes 4, 6, 7 and

Bruce Willis gives up acting due to brain disorder aphasia

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Bruce Willis is stepping away from acting after a diagnosis of aphasia, a condition that causes loss of the ability to understand or express speech, his family said Wednesday. In a statement posted on Willis’ Instagram page, the 67-year-old actor’s family announced that Willis was recently diagnosed with aphasia and that

NETFLIX: Young, Famous & African’s Kudzai Is An Alleged Fugitive in Zimbabwe, But His Girlfriend Doesn’t Care

By Netflix’s Young, Famous & African is the latest reality show about the glamorous lives of rich people to captivate viewers. Set in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, the series follows a group of wealthy individuals from five different African countries who are all connected to its main star, South African actor and businesswoman Khanyi Mbau.

What Is Rapper Nadia Nakai’s Net Worth

By Nadia Nakai, a Zimbabwean rapper born in South Africa who is now 31 years old, is a member of the cast of Netflix’s new show Young, Famous & African. She has amassed an estimated net worth of approximately $1 million as of 2022 throughout the course of her professional career as a rapper, songwriter,

Young, Famous & African: Zimbabwean among cast of Netflix’s new reality series

By Young, Famous & African has dropped on Netflix and it’s the newest reality series we’re binging. The show follows the drama, romances and lives of a group of 30-something year old famous Africans with insane wealth living their best, most lavish lives. Set in the richest square mile in Africa in Johannesburg, the eight-episode

Arnold Schwarzenegger tells Putin in video: Stop this war

By Associated Press Film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger told Russians in a video posted on social media Thursday they’re being lied to about the war in Ukraine and accused President Vladimir Putin of sacrificing Russian soldiers’ lives for his own ambitions. Schwarzenegger is hugely popular in Russia, and apparently also with Putin. The President of Russia

Dwayne Johnson Credits Females In His Life For Shaping Him

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Dwayne Johnson’s two younger daughters, Jasmine and Tiana, love to play a game where they make him close his eyes. They go into the kitchen and dump ingredients into a bowl. “They’re getting flour and water and I can hear, ‘Where’s the oil?’ and I know what’s coming,” said Johnson. He

‘Blind Ambition’: The Zimbabwean refugee sommeliers who made history in France

By “I didn’t like it.” You wouldn’t expect an award-winning sommelier to say this about their first taste of wine. But Joseph Dhafana still remembers the bitter, acidic burn of his initial sip – he was in his twenties and not a fan. At age 23, Tinashe Nyamudoka thought his introduction to red wine was deeply unpleasant, too.

Slain cinematographer’s husband angry Baldwin deflects blame

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: The husband of a cinematographer shot and killed on the set of the film “Rust” says it’s “absurd” that Alec Baldwin believes he’s not to blame for the shooting and he was “so angry” when Baldwin didn’t accept responsibility. The remarks made in excerpts released Wednesday from an interview with the

CANADA: Matamba To Make Film Celebrating Black Stories After Grant Award

By TAFADZWA Matamba often recalls his upbringing in rural Zimbabwe. From the lively Mbira music to the learnings from his farming family, he carries stories from home wherever he goes. “I came to Canada as a storyteller,” Tafadzwa says. He’s been working to share those stories with the Cowichan Valley community for about a

UK: Zim-born Regé-Jean Page leaves Bridgerton for Paradise

Taking Page from ‘Paradise’ We loved “Bridgerton” with English actor, age 34, Regé-Jean Page. We may love more of “Bridgerton” but it’s without English actor, age 34, Regé-Jean Page. Too gorgeous to be upstaged by bare bosoms and long drawers, he’ll now flash his handsome bones and voice on a TV documentary. “Surviving Paradise: A Family

Chioma Umeala

Chioma Umeala Achieves International Acting Dream, Cast In Woman King

By Paidashe Mandivengerei BET Africa’s ISONO actress Chioma Umeala has become the latest South African actress cast in American epic historical film, The Woman King. Umeala who has always hoped to be an international acting star joins Thuso Mbedu, Zozi Tunzi and Makgotso Monyemorathoe who are starring in the film currently in production in South Africa. She is

Newton Blames Politics As Chamisa Documentary ‘Rejected’ By London Film Festival; Organisers Say Selections Based On Merit

By HOLLYWOOD star Thandiwe Newton wants to know why the BFI London Film Festival did not accept “President,” the award-winning documentary she produced about the 2018 Zimbabwe presidential election. The Camilla Nielsson-directed film chronicles young presidential hopeful Nelson Chamisa’s unsuccessful bid to unseat Pres. Emmerson Mnangagwa, the country’s former vice president who staged a military coup that