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Babes Wodumo

Babes Wodumo struck off performers’ list over xenophobic comments

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Organisers of the annual Mapopoma Festival scheduled for December in Victoria Falls have been forced to scrap off controversial South Africa singer and dancer Babes Wodumo from the line-up following security threats on her after her recent xenophobia tweets. Last week, the queen of Gqom music allegedly posted on her @BABESWODUMO___

Upcoming songbird, Rufaro crowned Dreamstar Zimbabwe champion

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  UPCOMING Bulawayo songbird, Rufaro Monalisa Kapofu was Saturday crowned Dreamstar Zimbabwe champion bagging a prize money worth RTGS$30 000. Monalisa (picture below) is the first female contestant to win the talent search show since its inception six years ago. The 25-year-old was battling against 16 other contestants at the show’s sixth edition

Pastor Olinda Marowa

Marowa new album has song dedicated to late husband

By Paidashe Mandivengerei GOSPEL songbird, Pastor Olinda Marowa has penned an emotional track for her late manager and husband, Ziwenga included in her newly released album, Yahweh. The track titled, ‘Jesus Wipes Tears’ is a dedication to Marowa’s husband, Micheal who passed away in 2017. At the time of his death, the couple had opened

Victoria Beckham

Mel B says her dog is easier on tour than Victoria Beckham

Channel24 Mel B allegedly joked that her dog is “easier” to handle on tour than Victoria Beckham as she said Cookie is “cheaper” to have on the road. Mel is currently touring the UK with her one-woman show and took the opportunity to poke fun at her former bandmate. During the Leeds show at the

Musician Zahara

Zahara to ignite inaugural Mzansi Festival UK

By UK Correspondent FESTIVAL goers in the UK are set for a treat as the 2019 edition of the Mzansi Festival set for this coming Saturday at Willen Lake in Milton Keyes approaches, with a variety of musical acts and activities on the bill at the summer event. The festival, which is in its first

Dancehall sensation Winky D

Jah Prayzah, Winky D nominated for prestigious African awards

By Tendai Chekenyere AWARD-winning contemporary musician, Jah Prayzah and local dancehall King Winky D have received nominations for the Best Male Artists Southern Africa in the 6th edition of the African Music Magazine Awards and Music festival (AFRIMMA) which recognises the biggest talent across the continent. Jah Prayzah received nominations for his hit song “Dzamutsana”

From left Zuj secretary general Foster Dongozi, Chinese Deputy Ambassador Zhao Boagang, Zuj president Michael Chideme, China-Africa project manager Edgar Sanyanga and chairman Steve Zhao

ZUJ-China in awards partnership

By Richard Chidza THE China-Africa Economic & Culture Exchange and Research Centre (CAICERCZIM) in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Union of Journalist (ZUJ) to launch new media awards that are aimed at improving coverage of relations between Zimbabwe and China. CAICERCZIM project manager Edgar Sanyanga told delegates to the official launch at the weekend who included

Lira

SA: Broadcaster Bob Mabhena denies calling Lira ugliest musician

Channel24 Legendary broadcaster Bob Mabena has denied ever referring to songbird Lira as the “ugliest musician” while he was still working at Kaya FM. This denial comes after a Twitter user, who goes by the name of Sipho Mdhluli, accused the media veteran of saying this. Sipho went on to call Bob a “hater”. Sipho

All set for Mafuwe dance festival in Mbare’s Stodart

By Tendai Chekenyere AN international dance festival known as Mafuwe is set to be held for the first time from this Friday 16 to 18 August at the Theatre National Ballet and Stodart in Mbare with aim of giving hope to the artistic scene of Zimbabwe. The Mafuwe international festival of dance was founded by

Thomas Mapfumo

Zimfest: Mapfumo rocks England

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LEGENDARY Chimurenga artist Thomas Mapfumo last Saturday headlined a star studded line-up of music luminaries with a mouthwatering performance at the annual ZimFest Live in the United Kingdom. Mukanya, as Mapfumo, is affectionately known in the music orbits, was backed by his celebrated band, The Blacks Unlimited. With musical experience emanating from

Nutty O

Nutty O, Dj Stavo in single collabo

By Tendai Chekenyere ZIMBABWEAN dancehall artist Carrington Simbarashe Chiwadza popularly known as Nutty O, is working on a collaboration with a local Afro-Jazz artist and music producer Dj Stavo Nutyy O, in an interview with NewZimbabwe.com said the collaboration with Dj Stavo is a great achievement and a culmination of a lifetime dream. Nutty O

In happier times Olinda and Tytan

Tytan, Olinda in messy break-up

By Paidashe Mandivengerei AWARD winning musician and ‘Mukoko’ hitmaker, Njabulo Nkomo popularly known as Tytan has ended his marriage to socialite, Olinda Chapel claiming abuse. Tytan and Olinda tied the knot in March last year. Just after celebrating their wedding anniversary and welcoming their first child, the marriage has gone up in flames. In response

Andy Muridzo

Andy Muridzo vows will not reunite with Jah Prayzah

By Tendai Chekenyere POPULAR Zimbabwe artist Kudzai Andrew Ngwenya, affectionately known as Andy Muridzo, says he is never going back to Jah Prayzah’s Military Touch Movement again. The 27-year-old, who is well known for his songs Dherira and Chidhafudhudha off his Album Ngarizhambe, was signed under the record label, Military Touch Movement in January 2017.

R Kelly

R Kelly denied bail again

SABreakingNews Award-winning singer R. Kelly has been denied bail, again. The singer appeared in court on Friday, following his arrest for alleged sexual abuse. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to the charges, he has been charged in New York for exploiting five victims. The 52-year-old was denied bail because he is a flight risk. The