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UK: Zim-born Munya Chiwawa on challenging rise to fame, new show and Hollywood dreams

By bbc.co.uk LONDON: Despite becoming known as a viral sensation for his satirical sketches, Munya Chawawa’s career didn’t start in comedy. When he first moved to London, he says, he was doing “every gig under the sun”. There were many different ways he tried to break into the entertainment industry, from fashion blogging – which

Delta announces return of Chibuku Neshamwari

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent DELTA Beverages has announced the return of the Chibuku Neshamwari, Zimbabwe’s premier traditional dance competition, after a two year hiatus as a result of Covid-19 restrictions. It is set to kick off on May 28, first with provincial competitions before finals on a date and venue to be advised. The festival

Vic Falls Carnival promoters sue Scorpion Kings, Sha Sha

By Paidashe Mandivengerei    VICTORIA Falls Carnival organiser, Bongani Ngwenya, has written a letter of demand to Amapiano giants Kabza de Small, DJ Maphorisa and Sha Sha for half a million rand after the trio’s no show, despite having been paid to perform at last month’s edition. The three were listed as headline acts but did not show up, despite receiving

UK: Munya Chawawa to host biggest ever Music Week Awards

By musicweek.com MUNYA Chawawa is to host the Music Week Awards 2022 later this month, we can reveal. The comedian, broadcaster and leading digital creator will be hosting the ceremony for the very first time. This year’s awards takes place on May 26 at Battersea Evolution. Music Week can confirm that it’s the biggest edition of the awards in

Freeman, Killer T to awaken sleepy Masvingo nightlife

By Clayton Shereni, Masvingo Correspondent REVELLERS in the usually sleepy ancient city will be in for a good treat this weekend when two top Zim-Dancehall artists, Freeman and Killer T share the stage at Caravan Park on Saturday. Killer T born Kelvin Kusikwenyu and Freeman real name Energy Chizanga are billed to perform at the

Bulawayo-born Thando wows judges on The Voice Australia 2022

By celebsweek.com   Thando Sikwila, also known by the mononym Thando, is a contestant in The Voice Australia. Her blind audition performance of the Chaka Khan hit I’m Every Woman has wowed all the four judges. Let’s take a look at the singer’s career and biography. If you are a regular follower of the TVA,

IMAGES: Artists arrive for UK SAMA Festival; promise unforgettable shows

By UK Correspondent LONDON: All the artists headlining the Diaspora Insurance UK SAMA Festival have arrived in the country ahead of the weekend shows. The exciting bill includes Zimdancehall superstar Winky D, sungura maestro Alick Macheso, Nox Guni, Mambo Dhuterere, Jah Signal as well as Baba Harare and Selmor Mtukudzi. All the artists had arrived

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

By leicestermercury.co.uk 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

Macheso leads stellar cast of musicians set to perform at Diaspora Insurance SAMA Festival

By Mandipa Masenyama SUNGURA maestro Alick Macheso is leading a stellar cast of local artists from different genres who as billed to perform at the Diaspora Insurance SAMA Festival  between April 15 and 16. The festival’s star studded line up includes the Sungura music crackerjack, gospel crooner Mambo Dhuterere, Jiti singer Baba Harare, Selmor Mtukudzi,

SHOWBIZ: Whats happening this weekend?

By Lisa Nyanhongo Here is a round-up of the weekend’s biggest showbiz events around the country. FRIDAY HARARE: Feli Nandi will be holding the ‘Friday Night with Feli Nandi’ at Jasen Mphepo Little Theatre with BaKevy the comic MC hosting from 6pm to 9 pm. SATURDAY: HARARE: The Dope Party celebrating its first anniversary will

SCOTLAND: Zim-born Sean Focus returns with “Bla Bla”

By malawi24.com Zimbabwe-born Edinburgh based artist Sean Focus has created a fresh new track with London based Afrobeats artist Dizzy VC, with their new release titled “Bla Bla”. Kondwani Mapemba, popularly known by his stage name Sean Focus is a Zimbabwean, Edinburgh based artist, sound engineer and producer. The song “Bla Bla” came from the

Vic Falls Carnival Adds Boity And Shimza To 2022 Line-up

By musicinafrica.net Organisers of the Vic Falls Carnival have added Boity and Afrotech DJ Shimza to the line-up of the event, which will take place at Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 29 April to 1 May. The two South African artists will be joined by Zimbabwean fusion trio Djembe Monks, resident band Flying

DBN Gogo set to perform at Coachella

By IOL Local amapiano superstar DBN Gogo is making her debut at one of the biggest festivals in the world, Coachella. On Tuesday, the official Heineken US Twitter page announced the line-up including the “Khuza Gogo” star and Major League DJz for the Heineken House stage at the festival, saying: “Here’s to Live Music Being

Portugal-based Synik uses hip-hop to discuss Zimbabwe’s issues despite the censors

By Gibson Ncube, Stellenbosch University “No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” This is how British Somali poet Warsan Shire begins her now famous poem called Home. These words resonate with the experiences of many Zimbabweans who have been forced to leave their country in search of better opportunities elsewhere.

Zim-born singer and songwriter Frya’s Song Makes New York Times List

By UK Correspondent EVERY Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and videos. This past week’s list included South Africa-based Zimbabwean singer Frya. Below is what The Times said of her video ‘Changes’. “Frya, from Zimbabwe, has clearly listened to Adele: where she applies vibrato,

SHOWBIZ: What’s happening this weekend?

By Lisa Nyanhongo Here is a round-up of the weekend’s biggest showbiz events around the country. FRIDAY: Baba Harare will be performing together with Mai Titi at Theatre ln Parks from 7p.m to 10p.m as the event is being hosted by Rooftop Promotions together with Dollarbill Entertainment. SATURDAY: HARARE: Wanai is set to perform at

US: Michael Jackson musical to launch national tour in 2023

By Associated Press NEW YORK: The new, splashy Broadway musical about Michael Jackson is going to moonwalk across America next year. “MJ,” packed with dozens of songs by the King of Pop and others, plans to hit 17 major cities over two years starting in 2023. It kicks off in Chicago at the James M.

What Is Rapper Nadia Nakai’s Net Worth

By novascotiatoday.com 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,

SHOWBIZ: Whats happening this weekend?

By Lisa Nyanhongo Here is a round-up of the weekend’s biggest showbiz events around the country. FRIDAY: HARARE: A South African duo ‘Black Diamond’ will be performing at Pabloz VIP Lounge at Sam Levy Village in Borrowdale. BULAWAYO: Kae Chaps will be hosted at Theatre-ln-Park for a musical show dubbed ‘Jazz and Soul Night’ from