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Mai TT

Mai TT scorned for body shaming SA music star Anele Dladla

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LOCAL comedienne, Mai TT was Wednesday subjected to a torrent of criticism from social media users for body shaming South African artist, Anele Dladla. This comes after South African gqom artist, Babes Wodumo posted a picture on her Instagram page with Dladla on which the comedienne commented. In her remark, Mai TT

Simba Mushete with band members

Australian based African artists stage Tuku tribute concert

By William Milasi AUSTRALIA based African artists Saturday held a tribute concert for late Zimbabwean music icon Oliver Mtukudzi in Sydney. The concert, which ran under the theme, “celebrating Dr Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi, a life well lived through song and dance” saw performances by four groups. Zimbabwe born Simba Mushete, who fronts his Simba Mushete

Singer Jah Prayza is among those ready to assist victims of cyclone Idai in Manicaland

Artists join efforts to assist cyclone victims

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWEAN artists have come forward to offer relief to families affected by cyclone Idai, which is wreaking havoc in the south eastern parts of the country. This comes after tropical cyclone Idai barreled across the Chimanimani and Chipinge districts of Manicaland destroying schools, homes and churches.  The death toll according to official

George Michael

George Michael’s art collection raises $14.6 million at auction

CNN Thousands of George Michael fans lined up around the block to see the late singer’s impressive art collection, before it sold at auction raising more than £11 million ($14,597,000) for charity. The singer-songwriter, who died suddenly on Christmas Day 2016, was a major supporter of British artists, including the likes of Tracey Emin and

Leonard Mapfumo

Urban Grooves pioneer Leonard Mapfumo pleads for govt intervention on piracy

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LOCAL urban grooves godfather, Leonard Mapfumo has challenged the government to protect artists’ work through curbing rampant piracy in the country. While the advent of technology brought growth in the entertainment industry, it had a negative impact as it worsened piracy. In an interview with NewZimbabwe.com on Friday, Mapfumo said in the

Actress Vimbai Mutinhiri

Zim celebrities in row over Ethiopian air disaster

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWEAN actress, Vimbai Mutinhiri has slammed musician, Vimbai Zimuto for disrespecting the bereaved families who lost their relatives in the recent Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. All 157 people aboard the Boeing 737 Max-8 jet died when it crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia early Sunday. Zimuto who has an

R Kelly

R. Kelly ‘sexual abuse’ tape given to US authorities

By BBC A US man has claimed to have found a video tape allegedly showing R. Kelly “sexually abusing underage African-American girls.” Gary Dennis told reporters that he handed the tape to authorities after discovering it at his house. R. Kelly was charged last month with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four

R Kelly

R. Kelly released from jail after paying child support

AFP Singer R. Kelly was released from jail on Saturday after paying child support following a previous detention on sex abuse charges. The R&B superstar was taken into custody on Wednesday after failing to come up with the $161,000 he owed in payments to his ex-wife and their three children. “I promise you we’re going

Gift Amuli, has hit hard times after a freak accident

Amuli in car crash

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SUNGURA artist, Gift Amuli has sent out a begging bowl to raise money for treatment after a freak accident that he now says was caused by Gweru City Council officials. Amuli claims his life was endangered after council security threw spikes at a car he was travelling in resulting in an accident.

Babes-Wodumo

Mampintsha is Mampara-Chasi

By Paidashe Mandivengerei TRANSPORT and Infrastructure deputy minister, Fortune Chasi has lashed out at South African kwaito artist, Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo describing the singer as a ‘disgrace’ to mankind. This comes after a video of Mampintsha hitting his girlfriend, Babes Wodumo who is also a music star rocked the internet earlier this week. Chasi, a

Baba Harare

‘Baba Harare manager abused band members’

By Paidashe Mandivengerei RISING Jiti artist, Baba Harare, real name Braveman Chizvino’s band members have revealed that the musician’s manager was in the habit of harassing them. The claims com after the band’s drummer Tinashe Chihota, bassist Kudakwashe Yanika and keyboardist Tafadzwa abandoned City Vibration earlier this month. Yanika told a local publication that he

Babes Wodumo

Second assault case opened against Babes Wodumo, cops confirm

TimesLive A second case of assault has allegedly been opened against gqom star Bongekile Simelane, popularly known as Babes Wodumo on Wednesday night. Although they wouldn’t provide names, KZN police said that a case of common assault was opened at the Umbilo police station on Tuesday evening. A police source confirmed, off the record, that

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson to launch Las Vegas residency in May

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Janet Jackson is heading to Las Vegas. The pop icon announced Tuesday that she’s launching a residency in Sin City later this year. Jackson will have 15 shows in May, July and August at the Park Theater at Park MGM resort. Tickets for the residency, called Metamorphosis, go on sale

Jamaican reggae star Busy Signal in Mugabe praise song

By Paidashe Mandivengerei JAMAICAN reggae dancehall sensation, Busy Signal has penned a song praising Zimbabwe’s former President, Robert Mugabe whom he described as a great man who stood for human rights. The track, entitled “Great men”, was released earlier this February. In the song, the artist also pays tribute to long gone American civil rights

Shakira

Spanish court summons Shakira to answer tax evasion charges

By Associated Press MADRID: A Spanish court investigating Shakira for possibly evading 14.5 million euros ($16.4 million) in taxes has called on the pop music star to testify in mid-June. Prosecutors charged the singer in December for not paying taxes in Spain between 2012 and 2014, when she lived mostly in the country despite having

Entrepreneur And DJ – Oskido on Why Brazil Is His Favourite Place

By forbesafrica.com After traveling the world and the concomitant culinary outings that come with it, kwaito (South African music genre) pioneer, DJ and businessman Oscar Bonginkosi Mdlongwa, popularly known as Oskido, counts Brazil his most favourite overseas destination. In enjoying the fruits of his success, Oskido has come far. He was born in Brits, a