Berita says she still has vividly bad memories of the day she left marriage

By Sunday world SOUTH AFRICA: Zimbabwean-born singer and songwriter Gugulethu Khumalo, professionally known as Berita, revealed that she had to take a break from her first love, music as a result of suffering anxiety attacks in the studio. She was speaking to Kaya 959 breakfast show hosts with Sol Phenduka and Dineo Ranaka on Thursday. “Whatever you

Yvonne Chaka Chaka on receiving her third honorary doctorate: ‘It says somebody is watching’

By After receiving her third honorary doctoral degree from the Tshwane University of Technology earlier this week, Yvonne Chaka Chaka says walking across the stage brought back feelings of nostalgia and reminded her one was never too old to learn. Chaka Chaka’s degree was conferred to her on Monday. She previously received honorary degrees from the University

Zimbabwe’s Hillzy – a musical balancing act

By BBC Africa Hilary Ngaakudzwe Chipunza, better known as Hillzy, is an R&B and hip hop artist from Zimbabwe with a silky smooth voice. He has a very international sound to his music. So much so that it took him a while to be recognised as a Zimbabwean artist despite the fact that he sings

African musicians awarded in Senegal at annual ceremony

By Associated Press DAKAR: Africa’s star musicians hit the red carpet this past weekend at the annual All Africa Music Awards, celebrating the continent’s best talent. The four-day event culminated Sunday evening at an awards ceremony on the outskirts of Senegal’s capital, Dakar, and included performances from some of Africa’s most popular musicians such as

Zanu PF Ghetto youths want Winky D’s music ban for being “anti-government”

By Thandiwe Garusa A Zanu PF youth lobby grouping, Economic Empowerment Group (EEG), wants popular Zimdancehall superstar, Wallace Chirimuko better known as Winky D, banned from performing his music in the country, claiming he is anti-government. The EEG is led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ally, Mike Chimombe, who was recently arrested for fraud before being

Zim-born Sha Sha among musicians who impressed in Africa for 2022

By Music in Africa At the end of every year, Music In Africa’s editors take stock of the biggest releases of the past 12 months by compiling our eagerly anticipated pan-African playlist. This selection of music, divided into six continental regions, is available here. We also make a point to follow the artists behind Africa’s

6 musicians who choose to hide their identity from the world

By For some, living life in the spotlight comes naturally. For others, not so much. There are famous people who make an effort to avoid splashing their identities all over the internet. We look at six musicians/musical groups who choose to hide their identities from the world. Burningforestboy One of South Africa’s hottest up-and-coming

Big Nuz member Mampintsha has died

By Sunday World Big Nuz member Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo has died after he suffered a minor stroke earlier this week. The 40-year-old was hospitalized a week after he returned from a performance with Big Nuz. On Thursday Afrotainment issued out a statement confirming the news of him being hospitalized. He was admitted at the Durdoc

Chance the Rapper to bring free concert, festival to Ghana

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: When Chance the Rapper visited West Africa earlier this year, he initially thought his trip with fellow Chicago hip-hop artist Vic Mensa would be just another vacation getaway. Instead, the Grammy winner connected with Mensa’s father’s family in Ghana and other natives from the Motherland on a deeper level. He

IN-DEPTH: Londoner Rachel Chinouriri makes BBC Sound of 2023 shortlist

By Agencies SINGER songwriter, Rachel Chinouriri, has named among the ten artists on the BBC Sound of 2023 shortlist which tips the brightest emerging musical talents expected to dominate the next 12 months. The list was open to new artists who had yet to achieve a Top 5 album or more than two Top 10

Socialite Tatelicious chronicles abuse at SA airport officials, says she was sexually assaulted

By Staff Reporter CONTROVERSIAL socialite Tatelicious, real name Tatenda Zenzo Karigambe, has launched scathing sexual harassment allegations against South African Johannesburg OR Tambo airport staffers after she was temporarily held on grounds of failing to produce a visa. In a series of Facebook posts, Tatelicious claimed she was refused access to her HIV medication and

Music producer Levels granted ZW$20,000 bail

By Erica Jecha PROMINENT music producer Tafadzwa Kadzimwe popularly known as Levels has been granted ZW$20 000 bail by a Harare magistrate. He is accused of raping his girlfriend Ashleigh Moyo (23) and leaking nude pictures plus a series of sextapes with her. Levels was charged for violating the Data Protection Act after the rape

Interview with international music sensation – Zimbabwe’s “Ammara Brown”

By Ammara Brown is widely regarded as the consensus greatest female musician in Zimbabwean history. Her music is beloved throughout the African continent, predominantly in Zimbabwe. She has a strong music heritage thanks to her late father, the iconic Andy Brown. Credit for her unique and captivating music can also be apportioned to her

A capella group Black Umfolosi continues Canada tour

By Zimbabwean group Black Umfolosi will continue their tour of Canada with a performance coming to the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Pictou as part of the deCoste “On the Road” tour on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The group, which specializes in “imbube” a cappella music, gumboot dance and Zulu dance, has toured extensively across

Twitter owner says Kanye West suspended over swastika post

By Associated Press Twitter has suspended rapper Ye after he tweeted a picture of a swastika merged with the Star of David. It is the second time this year that Ye has been suspended from the platform over antisemitic posts. Twitter CEO Elon Musk confirmed the suspension by replying to Ye’s post of an unflattering

UK-based gospel artist Nyaree Chanel drops new music video featuring Ti Gonzi

By Showbiz Correspondent LONDON: Gospel artist Nyaree Chanel has released a new music video for the single Ndiri Wenyasha, from her latest album, My Calling. The UK-based singer, who released her 13-track album earlier this year is broadening her list of collaborations, teaming up with rapper Ti Gonzi. Nyaree said: “This song is special because