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Notorious B.I.G

Notorious B.I.G. crown and Tupac love letters sold at auction

BBC The crown worn by the Notorious B.I.G. in his last recorded photoshoot has sold for almost half a million pounds. The plastic crown worn by the rapper in the iconic “King of New York” picture – three days before his death – was expected to go for about $300,000 (£225,900). It fetched $594,670 (£461,243)

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian West joins Facebook and Instagram boycott

BBC Kim Kardashian West and dozens of other celebrities have announced they will freeze their social media accounts to protest against the spread of “hate, propaganda and misinformation”. “Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact,” Kardashian West wrote in a statement on Tuesday. The move is part of the #StopHateforProfit campaign which was

Donel

The Voice UK star Donel signs with Warner Records and Sony/ATV

Music Week The Voice UK star Donel has inked a major US record deal with Warner Records along with a publishing agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The Zimbabwe-raised 18-year-old, who is repped by Modest! Management, first appeared on The Voice UK aged just 16. Coached by Will.i.am, he received a hand written letter from Prince

Cassper Nyovest

Halala! Cassper Nyovest and Thobeka Majozi welcome new baby

TimesLive RAPPER Cassper Nyovest and his bae Thobeka Majozi are on cloud nine after the birth of their first child. The Tito Mboweni hitmaker took to social media late on Sunday evening to post a picture of himself dressed in medical scrubs and preparing for the birth, writing “Let’s f*cking go”. He told fans on Twitter

Rapper AKA

AKA Apologies For Delay In New Content

By Munashe Makuwe POPULAR South Africa rapper AKA took to Twitter this week to apologise to his legion of fans for the delays on his mobile app, AKA TV to upload new musical content. The artistes confirmed he was, however, busy improving on his work for the fans to have a better experience. “Apologies with

Castle Lager Brai Festival Day this year turns into Braai Paden

By Munashe Makuwe THE 2020 edition of the biggest event of the year, the Castle Lager National Braai day, which is traditionally held at a public venue on the last Saturday of October, will be staged in a different format this year. The idea was born out of the strong association between braai activities in

Cassper Nyovest says not “rich rich” yet

By Munashe Makuwe POPULAR South African rapper Cassper Nyovest took to social media to speak his mind on how badly he wanted to be a billionaire one day. The Amademoni hitmaker was responding to a fan who asked him how he sleeps at night knowing that he is “rich rich”. Cassper said he is not

Uncle Epatan

Rising Uncle Epatan Heaps Praises On Passion Java  

By Munashe Makuwe ZIMDANCEHALL chanter Uncle Epatan has taken time to thank Passion Java for his influential role the USA-based prophet has played in supporting and bankrolling his musical journey. Epworth, born and raised Uncle Epatan, has taken to social media platform Instagram to personally thank the socialite Java. The musician said Java had uplifted

Boss Pumacol

Boss Pumacol readies to launch new EP

By Munashe Makuwe Zimdancehall chanter, Boss Pumacol is launching a new EP this coming Saturday titled “Tinosvika chete”. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the launch will be done online and will be live on Zimcelebs official page, Ngoda Tv, Zimbabwe Social media News, Pachopisa Tv, Zim Hmetro, 24 hours News online Zimbabwe, Zimall Stars, Comic

Showboy

ShowBoy set to release three singles

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent PROLIFIC urban grooves musician, Collen Banda, also known as ShowBoy in arts circles, is set to release three single tracks. The singles are titled Shungu, Nguva Yareba and Wakandibaya. ShowBoy told NewZimbabwe.com that he was taking advantage of the Covid-19 induced lockdown period to pen more songs while striving

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton: ‘Of course black lives matter!’

BBC US country music star Dolly Parton has come out in support of Black Lives Matter, in a rare comment on politics. She told Billboard Magazine: “Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!” With a broad fan base that spans the right and the left, the singer generally

Zahara

Zahara in trouble for partying during Covid-19 lockdown

TimesLive Award-winning musician Zahara has been accused of breaking lockdown level 3 rules by allegedly having several guests at her home in Johannesburg last week. Several of the star’s neighbours told TshisaLIVE the Loliwe hitmaker allegedly had several people at her house last Tuesday evening, and alleged that guests took an access gate off its

AKA

South African musician AKA urges Zim solidarity amid crackdown

By Munashe Makuwe POPULAR South African rapper, AKA has joined the growing chorus of condemnation of a Zimbabwean government crackdown critics who have upped their demands for corrupt government officials to be held to account. The Fela in Versace hitmaker took to Twitter to point out many South Africans were worried about the Black Lives

Idols SA is back!

Channel24 South Africa’s most-watched reality television show Idols SA makes its return. It’s a big year for the singing competition as it turns Sweet 16. “As we turn 16, your living room will, from this Sunday, transform into front row seats of the biggest entertainment spectacle, enough to make you forget about your lockdown woes.

KIm and Kanye

Kim Kardashian ‘torn’ over divorcing Kanye West

Channel24 An insider says Kim Kardashian is “torn” over whether to divorce Kanye West or not. Following his emotional rally amid his bid to run for president and his tweets in which he lashed out saying Kim was trying to get him locked up, the reality star flew out to Cody, Wyoming on Monday to

Musician Winky D

Winky D joins #freehopewell campaign

By Munashe Makuwe WINKY D, famed for hidden political messages in his music, has spoken out openly against the arrest last week, of top journalist Hopewell Chin’ono. The Ijipita singer took to social media recently, writing, “Say no to violation against human rights. Don’t kill the dreams of the next generation by losing hope now

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian breaks her silence amid divorce rumours

Channel24 Kim Kardashian took to Instagram on Wednesday to ask the public for “compassion” as she addressed husband Kanye West’s mental health. In case you missed it, Kanye West kicked off his campaign with a rally in Charleston on Sunday, just two weeks after announcing his bid to run for president. At the rally, the