Showbiz, Arts & Culture

Showbiz, Arts & Culture

21 Savage

Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage in US immigration custody; faces UK deportation

By Associated Press ATLANTA: Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was taken into federal immigration custody early Sunday, authorities said. The artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation in the Atlanta area involving local and federal law enforcement officers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox said in

The late Oliver Mtukudzi

Mutserendende: Two awesome decades of Tuku music

By David Tinashe Hofisi IN this article, I look at the last two decades of Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi’s (Tuku) music, from the 1998 scorcher Tuku Music to his final offering, Hany’ga/Concern. This period is crucially important to Tuku’s legacy as it firmly established him as one of, if not the, greatest Zimbabwean musicians of all time. It should be

Curtis Fisher, also known as Grandmaster Caz, checks out the memorabilia at the Hip-Hop Museum Pop-Up Experience in Washington in January 2019

Hip-hop turns 40 — and its parents are beaming with pride

By AFP Forty years ago, hip-hop was little known outside its birthplace, New York — until the Sugarhill Gang decided to record their rhymes, launching the genre’s rise as a dominant cultural and commercial force. The result was the group’s 1979 smash “Rapper’s Delight” — which is credited as the commercial start of an unforgettable

Jennifer Hudson performs at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, in New York. In the wake of multiple allegations against R. Kelly, some performers are denouncing songs the R&B hitmaker created for them. Hudson removed two songs R. Kelly wrote for her from YouTube and Apple Music: the Grammy-nominated and "It's Your World" and "Where You At," a Top 10 R&B hit.

Dilemma of having an R. Kelly-penned hit: Sing or sink it?

By Associated Press NEW YORK: For Grammy-nominated singer Joe, singing the hit song R. Kelly wrote and produced for him is out of the question. “I’ve stopped performing the song,” he said in a statement to The Associated Press, referring to “More & More,” a Top 20 R&B song released in 2003. “No music or

Wenera secures funding to continue drama series

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LOCAL drama, Wenera has secured funding to continue producing more episodes following a crowd funding initiative that has yielded positive results while the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has also pledged to settle royalties owed to the production. This was revealed by the film producer, Eddie Ndhlovu in an interview with this week.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey shakes off boycott calls for her Saudi concert

By Associated Press DUBAI: Mariah Carey, one of the world’s most celebrated artists, was performing in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for the first time, but there’s a growing chorus of Saudi women calling on her to cancel the concert to show support for detained women’s rights activists. Carey is the highest-profile star to perform in


Stunner blasts Harare City authorities for pumping dirty water

By Paidashe Mandivengerei POPULAR Harare hip hop musician, Stunner has slammed Harare city authorities for allegedly pumping polluted tap water to city residents. Desmond Chideme, popularly known as Stunner, took to his Instagram to vent his disappointment against the authorities. “Hazvidi uchangobva overseas izvi amana (this is not the best reception for one just coming

Kim Kardashian

Kim shares personal photo album

Daily Mail Kim Kardashian threw a fun first birthday party for her daughter Chicago over a week ago. And on Tuesday the beauty, 38, shared several images from the big event which was held at her Hidden Hills, California mansion with Kourtney, Khloe and Kylie in attendance. In a special portrait, Chi – born by

The late Oliver Mtukudzi

INDEPTH: Tuku shunned celebrity, drove his own car, no bodyguards; Tongai Moyo, Penga Udzoke among his many products

By Kwekwe Correspondent DESPITE his global fame, the late Oliver Mtukudzi actively shunned celebrity and its trappings, close associates have said. Tuku, as he was popularly known by fans, was buried at his rural home on Sunday after succumbing to a long battle against diabetes last Wednesday. He was Zimbabwe’s most internationally recognised musician and

Comic Pastor Prosper Ngomashi

Comedy speaks for the voiceless – Comic Pastor

By Paidashe Mandivengerei POPULAR comedian, Comic Pastor, real name Prosper Ngomashi, reckons the role of his comic work is to be the voice of the voiceless in the Zimbabwean society. Now a household name, Comic Pastor emerged on the local entertainment scenes in 2015 when he cracked the nation’s ribs with ‘Shamhu’, a comic video

Comedian Mai TT dragged landlord to court

By Audience Mutema HARARE comedian Felistus Murata, popularly known as Mai TT, recently dragged her landlords to court after they allegedly bashed her over an undisclosed dispute. Tapiwa J Nicholas, 35, and Susan Mpofu, 23, owners of the Mabelreign house rented by Mai TT appeared before Harare magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura facing assault charges. They were

Killer T

Killer T, Jah Prayzah stage memorial Tuku perfomances

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWEAN dancehall artist, Killer T and Jah Prayzah on Saturday gave fans a memorable show with the former belting out his latest track “Mumureverere” at the late icon, Oliver Mtukudzi’s send-off concert. The concert, which was attended by thousands of the musician’s fans and performing artists, was held at the National Sports

Michael Jackson

Critics shellshocked by disturbing new Michael Jackson documentary

Cover Media A controversial new documentary about Michael Jackson’s sexual abuse allegations has stunned critics at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Leaving Neverland, which chonicles the child molestation accusations levelled at the late King of Pop and features interviews from two of his accusers – James Safechuck and Wade Robson, premiered at the