Tkay Maidza shares ‘Nights In December’ ahead of holidays; Zim-born singer currently touring Australia with Dua Lipa

By Everything is coming together for Tkay Maidza. In the spring, the Zimbabwean-born, Australian-raised singer-songwriter joined Billie Eilish for part of the pop star’s North American tour. And last month, she released a JPEGMAFIA remix of “High Beams,” a cut from her well-received 2021 EP, Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3, before featuring alongside Sevyn Streeter on “G Wagon,” the penultimate

Chaka Khan tells stories through Apple’s Time to Walk series

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: Chaka Khan wants people to walk with her while she tells inspirational stories. Apple announced Monday that the 10-time Grammy winner will take part in an audio experience called Time to Walk, a series designed to help people walk more often. In the 32-minute episode, Khan reflects on her upbringing in

Rihanna talks motherhood, Super Bowl: ‘It was now or never’

By Associated Press SIMI VALLEY: Rihanna knew that if she was going to return to the stage less than a year after giving birth to her first child, the performance would have to top anything she’d done before. “If I’m going to leave my baby, I’m going to leave my baby for something special,” the

INTERVIEW: African songstress & Zimbabwean crown jewel, Tamy Moyo

By Charles Myambo I Tamy Moyo is one of Africa and Zimbabwe’s foremost musicians. She has touched several people worldwide through her mercurial talent. The songstress has also sold out countless arenas/venues in her native country of Zimbabwe. She has millions of fans throughout Africa, predominantly in Southern Africa. Her presence across all social

Zimbabwe’s Black Umfolosi continues Canada tour with two new members

By Zimbabwean group Black Umfolosi will this weekend continue their tour of western Canada with a show in Errington, their second visit to the Vancouver Island community. The group, which specializes in “imbube” a cappella music, gumboot dance and Zulu dance, has toured extensively across Europe, North America, Australia and Asia, as well as

Babyface doesn’t rest on his laurels with ‘Girls Night Out’

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Art can be inspired by even the most mundane experiences, and for iconic singer-songwriter Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, the idea for his latest creation, “Girls Night Out,” was sparked while running an errand at the drugstore. “I went to Walgreens and as I was in there, this younger girl says, ‘Are you

Entertainment extravaganza as Winky D, Jah Prayzah headline Lake October Festival 

By Clayton Shereni | Masvingo Correspondent MASVINGO will this weekend host two of its biggest shows this year when Winky D, Freeman and Jah Prayzah are expected to put up some scintillating performances in the ancient city on Friday and Saturday at Caravan Park. Jah Prayzah, born Mukudzeyi Mukombe, will headline the ‘Unforgettable Night Music

Winky D pays tribute to Tynwald bus accident victims at scintillating braai festival gig

By Chief Correspondent CELEBRATED superstar Winky D, paid tribute Saturday to victims of Tynwald primary school’s bus accident which claimed six lives in Nyanga, Friday night. He was addressing thousands of imbibers at this year’s edition of the Castle Lager National Braai Festival at Old Hararians in Harare, before a scintillating performance he dubbed ‘history

Gospel sensation Janet Manyowa drops dynamite in new single

By Darlington Gatsi “You keep setting new standards and breaking them, powerful song writing, amazing visuals. Beautiful presentation. Bless you my sister and the whole team.” These were the words of renowned gospel musician, Tembalami in response to Janet Manyowa’s latest offering, ‘Shoko Renyu’ released early this week. The single underlines Manyowa’s mettle as one

Zim group Nobuntu continues US tour with New York stop

By UK Correspondent ZIMBABWE’S all-female female a cappella quintet continues its two months tour of the United States with a show Friday  at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in New York. Nobuntu’s show is the first of year-round concerts scheduled at the at newly renovated Spa Little Theatre which had not held shows since the

Australia-based Zim musician uses soccer tournaments to fight drug abuse

By Staff Reporter Australia-based artist, Cozzy Kozile Dube is using soccer tournaments to fight drug abuse in his Kwekwe hometown. A tournament in his name was recently held in the suburb of Mbizo where he was raised. Speaking in an interview with from his Australia-base, Dube said the tournaments he organised were a way

Black Coffee on his career and accident that changed his life forever

By SOUTH AFRICA: Black Coffee has become one of the world’s biggest DJs and music producers, but there is a lot about the South African musician that people don’t know. In a recent episode of British TV personality Steven Bartlett’s podcast series, The Diary of a CEO, the musician spoke openly about his childhood, his

Zimbabwe’s Nobuntu set for Atlanta show in the United States

By UK Correspondent ZIMBABWE’S world-acclaimed a-cappella group Ubuntu will this month perform at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts, in Atlanta. According to the university, the show is set for Saturday, October 15 at the historic 833-seat performing arts venue which is also marking its 100-year anniversary. The show by the all-female Zimbabwean

WATCH: UK-based Junior Simba Zvigure-inspired single ‘Kutamba’ in special tribute to ‘self identity and heritage’

By MixMag LEEDS-BASED Junior Simba has released his latest single, ‘Kutamba’. Dubbed as a celebration song “at its core”, it is packed with percussion and drum beats and has been a hit throughout festival season. Alongside the release dropped authentic visuals, shot in Zimbabwe. It features traditional dancers, known as Zvigure, in Victoria Falls, where Simba

IRELAND: Hip-hop icon God Knows on Bob Marley and his uncle Cde Chinx

By Limerick hip-hop icon God Knows talks to Stuart Clark about his Uncle Dick Chinx Chingaira, a hero of the Zimbabwean revolution who gigged with Bob Marley and inspired his new summer banger, ‘Twelve 61’. Talk about keeping it in the family. The new God Knows track, ‘Twelve 61’, samples his late maternal uncle, Dick

Rihanna to headline the next Super Bowl halftime show

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Rihanna will take centre stage at February’s Super Bowl halftime show. The singer, who declined to perform in the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, will headline the 2023 Super Bowl, the NFL announced Sunday along with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and Apple Music. Rihanna posted an

King of Kalanga music Chase Skuza to launch new album

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE ‘King of Kalanga’ Rhumba music Chase Skuza has released a four-track album after a five year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Entitled ukuhlakanipha Yibuthutha (cleverness does not mean one knows everything) the album will be launched early next month at Blue Lagoon night club in Bulawayo. In an interview with