Entertainment

Cindy eyes regional stardom

28 April 2014 URBAN grooves diva, Cindy Munyavi, is not yet at the top of her musical career, but, has shown the pedigree to get there although her journey into showbiz started off as a 'joke'.

Chiyangwa named 'promoter of all time'

22 April 2014 FLAMBOYANT businessman and former music promoter - Phillip Chiyangwa - has copped another award after being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement gong for his outstanding achievements.

Zimbabwe@34: Time for artistes to reflect

22 April 2014 ZIMBABWEANS will has celebrated the country's 34th independence from colonial rule which brought with it artistic freedom for many artistes.

'Revive community centres for ghetto artists'

25 March 2014 WITH the resurgence of ghetto community art, especially reggae dancehall music which is bubbling on the showbiz market, it is time councils spruce up community halls.

I wanted to be a lawyer or footballer: Tryson

25 March 2014 DESPITE being born in a musical family Tryson Chimbetu never imagined himself being a celebrated musician.

Dancehall dominates showbiz

25 March 2014 DANCEHALL music promoters say they will not stop inspiring and encouraging young people to venture into the genre until at least 20 percent of the country's total population is made up of artistes.

Another Zim dance

25 March 2014 DANCING is an important aspect of Zimbabwean culture, tradition, spirituality and history.

Prayzah torches off circumcision storm

5 March 2014 NAMA record award winner Jah Prayzah touched off a storm last week when he performed barely three days after he was circumcised.

Zim marks music freedom day

5 March 2014 ZIMBABWEANS will on Saturday join the rest of the world in celebrating Music Freedom Day with poetry and song at the Book Café arts hub in Harare.

Vimbai's star shines brighter

24 February 2014 SHE is the daughter of powerful politicians, a model in her own right and recently became a famed television presenter.

Nama finally awards cash prizes

24 February 2014 THE National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Nacz) this year finally gave in to demands that the Nama carry cash incentives.

Byo artists hit out at Nama event

24 February 2014 BULAWAYO artists have hit out at the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Nacz) - organised National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) which were held in the City of Kings last Saturday evening.

Sulu Zoey record duet

17 February 2014 POPULAR pole dancer Zoey Sifelani popularly known as Zoey launched her debut album, Totsemukira and sent crowds into a frenzy when she and dendera star Suluman Chimbetu sang a duet song on the new release at Private Lounge in Harare.

"Nama should be visible"

17 February 2014 ARTISTS have urged organisers of Zimbabwe's National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) to publicise the nomination procedures so that all artists have the chance to participate.

Jah Prayzah deserves recognition

17 February 2014 NEWS that towering musician Jah Prayzah received the highest number of nominations for the upcoming National Arts Council Merit Awards, (Nama) set for Bulawayo this month came as no surprise to me.

A chat with Mtawarira

10 February 2014 URBAN grooves musician Audius Mtawarira who has been living and working in Australia is back in the country and says he wants to spend more time here.

Mutare Museum in decay

10 February 2014 THE sole national repository of transport and antiques, Mutare Museum is now itself an antique of a decade long fiscal neglect.

Musicians, actors should collaborate

10 February 2014 AS artistic collaborations take different shapes, I have noticed that one workable synergy would be between musicians and theatre or stage actors.

Sandy love for shoes, clothes

3 February 2014 BULAWAYO - The mere mention of the name Sandra Ndebele evokes a glut of mixed feelings among a cross section of Zimbabweans.

MaSithole's 26-year romance with arts

20 January 2014 BULAWAYO - While many people have taken a crack at the creative arts, they have quickly fizzled out owing to the trials and tribulations that come with being an artist.

Dance in Zim constantly changing

20 January 2014 DANCE in Zimbabwe is constantly changing as it adapts to the changing times, notwithstanding the test of time.

WeUtonga, husband met on set

17 January 2014 WHILE it is rare to find a whole family that loves the arts, filmmaker Elton Mjanana and jazz musician Edith WeUtonga are doing wonders with their artistic careers.

Female filmmakers to launch play

8 December 2013 TWO enterprising film makers, Danai Gurira and Patience Tawengwa have produced/directed a new play, The Convert that explores the untold cultural and religious collisions caused by colonialism in southern Africa.

Mokoomba to receive award

8 December 2013 ZIMBABWE's music group Mokoomba music group will receive the Songlines Music Awards 2013 - Best Newcomer at a ceremony at the Barbican Centre in London on December 13.

Showbiz fails to reward models

23 November 2013 ALTHOUGH the local modelling business is not as rewarding as in other countries, Zimbabwe keeps on producing top of the notch beauties who continue to shine albeit the meagre incentives.

Allan Chimbetu repairing phones

23 November 2013 STRUGGLING dendera artiste Allan Chimbetu's fortunes continue to take a downturn with the failure of his newly created band, Orchestra Dendera Kings to take off which has led him to resort to cell-phone repairing business in Harare's CBD.

Nonhlalo dreamt of being a playwright

8 November 2013 AS a youngster growing up in Emakhandeni Township in Bulawayo, Nonhlalo Dube (26) had dreams of becoming a playwright.

November, 'black weekend' for concerts

8 November 2013 THE past weekend was all dark and black for local music promoters as some cancelled their concerts due to the rains while others who had the shows happening recorded their worst attendance in months if not years.

Vacation through pencil marks

8 November 2013 A REPETITIVE rasping sound from a soft tipped bristled paint brush rubbing against a primed canvas, traces through faded pencil marks portraying a shy Himba girl, fromTanzania.

Tuku a legend: Charamba

1 November 2013 GOSPEL music star Pastor Charamba says fellow musician Oliver Mtukudzi is a living music legend and Zimbabweans should not ignore his cultural contribution.

Charambas delight Australia

25 October 2013 PASTOR Charles and Olivia Charamba performed to full houses during their recent four concerts tour of Australia.

Do you need to take drugs to be a good performer?

18 October 2013 A NUMBER of artistes tend to use drugs and stimulants to enhance their stage acts, overcome fatigue and one might wonder does one need to take drugs to be a good performer? No - history and present facts reveal that a number of successful artistes do not take any.

Dancers take over

18 October 2013 FIRST they were nothing but dancers, now they have reinvented themselves to be musicians and the entire arts industry envies their music.

Remembering Dhewa

18 October 2013 IT has been two years since the passing on of sungura super star and leader of Utakataka Express, Tongai Moyo who succumbed to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma cancer.

Mhere's brother joins band wagon

11 October 2013 DANIEL Mhere, brother to the rising gospel star Mathias, has of late joined the hectic music industry after being inspired by his young brother's rising fortune.

Kwamaiguru takes Gweru by storm

11 October 2013 IN GWERU the name Kwamaiguru is synonymous with African traditional food such as mazondo, mabhonzo and good customer service.

The Big Brother love story

27 September 2013 THE 2013 Big Brother Africa (BBA) dubbed "The Chase" could have come and gone, but it has created unions, whether great or otherwise - only time will tell.

Lady Squanda finds new love

20 September 2013 BARELY a month after ending her marriage to Leeroy "DJ Staera" Pasi, Zimbabwe's self-proclaimed dancehall queen Sandra "Lady Squanda" Gazi has lurched into another love affair.

I'm sorry - Tin Tin

13 September 2013 ZiFM DJ and socialite, Tinopona Katsande, aka Tin Tin, yesterday declined to comment over a sex-tape she made with an "ex-boyfriend" even though she earlier apologised to her fans on social media.

The Return of 'Special Meat'

13 September 2013 ORGOTTEN musician Calisto Nyamhute of Special Meat fame is about to unleash his tenth album titled Oil which he claims will propel him to the apex of Zimbabwean showbiz once more.

Seunononga gets Zim dancing

6 September 2013 NOT so long ago Emmanuel "Guspy Warrior" Manyeruke's claim to fame was being the son of gospel music legend Mechanic Manyeruke but all that has changed thanks to his hit song Seunononga.

A Squanda wedding that never was

31 August 2013 WHEN Eunice Tomana (75) heard that her grandchild Sandra Muchaneta "Lady Squanda" Gazi had committed "suicide", the grieving granny kept mumbling about the controversial dancehall star's botched wedding to Leeroy " DJ Staera" Pasi.

Hotels take business from curios traders

23 August 2013 CURIO traders in Victoria Falls and surrounding places fear hotels will take business away from them during the forthcoming United Nations World Tourism General Assembly (UNWTO) conference set for later this month.

Artites turn to street vending

16 August 2013 RAMPANT piracy and the failure by recording companies to effectively market music have prompted some artistes to sell their own albums on the streets.

Mutodi baying for my blood: Mutani

26 July 2013 UPCOMING sungura musician Obvious "Ovasanjo" Mutani claims to be on the run from controversial businessman-cum-musician Energy Mutodi who is unhappy over lyrics contained in Mutani's latest album Marasta Haapotse.

Mutodi, DJ Munya facing the music

12 July 2013 THEY maybe coming from different persuasions - and confronted by different circumstances - but they share one thing: facing the music one way or another.

Mhere gets favours

17 June 2013 MUSICIAN Mathias Mhere, who took the local music industry by storm after releasing his second album Anoita Minana, says the album is working miracles in his life.

ChildrenÂ’s choir thrills Rome

10 August 2012 FROM waifs and strays to holiday makers. Twenty-two under-privileged children from Ivordale Childrens Shelter went on a tour to Italy where they executed unblemished performances.

Bulawayo fans to mix, mingle with Zahara

10 August 2012 AS THE wait for popular South African diva Zahara reaches fever pitch in the second largest city, revellers in Bulawayo have been presented with a chance to mix and mingle with the Mzansi celebrity at a special post-show party in the city.

A discordant note in jazz

3 August 2012 THE just ended 12th edition of the Winter Jazz Festival has created discord among jazz musicians.