Late music icon Oliver Mtukudzi

Tuku tribute concert set for Saturday

By Paidashe Mandivengerei GOVERNMENT, through the Sports and Arts Ministry in conjunction with National Arts of Council, is set to host a tribute concert in honour of late music icon, Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi. The internationally acclaimed star died in January this year aged 66 succumbing to diabetes. He was declared a national hero. Dubbed “Tuku

The late Johnny Clegg

Johnny Clegg’s family asks for privacy as they mourn his death

Channel24 One of the greatest musicians in South African history, Johnny Clegg, died on Tuesday, 16 July. Johnny’s death was confirmed to Channel24 via a statement from his friend and manager Roddy Quin. In the statement, Roddy said about the artist’s funeral arrangements: “The family will be holding a private funeral service and we ask

The late Johnny Clegg

Johnny Clegg, South Africa’s ‘White Zulu’, dies at 66

By Agencies SOUTH African singer and songwriter Johnny Clegg, one of the few white artists to openly confront the apartheid government in the late 1970s and 1980s, has died. The Grammy-nominated artist – often called the “White Zulu” – died peacefully on Tuesday at his home in Johannesburg with his family there, his manager Roddy

PHD founder Walter Magaya has found himself in the eye of a sexual storm

‘Magaya has no moral authority to preach against adultery’

By Paidashe Mandivengerei UNITED Kingdom based socialite and businesswoman, Olinda Chapel has encouraged young girls to speak out and report to relevant authorities as and when they have been taken advantage of by powerful people. Her comments come following Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) founder, Walter Magaya’s recent sexual abuse scandal in which he stands

Urban Grooves crusader Leonard Mapfumo left fans gasping for more

Urban groovers in nostalgic reunion, police disruption leave sour taste in the mouth

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  AFTER years since the Urban Grooves music movement rocked the airwaves, some of the leading lights in the popular genre resurfaced Saturday to reconnect with their fans. The show, dubbed ‘Euphoric Grooves’ organised by local promoters, Kayse Connect, urban grooves chanters performed yesteryear chart busting tracks, creating a nostalgic atmosphere. Ba Shupi,

Nadia Nakai

SA based Zim songbird drops album

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SOUTH African based vocal princess, Nadia Nakai has released an explosive 17 track album, featuring regional music luminaries. Songstress Nadia Nakai enthralled fans at her debut album launch on Thursday, at the plush Sumo Club in Johannesburg. In a heartfelt post on her official Instagram page, the ‘Bragga’ hitmaker thanked fans who

Garry Mapanzure

Garry Mapanzure abandons UK tour

By Paidashe Mandivengerei RISING musician, Garry Mapanzure who was billed to perform at this year’s Jive Festival in the United Kingdom in a week, has cancelled the trip. The 21 year old RnB crooner was part of a star studded line up for the musical festival to be held in Leeds in UK this coming

Diana Samkange

Urban Grooves concert to rekindle fans’ memories of popular genre

By Paidashe Mandivengerei URBAN grooves songbird, Diana Samkange on Wednesday expressed a longing for the yesteryear music, revealing that they hope to bring back the music movement through their ‘Euphoric Grooves’ concert. Samkange, popularly known as Mangwenya, emerged in the music scene over a decade ago in 2006 as part of the popular music movement,

Wine maker Tongai Dhafana accuses government of overlooking the industry in tourism plans

Gvt tourism programmes could benefit if partnered with wine makers – expert

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SOUTH African based Zimbabwean born sommelier, Tongai Dhafana has cried foul over how the government overlooks the wine making industry. The renowned wine maker encouraged the Ministry of Tourism ministries to emulate their South African counterparts who invest in  wine knowledge. Dhafana told New in an interview that there is little


Madonna: Instagram designed to make people feel bad With nearly 14 million Instagram followers and a pretty much daily posting habit, Madonna hardly seems like an opponent of the social media platform. But as she explained in a recent interview with The Sun and the “Dan Wooten Podcast,” she’s not a fan of anything that locks people into worrying about who they

Oscar Pambuka far right

Pambuka: Mbanje is holy

By Paidashe Mandivengerei RADIO and television personality and self styled ‘prophet’ Oscar Pambuka has sensationally claimed mbanje (cannabis) smoking is not a “sin”. The veteran broadcaster-turned ‘prophet’ was speaking in an interview with a local radio station. Pambuka, who has had his fair share of scandals, allegedly took marijuana in the high density suburb of

US based Zim singer Brian Nhira

The Voice USA contestant Nhira in Zim for tour

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWEAN musician and The Voice USA contestant, Brian Nhira has embarked on an African Tour, using the opportunity to share tips to a successful career with local upcoming artists. Nhira who grabbed the attention of American music luminaries, Pharell, Adam Levine with his The Voice USA 2016 performance will tour Zimbabwe, South

Kelly Ndlovu

Kelly Khumalo’s heartfelt plea following Senzo Meyiwa accusations Singer Kelly Khumalo released an emotional statement following reports that implicate four celebrities in the murder of former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, who was shot dead in 2014 in an alleged botched armed robbery at Kelly’s home. According to the reports, three celebrities and a top cop are facing imminent arrest for defeating


Shakira appears in court over tax evasion charges

Channel24 Colombian singer Shakira is denying any wrongdoing as regards a claim of tax evasion in Spain. In December, prosecutors charged the 42-year-old songstress with failing to pay €14,4 million (around R245 million) in taxes in Spain between 2012 and 2014, E News reports. During her court appearance on Thursday, the singer said she was

Tocky Vibes disappointed that his song has been banned

Tocky Vibes Binga song banned

By Paidashe Mandivengerei THE Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ), has moved to ban popular ZimDancehall crooner, Tocky Vibes’ recently released song ‘African Queen (Binga)’ from the airwaves citing the track’s lyrical content. In a statement BAZ said it had received a complaint over the song’s offensive lyrics. The song is part of Tocky’s latest album

Thomas Mapfumo (left) and new Energy Minister Fortune Chasi

Mapfumo’s manager on the mend

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LEGENDARY Chimurenga exponent, Thomas ‘Mukanya’ Mapfumo’s manager  Sam Mataure who collapsed late last week is recovering in hospital. The stricken Mataure, is also a former manager of the late national hero and another music icon Oliver Mtukudzi’. He reportedly collapsed at Mapfumo’s Oregon home in the United States where he moved to

Tamy Moyo

Age, Tamy’s biggest musical challenge

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  AFROPOP Fusion sensation, Tamy Moyo has revealed that the biggest challenge she has faced thus far is her age. Now 21, who released her first single at 13, said back then age limited her opportunities adding promoters and fellow artistes often snub her because of her tender age. She was speaking to


Oskido rejects Bulawayo arts award

By Paidashe Mandivengerei RENOWNED South African record producer and DJ, Oskido has rejected his nomination for the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (RoilBAAs) saying he is not Zimbabwean and does not qualify for the award. The multi-award winning artist through his record label, Kalawa Jazmee snubbed the award nomination for Outstanding Arts Personality from Outside Bulawayo.