Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

GOSPEL musician Mathias Mhere yesterday said he was amazed by the positive responses that his new collaboration, Weumambo Nditarire, with Mambo Dhuterere, has attracted after it clocked nearly 30 000 views on YouTube in one day and has been trending in shops and kombis. ...

TOP local comedian Victor “Doc Vikela” Mpofu is set to raise the country’s flag high at Zed Laugh Festival set for Mlungushi Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia on November 29. ...

TOP gospel choral outfit Vabati vaJehovha members charmed their fans when they graced Baba Harare’s album launch at Long Cheng’s Food Nest Restaurant in Harare on Friday last week. ...

CHIPAWO Trust’s New Horizon Theatre Company and Theatre in the Park will stage a series of plays this month, under the theme: A Time with Uncle Steve, in honour of the late legendary playwright Stephen Chifunyise. ...

MEAT and beer lovers were in for a treat when the popular Castle Lager National Braai Fest returned on Friday and Saturday at its ceremonial home, Old Hararians Sports Club in Harare. ...

Women in Zimbabwe have adapted to the millennial lifestyle of fitness training that has over the years been seen as an elitist culture. ...

Tuku Music Company has announced that it will be releasing a post-humous video of the late legendary musician Oliver Mtukudzi for the song Kusateerera, which he performed with Hugh Masekela who is also late. ...

Zimdancehall prodigy Tocky Vibes has hinted that he is currently finalising the acoustic version of his Villagers Money album as he moves in to solidify his place in ...

CONTEMPORARY musician, Jah Prayzah — bubbling with confidence after releasing a collaborative effort with two regional artsists, Mr Bow and Yuri da Cunha on the song Não me ...

AN AFRICAN modelling and fashion platform titled Model Entertainment Afrika has been launched to advocate for the professional promotion and exposure of African beauty and talent. ...

COMEDIANNE and motivational speaker Felistas “Mai Titi” Murata’s star continues to shine after she was roped in to be among guest speakers to grace the Gabfest for Women in Business scheduled for November 16 at Kingstons House in Harare ...

YOUTH, Sport, Arts and Recreation minister Kirsty Coventry (pictured) will be the guest of honour at this year’s edition of the Federation for Choral Music in Zimbabwe festival (FMCZ) set for November 30 at the Zimbabwe College of Music in Harare. ...

SPOKEN word poet and award-winning author Batsirai Chigama — who is currently on the International Writers Programme (IWP) in Iowa, United States — yesterday said her experiences so far have been so inspirational that she has been encouraged to consider ways of reviving the literary scene in Zimbabwe. ...

TOP Bulawayo socialite, Gilmore Tee, is set to showcase at one of Africa’s leading fashion platforms, GTBank Fashion Week, in Lagos, Nigeria, this weekend. ...

SOUTH AFRICA-BASED hip hop artiste and sound engineer Mlue Jay is back with more videos from his EP — They Need Me — which he said had catapulted his music career to greater heights. ...

THE resignation of Hapaguti “Hapaz” Mapimhidze from his post as Dancers Association of Zimbabwe (DAZ) president about a fortnight ago, leaving veteran dancer-cum-musician Precious “Wasu Dacoda” Makwame as the interim leader, is a welcome move. ...

DANCEHALL artiste Enzo Ishall’s latest single, Highest Score — which dropped late on Monday has been trending on YouTube clocking nearly 40 000 views in less than 48 hours. ...

AFRO-FUSION songbird Sasha “Amadhuve” Chiedzo is the latest local artiste to perform at the Mafikizolo Back in Town concert scheduled for November 8 in Harare. ...

YOUTH, Sport, Arts and Recreation minister Kirsty Coventry will be the guest of honour at this year’s edition of the Federation for Choral Music in Zimbabwe festival (FMCZ) set for November 30 at the Zimbabwe College of Music in Harare ...

THE National Arts Council of Zimbabwe has re-branded its premier awards event — the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) — following the change in management, NewsDay Life & Style has learnt ...

TOP Zimbabwean model Pauline Marere on Friday last week added another feather to her crown after she was capped Miss Pan-African Queen at the continental pageant’s 2019 grand finale held in Lagos, Nigeria. ...

THAT author John Museredzo is passionate about youth issues has never been in doubt, and his 2015 publication — Youths, Relationships & Marriage — is confirmation of that fact. ...

BULAWAYO’s celebrated Afro-pop singer and dancer Mzobanzi “Mzoe7” Mlauzi recently launched a social responsibility programme through which he imparts life skills to children in Bulawayo’s Entumbane suburb where he grew up. ...

CONTEMPORARY rhumba artiste Farai “Juntal” Serima is preparing to launch his third album titled Public Demand later this month after releasing a bonus love song from the album two weeks ago. ...

SWEDEN-BASED musician and author Makandire Luckson Chezhira Chikutu, popularly known as Manluckerz in the arts sector says artists must help to portray and preserve the country’s cultural history through their works. ...

JAZZ crooner and Green ambassador Dereck Mpofu's decision to engage the services of raunchy dancer and singer Beverly “Bev” Sibanda on his latest song Chimbozvizunza and its accompanying video have been met with mixed reactions from his fans. ...

ASPIRING designer Tadiwa Chimhowa is set to hold a solo three-day academic art exhibition on November 11-13 at Harare’s Netone headquarters under the theme: A New Dawn ...

MATABELELAND Cultural Awards Trust last week hosted a successful cultural awards event at Amakhosi Township Square in Bulawayo to honour individuals and groups that made significant contributions to the preservation of culture. ...

ORGANISERS of the much-hyped Mafikizolo Back in Town Concert, PromaEvents yesterday said everything was now in place ahead of the show set for this Friday at the Harare International Conference Centre. ...

DANCEHALL fans in the gold mining town of Kadoma and surrounding areas have something to smile about this weekend as Ninja president Winky D appears to have gathered ...