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R Kelly

R. Kelly’s granted $1 million bail in sexual abuse case

CNN A judge in Chicago set bond for R. Kelly at $1 million Saturday on charges the singer sexually abused four females from 1998 to 2010. Under the terms of his bond, Kelly must surrender his passport and may not have contact with anyone under 18. The singer, whose full name is Robert Kelly, was

Dorothy Masuka

Zimbabwe born Jazz legend Dorothy Masuka dies aged 83

City Press South Africans last night mourned the passing of jazz legend Dorothy Masuka, who died at the age of 83. Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka told City Press that Masuka had died from a stroke. “Her music will always live on. She was among the greatest. Very sad,” Chaka said. In a Twitter post, Arts

Souljah Love

Souljah Love airport bust up trial ends, ruling next Thursday

By Audience Mutema ZIMDANCEHALL chanter Soul Jah Love will next week Thursday know his fate after a Harare magistrate Friday set the date for a ruling on the controversial musician’s charge of breaching aviation regulations at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe Airport last year. Souljah Love, real name Soul Musaka, allegedly committed the offence in December

R. Kelly turns himself in after sex abuse indictment

CNN Singer R. Kelly was placed in handcuffs as he entered a Chicago police station Friday night, hours after he was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse — a class 2 felony — involving four alleged victims. His attorney, Steve Greenberg, said Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx succumbed to public pressure

R. Kelly

R. Kelly faces 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse

CNN Musician R. Kelly has been indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse – a class 2 felony – involving four alleged victims, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said Friday. He is scheduled to appear in court Saturday for a bail hearing. Musician R. Kelly, who has been associated with accusations of

Klara Wojtkowska

World acclaimed Polish artist ropes in Zim producer

By William Milasi WORLD acclaimed Polish artist Klara Wojtkowska has roped in top Zimbabwean music producer Mono Mukundu on her upcoming project. The violinist, who has close ties with the country, said the yet-to-be named 13 track album is a celebration of culture and identity. In a recent interview with newzimbabwe.com Klara said the Slavic culture found

Mudendere hitmaker reveals why he shuns collaborations

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  ‘Mudendere’ hitmaker, Dobba Don, has said he shuns collaborations because other artists want to “sabotage” his music. Speaking to a local publication, Dobba, real name Dumalisile Mehlomakulu, said while working on songs with fellow artists, he realised they wanted to ruin his career. “I have worked with some artistes, but I figured

Nutty O, real name Carrington Chiwadzwa

Michael Jackson’s producer impressed with Zimbabwe’s Nutty O

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LEGENDARY American artist and producer Teddy Riley has endorsed Zimbabwean Dancehall chanter Nutty O after the latter’s performance at the Bob Marley Birthday Festival. The singer-songwriter who worked closely in the studio with Michael Jackson throughout his music career was a special guest at the Reggae Beachfest’s concert. Nutty O, real name

Patoranking

Nigerian reggae star Patoranking set for Zim show

By Paidashe Mandivengerei NIGERIAN reggae dancehall superstar, Patoranking is set for his debut concert in Zimbabwe April this year. The event will be hosted at the Harare International Conference Centre. Promoters, Kayse Connect have pegged the tickets in US dollars or an equivalent charge in bond notes. Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known in the music

50 Cent

50 Cent considers legal action against NYPD commander

eNCA US rapper 50 Cent is consulting his legal team after a police commander allegedly encouraged officers to shoot him. According to New York Daily News Deputy Inspector allegedly told officers to shoot 50 Cent “on sight” during a roll call in June. The Candy Shop rapper took to Instagram on Sunday to respond to

R Kelly

New tape shows R. Kelly having sex with minor, lawyer says

By AFP The lawyer representing a porn star in a legal battle with US President Donald Trump said Thursday his office has previously unreleased footage of R&B superstar R. Kelly having sex with a young girl. Michael Avenatti said his team discovered the graphic tape as representatives of multiple clients linked to accusations against the

FILE PHOTO: 21 Savage poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York in 2018

Rapper 21 Savage ‘wasn’t hiding’ being British, feared deportation

By Associated Press ATLANTA: The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn’t talk about his British citizenship before because he didn’t want to get deported. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose given name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement called it a targeted operation.

Greatman, real name Tongai Gwaze

Greatman set for dream UK tour

By Paidashe Mandivengerei UPCOMING Zimbabwean Afro Jazz artist, Greatman has promised to give his fans abroad an unrivalled performance during his United Kingdom tour. The ‘Pandakazvarwa’ hitmaker was included in a line up for a tour scheduled for the 2nd of March in Leicester. In an interview with NewZimbabwe.com, the Great Generation Band leader promised

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s Grammy appearance did not impress mom

AP It appears Michelle Obama received a reality check from her mom following her appearance at the Grammys. The former first lady took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a text exchange with mom Marian Robinson. Obama had received a standing ovation opening Sunday’s awards show with Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada

Koffi Olomide

Koffi Olomide faces seven-year jail term over Paris sex assault

Africa News French prosecutors on Monday sought a seven-year prison sentence against Congolese music star Koffi Olomide. The 62-year-old musician is standing trial for allegedly sexually assaulting four former dancers who say they were held against their will at a villa outside Paris. The acts including those of violence, coercion and kidnapping were allegedly committed

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s Grammy appearance did not impress mom

By Associated Press PHOENIX: It appears Michelle Obama received a reality check from her mom following her appearance at the Grammys. The former first lady took to Instagram Wednesday to share a text exchange with mom Marian Robinson. Obama had received a standing ovation opening Sunday’s awards show with Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada

Cardi B, left, accepts the award for best rap album for "Invasion of Privacy" as Offset looks on at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday

Rap artists and women take centre stage at Grammys

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: Rap artists and women have felt shunned by the Grammy Awards in recent years. But this year, they both took centre stage. Childish Gambino’s disturbing look at race relations, “This is America,” won record and song of the year on Sunday’s telecast. It was the first time a rap-based song

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama gets raucous applause at Grammys Awards

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance to help open the Grammy Awards with host Alicia Keys. The former first lady appeared onstage with Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith and Keys to say how music has impacted their lives. Obama’s initial comments were interrupted by raucous applause and many