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Cubiccky

Bulawayo Artist Cubiccky Releases EP

By Stephen Tsamba UPCOMING Bulawayo hip-hop artist Cubiccky, real name Preside Sympathy Ndlovu, is over the moon after releasing his debut extended play (EP) “Illuminate”. The 20-year-old upcoming singer, songwriter, and record producer released the EP on his YouTube platform on Sunday 9 May 2021, Mother’s Day. Ndlovu’s influences stem from American and South African

AKA

Bonang Sues YouTuber R500K Over Claims She Introduced Ex-Lover AKA To Cocaine

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SOUTH African media personality, Bonang Matheba has taken legal action against YouTuber, Rea Gobane over allegations she introduced her former lover, popular rapper AKA to cocaine. Gobane made the accusations on a podcast centering on AKA’s late fiancee, Anele ‘Nellie’ Tembe on his YouTube channel, Everything SA Music. Nellie fell to her death

Musician AKA

AKA Falls Back From Cruz Vodka Deal To Deal With ‘Personal Matters’

By Paidashe Mandivengerei POPULAR South African superstar rapper, AKA, has temporarily stepped back from his role as brand ambassador of Cruz Vodka to deal with ‘personal matters’. This comes after videos surfaced online of him allegedly assaulting his late fiancée, Anele ‘Nellie’ Tembe, attracting a lot of backlash in the process. In a statement, AKA,

Jane Doka

Gospel Sensation Set To Release New Single Visuals

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MULTI Award winning gospel sensation, Jane Doka is set to release visuals for her new single, Gore Remakomborero on the 18th this month. The track’s video will premiere on her official YouTube Channel @Jane Doka at 10AM GMT/ 11AM CAT. After premiere, the song will be available on digital music streaming sites; iTunes,

Robert Earl Bell

World Concerts In Vic Falls As Popular US Singer Visits City

By Matebeleland North Correspondent Victoria Falls: American multi-award-winning singer Robert Earl Bell arrived in the resort city on Thursday for a short holiday with local artists set to be the biggest beneficiaries of the high-profile visit as the seven-time Grammy award winner plans to build a monumental park. Bell, one of the founding members of

Idris Elba

Idris Elba To Host Africa Day Concert

By Paidashe Mandivengerei BRITISH actor, Idris Elba will host this year’s Africa Day Concert to be held on the 25th of May. The beneficiary concert dubbed, Africa Day Benefit Concert at Home was introduced in 2020 and all its proceeds went towards families that had been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic on the continent. The

Mambo Dhutere

Mambo Dhuterere Slanders Jah Prayzah In Leaked Audios

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LEAKED audios of gospel artiste, Mambo Dhuterere bad mouthing Jah Prayzah alleging he uses black magic have flooded the internet. Hours before, the two popular musicians shared a bromance on social media. The audios were leaked by Mambo Dhuterere’s former manager, Marvelous Munemo after the two had a fall-out over US$500. Munemo,

Musician Thomas Mapfumo

Thomas Mapfumo Sues Cottco Over US$33k Debt

By Mary Taruvinga PROMINENT Chimurenga musician Thomas Chikawa, better known as Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo, has dragged the Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco) to court for failing to settle a US$33 000 debt for commercial advert services he did for the company in Muzarabani District. Mukanya, as he is affectionately known, delivered the services in 2019

AKA has addressed allegations surrounding his relationship with late fiancée Anele 'Nelli' Tembe

AKA Responds To ‘Violence, Drugs’ With Fiancée Nelli Tembe

TshisaLIVE RAPPER AKA has issued a public statement in response to reports of alleged “violence and drugs” in his relationship with his late fiancée Nelli Tembe, saying he would not be drawn into exposing their troubles as a couple to defend himself against “one-sided views”. The rapper’s statement comes in the wake of a News24 report,

Makanani Mafirechuma

Late Paul Matavire’s Heartbroken Mother (89) Appeals For Help

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LATE talented musician, Paul Matavire’s mother, Mafirechuma Makanani (89) is appealing for help as she is languishing in poverty-stricken conditions with no one to take care of her. Matavire died aged 44 in 2005 with several hit tracks to his name; ‘Ndagumbuka’, ‘Kamoto kamberevere’. He rose to fame in the 1980s as

‘Shirtless’ Jah Master Inks ‘City Hopper’ Deal With BancABC

By Paidashe Mandivengerei POPULAR Zimdancehall chanter, Jah Master real name Rodney Mashandure has inked a deal with BancABC for its “City Hopper” ambassadorial role. As part of the contract, the ‘Hello Mwari’ hit-maker received a brand new car to literally hop from city to city promoting the financial institution’s local remittance service. Images circulating on

Raisedon Baya

Intwasa Arts Festival KoBulawayo Set For September

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  BULAWAYO’s biggest annual arts and culture festival, Intwasa Arts Festival 2021 edition has been set with a five-day event lined-up for September. The arts festival, which is the largest of its kind in Bulawayo, will run from 21 to 25 September. Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com Wednesday, Intwasa Arts Festival director Raisedon Baya said preparations for the annual

Lloyd "Cashflow" Karirira

Music Producer Feels ‘Cheated’ At Zimdancehall Awards

By Paidashe Mandivengerei CHINHOYI based music producer, Lloyd ‘Cashflow’ Karirira says he feels cheated after his loss at the recently held Zimdancehall Music Awards. The 2021 edition of the Zimdancehall Awards celebrated artists who had outstanding work in the category in the year 2020. Cashflow ventured into the music production industry three years ago and works

Minister Kirsty Coventry

Levels Chillspot Blasts ZIMURA Over Unpaid Royalties

By Paidashe Mandivengerei POPULAR local music producer, Levels real name Tafadzwa Kadzimwe from Mbare’s Chillspot Records has blasted Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (ZIMURA) for allegedly withholding his royalties for almost a decade. The musicians board was established in 1982 with the aim to protect music composers’ rights against third parties. It collects artistes’ royalties from

Jah Prayzah

Jah Prayzah In Fresh Album Teaser

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MULTI- AWARD winning contemporary musician, Jah Prayzah has set internet abuzz with his teaser for his upcoming album, Gwara. The ‘Kutonga Kwaro’ hitmaker has left the rest to his fans’ imagination as the title of the album is polysemic. In the Shona language ‘gwara’ can mean a path, coward or to fall

Musician ExQ

EX-Q Hit Single, Wakatemba Struck Off Youtube

By Paidashe Mandivengerei POPULAR rapper, Ex-Q’s hit single, Wakatemba featuring Tocky Vibes has been pulled down from YouTube allegedly over a copyright violation claim by the Zimdancehall star. According to reports, the drastic measure was taken by Tocky Vibes’s management after Ex-Q, real name Enock Munhenga, reneged on an agreement. A notice on YouTube reads,

AKA

AKA Breaks Silence On Fiancee’s Death

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  SOUTH AFRICAN superstar rapper, AKA has finally broken his silence following the death of his fiancee, Anele ‘Nellie’ Tembe which he said has taken a ‘great toll’ on him. Nellie (22) who was engaged to AKA fell to her death from an upper floor of the Pepper Club Hotel in Cape Town early

Poptain

Nash TV Bows To Public Pressure; Surrenders Artists’ Copyrights

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LOCAL online telecast, Nash TV has bowed to public pressure and relinquished all its copyrights over music it produced for artists after an ‘exploitative’ contract leaked drawing criticism from netizens. In a leaked contract, artists were made to surrender all their rights over their music content to the collective Nash Group in

Mai Titi

Mai Titi Quits Social Media Scandals 

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  LOCAL comedienne and socialite, Mai Titi says she will no longer partake in scandals and social media rants as she seeks to improve and grow her brand. Mai Titi real name Felistus Murata is no stranger to controversies as she has for years aired her dirty laundry on social media platforms. Her