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Jah Prayzah To Showcase Gwara Album Virtually

By Alois Vinga DECORATED contemporary musician, Jah Prayzah is set to showcase the much awaited Gwara album in a virtual show set for this Friday on the Gateway Stream Music platform. JP, as he is known by fans, has vowed to stage a top notch scintillating three hours long  performance which will kick off at

Zim’s The Unveiled Loses Amazing Voices Competition

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWE’s remaining music group in the acclaimed 2021 pan-African Old Mutual Amazing Voices competition, The Unveiled bagged second place after South Africa’s Hush SA triumphed over them in the grand finale. Over 500 contestants from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and South Africa sent through their online video performances with successful entrants competing in the

Thomas Mapfumo

Legendary Thomas ‘Mukanya’ Mapfumo Turns 76

By Staff Reporter LEGENDARY Chimurenga exponent, Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo Saturday turned 76 years of age. The US-based musician said he was “extremely blessed to have a full life.” “I am 76 years old today and looking back at my life, I can honestly say that I have been extremely blessed to have lived a full

Music In Africa Launches £4m Fund For SADC Creative, Culture Groups

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MUSIC in Africa Foundation in collaboration with Germany’s Goethe-Institut has launched a Sound Connects Fund worth £4m aimed at supporting the work of creatives and cultural organisations in the southern African region. The initiative is supported by the ACP-EU Culture Programme which was established by a secretariat of the African, Caribbean and

Steve Kekana

Legendary SA Musician Steve Kekana Dies At 63

TimesLIVE Legendary musician Steve Kekana has died at the age of 63. The Take Your Love musician died early on Thursday morning according to his manager Xolani Majozi. “Yes it’s true, Ntate Steve Kekana is no more. He died in the early hours of this morning and we are waiting for more details from the family,” Majozi said. “I

Maskiri

Maskiri Stirs Controversy With Insensitive Tapiwa Makore Lyrics

By Paidashe Mandivengerei POPULAR rapper, Maskiri, born Alishias Musimbe, has once again come under the spotlight over his controversial lyrics following the release of his latest track, ‘Mbinga from Binga’. In the new offering, Maskiri at 0:10 seconds sings, “handina musoro kunge Tapiwa Makore” a reference to the slain Murewa boy whose death made headlines

Mbuya Stella Chiweshe

Mbuya Stella Chiweshe Fires Salvo At ‘Wicked’ Guitarist

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MBIRA music legend, Mbuya Stella Chiweshe has slammed upcoming guitarist, Takakunda for editing her work in a song cover. This comes after Takakunda, son to renowned music producer, Clive Mono Mukundu, added a soundtrack to her performance at the recent unveiling of the Mbuya Nehanda statue. The video, which had been uploaded

Tamy Revels In Her New ZIMOCO Brand Ambassador Role

By Paidashe Mandivengerei TRAILBLAZING Afropop songbird, Tamy Moyo is thrilled by her appointment as local car distributor, ZIMOCO’s brand ambassador saying she hopes the deal will also motivate young people to chase their dreams. The 23-year-old artist Friday inked an ambassadorial role deal with ZIMOCO. The contract, which marks the start of her professional partnership

Musician Trevor Dongo

Urban Grooves Crusaders In Another Reunion Gig

By Paidashe Mandivengerei YESTERYEAR urban grooves stars will this Saturday reunite in a free virtual music concert reigniting the movement that birthed current Zimbabwean music genres. The show, dubbed ‘Cazal Shades and Corn Braids Urban Grooves’ is organised by local promoters, Kayse Connect. Performances will stream live on the Kayse Connect Facebook page and YouTube

Music Star Roki Drops New Single

By Paidashe Mandivengerei URBAN Grooves pioneering sensation, Rockford ‘Roki’ Josphats has a new love song, ‘Zviriko’ to underline the talented crooner’s slow return to the music scene. The music star, famed for chart busting song ‘Chidzoka’ in the yesteryear, is now signed under Passion Java Records owned by the controversial self-styled prophet. ‘Zviriko’ dropped Tuesday

Musician Jah Prayzah

Jah Prayzah In ‘Svovi’ Teaser Ahead Of Album Release

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MULTI-AWARD-WINNING musician, Jah Prayzah has created hype for his upcoming album with a new single, ‘Svovi’ dropped Monday. Jah Prayzah, born Mukudzei Mukombe, is set to drop the release, his tenth studio album, on the 9th of July. The ‘Kutonga Kwaro’ chanter gave his fans something to nibble at while building up

Coup plot...Enzo Ishall

Enzo’s Cheeky Hip Hop Coup Stunt Draws Fire

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LOCAL hip hop musicians are gunning for Zimdancehall star, Enzo Ishall after the musician bodly declared himself king of hip hop. Speaking in an Instagram Live feed with rapper, Holy Ten, the ‘Smart Rinotangira Kutsoka’ chanter crowned himself the king of the genre. This comes after Enzo Ishall, born Kudzanai Mamhere, shifted

Holy Ten

Holy Ten Takes Jab At Enzo Ishall

By Paidashe Mandivengerei FAST rising hip-hop sensation, Holy Ten has taken a jab at Zimdancehall musician, Enzo Ishall in his latest track, ‘Violence’. In what appears to be a diss song, Holy Ten, born Mukudzei Chitsama, castigates fellow artists for singing about woman. “Mapinda kapressure, makuimba vakadzi, hamuna nyadzi,” the ‘Amai’ hitmaker sings. The lyrics

King 98

King 98 To Honour Late Dad, Businessman Dondo With EP

By Paidashe Mandivengerei HIP HOP artist, King 98 is set to drop an EP, ‘Long Live’ paying tribute to his late father Thompson Dondo. Dondo, was a popular businessman who owned Impala Car Rental, and died from kidney failure in January this year. His death was a huge blow to the entertainment industry as he

Nicholas ‘Madzibaba’ Zakaria

Madzibaba, Sulu, 13 Other Artistes Get Housing Stands For Covid Awareness Campaigns 

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SUNGURA icon, Nicholas ‘Madzibaba’ Zakaria and 14 other artistes were recently awarded with residential stands in Norton by the Muduvuri Rehabilitation and Empowerment Foundation (MREF) for raising Covid-19 awareness in the country through their work. The 15 artistes have been instrumental in providing citizens with information and education on the Covid-19 pandemic despite the

File Image: Trevor Dongo entertaining fans before Covid lockdown

Artists Joy Short-Lived As Chiwenga Suspends Activities

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ARTISTS have found their joy short-lived after government suspended all public gatherings barely hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa had given them the greenlight to host live shows. This comes after Vice President and Health Minister, Constantino Chiwenga, Saturday announced stricter lockdown restrictions banning all gatherings amid fears of an imminent third wave

Enzo Ishall

Enzo Ishall Hints on Quitting Music

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMDANCEHALL sensation, Enzo Ishall has hinted at plans to quit the music scene this year. The ‘50 Magate’ chanter was uncovered by Mbare’s Chillpost Record Label and has been making waves since then. He rose to fame in 2018 with his hit track, ‘Kanjiva’ that dominated the airwaves for the greater part

Bev's husband Chambuka Mufudzi with his 'lover'

Bev Exposes Womanising Hubby

By Paidashe Mandivengerei AFTER initial denial her marriage was under threat, raunchy dancer, Beverly ‘Bev’ Sibanda has released images and chats shared between her husband and his lover. This comes few months after she celebrated her first anniversary. The Sexy Angels poster girl exchanged vows with one United Kingdom based Chambuka Mufudzi at the Harare

Musician Alick Macheso

Macheso Celebrates Birthday In Surprise Philanthropic Work

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SUNGURA maestro, Alick Macheso Thursday celebrated his birthday through some charity work at an orphanage in Mutare. For his 53rd birthday, the ‘Madhawu’ hitmaker travelled to the Eastern Highlands capital city to surprise his young fans at Chidavana Children’s Centre, Zimunya, Mutare. He spent his special day cheering up his fans at

Musician Jah Prayzah

ED Okays Live Music Shows

By Paidashe Mandivengerei PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has granted local artistes the go ahead to resume live shows but with strict conditions not to entertain more than fifty people in the venues. This comes after Mnangagwa Thursday hosted popular musician Andy Muridzo and Chief Hwenje at the State House where he handed some music equipment. President