Sandra Ndebele

Sandra Ndebele, Madam Boss To Star In SA Netflix Movie

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SALACIOUS local musician and dancer, Sandra Ndebele has been selected as one of the Zimbabwean artists to star in a South African-produced Netflix film, The Bad Bishop. Ndebele, Madam Boss, Nigel Tha Slick, Madlela Skhobokhobo, and Lorraine Guyo will make brief appearances in the movie. Production season will run for a month

 Sha Sha Dominates SA Amapiano Awards Nominations

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SOUTH African-based amapiano songstress, Sha Sha born Charmaine Shamiso Mpambiro has dominated the inaugural South African Amapiano Music Awards with four nominations. The South African Amapiano Music Awards are the debut official awards dedicated to the genre which now rules entertainment in the neighbouring country. Sha Sha has been selected in the

Seh Calaz

Seh Calaz Begs Police To Stop Teargassing Mbare Flats

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMDANCEHALL sensation, Seh Calaz has called on police to stop tear gassing Matapi flats in Mbare high-density suburb, Harare as it was posing a health hazard to residents in the area. This comes after a number of incidences where police amid clashes with vendors in Mbare threw tear gas canisters in the

NetOne Lunches One World Album

By Bulawayo Correspondent LEADING mobile network service provider, NetOne has launched a compilation album titled, One World. Eight songs from the album were produced by local artists such as Tinashe Magacha, Hip Hop star Natasha Muz, and multi-talented artist John Cole. Other musicians featuring on the album which can be accessed on One TV channel

Letty Chawira

Chawira Releases New Video

By Arts Correspondent SOUTH Africa-based musician Letty Chawira has released another video called Vashaiswa Mukana. The video was shot in the neighbouring country. She took the opportunity to urge musicians need to release more music so that they give comfort to people during the difficult Covid-19 pandemic. “The new video is called Vashaiswa mukana which

Tsepo Tshola

SA Music Icon Tsepo Tshola Succumbs To Covid

City Press FELLOW musician Mzwakhe Mbuli said the music icon passed away in his home country early on Thursday. “He died in Lesotho this morning. We got confirmation from his aunt who is in Lesotho that he died around 6 am,” Mbuli said. “We are told that he was fine just a few weeks ago.

Passion Java (left) with Tanzania's Ray Vanny

Tanzania’s Ray Vanny In Zim For Roki Remix 

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  TANZANIA’S BET award winner, Ray Vanny has touched down in Harare to work on a track remix with entertainment sensation, Rockford ‘Roki’ Josphats. Roki is currently riding the wave following the release recently of his music duology, ‘Zviriko’ and ‘Uchandifunga’ which are dominating the airwaves and YouTube views. The two songs produced

Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode created the global hit 'Jerusalema' and are now at loggerheads over it

How ‘Jerusalema’ Went From World No. 1 To Centre Of Feud

TimesLive IT WAS the biggest hit to come out of Southern Africa last year, capturing the attention of millions around the world and sparking several dance challenges to its infectious beat; but hit song Jerusalema is now at the centre of a messy royalties dispute. The song, which at its peak was the most-searched song in the

Jah Prayzah

Jah Prayzah Delves Into Story Telling With ‘Nhoroondo’

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MULTI-AWARD winning sensation, Jah Prayzah still basking on the success of his latest offering, Gwara, has given fans more to chew on with a four-part story taken off the new masterpiece. Born Mukudzeyi Mukombe, Jah Prayzah released his 10th album last week. The tetralogy dubbed; ‘Nhoroondo: A Four-Part Story’ is a first

Conrad Mwanza

Zim Achievers Awards UK 10th Anniversary Nominees Announced

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) has announced the final nominees shortlist for the ZAA UK 10th Anniversary Awards set for 11 September. The live virtual event dubbed “The Big Reveal” will be held at The Mayfair Hotel in London. The voting period for the nominees will commence from 19 July until 15


Urban Groovers Unite In Self Esteem Track

By Paidashe Mandivengerei URBAN Grooves crooners, Stunner and Roki have come together to honour women, in their recently released single, ‘Kudakwashe’, an affirmation of self love and acceptance. The song’s title loosely translates to God’s will. The new song was in collaboration with music promoter’s Kayse Connect who are passion about empowering and supporting women,

Jah Prayzah To Showcase Gwara Album Virtually

By Alois Vinga DECORATED contemporary musician, Jah Prayzah is set to showcase the much awaited Gwara album in a virtual show set for this Friday on the Gateway Stream Music platform. JP, as he is known by fans, has vowed to stage a top notch scintillating three hours long  performance which will kick off at

Zim’s The Unveiled Loses Amazing Voices Competition

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWE’s remaining music group in the acclaimed 2021 pan-African Old Mutual Amazing Voices competition, The Unveiled bagged second place after South Africa’s Hush SA triumphed over them in the grand finale. Over 500 contestants from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and South Africa sent through their online video performances with successful entrants competing in the

Thomas Mapfumo

Legendary Thomas ‘Mukanya’ Mapfumo Turns 76

By Staff Reporter LEGENDARY Chimurenga exponent, Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo Saturday turned 76 years of age. The US-based musician said he was “extremely blessed to have a full life.” “I am 76 years old today and looking back at my life, I can honestly say that I have been extremely blessed to have lived a full

Music In Africa Launches £4m Fund For SADC Creative, Culture Groups

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MUSIC in Africa Foundation in collaboration with Germany’s Goethe-Institut has launched a Sound Connects Fund worth £4m aimed at supporting the work of creatives and cultural organisations in the southern African region. The initiative is supported by the ACP-EU Culture Programme which was established by a secretariat of the African, Caribbean and

Steve Kekana

Legendary SA Musician Steve Kekana Dies At 63

TimesLIVE Legendary musician Steve Kekana has died at the age of 63. The Take Your Love musician died early on Thursday morning according to his manager Xolani Majozi. “Yes it’s true, Ntate Steve Kekana is no more. He died in the early hours of this morning and we are waiting for more details from the family,” Majozi said. “I


Maskiri Stirs Controversy With Insensitive Tapiwa Makore Lyrics

By Paidashe Mandivengerei POPULAR rapper, Maskiri, born Alishias Musimbe, has once again come under the spotlight over his controversial lyrics following the release of his latest track, ‘Mbinga from Binga’. In the new offering, Maskiri at 0:10 seconds sings, “handina musoro kunge Tapiwa Makore” a reference to the slain Murewa boy whose death made headlines

Mbuya Stella Chiweshe

Mbuya Stella Chiweshe Fires Salvo At ‘Wicked’ Guitarist

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MBIRA music legend, Mbuya Stella Chiweshe has slammed upcoming guitarist, Takakunda for editing her work in a song cover. This comes after Takakunda, son to renowned music producer, Clive Mono Mukundu, added a soundtrack to her performance at the recent unveiling of the Mbuya Nehanda statue. The video, which had been uploaded