Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

A FORMER footballer who traded the ball for the microphone, Samson “Droba” Gohwa, has courted Tryson Chimbetu on a collaborative single titled Kandiro, which has been scheduled for release on Monday. ...

UMKHATHI Theatre Works is set to present a new African dance show, Bloom Bloom, celebrating the arrival of the spring season at this year’s edition of the Intwasa Arts Festival. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is, by no means a new face to local politics. In 1980, at independence, when the late great reggae music icon Bob Marley came to Zimbabwe, a youthful Mnangagwa, bubbling with zest, was appointed Cabinet minister at just 37. ...

ONE of the surprise entries in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s new administration, Kirsty Coventry, has caused a stir in the film industry. ...

MS Africa Continental finalist Tapuwanashe Allin Manyange has organised a charity beauty pageant titled Miss Ruwa 2018 to raise funds for the less-privileged members of her Ruwa community. ...
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DANCEHALL chanter Ninja Lipsy’s brand new song titled Pfee has attracted a lot of controversy, which the musician has, however, dismissed saying while the title was open to various interpretations, it was not political. ...

ZIMBABWE television presenter and Kutting Edge Sport founder Maimba Mapuranga will be honoured with the Zimbabwe Achievers Ambassador Award and honorary patronage for services rendered nationally and internationally at the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA). ...

SECCES Productions and Beyond All Borders president, Carolyn Anderson, is expected to visit Bulawayo on October 9 to finalise preparations for the filming of a pilot for a reality television show. ...

THE CBZ Schools Debate provincial competitions, which came to an end on Saturday, saw top schools from each province selected to represent their respective provinces at the finals ...

THE beginning could have been inauspicious; just a little boy trying to find his way around the guitar and marimba (xylophone) piece his parents had bought him. ...

WORDS store a past, comprehend the present and map a future, but they cannot do that all by themselves. They do flow in accordance with the will of ...

MBIRA queen Hope Masike has collaborated with United States horn-based band, The Huntertones, on a classy and unique rendition of the Zimbabwean traditional classic Hondo, off her first ...

WHEN 21-year-old beauty, Belinda Potts, was asked during the question and answer session at this year’s edition of the Miss World Zimbabwe on Saturday night where she saw herself in the next five years, she said she will be reckoned among the most successful female veterinary surgeons in the world. ...

RENOWNED actors Lazarus “Gringo” Boora, Freddy “Kapfupi” Manjalima, and Susan “Mai Rwizi” Chenjerai were on Saturday honoured with Safirio Lifetime Achievement Awards at the just-ended Zimbabwe International Film Festival for their immense contribution to the development of the film industry. ...

BULAWAYO was brought to life on Friday night through a vintage performance by celebrated Isichathamiya gospel group Indosakusa the Morning Star who set ablaze a fully-packed Bulawayo Theatre during their 10th album launch. ...

THE nation will tonight crown a new beauty queen when the incumbent Miss World Zimbabwe (MWZ) Chiedza Mhosva steps down at the pageant grand finale. ...

TOP South African award-winning music outfit Mi Casa and pop legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka are set to headline this year’s edition of the Jacaranda Music Festival pencilled for October 6 at Hellenic Sports Club in Harare. ...

CELEBRATED Isichatamiya gospel group Indosakusa the Morning Star — formerly known as Impumelelo Shining Stars — will today launch its 10th album titled Indosakusa at the Bulawayo Theatre. ...

TRIBAL house ensemble Djembe Monks says their experience at the Okavongo Delta Festival on Rockston Island in Tsutsubega, Botwana, has opened doors for more future African adventures. ...

GOSPEL songbird Janet Manyowa has collaborated with United States-based veteran musician Shingisai Suluma on a single titled Muchengeti set for release next Friday. ...

AFTER collaborating with renowned artistes such as Soul Jah Love, Pauline, Leonard Mapfumo and Mbeu, young singer Munyaradzai Mutupo — popularly known as Blasta — said he was now ready to take on the music industry with the release of his latest single, Munhu Wacho. ...

AWARD-WINNING author Petinah Gappah’s short story, An Elegy for Easterly, will be among pieces that will make up a landmark series of the best works ever published in the history of Faber & Faber, as the United Kingdom publisher marks its 90th anniversary next year. ...

UPCOMING musician Farai Nyamushamba (20) has slammed politicians who exploit young people for political gains in his new track titled Zimbabwe, which is part of a four-track extended play (EP) titled To the Empire. ...

PRISCILLA Chigariro-Gessen is the founder of Zimbabwe FashionWeek (ZFW) which was recently held in Harare and is a renowned fashion designer and former model. NewsDay Life & Style reporter Anesu Mushawatu (ND) caught up with the fashionista (PC) and below are excerpts from the interview. ...

THE Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) has cleared the air over speculative reports that the late proficient drummer Douglas Vambe — who created the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) news drumline — was owed huge amounts of money in royalties by the State broadcaster. ...

BULAWAYO jeweller and certified interior decorator Siphilisiwe Sibanda has made a name for herself by producing intricate necklaces and other accessories that have found many takers among fashion lovers. ...

AWARD-winning gospel artiste Togarepi Chivaviro at the weekend set a new record in his career after two of his songs clocked over 20 000 votes within a week on the Coca Cola Top 20 that is aired by local station, Radio Zimbabwe. ...

HIP-hop is a music genre which was developed in the United States by African-Americans in the 1970s and since then, it has grown to be one of the most followed music genres in the world. ...

MUSIC superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi is indisputably Zimbabwe’s biggest music export and does not come cheap. ...

REIGNING Miss Beitbridge Ruvimbo Thandeka Mukandatsama will represent Matabeleland South at the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe finals scheduled for Harare on September 22. ...