Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Bulawayo-based comedians have described the six-year existence of Bulawayo’s sole comedy club, Umahlekisa, as a journey of growth in artistry. ...

BULAWAYO-based multi-talented entertainer Moreblessings “Sweet Mobby” Khumalo has taken up Gqom music after a stint as a wheel-spinner, NewsDay Life & Style can reveal. ...

Milton Chitsime (MC) is a young social worker and an emerging author, writing in both Shona and English. He speaks to NewsDay Features & Lifestyle (ND) Editor Phillip Chidavaenzi. Here are the excerpts of the interview. ...

ZIMBABWEAN actress and choreographer Enisia Mashusha, who is based in the United Kingdom, yesterday said songstress Vimbai Zimuto — who has been in a social media meltdown after splashing her nude pictures on the internet — should now refocus on her career. ...

UPCOMMING rapper Tatenda Gumbo, who is also known as Dash, is among some of the top contenders in Heart & Soul radio’s Unsigned Top 20 charts which has been running over the past three weeks. ...

WEEKLY dance show Tjukutja Kasi to Kasi producer Tafadzwa Dube has spoken highly of the show’s Season 2, set for screening this week on ZBC TV after a successful first-run a few weeks ago. ...

LOCAL traditional musician and author Leonard Chinyere, also known as Changamire Leo, has promised his fans a comeback with a second album after walking away from the stage four years ago. ...

A NEW international festival of dance, Mafuwe, is set to light up the showbiz scene from August 16 to 18 in Harare, at a time a lot of festivals are folding due to the economic meltdown. ...

I have been obsessed with music from infancy. Every time my father would bring a newspaper home, I would quickly rush to the entertainment section and read the top stories. ...

INFORMATION, Publicity and Broadcasting Services minister Monica Mutsvangwa on Sunday commended the friendship between Zimbabwe and China as she officiated at the premiere of the movie: When Africa Meets You at Ster Kinerkor Sam Levy’s Village in Borrowdale, Harare. ...

A MULTI-AWARD-WINNING film production house, Mirazvo Multimedia Productions, is set to add more life to the showbiz with a new television series, Bokoto Brooke Triad, scheduled to premiere later this month. ...

THE line between sadness and happiness is too sharp to digress. Too many a times, the African scribe is faced with the dilemma of either celebrating victories of the black man or playing the role of critic; one who strives towards playing the role of fault finder in the deeds of fellow Africans. ...

MATABELELAND Cultural Awards Trust will this year host an inaugural two-day cultural expo themed Umthwentwe from May 25 to 26 in Bulawayo in a bid to revive and safeguard the region’s cultural traits. ...

ARTS for development organisation Savanna Trust’s theatre piece Ukama has been nominated in three categories at this year’s edition of the annual National Arts Merit Awards set for March 23 at the Harare International Conference Centre. ...

ORGANISERS of the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards have revealed that they need $110 000 to successfully host this year’s third edition of Bulawayo’s biggest dress-up event. ...

SUNGURA ace Paradzai Mesi is currently working on a new album set to hit the streets later this month, his manager Andy Alfred Jusa has said. ...

CHARMAINE “Chacha” Chasweka may be a journalist by profession, but she believes she is called to music. ...

THE nation yesterday joined the world in commemorating the International Women’s Day, running under the global theme: Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate For Change. ...

THE long-awaited movie — When Africa Meets You — shot about two years ago as part of the cultural exchange programme between Zimbabwe and China, will finally premiere on Sunday at Ster Kinerkor Sam Levy’s Village in Borrowdale, Harare. ...

JAZZ lovers will be in for a treat tomorrow at the Zimbabwe College of Music (ZMC) in Harare when the Maizon Tazvitya-led Afro-jazz outfit, Ancient Tribes, celebrates the International Women’s Day during a multi-racial family event set to be graced by top local musicians. ...

UPCOMING hip-hop artiste Julius Tonderai Mbewe, who goes by the moniker Tricky J, has released a new single, which is a remix of the popular Special Meat by Calisto Nyamhute. ...

AFRO-POP ace, Jeys Marabini, has said he is ecstatic that his album, Ntunjambila, has been nominated for the Outstanding Album award at the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) set for March 23. ...
Phreshy

AFTER releasing a number of singles, Precious Herschneider Frank, a local hip-hop artiste who is popularly known as Phreshy (Dynamite), is now determined to take her music career to the next level. ...

TOP comedian Carl Joshua Ncube said the diverse display of Zimbabwean comedy during last week’s recording of the ShowMax television show, Funny People, at Goliath Comedy Club in Johannesburg, South Africa, was an amazing experience. ...

THE 10th edition of Iyasa’s Isiphiwo Sami talent search targeting high schools in Bulawayo is scheduled to kick off on Friday, with a workshop on the theme — New Media and the New Generation — according to founder Nkululeko Dube. ...

SOUTH AFRICAN activist Thato Molosankwe, who is on a foot trip from Cape to Cairo to raise awareness on women abuse, has been honoured by Chicken Hut for his initiative as the latter pledged to be his exclusive meal provider during his time in the country. ...

UPCOMING Afro-jazz artiste Bernard Betera recently released a seven-track album titled Bukira. ...

FORMER Miss Zimbabwe-USA and Miss Africa Washington State, Andile Mpofu is busying herself inspiring the girl child. ...
Delma-Kapisha

A CHIREDZI-BASED upcoming Afro-pop artiste has released a video for her single track titled Nothing Personal in which she interrogates the issue of cyber-bullying, which has become prevalent in the country. ...

DURING January’s bloody political protests, this reporter had a conversation with Winky D’s manager, Jonathan Banda, who at the time, sounded very worried about the safety of his artiste as the politically volatile situation unravelled. ...