Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

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 ...

LOCAL gospel artiste Elliot Makuyana is set to unite gospel artistes during his second album launch at Full Gospel Church of God in Strathaven, Harare, on November 6. ...

SOUTH AFRICA-BASED Zimbabwean hip-hop crooner Jimmie “Shasha Dze Hip-hop” Maleta yesterday said working with Tanzania-born cinematographer and photographer Ramadhan “Director Ray” Kondo on the former’s Turn Up video ...

FILMMAKER Shem Zemura’s dream to see his village stories receive recognition on international platforms came true with the triple award nomination for the film, Kushata KweMoyo, at the ...

Up-and-coming Zimdancehall artiste Brian “Ding” Chipara has lamented lack of sponsorship in the farming town as a major drawback for most artistes in his category. ...

ROOFTOP Promotions and the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA) have joined forces to produce a new drama series titled Chipo, which interrogates how institutions including churches perpetuate the abuse of the girl child. ...

JOHANNESBURG — Matrics across the country are cramming and sweating over exams, but Idols SA 2018 winner Yanga Sobetwa (pictured) is not one of them. ...

TOP gospel musician Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave yesterday said she had beefed up her academic background to enhance her music career. ...

A PROMISING masikhandi artiste Thawulo Skuza has released a 10-track album titled Nami kwangivelela, which was recorded at Intergrid Studio in Johannesburg, South Africa ...

JOHANNESBURG — Uyajola 9/9 host Jub Jub Maarohanye has defended the controversial “cheating” show saying people of Mzansi are “lining up” for the content. ...

MBIRA songbird Hope Masike has been cast as the lead actress in a local musical drama alongside fellow musicians Gemma Griffiths and Tahle Wedzinza (pictured). ...

PROPHET Passion Java is a man mired deep in controversy; his life is a bewildering case of extreme ironies that make many people question whether he fits the moral compass of a cleric.Snippets of him dancing, singing along to dirty lyrics and partying with non-Christians have inundated the internet of late. ...

JOHANNESBURG — Faith “Queen Twerk” Nketsi’s new reality television show, Have Faith, is collecting the star more fans than she has ever had before. ...

AFRO-JAZZ artiste Samson “Droba” Gohwa is set to release his second album titled Tamba Neni soon. ...

JEMIMAH Kandemiiri’s arrival on the catwalk was accidental. ...

JIBILIKA Dance Trust has embarked on a mission to empower young women through dance, as they launched female dance workshops that will kick-off on November 2 at their Harare studios. ...

A UNITED Bulawayo Hospital medical doctor, Siduduzo Mphoko-Ndlovu, on Saturday night launched a YouTube channel that will deal with fashion, style and culture. ...

TOP stand-up comedian Carl Joshua Ncube says there is more to Zimbabwe than President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa who tend to dominate news headlines about the country ...

AFRO-JAZZ songstress Selmor Mtukudzi has disclosed that working with celebrated South African producer and her late father’s long-time friend Steve Dyer on her new album, was a turning point to her career. ...

THEY call him the “Crochet Master” in Mvurwi and outlying areas, where his hair crocheting style is highly rated.But Misheck Marezva (pictured) is your everyday, next-door kind of guy — popular, skilful and yet unassuming. Others know him as Elder Mwendaz a praise name derived from his Mhofu, Mwendamberi totem ...

AWARD-WINNING musician Obert Chari has collaborated with an Australian music outfit, Diversity Music Collective, in a song titled Mugidhi, in which they encourage children to enjoy their freedom responsibly without resorting to drugs. ...

GIFTED Bulawayo Afro-pop artiste, song writer and composer, Xolani “X-Mile” Ndlovu is set to take part in South Africa’s All Muso Festival to be held in Ekuruleni, Johannesburg on November 2. ...

UNITED KINGDOM-BASED Zimbabwean businesswoman Maureen Mbondiah-Mandipaza on Wednesday said it was important for women to shift their mindsets if they were to identify and effectively utilise business opportunities available in the country. ...

THE search for Africa’s cultural ambassador at the Zuri Africa-Global finals initially scheduled for Harare on November 1 has been moved to December 14 in Kenya after the organisers failed to secure the buy-in of government and other local stakeholders as the country battles an unprecedented economic meltdown. ...