Ckrwod Secures US$160k Pre-Seed Funding, Export  Investment 

By Staff Reporter CKROWD, Africa’s most preferred and premium content streaming platform, has secured $60 000 pre-seed funding and $100 000 export grant investment, respectively from an international angel investor group, as well as backing from the Export Expansion Facility Programme from NESP. The investment will be used to disrupt the African and Afro-diaspora tech


Makhadzi Scoops First International Award

Mandipa Masenyama TOP SOUTH AFRICAN singer Makhadzi won her very first international award Sunday. The popular singer Sunday took home the artist of the year award at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) held in Lagos, at the weekend. Makhadzi also performed at the awards, which celebrate Africa’s biggest acts. The “Ghanama” hitmaker was up against

Winky D

Winky D To Perform At 2ND Joburg Shutdown

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMDANCEHALL ace, Winky D backed by his vibrant Vigilance Band will be headlining the second edition of the Joburg Shutdown in South Africa on December 4. The talented musician will share the stage with renowned South African multi-award-winning musician, Busiswa and Paddy Watts supported by Fayth M and Elcee Gweja. This will

Selmor Mtukudzi

Selmor Mtukudzi Releases New 10-Track Album Friday

By Mandipa Maseyanyama AFRO-JAZZ vocalist Selmor Mtukudzi, daughter of the late Zimbabwean music icon, and national hero Oliver Mtukudzim will launch her 10-track album, Ndangwara Friday at the Food Nest, Longchen Plaza, Harare. Selmor rose to national stardom in 2013 after releasing her fifth album Expressions, which carried the famous hit Nguva Yangu, and was nominated


Freeman, Poptain In Weekend Shows In Masvingo

By Clayton Shereni THIS coming weekend, music lovers in Masvingo City, will be in for a great treat as high-flying artists grace the ancient city for two music concerts slated for Friday and Saturday. The usually quiet ancient city will host Sylvester Emergy Chizanga AKA Freeman and Ameen Jaleel Yaseen, better known as, Poptain for

The late Soul Jah Love

Late Soul Jah Love ‘Drops’ New Single, Nzwisiso

By Mandipa Masenyama AWARD-winning Zimdancehall chanter Soul Musaka, popularly known as Soul Jah Love or Sauro, has dropped a posthumous single titled ‘Nzwisiso’ nine months after his death. The energetic Zimdancehall pioneer succumbed to diabetes on 16 February, but since then his legacy still lives on. The single Nzwisiso was written by the late crooner, and produced

Tamy Moyo

Tamy Moyo releases new album Bvudzijena

By Mandipa Masenyama AFRO rhythm and Blues pop star, Tamy Moyo Monday night, released a 13-track album at the ZIMOCO live session launch. The album is titled Bvudzijena. The ZIMOCO brand ambassador performed her new songs, namely Sare, My love is yours, Like whatever, Big stepper, Chiuya, Handigone, Umthandazo, Andila ndaba among others. On her Facebook

United States based Zimbabwean artist Thomas ’Mukanya’ Mapfumo is currently touring different cities in South Africa, and calling on young Africans to be proud of their culture.

Thomas ’Mukanya’ Mapfumo Tours SA, Calls For Unity In Africa

IOL PRETORIA: After pulling off two animated performances on consecutive days in Johannesburg and Pretoria at the weekend, 76-year-old United States-based Zimbabwean music legend, Dr Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo said performing once again in Africa gave him a rare opportunity to reconnect with his legion of fans. The outspoken Mapfumo (76), affectionately referred to as Mukanya


UB40 Founding Member Astro Dies

BBC BRITISH vocalist and founding member of UB40 Terence Wilson, better known by his stage name Astro, has died aged 64. Astro, who performed in the reggae-pop band for more than 30 years, died after a short illness, his current band confirmed. “We are absolutely devastated and completely heartbroken,” said a statement on Ali Campbell and

Kikky Badass

Kikky Badass Set For African Social Entertainment Award

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MULTI-AWARD winning rapper, Kikky Badass has been nominated for the Female Artist Of The Year gong at the African Social Entertainment Awards. The awards ceremony organised by OGD entertainment will be held at The Galleria Conference and Event Venue in Sandton, South Africa on December 10. The African Social Entertainment Awards, which

Major League DJs

Major League To Host Free Show In December

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SOUTH AFRICAN DJs, Major League have promised to host a free show in Harare, December after police barred their headline act of ‘The City Shutdown’ in Harare. The twin brothers, Bandile and Banele were set to headline a show at Palm Estate, Borrowdale but it was shut down by police before they

Mechanic Manyeruke

Manyeruke To Release New Album ‘Mwari Taurai’

By Mandipa Masenyama VETERAN gospel musician Mechanic Manyeruke, affectionately known as Baba Manyeruke is to release a new album titled ‘Mwari Taurai’ which is to be released soon. Manyeruke (71) said was not going to retire from the music industry in the near future, and is willingly and free to perform at any function for


Makhadzi Returns To Harare For JamAfro Festival

By Mandipa Masenyama THE South African-based famous music producer and songwriter Mr Brown is expected to team up with the Queen of Limpopo, Makhadzi, and Jamaican dancehall superstar Neelah for an international tour. The JamAfro Festival Tour will begin in Harare on December 18 at a venue yet to be advised, featuring Jamaica’s dancehall queen,

DJ Fantan

DJs Fantan, Levels Jail Term Reduced

By Mary Taruvinga THE High Court has been reduced the 12-month jail term of three popular music promoters Arnold Kamudyariwa (DJ Fantan) Tafadzwa Kadzimwe (DJ Levels) and Damma, born Simbarashe Chanachimwe. Their sentence has been reduced to three months with an option to pay a $2 000 fine each coupled with conditions of good behaviour for


Zimdancehall Artist Jiggaz Dies

By Mandipa Masenyama NATIONAL Arts Merits Awards (NAMA) award winning theatre and arts star, Jiggaz, born George Tanjani has died. Tanjani is reported to have succumbed to mild stomach pains Friday leaves behind his wife and seven children. The late multi-talented 39-year-old, is known for his popular mesmerizing dancehall chanting skills from the early 2000s, which

Nutty O

I Penned Handipere Power In 2020: Nutty O

By Mandipa Masenyama  DANCEHALL star Carrington Chiwadzwa, popularly known as Nutty O, has shared on his Facebook page that he wrote one of his trending hits, ‘Handipere power’ last year. This followed after the release of his new album last week titled ‘Mustard Seed’ having ‘Handiperi power’, produced by Angeo Publo and DJ Tamuka. The

LATEST: Late Sungura Legend, Leonard Dembo’s Mother Dies

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LATE Sungura icon, Leonard Dembo’s mother, Sukai Pasipanodya has died. The cause of her death has not been disclosed yet. Tendai Dembo son of the late ‘Venenzia’ hitmaker, Leonard, confirmed the news of his grandmother’s passing on his Facebook page Tuesday. “The tree has fallen mumvuri hapachina ambuya marwadzisa nguva haisi yedu

Comic Pastor Launches Debut Album As He Celebrates His Birthday

By Stephen Tsamba POPULAR comedian, Comic Pastor Monday released his eight-track debut album ‘In My Time’ as he also celebrated his birthday. Comic Pastor, real name, Prosper Ngomashi, turned 37 Monday. He announced the release of In My Time early this month. The lead single to the album is titled Jambwa featuring Felistus Nandi and it

Comic Pastor

Comic Pastor Release Debut Album Next Month

By Stephen Tsamba POPULAR comedian, Comic Pastor, is set to release a debut album titled; IN MY TIME. Comic Pastor, real name Prosper Ngomashi, announced last Wednesday that he would be releasing his debut album on 27 October. The album was produced by Cymplex and features musicians Alicious and Andy Reezy among others. Although IN