Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Chipinge Artistes Spread Covid-19 Awareness Through Art

By Staff Reporter CHIPINGE: With each fresh coat of paint, the old, brown garage wall, slowly comes to life. As the rust peels off, the painting of the mural becomes more vivid and Chako Shopping Centre in Zimbabwe’s eastern district of Chipinge is left abuzz. Petronella Charlie, a 21-year old upcoming artiste and her peers

Hopewell Chin'ono

WATCH: Chin’ono Turns To Music To Push Through His Anti-Corruption Drive

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  TARGETED journalist Hopewell Chin’ono has free-styled a new musical track, ‘Them Loot/Vanoba’ chastising corruption which is rife and on the increase in government institutions. The freestyle track comes at a time when the scribe is on a crusade against graft in the country, which is crippling public institutions and worsening the country’s

Poptain

Poptain Celebrates ZIMA Recognition

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  LOCAL trailblazing musician, Poptain has said he is grateful for the Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) acknowledgement of his craft after he dominated this year’s nominations. The ZIMA 2021 edition nominations were announced last Thursday. The annual ceremony sponsored by Premier Portland Cement (PPC) was postponed to 20 February due to the Covid-19

MDC Alliance President on a campaign trail ahead of the 2018 presidential election

‘President’ – A New Film Out On Zimbabwe’s “Rigged” 2018 Elections

Slash Film AMERICA just scraped through an election where the President of the United States and a radical sect of his colleagues and constituents incorrectly claimed that there was fraud that resulted in the Republican party losing the presidency. But this is nothing compared to the level of election corruption that has plagued an African

Mr P

Life After P-Square: Mr P On Going Solo And Covid-19

BBC Popular, pivotal, prodigious, a pioneer: Peter Okoye is all of these things. You probably know him better as Mr P. Alongside his twin brother, he formed the hugely successful P-Square – the first afrobeats supergroup. They set the standard and blazed a trail for the explosion of musical talent we’ve seen in the last

DJ Fantan

Fantan, Levels In Humble Govt Apology Over New Year’s Eve Gig

By Munashe Makuwe ZIMDANCEHALL producers DJ Fantan and Levels have made a humble public apology to government and Zimbabweans for throwing a New Year’s Eve bash that went against Covid-19 regulations set out by government against crowding. The pair was recently bailed after being jailed for six months after it had organised a gig that

Larry King

Larry King: Veteran US Talk Show Host Dies Aged 87

BBC Larry King, giant of US broadcasting who achieved worldwide fame for interviewing political leaders and celebrities, has died at the age of 87. King conducted an estimated 50,000 interviews in his six-decade career, which included 25 years as host of the popular CNN talk show Larry King Live. He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Hip hop ASAPH

ASAPH To Represent Zim At Iconic MTVMAMA Awards

By Paidashe Mandivengerei AWARD winning hip hop artiste, ASAPH has been selected to represent Zimbabwe for the Listener’s Choice Award at the upcoming MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) seventh edition. The iconic awards ceremony will be held virtually on the 20th of February 2021 in Kampala, Uganda and will broadcast on the MTV Base and

James Bond

Bond film No Time To Die delayed for third time

BBC The release of the next James Bond film has been delayed for a third time, because of the coronavirus pandemic. No Time To Die had already been pushed back twice, and will now debut globally on 8 October, an announcement on the film’s website said. It had originally been due to hit screens in April 2020.

Jah Prayzah

Jah Prayzah’s Porovhoka Reaches 1m Views

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  LOCAL contemporary musician, Jah Prayzah’s ‘meaningless’ Porovhoka music video has surpassed one million YouTube views only a month after its release. The visuals which are his latest offering and are currently standing at Number One on YouTube trending, were released in mid-December last year just in time for the festivities. On release,

Tsitsi Dangarembga

Dangarembga Bags PEN Freedom of Expression Award

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  ZIMBABWE’S multi-award winning novelist and filmmaker, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Wednesday scooped the PEN Award for Freedom of Expression. She was conferred with the award at the 26th online edition of the ongoing Winternachten International Literature Festival in The Hague, the Netherlands. While the award celebrates her work as an author it also recognises

Anita Jackson

Anita Jackson Reaches Top 10 Video Count On Trace Africa

By Munashe Makuwe IT seems the lights are shining brighter on Zimdancehall female artiste Anita Jackson as her hit song “Fire” featuring fellow artiste Poptain has reached the Trace Africa top 10 videos. It is no secret that the song is one of her best works as she pulled off a Jamaican accent to go

Jah Prayzah

Jah Prayzah, Winky D Virtual Show Attracts Views From 36 Countries

By Alois Vinga A VIRTUAL musical show hosting Jah Payzah and Winky D live streams exclusively on Gateway Stream Mobile ended on a high note after attracting thousands of views from 36 countries. Gateway Stream Music and Kayse Connect successfully hosted the Best of Both Worlds Pay-Per-View show on 2 January 2021 live from the

Mudiwa Hood

Mudiwa Hood Set For Prestigious European Award

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MULTI-AWARD winning gospel hip-hop musician, Mudiwa Hood has been nominated for the prestigious Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts (BEFFTA) man of the year 2020/21 award. This comes after the BEFFTA UK opened its nominations for its 12th edition to the public a few weeks back. Mudiwa Hood is the only

Jailed...DJ Fantan

LATEST: DJ Fantan, Dammer, Levels Jailed 12 Months Each

By Mary Taruvinga POPULAR Zimdancehall producer DJ Fantan and industry colleagues Dammer and Levels have each been handed 12-month jail sentences after they were found guilty for violating the country’s Covid-19 lockdown regulations through organising a New Year’s Eve bash that was attended by thousands of youths at Mbare’s Matapi flats in Harare. Harare magistrate

Music Promoter DJ Fantan Pleads Guilty Over New Year Eve Gig

By Mary Taruvinga PROMINENT Zimdancehall music promoters Arnold Kamudyariwa, popularly known as DJ Fantan, Chillspot Records co-founder Tafadzwa Kadzimwe aka Levels and Tinashe Chanachimwe “Dhama” Tuesday pleaded guilty to breaching Covid-19 regulations through organising an unsanctioned New Year’s Eve music gig. They were arrested after they organised the bash at Matapi Flats in Mbare where