Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture


Olinda delights in ex-hubby Stunner’s public row with new wife

By Paidashe Mandivengerei UNITED KINGDOM based socialite and businesswoman, Olinda Chapel on Monday poked fun at her ex-husband and rapper Stunner’s “marital problems” saying it’s an honest truth that his predicament made her happy. This comes after Stunner and his wife, Dyonne rowed on social media following the artist’s bad behaviour at his birthday party

ZIMURA up in arms with ZBC over unpaid royalties

By Paidashe Mandivengerei THE Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (ZIMURA) has cried foul over government owned, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) which owes musicians royalties worth over $700 000 accrued since 2012. ZIMURA executive director, Polisile Ncube Chimhini told the parliamentary committee led by Binga North legislator, Prince Dubeko Sibanda Monday that all efforts to recover royalties

Tailor Swift

Taylor Swift teases details of new album

Channel24 Taylor Swift has been hinting as to what fans can expect from her new album, which is as yet untitled. The singer was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly for their most recent cover and spoke all about the upcoming collection of songs, her life, her inspirations and Easter Eggs. About her inspiration during the Reputation-era

Leading indie-rock artist Shingai to headline Zim Achievers UK

By Showbiz Reporter It is the homecoming season and former Noisettes frontwoman, Shingai will grace the stage at the 9th edition of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards in London on the 25th of May as the headline performer at the awards gala. The music star’s performance is coming at a time when she just dropped a

Award winning actress Danai Gurira is coming home for a local film on President Mnangagwa's political life

Mnangagwa set for small screen: Gurira, Whitaker to star

By Paidashe Mandivengerei UNITED States based Zimbabwean actress, Danai Gurira and American actor, Forest Whitaker are set to star in a documentary, ‘The Rise of ED’ which is inspired by freedom fighters that brought Zimbabwe it’s independence. Gurira and Whitaker will work together with local actors and will jet into the country for the shoot

Michael Mahendere

Mahendere, Magacha headline UK gospel extravaganza this Saturday

By Staff Reporter Gospel music lovers in the United Kingdom are in for a treat as the UK Summer Gospel Festival roars into life this Saturday. The show, headlined by the country’s leading gospel outfits, energetic gospel ensemble ZimPraise, Sabastian Magacha and Minister Mahendere will be staged at the New Bingley Hall in Birmingham. The

Davido gave an exhilarating performance at King98's album launch

King98 rocks Harare with audacious album launch, attended by international stars

By Paidashe Mandivengerei RISING hip hop artist, King98 proved to be a force to reckon with at his album launch held this Wednesday. The 21 year old, attracted African music superstars, Davido, Nasty C and Rowlene to Harare for the launch. The African luminaries gave music lovers the perfect May Day celebration with mouth-watering performances

The late Oliver Mtukudzi

Shock over Mtukudzi Will, fans urge children to contest testament

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  MUSIC fans have reacted with shock to reports that the late national hero and internationally acclaimed superstar, Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi left all his estate to surviving wife, Daisy. Mutukudzi died in January this year triggering an outpouring of grief across the world but the spotlight immediately fell on what would happen to

Winky D and Gemma Griffiths

Winky D, Griffiths ‘MuGarden’ duet serenades fans

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMDANCEHALL sensation, Winky D gave music lovers a perfect ending to the independence month of April Friday with an unrivalled act of hit song ‘MuGarden’. Winky D, who is undoubtedly the best dancehall artist in Zimbabwe, performed just before Nigerian superstar, Patoranking climbed the stage for the main act at the Harare

Nigerian superstar Patoranking performing in Harare

Patoranking rocks Harare, pays tribute to Tuku

By Paidashe Mandivengerei NIGERIAN reggae superstar, Patoranking paid tribute to late legendary icon, Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi at a concert this Friday. Iconic Zimbabwean superstar and national hero Mtukudzi died in January this year.Patoranking real name Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie jetted into the country this Friday to headline a show at the Harare International Conference Centre dubbed

Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa

Ruvheneko bares all: I am no profile picture

By Robert Tapfumaneyi TELEVISION and radio personality, Ruvheneko Parirentaywa (30) says she is done sacrificing herself in order to make people happy. Parirenyatwa said most people talk about her personal life and the reasons behind the failure of her online television project as if she does not exist. “If you see me quiet, it means

Artists and composers marched through the streets of Harare last week to commemorate World Intellectual Property Day

Zimbabwean composers and content producers marched against piracy in Harare

By Idah Mhetu MUSIC composers on Friday brought Harare, to a standstill during a march to mark World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. The celebrations were held under the theme Reach for Gold: IP and Sports, the day was set aside by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in 2000 in a bid to raise awareness

Munya rubbishes nepotism claims in wife’s OPWZ employment

By Paidashe Mandivengerei POPULAR Zimbabwean actor, Munyaradzi Chidzonga has rubbished claims that his spouse, Adiona got her job as Our Perfect Wedding Zimbabwe presenter through corruption and nepotism. Adiona, a former Idols Africa star is the host on DSTV’s Zambezi Magic show which aired its debut season last Thursday. This comes after allegations that Adiona

Acie Lumumba

Lumumba exposed over Lumumba Files ‘theft’

By Paidashe Mandivengerei CONTROVERSIAL socialite and former Zanu PF youth empowerment activist, Acie Lumumba has been exposed for allegedly stealing the idea of his popular television show #TLF DRIVE (The Lumumba Files). This comes after Lumumba, real name William Mutumanje posted a lengthy appreciative message giving special mention to people who helped him when he

Britney Spears

Britney Spears checks out of wellness facility after seeking treatment. The popstar checked out of the “all-encompassing wellness facility” where she was being treated Thursday afternoon, PEOPLE has learned. A source tells PEOPLE Spears’ boyfriend of two years, Sam Asghari, picked her up and drove her home. Since she checked into the facility earlier this month, Spears, 37, had remained active, posting on social

Takura Shonhai

WATCH: Takura unleashes video, waylays followers with ‘wedding pics’

 By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWEAN Hip hop megastar, Takura released a track ‘Zvemoyo’ putting to rest social media speculations that he had tied the knot last Thursday. The ‘Zino Irema’ hitmaker set tongues wagging after he posted images of himself locked in an embrace with an unidentified woman at their ‘wedding’. The ‘couple’s’ proximity invited much

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby sues lawyers for charging him $1 million a month Bill Cosby may be blind, but he says he sees it clear as day that he was getting gouged by his legal counsel for millions and now he’s going after them to get his money back. According to documents obtained by The Blast, Bill Cosby filed a petition Friday afternoon to vacate an arbitration