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From left Zuj secretary general Foster Dongozi, Chinese Deputy Ambassador Zhao Boagang, Zuj president Michael Chideme, China-Africa project manager Edgar Sanyanga and chairman Steve Zhao

ZUJ-China in awards partnership

By Richard Chidza THE China-Africa Economic & Culture Exchange and Research Centre (CAICERCZIM) in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Union of Journalist (ZUJ) to launch new media awards that are aimed at improving coverage of relations between Zimbabwe and China. CAICERCZIM project manager Edgar Sanyanga told delegates to the official launch at the weekend who included

Lira

SA: Broadcaster Bob Mabhena denies calling Lira ugliest musician

Channel24 Legendary broadcaster Bob Mabena has denied ever referring to songbird Lira as the “ugliest musician” while he was still working at Kaya FM. This denial comes after a Twitter user, who goes by the name of Sipho Mdhluli, accused the media veteran of saying this. Sipho went on to call Bob a “hater”. Sipho

All set for Mafuwe dance festival in Mbare’s Stodart

By Tendai Chekenyere AN international dance festival known as Mafuwe is set to be held for the first time from this Friday 16 to 18 August at the Theatre National Ballet and Stodart in Mbare with aim of giving hope to the artistic scene of Zimbabwe. The Mafuwe international festival of dance was founded by

Thomas Mapfumo

Zimfest: Mapfumo rocks England

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LEGENDARY Chimurenga artist Thomas Mapfumo last Saturday headlined a star studded line-up of music luminaries with a mouthwatering performance at the annual ZimFest Live in the United Kingdom. Mukanya, as Mapfumo, is affectionately known in the music orbits, was backed by his celebrated band, The Blacks Unlimited. With musical experience emanating from

Nutty O

Nutty O, Dj Stavo in single collabo

By Tendai Chekenyere ZIMBABWEAN dancehall artist Carrington Simbarashe Chiwadza popularly known as Nutty O, is working on a collaboration with a local Afro-Jazz artist and music producer Dj Stavo Nutyy O, in an interview with NewZimbabwe.com said the collaboration with Dj Stavo is a great achievement and a culmination of a lifetime dream. Nutty O

In happier times Olinda and Tytan

Tytan, Olinda in messy break-up

By Paidashe Mandivengerei AWARD winning musician and ‘Mukoko’ hitmaker, Njabulo Nkomo popularly known as Tytan has ended his marriage to socialite, Olinda Chapel claiming abuse. Tytan and Olinda tied the knot in March last year. Just after celebrating their wedding anniversary and welcoming their first child, the marriage has gone up in flames. In response

Andy Muridzo

Andy Muridzo vows will not reunite with Jah Prayzah

By Tendai Chekenyere POPULAR Zimbabwe artist Kudzai Andrew Ngwenya, affectionately known as Andy Muridzo, says he is never going back to Jah Prayzah’s Military Touch Movement again. The 27-year-old, who is well known for his songs Dherira and Chidhafudhudha off his Album Ngarizhambe, was signed under the record label, Military Touch Movement in January 2017.

R Kelly

R Kelly denied bail again

SABreakingNews Award-winning singer R. Kelly has been denied bail, again. The singer appeared in court on Friday, following his arrest for alleged sexual abuse. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to the charges, he has been charged in New York for exploiting five victims. The 52-year-old was denied bail because he is a flight risk. The

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift lines up free park gig in New York

Channel24 Pop star Taylor Swift has set up a free park date for fans ahead of the release of her new album, titled Lover. The pop star will perform in Central Park, New York as part of TV breakfast show Good Morning America’s summer concert series on 22 August. The album is set for release

Vimbai Zimuto apparently with her clothes on

Vimbai Zimuto: Prominent, respectable people ask for pictures of my privates

By Leopold Munhende CONTROVERSIAL nude artiste Vimbai Zimuto has claimed prominent figures from Zimbabwe constantly flood her inbox requesting pictures including those of her private parts. Zimuto was speaking at her V’tude Concert and Photographic Exhibition press conference in Harare on Thursday. “I get a lot of requests, people ask me to send them personal

Katy Perry

Katy Perry offers to sing in court during copyright trial

Channel24 American singer Katy Perry appeared in court on Thursday. Katy and her producers Dr Luke, Max Martin, rapper Juicy J and songwriter Sarah Hudson have been accused of copyright infringement. The lawsuit relates to one of her biggest hits, Dark Horse. According to Billboard, the lawsuit alleges the underlying beat from Christian rapper Flame’s

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell’s amazing airplane ritual

CNN As a supermodel with a career spanning across three decades, Naomi Campbell has spent a lot of time on airplanes over the years. So it’s no surprise that she’s developed quite a regimented pre-flight routine. Campbell provides an insight into her regular flying ritual on her YouTube channel, “Being Naomi”, and the details are

Cassper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest extends collabo invite to fans

Briefly.co.za SA rapper, Cassper Nyovest, took to social media recently to extend a hand to the public regarding music collaborations “Hit me up,” Cassper told fans and followers. Many of Mzansi’s aspiring musicians and rappers shared their tracks with Cassper, hoping that he would choose to rap a verse on their songs. Cassper started off

Late music icon Oliver Mtukudzi

Tuku tribute concert set for Saturday

By Paidashe Mandivengerei GOVERNMENT, through the Sports and Arts Ministry in conjunction with National Arts of Council, is set to host a tribute concert in honour of late music icon, Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi. The internationally acclaimed star died in January this year aged 66 succumbing to diabetes. He was declared a national hero. Dubbed “Tuku

The late Johnny Clegg

Johnny Clegg’s family asks for privacy as they mourn his death

Channel24 One of the greatest musicians in South African history, Johnny Clegg, died on Tuesday, 16 July. Johnny’s death was confirmed to Channel24 via a statement from his friend and manager Roddy Quin. In the statement, Roddy said about the artist’s funeral arrangements: “The family will be holding a private funeral service and we ask