Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah buys $20-million home in LA: report

eNCA LOS ANGELES – Daily Show host Trevor Noah has reportedl spent $20-million (R279-million) on a new home in Bel-Air, Los Angeles. TMZ reported on Tuesday that the South African comedian reportedly bought the amazing double storey bachelor pad through a blind trust. The 10,044 square feet mansion apparently has a home theater, infinity pool,

Shamed...R. Kelly

R. Kelly’s daughter explodes, calls dad a monster

USA Today R. Kelly’s estranged daughter is speaking out on the damning allegations against her father that were highlighted in Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” docu-series. Joann Kelly, who goes by the stage name Buku Abi, addressed the growing controversy on her Instagram story Thursday, making it clear that her silence was not “careless(ness).” “I just


Megastar Davido in collaboration with upcoming Zim artist

By Paidashe Mandivengerei NIGERIAN Afro Pop megastar Davido has completed a collaboration with upcoming Zimbabwean artiste King98 on a track titled ‘No Bad Vibes’. Produced by Cassper Nyovest’s producer Alie Keys who mentors King98, ‘No Bad Vibes’ will be released on the 14th of January this year. Aged 20 and based in South Africa, King98 this

Kheris Rogers

Flexin’ in her Complexion: Bullied girl a messenger of hope

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Kheris Rogers was in the first grade in a predominantly white private school in Los Angeles when she felt the bite of racism among her peers — she was being bullied because of her dark skin. She tearfully kept it to herself, eventually turning to her older sister, Taylor Pollard,

Lady Gaga apologises for R. Kelly collaboration

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Lady Gaga is sorry for her 2013 duet with R. Kelly in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the singer, and she intends to remove the song from streaming services. “What I am hearing about the allegations against R. Kelly is absolutely horrifying and indefensible,” she said. Posting on

Singer R Kelly

US man tells police R. Kelly’s manager threatened him

By Associated Press STOCKBRIDGE: A Georgia man involved with a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly told police the singer’s manager threatened him. Timothy Savage told an officer on Jan. 3 that Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if the documentary didn’t air, according

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart says he won’t be hosting Academy Awards

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Kevin Hart says he won’t be hosting the Academy Awards. “No,” was his response when asked Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Hart says it’s too late to prepare. Hart added it’s “hard to predict what can happen.” But he doesn’t want “people to think there’s a thing about me

Madam Boss and Acie Lumumba

Madam Boss speaks on Lumumba collabo, promises more

By Paidashe Mandivengerei POPULAR Zimbabwean comedienne, Madam Boss has promised more comic skits featuring socialite, Acie Lumumba since the duo started working together early December 2018. William Gerald Mutumanje better known as Lumumba’s appearance on the social media queen’s skit titled “Boys dzeTonaz” took fans by a storm. Speaking to on her new found

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey settles sexual harassment lawsuit with former manager

Mirror Pop singer Mariah Carey has reportedly settled a lawsuit with her former manager, Stella Bulochnikov Stolper, after both parties reached an agreement, according to Stella’s attorney. Page Six has reported that the 48-year-old ‘Hero’ singer was manager by Stella for three years, until November 2017. She has accused Mariah of walking around naked and

R. Kelly

R. Kelly’s brother drops child sex assault bombshell R.Kelly’s brother has revealed he was sexually abused as a kid. Carey Kelly dropped the bombshell during an interview for controversial new documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, which debuted in America on Thursday night (03Jan19). The revelation seemingly corroborates the R&B star’s own confession that he was molested as a kid. Carey explained he

Food bloggers bring Africa’s rich cuisines to the world

By Associated Press SENEGAL: In the quiet hours before lunch, two women worked side by side in an airy kitchen. One, a chef, cleaned fresh red snapper filets with a sharp knife. The other, a filmmaker, pointed her camera into a large pot of simmering vegetables. “What would you say this is, low heat or

Johannesburg’s grandest old colonial club seeks new image

By AFP With its imposing columned facade, hunting trophies and oil portraits, the Rand Club in Johannesburg’s city centre is a relic of South Africa’s colonial and apartheid past. Founded in 1887 by British mining magnate Cecil Rhodes, it was the favoured venue for white businessmen and free-wheeling gold prospectors to strike deals and socialise

Percelle Ascott

Percelle Ascott, the Zimbabwe-born actor, who’s on a roll on Netflix

By Forbes His beginnings were in a two-bedroom apartment in a South London estate he shared with his mother, aunt and cousins. That’s all Zimbabwe-born Percelle Ascott had, besides a childhood filled with beautiful memories. “I remember riding my bike everywhere, playing football and making treehouses. All the kids who grew up on my

The late Dan Tshanda

Music legend Dan Tshanda dies aged 54 from heart attack

By Agencies Music fans were plunged into mourning Saturday as news broke that musician and producer Dan Tshanda passed away in Johannesburg after suffering heart failure at age 54. He was reportedly pronounced dead on arrival at Sandton Mediclinic after suffering a heart attack. News sites from African countries, particularly Zimbabwe and Botswana, where he


Eminem and Kanye West top spotify’s best workout rankings

Bang Showbiz Eminem and Kanye West have topped Spotify’s list of the best workout songs. The two rappers make up four of the top five songs to exercise too – found by using the platform’s streaming stats – with Slim Shady’s ‘Till I Collapse’ at number one for the third year in a row. Eminem

How R Kelly got away with abusing girls for decades

The Daily Beast In early December, Lifetime evacuated a screening of the new docuseries Surviving R. Kelly after “several anonymous threats were called in,” according to the network. An NYPD spokesperson told CNN that an anonymous call was made, threatening to start shooting inside the theatre unless the screening was called off. Andrea Kelly, R.

Drake, Kim and Kanye

Drake unfollows Kim Kardashian after Kanye West calls him out

US No more keeping up with Kim! Drake clicked the “unfollow” button on Kim Kardashian‘s Instagram after her husband, Kanye West, called him out for following her amid their tumultuous beef. The “In My Feelings” rapper, 32, no longer follows the 38-year-old reality star — but still receives Instagram updates from her younger sisters Kylie

Netflix draws fire for blocking satire critical of Saudi Arabia

By AFP Netflix drew fire from human rights activists Wednesday after agreeing to block an episode of a satirical comedy show from its service in Saudi Arabia over comments critical of the kingdom and its crown prince. In the episode of “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” the American-born Muslim lashed out at the kingdom over