Entertainment

'Extra Kwazvose won't collapse'

13 March 2016 Sungura musician Francis "Franco Slomo" Dhaka says he has turned down requests from established musicians who want him relinquish his Extra Kwazvose band and join them.

Dreamstar Season 2 auditions spread

4 March 2016 DREAMSTAR Zimbabwe Season 2 will come back bigger with two additional cities having been added for the auditions.

Shakespeare celebrated through arts

1 March 2016 WILLIAM Shakespeare is a famous name in literature worldwide, a name that anyone who passed through high school recalls. The English author left a legacy so huge that 400 years on, people are still celebrating his works.

Will awards ever be fair?

20 February 2016 IN TERMS of presentation, the arts mother body - National Arts Council of Zimbabwe the organisers of the annual event National Arts Merit Awards - had greatly improved as compared to the previous events but artists still believe the body needs to be transparent and fair in its selection criteria.

House of Joshua goes on tour

15 February 2016 A PLAY that seeks to bring to light issues that have over the years been deemed taboo by the Zimbabwean government is set to be taken on a national tour.

Candy ditches urban grooves music

5 February 2016 FAITH "Candy" Naphazi who has two urban grooves albums under her belt has finally ditched the genre for afro jazz. Naphazi described the urban groove genre as "lacking depth and maturity" hence the decision to dump it.

Jah Prayzah's big send-off

29 January 2016 BUSINESS virtually came to a standstill on Wednesday morning at Harare international Airport as popular singer Jah Prayzah and his group the Third Generation were about to leave for Australia.

Marabini launches new album

26 January 2016 BULAWAYO-based Afro-pop musician Jeys Marabini will launch his eighth album, Thula Sana in the City of Kings in March. Marabini, who is one of the few musicians from Bulawayo who have stood the test of time says the launch will take place at the Bulawayo Theatre on March 26.

Freeman lines up new album

12 January 2016 DANCEHALL doctor Freeman believes his forthcoming album Mangoma Ihobho, to be released next month, has what it takes to catapult him to another level on the local music scene.

Controversy follows Maseko

12 December 2015 SIX years ago, Owen Maseko was just an ordinary artiste resident at the National Art Gallery in Bulawayo like many of his peers.

Songstress receives regional approval

27 November 2015 RISING Bulawayo-based gospel songstress Abigail Mwembe said her recent performances in the region have been an eye-opener.

Josh Meck trims band

15 November 2015 WITH the increasing cost of travel and hotel bookings, guitarist Josh Meck has trimmed down his band to come up with a new unique outfit called the Josh Meck trio.

Iyasa, the real school of arts

6 November 2015 ONE of Zimbabwe's most visible arts training institutions, Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (Iyasa) has 14 years of hard work which has seen them groom several artistes who are now firmly established.

Cello Culture to unveil debut reggae album

23 October 2015 FORMER Transit Crew lead vocalist Cello Culture, real name Tinashe Gamure Munengami, will be launching his debut reggae album next month in the capital.

Poetry chose me - Gabriel

17 October 2015 POET Linda Gabriel says poetry chose her and that it has been her passion for years.

Peter, Shiga Shiga dazzle

9 October 2015 SUNGURA musician Peter "Young Igwe" Moyo proved beyond doubt that his decision to take back Congolese chanter Gift Katulika aka Shiga Shiga and bassist Spencer Khumulani is worth it as the Kwekwe-based outfit gave a polished performance at Harare Gardens last Sunday.

Women continue to be honoured

4 October 2015 THIS year's edition of the Women's Arts Festival (Wafest) will take place from November 12-14.

Masike takes mbira lessons to the ghetto

25 September 2015 WHILE modernisation has impacted strongly on the traditional and cultural values of Zimbabweans to an extent that they had abandoned ancient music instruments such as the mbira, there are others who still value it and have resuscitated the genre.

Zim designer shines in Perth

18 September 2015 ARRIVING on the shores of Perth, Australia in 2007, very few people knew who Molinda Danda was.

Miss Zim fights cancer in Albinos

11 September 2015 MISS World Zimbabwe Annie-Grace Mutambu is currently working on her project worth $20 000 focusing on Cancer for People Living with Albinism.

City of Kings home to hip-hop

24 July 2015 WHILE hip-hop music has arguably maintained a low profile in the showbiz industry, the genre has refused to go under as it has remained within the thick of things.

'Traditional art of decorating huts'

17 July 2015 AMAGUGU International Heritage Centre's My Beautiful Home competition targeted at rewarding the traditional art of decorating huts with natural pigments was launched in the city yesterday (Thursday) with an exhibition showcasing a photographic collection by photographer, Andre F van Rooyen.

Masondo's music knew no bounds

10 July 2015 DAVID Masondo might have been born and bred across the Limpopo but his music knew no bounds as it became more popular here perhaps more than it was in his country of birth.

Book Café artistes find new homes

3 July 2015 LOCAL musicians previously housed at the shut-down Book Café have found new homes.

Film director in class of his own

26 June 2015 JOE Njagu is one of the most celebrated players in the film industry. He has worked on productions including The Gentleman, Lobola to mention just but a few. The Weekend Post reporter met with him and below are the excerpts of the interview.

Pastors, prophets attacked in song

19 June 2015 CHIBUKU Road To Fame participant and sungura musician Mark Ngwazi has attacked pastors and prophets who use their influence to swindle followers of their hard-earned cash in a new album titled Zvandigumbura.

Sandra Ndebele plans tour

12 June 2015 SANDRA Ndebele is set to embark on a nationwide tour to promote her latest 10-track album titled Izenzo Jackie. The raunchy dancer and songstress is lining up energetic and talented musicians for her band.

Artistes heap praises on prophets

12 June 2015 THERE is an upsurge of local musicians who have composed songs praising the works of two popular preachers; Walter Magaya of the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries and Emmanuel Makandiwa of the United Family International Church(UFIC).

Jah Prayzah mocks Gumbura

5 June 2015 RISING contemporary musician Jah Prayzah mocks disgraced and convicted rapist Robert Martin Gumbura in one of his latest songs.

Of raunchy dancers, music

29 May 2015 Nicholas Zakaria's song Mazano is playing in the background and the raunchy female dancers, putting on skimpy clothes, sexually gyrate on the stage as the men who have assembled look bewildered.

Veteran Zim rapper finds Jesus

27 May 2015 LEGENDARY Zimbabwean rap pioneer Shingirayi Sabeta, popularly known as Mau Mau, plans to launch his sixth 12-track album titled Damascus in June this year.

TK continues to shine

22 May 2015 VETERAN arts and culture practitioner Tavonga "TK" Mafundikwa shot to the small screen with a bang almost a decade ago in the soapie The Small House Saga as CC "the notorious car dealer and womaniser " and also played the role of Themba Dube in the popular soapie Studio 263.

Jah Prayzah eyes SA market

15 May 2015 AFRO-jazz musician Jah Prayzah has shifted his eyes from the Botswana market to South Africa.

Economic woes hit Hifa

8 May 2015 ZIMBABWE'S depressed economy appears to have at long last caught up with the well-run six-day Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) which ended on Sunday.

Female Zimdancehall artistes fight GBV

1 May 2015 SOME of Zimbabwe's leading female Zimdancehall musicians have teamed up to fight gender -based violence (GBV) in society through music.

Buff - the ultimate attention seeker

1 May 2015 SOUTH Africa-based Zimdancehall artiste Buffallo Soul Jah has resorted to attention-seeking antics.

Daruler out to conquer

17 April 2015 LADY Squanda is facing serious competition in the form of her protege and friend, Daruler who is becoming a new force to reckon with in Zimdancehall.

Miss Zim sleeping on the job

10 April 2015 REIGNING Miss Zimbabwe, Tendai Hunda is literally "sleeping" on the job and so far has done nothing tangible to justify her crown as the most beautiful woman in Zimbabwe.

Barbra Anderson, poet of reckon

3 April 2015 THE WEEKEND Post's Entertainment Writer Sharon Muguwu (SM) caught up with Barbra "Breeze" Anderson (BA), a poet of reckon who pioneered the Sistaz Open Mic session at Harare's Book Café and discussed her life and work.

Jah Prayzah: The master of collaboration

3 April 2015 SOME two decades ago or so, collaborations by Zimbabwean musicians were sneered at as not being the in-thing, let alone a meaningful phenomenon.

Mathias Mhere's woes mount

27 March 2015 IT NEVER rains but pours for Mathias Mhere as the controversial gospel musician is being accused of failing to pay $500 to a session guitarist Brian Ngolomi.

Teenage actress relishes Nama victory

27 March 2015 BIANCA Magwenzi, 18, the 2014 National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) Outstanding Actress in Film and Television, says she still cannot believe that her first acting role landed her such a coveted gong.

Alliance Francaise celebrates Francophonie

20 March 2015 MARCH 20 is the international day of the Francophonie and it was on that date in 1970 that the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)- an intergovernmental organisation of French speaking countries was founded.

My designs are based on climate: Chimanye

6 March 2015 JOYCE Chimanye, owner of Zuva Fashion Label is one of the most celebrated designers in Zimbabwe who has been on the fashion scene for over a decade

Unplugged set to grow bigger

6 March 2015 UNPLUGGED - a monthly upmarket music and lifestyle event - is set to grow bigger with the organisers planning to bring in African acts and expand to other cities.

Mare proves her mettle

20 February 2015 HARD work is paying off for songbird Cynthia Mare whose album Songs My Mother Loved has scooped four awards in just four months.

Nama brings back 'forgotten' stars

20 February 2015 ZIMBABWE's annual arts awards - National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) -have had controversial moments but this year everyone really came to the party.

The Dark Side of Social Media

13 February 2015 The growing popularity of social media in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in the world present a combination of both positives and negatives.

Women defend massive make-up

13 February 2015 THE "guy code" states that one should take a girl swimming on the first date to establish what she really looks like without make-up.

Of Twitter, nude pics, Zimbabweans

6 February 2015 AFTER a number of people in their birthday suits surfaced on micro blogging site, Twitter, most Zimbabweans are wondering if the country has turned into the new Hollywood.