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Thomas Mapfumo

Good Music Is Not Good Politics – Mutodi Tells Thomas Mapfumo

Robert Tapfumaneyi CONTROVERSIAL Information Deputy Minister, Energy Mutodi torched another storm this week after he attacked legendary Chimurenga music guru Thomas Mapfumo accusing him of being out of touch with Zimbabwean politics. Mapfumo, who is based in the USA, has rubbished last week’s Supreme Court judgment, which ruled that Nelson Chamisa was not legitimate leader

Ginimbi

WATCH: Mudiwa, Ginimbi in petty quarrel over ‘handsome’

By Munashe Makuwe GOSPEL musician Mudiwa Hood and rich socialite Genius Kadungure aka Ginimbi had a few exchanges via video interview over the latter’s previous comments that looks did not pay rent. This is after Mudiwa had teased Ginimbi on whether the comments were triggered by that he (Ginimbi) was jealous of “my handsome”. Ginimbi

Mudiwa hood

Lockdown lag? Mudiwa Hood bae’s bizarre April Fools’ joke

By Munashe Makuwe THE Covid-19 lockdown could be playing havoc with Mudiwa Hood wife’s calendar after the lady pulled a belated April Fools’ joke on Saturday on her intentions to divorce the musician. In rather bizarre circumstances, Angelica Colchèita-Hood ‘pranked’ her Instagram followers through claims she was ditching the musician over infidelity claims. She later

Gemma performing Mu garden with Winky D

Gemma drops new Shona track

By Ndatenda Njanike ZIMBABWEAN born pop singer Gemma Griffiths on Tuesday released her new track Titungamirire which hit more than 10,000 viewers on youtube within two days. The South African based artiste rose to become a star in Zimbabwe after collaborating with Winky D in their duet Mu Garden. The white musician surprised Zimbabweans when

Philanthropist...Madonna

Madonna donates $1 million to Gates Philanthropy Partners’ coronavirus-relief efforts

variety.com Madonna has donated $1 million to the Gates Philanthropy Partners’ COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, a rep for the organization confirmed to Variety. “Her contribution is alongside the commitments by the Gates Foundation, Wellcome, Mastercard, U.K. Government and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – all partners in the initiative,” the rep said, clarifying that “The money will go

Chris Brown and Rihanna

Chris Brown thinks Rihanna will make great mom

republicworld.com Popular singer Rihanna recently admitted in an interview that she wants in the future. Reacting to this, her Ex-Chris Brown had an adorable remark to make. A source close to Brown revealed in an interview with a leading portal that Chris thinks Rihanna would make a great mom one day. The source said that

Alan Merrill

Rock ‘N’ Roll star dies of coronavirus

BBC The co-writer and original singer of I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll, Alan Merrill, has died after contracting coronavirus. His daughter Laura shared the news, saying the 69-year-old had been healthy enough to play shows a few weeks ago. “He played down the ‘cold’ he thought he had,” she wrote, before warning other families not

Alick Macheso

Coronavirus Hits Hard As Musicians Cancel Shows

By Showbiz Reporter MUSICIANS across the country have been hit hard by the deadly coronavirus after government issued an order suspending all the gatherings of more than 50 people. Last weekend, popular Sungura kingpin Alick Macheso was forced to suspend two live shows in Kadoma and Marondera. Other artistes such as Peter Moyo, Suluman Chimbetu

Manu Dibango

Manu Dibango: African saxophone legend dies of Covid-19

BBC THE African saxophone legend Manu Dibango has died in Paris after catching coronavirus. Dibango – best known for his 1972 song Soul Makossa – is one of the first global stars to die from Covid-19. The 86-year-old fused jazz and funk music with traditional sounds from his home country, Cameroon. “It is with deep

Kenny Rogers

American country music legend Kenny Rogers has died aged 81.

BBC A family representative said he “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes”. Rogers topped pop and country charts during the 1970s and 1980s, and won three Grammy awards. Known for his husky voice and ballads including The Gambler, Lucille and Coward Of The County, his career spanned more than six decades. He once

Congolese soukous legend Aurlus Mabele dies ‘from coronavirus’

BBC Congolese music star Aurlus Mabélé has died in hospital in France’s capital Paris, aged 67. Posts on social media from friends and relatives say he died of coronavirus but this is not confirmed. His fans called him the king of soukous – a high-tempo Congolese dance music popular across Africa. His daughter, French singer

Somizi

WATCH: Somizi ‘heart-broken’ by expensive coronavirus tests in SA

By Munashe Makuwe SOUTH AFRICAN idols judge Somizi Mhlongo has expressed concern over prices of coronavirus tests which he said were too expensive for ordinary people. Somizi posted on his Instagram, of himself wearing a face mask getting ready to be tested for the virus which he later on replied in follow up video with

Cardi B

Cardi B’s one night only performance in SA postponed indefinitely

Channel24 If you’re hoping to see a musician performing live on a stage in South Africa soon, your best chance is pressing play on a digital stream. This is because President Cyril Ramaphosa has enforced a temporary ordinance which says that no gathering with more than 100 people in attendance can take place. This is

Killer-T in blue

Killer T Parades Newly Built Fancy Home

By Munashe Makuwe ZIMDANCEHALL chanter Killer T has taken to social media to show the world his newly built fancy home in an unidentified suburb in Harare. Coming from the notorious Matapi Hostels in Harare’s oldest high density of Mbare, Harare, the highly talented youthful musician has made a name both at home and international

Macheso, right, with Red Cross Zimbabwe Secretary General, Maxwell Phiri

Macheso Constructs Classroom Block At Former School

By Munashe Makuwe SUNGURA artiste Alick Macheso this week officially opened a new classroom block at his former school, Enterprise Primary in Shamva which he built for the learning centre. The “Madhau” hitmaker officially handed over the building at a colourful event. He built the school in partnership with Enhanced Mortgage and House of Africa where he

Tawanda Paradza (in red sweater) attending Joyous Celebration Concert in November 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa with family and friends

Zimpraise, Joyous Celebrations To Hold Memorable UK Joint Show

By Munashe Makuwe   POPULAR southern African gospel groups, Zimpraise of Zimbabwe and Joyous Celebration from South Africa are set to share the stage on 15 May in Birmingham Arena in the United Kingdom – a show that is expected to draw thousands of gospel music lovers.   The two multi-award winning gospel music groups

Seh Calaz

Seh Calaz, Wife Welcome New Baby Boy

By Munase Makuwe ZIMDANCEHALL chanter Seh Calaz and wife Moira Night have announced the birth of the couple’s first child, a baby boy. Moira is the daughter of former ZBC presenter Eric Knight. Moira stated on Instagram: “Seh Calaz and myself are pleased to announce the birth of our son, Treasure Leiy Winter Tawanda Mumanyi.

Freeman

Freeman Blasts Zim Musicians For Failing To Unite

By Munashe Makuwe   ZIMDANCEHALL artiste Freeman has taken social media to share his thoughts on the lack of unity in the Zimbabwean music industry scene. The HKD boss said on Twitter that the music industry was not a “Family” as music fans and artistes celebrate when a musician failed or was going through a