Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

The winner of ‘The Masked Singer SA’ S1 Holley Rey poses with the Lollipop costume. Picture: Instagram/hollyreymusic

Holley Rey takes ‘The Masked Singer SA’ trophy as Sweet Lollipop wins first season

IOL The first season of ‘The Masked Singer South Africa’ was quite the adventure ride, filled with lots of surprises each week, every time a contestant was unmasked. The season finale proved to be nothing short of amazing with the final contestants battling it out for the trophy and bragging rights of being the first winner

Comedian Munya Chawawa’s life away from Instagram including secret stunning girlfriend

By Mirror FUNNYMAN Munya Chawawa is mostly known for his side-splitting viral social media videos poking fun at many of Britain’s issues. And, in the midst of the global pandemic, Chawawa rose to huge fame and brought back smiles through his hilarious skit clips. Now, following an appearance on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and ahead of his tour later this

Uncle Waffles turns up at Drake’s Los Angeles concert

IOL Uncle Waffles shared some videos on her Instagram Stories on Wednesday of her enjoying some time out at Drake’s show at arena in Los Angeles. In one of the videos, the 36-year-old Canadian rapper can be seen walking out into the arena alongside Big Sean and Chubbs as fans scream their lungs out.

Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble member Sheree Seretse sings on stage at Zimfest on Aug 4. For the first time in 12 years, Zimfest, a celebration of Zimbabwean music, returned to the Oregon State University campus.

USA: Zimfest returns to Corvallis after 11 year hiatus

By Vincent Ho | The Daily Barometer OREGON, United States – Zimbabwean music was alive with the sounds of marimba and cheers of the crowd as the 2023 Zimbabwean Music Festival, or Zimfest, celebrated culture and music on the Oregon State University campus. The first ever Zimfest was orchestrated in Seattle of 1991. Zimfest was

As the series has grown, many viewers have noted how they love Nunurai’s straightforward approach and how she is able to stand up for herself amongst the other mommies. Picture: Instagram

Why Nunurai on ‘The Mommy Club’ continues to be a viewer favourite

IOL ‘The Mommy Club’ on Showmax has viewers hooked on all the drama between the Joburg based “it moms”. Ever since the show made its debut on the streaming platform, viewers have been weighing in. The reviews have been mixed; some love the show with others not convinced, but there is one thing that many agree

Zimbabwe is rebuilding itself brick by brick – says Sello Maake kaNcube as Mnangagwa charms South African actor 

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa charmed veteran South African actor Sello Maake kaNcube, who has defied online critics to declare that indeed Zimbabwe is being built brick-by-brick. Maake kaNcube was part of the South African entourage that toured Zimbabwe last week and whose appearance at State House raised questions about their independence. He was

Pearl Thusi responds to social media backlash after controversial Zimbabwean tour; claims she did not know they would end up at State House

By Staff Reporter South African media personality, Pearl Thusi has said her recent visit to Zimbabwe was for tourism and not politics. Thusi together with fellow media personalities Sonia Mbele and Sello Maake kaNcube embarked on a tour to Zimbabwe ahead of the country’s upcoming national elections. The three have faced social media criticism with

Nadia Nakai explains why she didn’t rep Zimbabwe following her BET nomination

By Agencies Nadia Nakai has explained why she didn’t represent Zimbabwe following her BET Nomination. Recognition and accolades are often seen as the ultimate validation of an artist’s talent and hard work. For Nadia Nakai, being nominated at the just-ended BET Award was undoubtedly a significant achievement in her career. Nadia Nakai has been an integral

Pearl Thusi, Sonia Mbele and Sello Maake kaNcube under fire over Zimbabwean tour

News24 Pearl Thusi, Sonia Mbele, and Sello Maake kaNcube face criticism for participating in an ongoing tour of Zimbabwe. According to a Zimbabwean publication, the tour is a “massive frenetic public relations image-building tour” by the country’s ruling party Zanu-PF and President Emmerson Mnangagwa to “revamp its battered reputation” before the elections. The contingent comprises

Multichoice terminates DStv service in Malawi after court blocks price increase

Techcabal Multichoice is exiting Malawi following a high court ruling preventing the company from invoking further price increases for DStv service in the country. Pan-African broadcaster Multichoice is pulling its satellite television service provider, DStv, out of Malawi. This follows a decision by Malawian regulators to reject DStv’s latest price hikes. At the end of

Winky D’s romance with Jamaica continues

By Darlington Gatsi ZIMDANCEHALL kingpin, Winky D’s affinity with Jamaica continues as the muso is featured on the latest album of young caribbean reggae artist, Black Hero. The album which is set for release on August 18 features renowned Jamaican dancehall and reggae musicians. According to a tracklist released by Black Hero, Winky D will

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Makosi Musambasi is evicted from the Ultimate Big Brother House on September 3, 2010 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Big Brother’s Makosi Musambasi unrecognisable 18 years later after huge life overhaul

By The Daily Star AS Big Brother hits the news again following a five-year absence, Makosi Musambasi is a name you may recall from its illustrious past – although she looks unrecognisbale 18 years on from her TV debut. The Zimbabwean model and socialite first hit screens during the sixth series of Channel 4’s incarnation

Tinashe teams up with Shygirl for North American tour

By Agencies US-BORN R&B star Tinase and English rapper Shygirl are teaming up for an exciting co-headlining tour across North America in October and November this year. The tour kicks off in Chicago and concludes in Oakland, with stops in cities like Toronto, New York, and Atlanta. Zimbabwean American Tinashe’s upcoming album, BB/ANG3L, is expected

Winky D Nutty O speak truth to power in Bob Marley tribute album

By Darlington Gatsi ZIMDANCEHALL musician Winky D has refused to be muzzled as he continues unabated to use art as a tool for self-expression. Winky D, Nutty O featured on the latest Africa Unite album which was produced as a dedication to reggae icon Robert Marley. The 10 track project features finest musicians from Africa

Zim’s arts and crafts sector exports decline by US$5,1 million

By Alois Vinga THE local arts and crafts sector has suffered a US$5,1 million decline amid calls to sustain the witnessed brief recoveries for sustained growth, trade promotion agency ZimTrade has revealed. Data released by the agency shows that Zimbabwe’s exports from the arts and crafts sector fell from US$10.4 million in 2019 to US$5.3