Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

2022 Grammy Awards Postponed Due To Omicron Variant

By Paidashe Mandivengerei THE 6th Grammy Awards Show initially scheduled for January 31 has been indefinitely postponed due to the threat posed by the Omicron variant that has caused a spike in Covid-19 cases . Daily Show host and comedian, Trevor Noah was set to return as the Grammy’s host after he hosted the 63rd edition in

Roki Kicks Off 2022 With Chidzoka Acoustics

By Paidashe Mandivengerei URBAN Grooves sensation, Roki has kicked off the new year with an acoustic version of his yesteryear chart topping track, Chidzoka. Chidzoka acoustics music video premiered on Tuesday. The sterling visuals have garnered over 46 000 YouTube views a day after release. The acoustics come after he dropped the banger’s remix two

Rasta Pays Tribute To Ndumiso Gumede

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SOUTH AFRICAN celebrity painter Lebani Sirenje popularly known as Rasta has paid tribute to the late football administrator and actor, Ndumiso Gumede with a portrait. Rasta has made a name for himself with his botched portraits of public figures who would have passed away. Gumede died on December 29 aged 76. He

Nicolette Matuku

ZAA Appoints Mwanza’s Successor

By Paidashe Mandivengerei NICOLETTE Matuku has been appointed as the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) chief executive officer taking over from founder Conrad Mwanza who stepped down in July 2021. Mwanza was at the helm of the ZAA since the inception of the awards in 2010. Following  his decision to step down, Mwanza had expressed hopes

The Chair host Mpho Monareng

SABC Airs Job Seekers Reality Show

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SABC 1 will on January 5 premiere ‘The Chair’ a reality television show that connects job seekers with their prospective employers and gives them tips on nailing job interviews. ‘The Chair’, a first of its kind in South Africa’s reality television was produced by Mountain Top Productions. TV personality, Mpho Monareng who

NAMA Preparations Gain Momentum

By Paidashe Mandivengerei NATIONAL Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) has commenced the adjudication process for artwork submitted for the prestigious National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA). The annual awards ceremony has been set for February 26. A total of 1 828 entries (1 020 submitted online and 808 physically) were accepted from Zimbabwean citizens and those


Makhadzi’s top 2021 moments

TshisaLIVE SHE may have been a star in Limpopo for longer, but Makhadzi officially blew up in 2021 and totally owned the year. The musician from Venda left Mzansi and Africa no choice but to love her because all she served were hit songs, powerful performances and star power in all her moves. Far from

Kanye West

Kanye West ‘Tried To Perform Last-Minute Gig On New Year’s Eve’

By Bang Showbiz Kanye West wanted to perform a last-minute concert on New Year’s Eve. The 44-year-old rap star made a last-ditch effort to perform in Miami, Florida, as 2022 approached – but his team was unable to secure a venue in time. A source explained: “His team called everyone in Miami asking if they had

Mihlali Ndamase Lands Showmax Movie Role

By Paidashe Mandivengerei POPULAR South African vlogger and beauty influencer, Mihlali Ndamase has bagged a role in the recently premiered Showmax movie, Boxing Day. The multilingual drama released on December 26 was directed by Black Brain Films co-founder, Mandla N. Boxing Day stars award winning actors Zola Nombona, Hamilton Dlamini and Sthandiwe Kgoroge. The movie

Tino Kadewere donning PTK clothing

Kadewere Hints At New Clothing Label

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWE international footballer, Tino Kadewere is set to launch a clothing label ‘PTK’ in 2022. Kadewere who plays for French giants, Lyon hinted at the new business idea with pictures on his social media pages. The Lyon striker posted images of himself wearing a t-shirt and cap embroidered ‘PTK what else’. He

Legendary Congolese Musician General Defao Dies Aged 62

By Paidashe Mandivengerei CONGOLESE rhumba star, General Defao born Lulendo Matumona died Monday aged 62. He passed away at Laquintinie Hospital in Douala, Cameroon where he was admitted. The cause of his death has not been disclosed. General Defao rocked Zimbabwe in 2003 and 2009 with his soukos dances and angelic voice. Fally Ipupa, Ferre

Black Coffee

Black Coffee’s ‘Inkodlo Kamashimane’ Features On New Matrix Movie

By Paidashe Mandivengerei INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed South African producer and DJ, Black Coffee is ending the year on a high note after his 2015 chart topping track ‘Inkodlo Kamashimane’ featured on sci-fi film The Matrix Resurrections. He created the song seven years ago as a tribute to his late father. Black Coffee said he was ‘humbled’

Zimtalent crew

Zimtalent Revived

By Staff Reporter ZIMTALENT, a platform that searches, nurtures, develops and promotes talent in the arts sector has been revived. Zimtalent was formed in 2014 before folding due to a number of challenges. However, it has now been revived to be an online television. The revived platform will target all performing, visual, creative arts, and sports. The artists will advertise

Nelson Chamisa at a July 2018 rally in Mutare

Chamisa’s ‘President’ Film Shortlisted For Oscar Award

By Paidashe Mandivengerei AWARD-WINNING film ‘President’ by filmmaker, Camilla Nielsson which follows opposition MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa and chronicles the ‘rigged’ 2018 presidential elections has been shortlisted for an Oscar Award. In ‘President’ executively produced by British Zimbabwean actress, Thandiwe Newton the audience are given a comprehensive insight into the 2018 elections. The documentary

Mai Titi and daughter Titi

Mai Titi Daughter Ventures Into Music, Drops Single

By Mandipa Masenyama DAUGHTER of the famous Zimbabwean socialite Mai Titi, Tanatswa ‘Titi’ has dropped a single titled Ko Isu featuring Afrofusion singer Dereck Mpofu, Tuesday. The song has since surpassed over 16 000 views in four hours. The song was accompanied by an exquisite video which features Titi and her friends’ dance group. Fans

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah Sues New York Hospital Over Botched Surgery

By Paidashe Mandivengerei DAILY SHOW host and comedian, Trevor Noah has filed a lawsuit against The Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and orthopaedic surgeon Dr Riley J Williams over an alleged botched surgery that left him with ‘serious personal injury’. Noah was admitted at the New York hospital between August 25 and December 17

Cleopatra Mashingaidze

Actress Launches Men’s Talk Show

By Newsday CHITUNGWIZA- BASED actress Cleopatra Mashingaidze will tomorrow virtually launch a new television talk show titled What a Man Wants on Facebook supported by 808 Afrika. In an interview with NewsDay Life & Style Mashingaidze said she was inspired to start the show after noticing how marriages were breaking down. “I am launching my

Lawrence Maleka

Actor Lawrence Maleka To Host Big Brother Mzansi Season 3

By Paidashe Mandivengerei BIG Brother Mzansi is returning to the big screen in January 2022 with television presenter and actor, Lawrence Maleka as the popular reality show’s host. Maleka is known for his role as Zolani in hit telenovela ‘The River’ and has hosted Clash of the Choirs and StarGist. South African entertainment commentator, Phil

Def Jam Africa Signs Rapper ASAPH

By Paidashe Mandivengerei BULAWAYO hip hop star, ASAPH has become the first Zimbabwean based artist to be signed by the prestigious Def Jam Recordings Africa. The stable is home to some of Africa’s music powerhouses including Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Larry Gaga, Tellaman, Boity and Zimbabwean born rapper Nadia Nakai. Def Jam announced the news