Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Bulawayo Arts Awards Calls For Entries

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ORGANISERS of the annual Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards have invited artists and fans to submit their entries for this year’s edition of the awards ceremony. The awards which were originally slated for the 28th of August are now set for 6th of November 2021. The decision to postpone was meant to give artists

Zhakata, Selmor, Macheso Light UP Heroes, ZDF Holiday Celebrations

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ICONIC music legends, Leonard Zhakata and Alick Macheso on Heroes and Defence Forces Day gave music lovers a stroll down memory lane with vigorous showcase of their yesteryear hits. The line-up included talented acts from across all music genres ranging from sungura, gospel, to urban grooves and from different timelines. Headlined by


‘Give Roki A Break’ As Jonathan Moyo Rallies Behind Musician Over ED Lyrics

By Paidashe Mandivengerei EXILED former Cabinet Minister, Jonathan Moyo has defended urban grooves artist, Rockford ‘Roki’ Josphats from social media attacks following the release of his latest track, Patati Patata. This comes after iconic Congolese Rhumba star, Koffi Olomide gave President Emmerson Mnangagwa a nod in the track, chanting ‘ED Mnangagwa Number 1’. However, the

Amapiano Artists Killer Kau, Mpura Die In Car Accident

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SOUTH African amapiano artists, Killer Kau and Mpura have died in a fatal car accident. According to reports, the two were involved in a car accident on their way to Rustenburg for a gig. Initial reports had falsely claimed amapiano star, Kabza De Small had also perished in the accident as he

Roki Breaks Own Record; Clocks Two Million Views in 48hours

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ENTERTAINMENT stellar, Roki has once again made history, breaking his own YouTube view count record with his latest release, Patati Patata. The track, a collaboration with iconic Congolese musician, Koffi Olomide and Tanzanian BET award winner, Rayvanny was released this Wednesday. Patati Patata set tongues wagging when it dropped because of its political connotations

Roki, Ray Vanny, Koffi ‘Patati Patata’ Disappoints

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ROCKFORD ‘Roki’ Josphats’ much anticipated collaboration, Patati Patata with legendary Congolese soukous singer and dancer star, Koffi Olomide and Tanzanian BET award winner, Rayvanny, has failed to match its hype. The recently released track had set social media abuzz as fans could not contain their excitement after Rayvanny and Koffi jetted into

Zim Stars Deliver Epic ZimFest Live Blockbuster

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LOCAL music luminaries led by Jah Prayzah on Saturday brought their A game to the nostalgic family event that was ZimFest Live 2021. The music festival held at Colesdale Farm saw the return of Jah Prayzah, Gemma Griffiths and Valee to the ZimFest stage and debut appearances by Tamy Moyo, Garry Mapanzure,

‘I feel completely off balance’: Connie Ferguson In Emotional Tribute To Shona

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ICONIC South African actress, Connie Ferguson, has penned an emotional tribute to late husband, film mogul Shona Ferguson. Shona Ferguson died from Covid-19 complications aged 47, last Friday at Milpark Private Hospital in Johannesburg. His burial is set for this Wednesday in a private ceremony. He is survived by his wife, Connie, two

Fame Drove Me To Drug Abuse – Dobba Don

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMDANCEHALL singer Dobba Don, born Brendon Mehlomakhulu, who is recovering from drug abuse says the fame and public attention he got at an early age drove him to a substance abuse lifestyle. In 2017, after completing his Ordinary Level, Dobba Don rose to fame with his popular track, Mudendere. Earlier last year, a

Rhodesian Leaders Were More Accommodating Than Zanu PF: Chipanga

By Kenneth Matimaire OUTSPOKEN veteran musician Hosiah Chipanga made a scathing attack against the country’s leadership saying Rhodesian leaders were more accommodating as compared to post independence leaders. Chipanga made the emotional attack against the ruling party without mentioning it by name, after his efforts to seek audience with the President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s new dispensation

Jah Prayzah Billed To perform At Dubai Expo

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MUSIC superstar Jah Prayzah is set to perform at the multi-billion dollar Dubai Expo 2020. The innovation fair, initially slated for October 2020, to April 2021 was postponed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Dubai Expo 2021 will run from the 1st of October 2021 to the 31st of March 2022. Zimbabwe’s

Amapiano Queen, Sha Sha To Drop Debut Album

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SOUTH AFRICAN based Amapiano goddess, Sha Sha, real name Charmaine Shamiso Mpambiro, is currently working on her debut album. The Mutare bred songbird has been flying the country’s flag high in the regional music scene making a name for herself in the genre that has since dominated the South African entertainment sector.

Model Hillary Makaya Appointed Face of Kariba

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MULTIPLE- AWARD winning beauty queen, Hillary Makaya, has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the Face of Kariba Trust tasked with improving the visibility of the tourist town to potential clients. The 20-year-old model inked her contract with the tourism company with a local hotel. The deal will see her promoting

Nadia Nakai Parts With Cassper Nyovest’s Family Tree

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SOUTH African based hip hop heavyweight, Nadia Nakai, has left Cassper Nyovest’s recording stable, Family Tree. The Chinhoyi born rapper was signed by Cassper Nyovest in 2016 and had been under his record label since then. In an interview with Siya Metane on ‘SlikourOnLife’, Nadia Nakai spoke about her exit and decision

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Sandra Ndebele, Madam Boss To Star In SA Netflix Movie

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SALACIOUS local musician and dancer, Sandra Ndebele has been selected as one of the Zimbabwean artists to star in a South African-produced Netflix film, The Bad Bishop. Ndebele, Madam Boss, Nigel Tha Slick, Madlela Skhobokhobo, and Lorraine Guyo will make brief appearances in the movie. Production season will run for a month

 Sha Sha Dominates SA Amapiano Awards Nominations

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SOUTH African-based amapiano songstress, Sha Sha born Charmaine Shamiso Mpambiro has dominated the inaugural South African Amapiano Music Awards with four nominations. The South African Amapiano Music Awards are the debut official awards dedicated to the genre which now rules entertainment in the neighbouring country. Sha Sha has been selected in the

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Seh Calaz Begs Police To Stop Teargassing Mbare Flats

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMDANCEHALL sensation, Seh Calaz has called on police to stop tear gassing Matapi flats in Mbare high-density suburb, Harare as it was posing a health hazard to residents in the area. This comes after a number of incidences where police amid clashes with vendors in Mbare threw tear gas canisters in the

Kikky Badass Hogs Limelight With ‘Dirty’ Video

By Paidashe Mandivengerei TALENTED rapper, Kikky Badass has once again hogged the limelight with a raunchy video of her newly released track Simudza Gumbo with hip hop chanter, Crooger featuring GT Beats. The collaboration has set tongues wagging as the entertainment bad girl went all in with the explicit lyrics and visuals. The video directed by Nicom Muza

Jah Prayzah to headline ZimFest

By Paidashe Mandivengerei AWARD winning musician Jah Prayzah on Monday landed in the United Kingdom where he is set to perform at the annual ZimFest Live. Jah Prayzah will lead a star studded line up of other local music stars on Saturday. Gemma Griffiths, Trevor Dongo, Tamy Moyo, Poptain, Garry Mapanzure, Probeatz, Qounfuzed and many

Jah Prayzah Wraps Up Nhoroondo

By Paidashe Mandivengerei CONTEMPORARY musician, Jah Prayzah, Monday concluded his four part story, ‘Nhoroondo’ with an emotional visual masterpiece of ‘Nherera’. Jah Prayzah moved to story telling with an attempt at his first ever tetralogy project titled Nhoroondo. The four part story taken off his newly released Gwara album has been well received by fans