Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

AWARD-WINNING Afro-fusion songbird Linda “Lee McHoney” Nyauchi has been revelling in her new acting career after she was roped into a new film titled Wadiwa Wepamoyo featuring veteran actor Ben Mahaka. McHoney told NewsDay Life & Style that she always had a passion for acting, but was not going to quit music. ...

SEVERAL artistes have decided to join the campaign to conscientise the public about coronavirus following the death of broadcaster Zororo Makamba as part of measures to lock out the pestilence that has wreaked havoc in many countries across the world. ...

LOCAL writer, poet and philanthropist Mthulisi Ndlovu has urged fellow artistes to rise up and take part in community awareness campaigns to give people factual information on the deadly COVID-19. ...

AFRO-FUSION musician Whitney “Brity” Matiyanga, who is part of the line-up of artistes performing at The Xiamen Ling Ling International Circus in China, said she has resumed her shows that were put on hold after the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19. ...

SOME stakeholders in the creative sector have called for a revision of the suspension of gatherings of more than 100 people as announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to curb the spread of the COVID-19 after some local artistes defied the directive by staging live shows, putting lives of many at risk over the weekend. ...

AMERICAN author Dean Koontz last week denied predicting the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) that has spread across the globe, inflicting far-reaching damage on China and Italy in particular, but that has not stopped the renewed interest in his 1981 publication, The Eyes of Darkness, which readers believe offers a chilling prediction of the virulent flu. ...

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THE National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo will be the first cultural institution to go green after the Embassy of Switzerland pledged to install a solar power system at the institution’s building. ...

THE Glam Awards ceremony pencilled for March 28 will now run in two segments accommodating a maximum of 100 people each at The Venue in Avondale, Harare as a precautionary measure in light of the worldwide spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). ...

AFRO-JAZZ songstress Selmor Mtukudzi has joined the long list of artistes who have been forced to shelve several forthcoming shows after President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week banned gatherings of over 100 people to contain the spread of COVID-19. ...

TWO of the country’s biggest races, the PPC Matopos 33-Mile Ultra-marathon and Econet Victoria Falls Marathon, have been put on hold by the organisers in the face of the dreaded coronavirus scourge. ...

SEVERAL local artistes are likely to be hit hard following cancellation of their programmes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday banned public gatherings of over 100 people in ...

SULTRY songstress Vimbai Zimuto yesterday said her forthcoming single Kupakichwa — scheduled for release next week —was meant to be a soundtrack for couples in love. ...

NOMADIC Congolese chanter and choreographer Gift “Shiga Shiga” Katulika (pictured) is now back at Peter Moyo’s Utakataka Expresss Band as stage manager although he is still pursuing his ...

ZIMDANCEHALL chanter Enzo Ishall (pictured) has ventured into dishwasher production in a bid to expand his brand and hedge against the low profitability of the local music industry. ...

DREAMSTAR Zimbabwe talent show founder Steve Zhao yesterday said five of the previous competition winners from the country currently studying in China were safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19) that has hit over 140 countries and killed thousands across the world. ...

DYNAMITE comes in small packages is the best way to describe award-winning dancer Dadirai Mupandawana, a member of the high-flying Ezimnyama Dance Ensemble. Strong-willed and focused, the 27-year-old Mupandawana is breaking barriers. She recently won the Outstanding Female Dancer award during the 19th edition of the National Arts Merit Awards held in Harare. Mupandawana says she has faced many challenges, including negative criticism, but turned it into positive energy to succeed. NewsDay (ND) Life & Style reporter Sharon Sibindi recently caught up with Mupandawana (DM), who spoke about her life in the fast lane of dance. Below are excerpts of the interview… ...

The fallout over a primary school textbook that claimed singer, Lovemore Tshuma, popularly known as Majaivana was dead continues, with the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, NACZ, demanding that the offending book be withdrawn. ...

DISABLED Afro-jazz musician Tongai “Greatman” Gwaze (27) recently paid lobola for his sweetheart, Silibazo Masara. ...

BY JOEL TSVAKWI BUDDING tshibilika artiste and Makhonza Super Sounds’ frontman Khonza Ndebele hasvowed to continue with his rich tshibilika music legacy. The Plumtree-based artiste, who ventured into ...

GOSPEL acapella group Family Voices is keeping its fingers crossed that it will snatch the US$100 000 prize money up for grabs as the country’s representatives at the ...

RISING traditional music band Nhangamabwe at the weekend emerged the 2020 champions at the Imagine national competition hosted annually by Music Crossroads Academy and it will represent Zimbabwe ...

RHUMBA musician Itai “Madiz” Madzikura has opened up on his struggles to find a woman to settle down with as most women he approached viewed musicians as womanisers. ...

TODAY I am feeling a little confessional, so I am going to start off with a confession. These days I hardly ever read motivational or self-help books. ...

LOCAL film producer David Kanduna is set to unveil his debut short film titled 8 hours next month, whose storyline centres on the implications of cultism. ...

IYASA’s annual schools programme Isiphiwo Sami Talent Search has been shelved and will run in the second term of this year in schools. ...

AWARD-WINNING contemporary musician Jah Prayzah and comedienne Tyra “Madam Boss” Chikocho will have to wait longer to entertain their fans in neighbouring Botswana after their show scheduled for March 28 was postponed due to the coronavirus. ...

MUREWA Culture Centre will on March 27 host the inaugural one-day Mvura Naya Naya festival in commemoration of the United Nations’ World Water Day. ...

All-male acapella gospel group, Varanda VaJehovha, have bemoaned lack of exposure and resources for unheralded talent following the release of their debut five-track album, Pinda Muzambara, which was recorded at Rocklife Media in Chitungwiza. ...

UP and coming Zimdancehall artiste Blessing “Last Seen” Chirenga (pictured) last week said he was inspired by the late superstar Oliver Mtukudzi to take up music. ...

A COLLABORATION between two of the country’s top gospel music acts — Mathias Mhere and Blessing Shumba — will be a match made in heaven. ...