Entertainment

2014 Nama nominees out

30 January 2015 The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Nacz) is happy to announce the list of the nominees for the 14th National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) edition to be held in the capital on February 14,2015 at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale. After the adjudication process, the results are as follows;

Byo artistes in collabo album

30 January 2015 UPCOMING and seasoned hip-hop musicians in the City of Kings have come together and produced a collective album as part of selling their musical products.

Reggae, hip-hop artistes seek redemption

23 January 2015 REGGAE artistes in Bulawayo have teamed up with their fellow hip-hop counterparts in a bid to get more recognition in the society where their music seems to have fallen out of favour with the general populace.

'Pokello's Pink Bottoms'

23 January 2015 SOCIALITE and former Big Brother Africa representative, Pokello Nare is proud to now own her own shoe range under the label Pokello's Pink Bottoms.

'Cricket brings with it, fun, love'

16 January 2015 HERE, music blasts from speakers placed around the ground, and, you can see people holding tumblers and bottles of alcohol, and some bit of dancing here and there.

'Teen mbira player shines'

9 January 2015 AT 13, mbira player Tendai Mavengeni has all it takes to reach greater heights with her music.

City of kings and the arts

9 January 2015 THE year 2014 in the arts has come and gone.

'Zimdancehall dominates live circuit'

9 January 2015 EARLY last year, Zimbabweans were divided as to which the most popular live music genre in the country was - Zimdancehall or sungura.

'Film festival completes tour'

9 January 2015 ZIMBABWE International Film and Festival Trust (Zifft), organisers of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival last month completed the final leg of Zifft 2014 Tours in Bulawayo which ran from December 19 to 22.

The good, bad, ugly in 2014

30 December 2014 SCANDALS, controversies, successful and violent gigs, marriages - new and broken, birthday bashes and deaths, punctuated a busy 2014.

'Miss Environment Zim, bundle of talent'

30 December 2014 BULAWAYO - Jeffrey Muvundusi (JM), the WeekendPost staff writer recently spoke to Precious Xolile Ncube (PN), the Miss Environment Zimbabwe who was crowned three weeks

Anne Nhira launches academy

10 December 2014 FORMER Studio 263 actress, Anne Nhira (Vimbai) is breaking new ground through the launch of her talent academy, Anne Studios International.

Obadiah Matulana in comeback bid

10 December 2014 LONG forgotten tshibilika music exponent Obadiah Matulana is back to revive his fortunes in the showbiz industry.

The Fashion Market comes to the people

3 December 2014 A NEW fashion concept is brewing in the name of The Fashion Market, that will see local designers converging in one place.

Rapper Twan Afriqa releases single

3 December 2014 ZIMBABWEAN rapper Twan Afriqa aka Tawanda Musodza has launched his debut EP single, Talisman, through the newly-formed Royal Records label.

City of Kings showcases Thatha Watchi

3 December 2014 EXTREMELY exquisite and classic, seems the accurate phrase to describe the latest level of artistic ingenuity that is currently on display at the National Gallery in Bulawayo.

Fans afraid to attend gigs

21 November 2014 ZIM-DANCEHALL artistes are slowly undoing their own success story on the showbiz circuit as evidenced by the violence that dominated recent gigs pitting artistes plying the now popular music genre.

Chiwenga, Makaya fight affects Miss Zim

21 November 2014 A nasty "fight" between Miss Zimbabwe Trust chairperson Mary Chiwenga and dethroned Miss Zimbabwe Catherine Makaya coupled with pride by both women, meant Zimbabwe would not be represented at the Miss World finals to be held on December 14.

Basket Case II opens

7 November 2014 National Gallery of Zimbabwe, (NGZ) has opened an exciting exhibition, Basket Case 11 which follows on the successful Basket Case 1 which was held in 2011.

Batsirai, poet and story writer

7 November 2014 BATSIRAI Chigama is a name largely associated with the spoken word art and recently one of her poems Bring Back Our Girls calling for the return of the missing Nigerian girls was featured on BBC Africa.

Idris' Butterphly bombshell delivers nomination twist

7 November 2014 HEAD of House Idris dropped a bombshell on Monday night after the Big Brother Hotshots Nomination Show when he mysteriously added Butterphly to the danger list for this week.

Gukurahundi artiste not giving up

7 November 2014 CONTROVERSIAL Bulawayo-based visual artiste Owen Maseko says the alleged threats to his life and psychological harassment by the State security agents after his banned Gukurahundi art painting exhibitions rendered him an outcast as society viewed him as a rebel.

BBA Hotshots shift goal posts

3 November 2014 From being a one man fight, where a strong personality has to trump all the others, to being a group show game, Big Brother Africa (BBA) Hotshots has shifted goal posts.

ZiFM DJs hooked online

17 October 2014 AS weird as it might sound, social media has become platform for hookups and these relationships are proof of good things out of something deemed as enslaving humans.

Ebola fears spoil Africa's parties

17 October 2014 THE outbreak of Ebola in West Africa will spoil reggae music fans' parties across the continent after the Jamaican government banned its musicians from travelling to Africa in fear of the disease.

Nomathemba bares soul

10 October 2014 SHE sells clothes and travels around the world for a living, a thing most women would only dream of. Nomathemba Primrose Ndebele (NN) is a socialite who has a strong presence online and commands a huge Facebook following of over 5 000.

Film industry fails to produce new series

6 October 2014 THE good old days when Zimbabweans would rush home to catch up on their favourite locally produced films or drama series on television is no more as the local film industry fails to release new productions.

Blessing Shumba pours out his soul

6 October 2014 GOSPEL singer Blessing Shumba says from now on he would like to work under the pseudonym; The Psalmist.

Poet turns to dog breeding

5 September 2014 BULAWAYO dub poet Dumisani Mhlanga has turned to dog breeding.

Of talented, controversial artistes

1 September 2014 Jacob Moyana: The Chipinge-born sungura artiste is one of a kind. Moyana broke into the limelight after releasing the song Kana Muchitidako (if you want us there) which some fans interpreted as vulgar. In other Shona dialects the phrase refers buttocks.

Miss Gweru aims high

27 August 2014 Barely a month into her reign, Miss Gweru, Tapuwanashe Arimuzhu has decided to embark on an environmental awareness campaign meant to educate residents on the advantages of keeping the environment clean.

44 dancehall artistes enter Zima

27 August 2014 Recently launched Zimbabwe Music Awards, Zima has received overwhelming support for their 2014 edition.

Artistes not protected by labour laws: Gora

27 August 2014 ASSISTANT Editor, Maxwell Sibanda (MS) met with arts practitioner Marcus Gora (MG) and talked about the arts industry.

'Chiwoniso comes alive'

4 August 2014 MBIRA songstress, the late Chiwoniso Maraire was "alive" last week during an evening concert as friends "joined her" in a tribute musical.

6 million fans interact with Big Brother

4 August 2014 EVERY year fans across the continent including Zimbabwe sit eagerly, glued to their screens, social media abuzz; they wait tensely to be razzled and dazzled by their favourite Big Brother Africa housemates.

'I'm related to Martin Luther King'

4 August 2014 WEEKEND Post's Sharon Muguwu (SM) caught up with the National Arts Merit Award winner (Nama) Simba the Comic King (Simbarashe Kakora (SK) who gave her an insight into his life.

Kumasowe inspired by clashes

25 July 2014 RECENT events that saw members of the police and journalists being bashed by Vapositori in the Harare high density surbub of Budiriro has inspired another artistic film production.

My music is for all ages

25 July 2014 SINGER and preacher Stanley Gwanzura, popularly known as Pastor G has transformed the gospel music genre, in the process using it to spread the word of God.

Macheso delighted with daughter's wedding

21 July 2014 ZUZE is happy that singer Alick Macheso will next month witness the wedding of his daughter, Sharon.

Peter's love for the fairer sex

15 July 2014 SINCE Peter Moyo launched his musical career a couple of years ago, the young Utakataka Express front- man is always making headlines in newspapers for a number of issues from being a womaniser, arrogance and double-standards in beliefs.

Mtukudzi deserves better

15 July 2014 STORIES coming out in local newspapers that music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi was among a number of personalities awarded what has turned out to be a dubious doctorate degree made sad reading.

Mutsvene breaks into Chinese showbizz

15 July 2014 THE Weekend Post caught up with 24-year old multi-talented beauty and brainy, Charity Mutsvene (CM) who is making it big in China.

Queen of theatre traces her roots

4 July 2014 ACTRESS Eunice Tava (real name) Chiratidzochedenga Eunice Chikoore does not doubt her artistic capability that has set her on a pedestal of success from a tender age.

Musicians remember departed fellows

4 July 2014 THEY may be gone, but they left behind a music legacy that is proving too difficult to surpass.

Miss Zim 2014 finals expensive

23 June 2014 ZUZE was among Zimbabweans who could not attend last weekend's Miss Zimbabwe finals as it was too expensive for him.

Zim musicians set new dressing trends

30 May 2014 ZIMBABWEAN musicians, while known for their good music and deep rooted lyrics are also known to dress immaculately.

Photobook on Mugabe's life, work

30 May 2014 THE President's office has presented President Robert Mugabe with a commemorative book entitled 90, R.G. Mugabe; a photobook documenting his life and work for the country.

Eyelashes: Enhancing looks?

30 May 2014 AS MUCH as I am a fashion fanatic, I have never made it to false eyelash land.

Makurumure comes of age

12 May 2014 TRUST Makurumure, the 2013 Starbrite Talent Show overall winner says his participation in the show helped him realise that talent alone does not make one a great artiste.

'Family concerts starting late'

12 May 2014 MUSICIANS, fans and promoters have been blamed for delaying the start of afternoon family concerts.