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Ambassador Brian Nichols

US embassy praises Zimbabwe film production, Shaina

By Munashe Makuwe THE US embassy in Harare has praised the Zimbabwean film production, Shaina funded from its coffers. The New movie delivers powerful health messages through a compelling story about young Zimbabweans. Through the success of the “Inside Story” and “Lucky Specials”, USAID Collaborates with High Profile Zimbabwean actors to deliver a unique coming-of-age

Comedian Doc Vikela

Comedian Doc Vikela mocks ED, despite fear of reprisal

Reuters Victor Mpofu is using satire to shine a light on Zimbabwe’s political problems, reaching a growing audience despite living in fear of retribution from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. Mpofu, aka Doc Vikela, has seen his followers on YouTube channel Simuka Comedy grow from less than 1,000 subscribers in January when he ventured into political

Elizabeth Debicki

The Crown has found a new Princess Diana

By Munashe Makuwe Elizabeth Debicki has been called on to take the role of Princess Diana for the Netflix show “The Crown” final two seasons. The Crown announced the news on Sunday via social media. “Princess Diana’s spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many. It is my true privilege

Zimbabwe’s Art Industry It Hard Amid Covid-19

Xinhua WITH flights across the world grounded and non-essential businesses shut amid COVID-19, Zimbabwe’s art industry which is highly dependent on tourists spending has been devastated. The COVID-19 pandemic stopped all tourist arrivals in Zimbabwe since the end of March when the southern African country imposed a ban on nearly all incoming passenger flights. In

Khama Billiat

Sports stars add voice to #ZimbabweanLivesMatter protest

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S leading sports personalities have joined their fellow compatriots in the online protest #ZimbabweanLivesMatter which has gone viral globally by denouncing corruption and human rights abuses by the government. There has been an outpouring of outrage in Zimbabwe after journalists, opposition politicians and human rights activists who have spoken against the government

Tsitsi Dangarembga

Tsitsi Dangarembga makes Booker Prize shortlist

By Agencies RENOWNED Zimbabwean author and film maker, Tsitsi Dangarembga has been shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for her novel This Mournable Body. The Booker Dozen, or shortlist for the 2020 Booker Prize were announced on 28 July 2020. Made up of 13 books, the shortlist was made by a panel of five judges

The Letter Reader now showing on Netflix and Showmax

By Staff Reporter The award-winning short film, The Letter Reader, directed by Sibusiso Khuzwayo, is now streaming on Netflix and Showmax. The short film tells the story of Siyabonga, a 12-year-old boy from Johannesburg who is sent to a village in KwaZulu-Natal and is inspired by Thabo Mbeki’s biography, The dream deferred by Mark Gevisser.

Mai Titi

Mai Titi slapped with $500k lawsuit by home designer

By Mary Taruvinga SOCIALITE Felistas Murata, better known as Mai Titi in the entertainment industry, has been slapped with a $500 000 defamation suit by a local home decor expert, Memory Muyaka over Facebook posts in which she labelled the latter a prostitute. Muyaka, also known as Mai Maketeni after her company which has taken

Passion Java

Prophet Java Takes A 10-Day Social Media Break

By Munashe Makuwe SOCIALITE and preacher, Prophet Passion Java is one person who is now well known for his controversial sayings and behaviour. However Tuesday, he announced in a video posted on his Instagram telling that Boss Lashan will be now running all his social media accounts including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Starting Tuesday, Boss Lashan

Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner: US comedy star dies at 98

BBC Carl Reiner, who helped create The Dick Van Dyke Show and acted in films like Ocean’s Eleven, has died aged 98. The prolific writer, comedian, director and actor also directed several films including Steve Martin vehicles The Jerk (1979) and All of Me (1984). He was in 2001’s Ocean’s Eleven and its two sequels

Zimbabwe’s Cook Off: How an $8,000 romcom made it to Netflix

BBC Zimbabwe’s first film to feature on streaming service Netflix is a romantic comedy about a struggling single mother who finds love and good fortune in a TV cooking show contest. It is a tale of hope that mirrors the production of Cook Off, made in 2017 on an initial cash budget of $8,000 (£6,400),

Marabha

Beware not to be used, Mai Titi warns Kapfupi, Marabha

By Munashe Makuwe LOCAL comedienne, Mai Titi has warned colleagues in the comedy industry, Kapfupi and Marabha to beware of people seeking to use the street theatre legends’ popularity to enhance their own social media following. Mai Titi took to Facebook to give advice in a post in which she said, “Kapfupi and Marabha take

Apostle Chiwenga

Apostle Chiwenga Calls Passion Java A Failure

By Munashe Makuwe APOSTLE Chiwenga has resumed his feud with socialite and controversial preacher, Passion Java, calling the latter a failure. Apostle Chiwenga, known for his controversial videos on social media, said Java was being unintelligent and rich through his wife’s money. “I don’t envy or respect you (Java),” Chiwenga said in a video that

Covid-19 forces ban on Bulawayo Day, festival

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Covid-19 outbreak has forced the cancellation of the inaugural Bulawayo Day and Arts Festival which were scheduled to start on June 1, 2020. The Bulawayo Day and the Arts Festival are hosted by the Bulawayo City Council. The events were supposed to start this Monday, ending Saturday and were meant to

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner: Forbes drops celebrity from billionaire list

BBC Forbes magazine has struck reality TV star and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner from its list of billionaires, and accused her family of inflating the value of her cosmetics business. Forbes said the family went to “unusual lengths” to present its youngest member as richer than she was. In tweets, Jenner dismissed the article as “inaccurate