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DJ Fantan

Fantan, Levels In Humble Govt Apology Over New Year’s Eve Gig

By Munashe Makuwe ZIMDANCEHALL producers DJ Fantan and Levels have made a humble public apology to government and Zimbabweans for throwing a New Year’s Eve bash that went against Covid-19 regulations set out by government against crowding. The pair was recently bailed after being jailed for six months after it had organised a gig that

Hip hop ASAPH

ASAPH To Represent Zim At Iconic MTVMAMA Awards

By Paidashe Mandivengerei AWARD winning hip hop artiste, ASAPH has been selected to represent Zimbabwe for the Listener’s Choice Award at the upcoming MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) seventh edition. The iconic awards ceremony will be held virtually on the 20th of February 2021 in Kampala, Uganda and will broadcast on the MTV Base and

Jah Prayzah

Jah Prayzah’s Porovhoka Reaches 1m Views

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  LOCAL contemporary musician, Jah Prayzah’s ‘meaningless’ Porovhoka music video has surpassed one million YouTube views only a month after its release. The visuals which are his latest offering and are currently standing at Number One on YouTube trending, were released in mid-December last year just in time for the festivities. On release,

Anita Jackson

Anita Jackson Reaches Top 10 Video Count On Trace Africa

By Munashe Makuwe IT seems the lights are shining brighter on Zimdancehall female artiste Anita Jackson as her hit song “Fire” featuring fellow artiste Poptain has reached the Trace Africa top 10 videos. It is no secret that the song is one of her best works as she pulled off a Jamaican accent to go

Jah Prayzah

Jah Prayzah, Winky D Virtual Show Attracts Views From 36 Countries

By Alois Vinga A VIRTUAL musical show hosting Jah Payzah and Winky D live streams exclusively on Gateway Stream Mobile ended on a high note after attracting thousands of views from 36 countries. Gateway Stream Music and Kayse Connect successfully hosted the Best of Both Worlds Pay-Per-View show on 2 January 2021 live from the

Mudiwa Hood

Mudiwa Hood Set For Prestigious European Award

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MULTI-AWARD winning gospel hip-hop musician, Mudiwa Hood has been nominated for the prestigious Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts (BEFFTA) man of the year 2020/21 award. This comes after the BEFFTA UK opened its nominations for its 12th edition to the public a few weeks back. Mudiwa Hood is the only

Jailed...DJ Fantan

LATEST: DJ Fantan, Dammer, Levels Jailed 12 Months Each

By Mary Taruvinga POPULAR Zimdancehall producer DJ Fantan and industry colleagues Dammer and Levels have each been handed 12-month jail sentences after they were found guilty for violating the country’s Covid-19 lockdown regulations through organising a New Year’s Eve bash that was attended by thousands of youths at Mbare’s Matapi flats in Harare. Harare magistrate

Music Promoter DJ Fantan Pleads Guilty Over New Year Eve Gig

By Mary Taruvinga PROMINENT Zimdancehall music promoters Arnold Kamudyariwa, popularly known as DJ Fantan, Chillspot Records co-founder Tafadzwa Kadzimwe aka Levels and Tinashe Chanachimwe “Dhama” Tuesday pleaded guilty to breaching Covid-19 regulations through organising an unsanctioned New Year’s Eve music gig. They were arrested after they organised the bash at Matapi Flats in Mbare where

Olinda

Olinda Mourns Stunner’s Late Mom

By Munashe Makuwe ZIMBABWE socialite Olinda Chapel has expressed her condolences following the death of ex-husband and Zim hip hop musician Desmond Chideme aka Stunner’s mother. “My heart is heavy. I keep asking and checking if I heard correctly. Only to be met with the same answer. I can’t believe I am typing your eulogy.

ASAPH

Bulawayo Rapper ASAPH Shortlisted For Listeners Choice Award

By Munashe Makuwe A BULAWAYO-based rapper, ASAPH has been short listed to represent Zimbabwe in the Listeners Choice Award at the MTV Africa Music Awards. The award winning rapper and musician broke the news on his Twitter account as he pleaded with Zimbabweans to vote for him in order for him to get the opportunity

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande announces engagement to Dalton Gomez

BBC US singer Ariana Grande has revealed she is engaged to her real estate agent boyfriend, Dalton Gomez. The star posted several photos on her Instagram page, showing a pearl and diamond ring on her left hand. “Forever n then some”, the caption said. Grande, 27, has been dating Gomez, also in his twenties, for

Musician King98

King 98, Juma Jax Spice Up Xmas For Disabled 18-Year-Old Fan

Staff Reporter When King 98 and Tanzanian rapper Juma Jux penned their song “Jogodo”, they wanted to give their fans an early Christmas present and they were successful as the song is making waves in different countries. The two then decided to go beyond the studio on Monday when they donated goods to an 18-year-old

Zim-Born Sean Focus is the only Scottish artist included in a celebrated Ones to Watch list of new musicians

Zim-Born Scottish Artist Listed On Amazon Music’s ‘Ones To Watch’

The National Scotland AN Edinburgh-based musician has just been billed as a potential star of the music scene. Sean Focus is the only Scottish artist in the prestigious Ones to Watch list released by Amazon Music’s celebrated black music platform +44. His music, rooted in afro-pop, hip-hop and dancehall, builds on his Zimbabwean heritage and

Winky D

Winky D, Jah Prayzah Showdown In ‘Best of Both Worlds’ Concert

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  ZIMBABWE’S biggest music luminaries, Winky D and Jah Prayzah will today (Friday) face off in a virtual and limited VIP seating concert at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC), Rainbow Towers. The show is aptly named; ‘Best of Both Worlds’ and will kick off at 6 pm till 9 pm. Tickets are

Tembalami

Local Musicians Join Voices For Charity Track

By Paidashe Mandivengerei A GROUP of local artists led by rising gospel musician, Tembalami and partnering with Endless Possibilities Trust has come together to release a charity track, ‘Lean on me’. The song is a cover of the classic ‘Lean on me’ originally written and recorded by American singer, Bill Withers in 1972. The cover

Musician Holy Ten

Holy Ten Wins Big At Hip Hop Awards

By Paidashe Mandivengerei RISING rapper, Holy Ten on Saturday bagged three awards at the Zim Hip Hop Awards ceremony. The Pogues Zim Hip Hop Awards 10th edition were held at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC), Rainbow Towers. The trend setting hip hop chanter who has been on a meteoric rise to stardom since releasing

Musician Jah Prayzah

Jah Prayzah Releases ‘Senseless’ Christmas Jam

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MUSIC sensation, Jah Prayzah Wednesday released a ‘senseless’ new track titled ‘Porovhoka’ just in time for the festivities. Porovhoka music video was released Monday after the multi-award winning musician hinted at releasing a ‘senseless’ song with no teachings for a change. “This time ndikuimba zvisina musoro, vakawanda vari kuimba zvisina musoro zvichitongofaya,