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Singer Katy Perry

Katy Perry on mental health struggles during lockdown

By Munashe Makuwe/Agencies AMERICAN singer Katy Perry Tuesday opened up on her mental health struggles through the coronavirus pandemic and her journey to becoming mother. She took to Twitter to share, “sometimes I don’t know what’s worse trying to avoid the virus or the waves of depression that come with this new norm”. Over the

Boss Pumacol

Boss Pumacol’s emotional testimony after hospital ordeal

By Munashe Makuwe ZIMDANCEHALL chanter Boss Pumacol Thursday posted a video on Facebook telling fans how he has endured eight months of ailment ordeal which saw doctors at one time administering wrong medication on him. The singer had been battling diabetes. He was admitted in hospital on Thursday last week and has taken to social

'Please forgive me' chanter...Brian Adams

Singer Bryan Adams apologises for social media post blaming ‘bat eating’ people for coronavirus

CNN Canadian singer Bryan Adams is sorry about that. The “Summer of ’69′” crooner walked back a social media rant on Tuesday that blamed “bat eating” people for spreading the coronavirus, after it was widely slammed for its racist undertones. The drama started on Monday when Adams, 60, posted a clip of himself on Instagram singing his

The late Little Richard

Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer, Little Richard Dies

BBC Pioneering rock ‘n’ roll singer Little Richard has died at the age of 87, the musician’s family has confirmed. Little Richard’s hits included Good Golly Miss Molly, which made the UK charts in 1958. The Beatles, Elton John and Elvis all cited him an influence. The singer, born in Georgia as Richard Wayne Penniman,

Ty: Mercury-Nominated UK Rapper Dies Of COVID-19, Aged 47

BBC Ty, the acclaimed, Mercury-nominated UK rapper, has died aged 47 after contracting coronavirus. The Nigerian-British musician was known for a witty, mature style that owed more to the old-school US rappers than the grittier street sounds of London. In 2004, his second album, Upwards, was nominated for the Mercury Prize alongside Amy Winehouse, The

Beyoncé and mom Tina Knowles Lawson

Beyoncé and Her Mother Help Fund COVID-19 Testing Facilities in Houston

Harpers’ Bazaar Beyoncé is teaming up with her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, to spearhead COVID-19 testing efforts in their hometown of Houston, Texas. Per a press release shared to Beyoncé’s official website, the star’s BeyGOOD organization will be initiating the #IDidMyPart campaign, which encourages Black communities to prioritize their health amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Millie Small

Millie Small: My Boy Lollipop singer dies aged 73

BBC Jamaican singer Millie Small has died at the age of 73 after suffering a stroke. The star was most famous for her hit single My Boy Lollipop, which reached number two in both the US and the UK in 1964. It remains one of the biggest-selling ska songs of all time, with more than

Nigerian drummer Tony Allen

Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79

BBC Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the Afrobeat musical genre, died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager says. “We don’t know the exact cause of death,” Eric Trosset told AFP, adding it was not linked to the coronavirus. Allen was the drummer and musical director of musician Fela Kuti’s famous

The late Radio Driver Peter Johns

Veteran Radio DJ Peter Johns dies

Agencies Veteran ZBC Radio disc jockey, Peter John’s has died. He died in the United Kingdom on Monday evening. Peter Johns, who was affectionately known by such sobriquets as “PJ Your DJ” or “The Radio Driver”, hosted the Midday Jam on Radio 3 (now Power FM) in Zimbabwe. He left the station in 2002. He

Kanye West

Kanye West officially a billionaire

By Munashe Makuwe UNITED States business magazine, Forbes has done the math and has now officially declared Kanye West a billionaire. West appeared on the cover of Forbes in 2019, but back then, the publication did not mention the popular rapper as a billionaire. The magazine went on to state that it did not have

Mudiwa Hood

Mudiwa Hood Awards Cash Prizes To Fans

By Munashe Makuwe POPULAR rapper Mudiwa Hood decided over last weekend to break his fans’ boredom during the current national lockdown by giving some lucky ones prizes if they managed to answer correctly Biblical questions he was asking. The competition was done live on his Facebook page and each person who answered correctly to a

Hosiah Chipanga

Mnangagwa A Partisan, Divisive President – Hosiah Chipanga  

By Staff Reporter OUTSPOKEN sungura musician, Hosiah Chipanga has described President Emmerson Mnangagwa as a partisan and divisive leader who cannot lead Zimbabwe to economic prosperity. Reflecting on Zimbabwe’s 40 years of independence recently, the controversial singer said only an “independent” president and Cabinet ministers are able to lead the country into prosperity. Zimbabwe’s is

The late Oliver Mtukudzi

Kenyan Gospel Singer In Trouble For Copyright Theft On Tuku’s Todii Song

By Munashe Makuwe POPULAR Kenyan worship singer Antony Musembi has landed in trouble facing intellectual property theft allegations after he reproduced the late world-acclaimed musician Oliver Mtukudzi’s song, Todii without permission. The video of the reproduced song was released last Saturday and went viral on social media platforms with many people praising the musician’s rendition

Seh Calaz

Seh Calaz back to his roots

By Munashe Makuwe POPULAR Zimdancehall chanter Seh Calaz recently took a trip to his rural home during the Covid-19 lockdown and has been updating fans on his trip on his Instagram. The singer posted an image of self with some officers at a roadblock as he was took time during the lockdown break to go

Mai Titi and Zizoe

Zizoe back on the social scene

By Munashe Makuwe Musician Zizoe Pamyk is back on to social scene. He posted a video of himself singing to the people of Zimbabwe in celebration of the 40 years of liberation. The singer has not been posting videos of recent after his fall-out with comedienne lover, Mai Titi during the couple’s recent UK tour

Baba Harare

Ailing Baba Harare leaves Harare to recover in rural home

By Munashe Makuwe AILING musician, Baba Harare is headed for his rural Bikita home to recover from an ailment which was linked to coronavirus. This was revealed by the popular musician’s manager Filder “Mama Filo” Muchabaiwa after the Hat Yemurara singer was rushed to Harare’s Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital after complaining of severe chest pains

Mai Titi

WATCH: Mai Titi celebrates Zim independence through dance

By Munashe Makuwe HILARIOUS comedienne Mai Titi Saturday chose to celebrate Zimbabwe’s 40 years of independence her own way, treating her Facebook friends to a few dance moves. The Zimbabwe entertainer recently had a nasty breakup with celebrity boyfriend, Zizoe. Her dancing could be a welcome diversion from her love life. Proudly Zimbabwean.Happy Independence To

Jay Z and Rihanna

Rihanna, Jay-Z donate additional $6.2 million for COVID-19 relief

harpersbazaar.com RIHANNA continues to be a leading example of how celebrities can use their power for good amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. On Wednesday, it was announced that Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s #startsmall, have collectively donated another $6.2 million towards COVID-19 relief. According to The Hollywood

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande reveals why her love life is now a secret

Geo.tv American singer Ariana Grande’s dating life has been a topic of public discussion since the dawn of time, but things seem to be changing of late. The Thank U, Next crooner was reported last month to be in a relationship with real estate agent Dalton Gomez but unlike most of her past paramours, this one was