Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

DISABLED painter Givean Thomu (26), who is doing wonders with his exceptional drawings and paintings done using his mouth, has decried the general lack of appreciation of visual art in the country. ...

ZIMDANCEHALL chanter Energy “Freeman” Chizanga has branched off into fashion designing with the launch of his new clothing line called The 5ive Star Look. The development is not surprising considering his photographs posted on social media platforms donning great fashion labels. ...

ORGANISERS of the prestigious Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) have said they are ready to host this year’s edition of the awards following a four-year sabbatical. ...

AUDREY CHIRENJE is an emerging novelist whose debut literary offering, Life Will Humble You, opens the lid into the private lives of the powerful and wealthy Kondwani family that runs a growing and influential Pentecostal church whose activities attract extensive public interest. ...

CHINYAVADA Sounds frontman Gulf Makina (pictured), who has been silent for over 12 years, has announced his return with the release of a seven-track album titled Ikupera Yabiwa. ...

GOSPEL musician Mambo Dhuterere — who has divided opinion among gospel music lovers following his meteoric rise to fame with his new album Dare Guru — yesterday said he will soon launch a charity initiative to assist the less privileged. ...

TOP music producer and instrumentalist Clive “Mono” Mukundu has stuck to his yearly tradition with the release of a new compilation album featuring 16 of the finest musicians that he worked with last year. ...

CELEBRATED mbira music ensemble Mbira dzeNharira is set to release a new album titled Chivimba naMuyeni early this year. ...

INKULULEKO Yabatsha School of Arts (Iyasa) member Portia Sibanda on Sunday tied the knot with Gabriel Madume during a colourful ceremony held at Lakeside Events in Bulawayo. ...

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED gospel musician John Munodawafa, who scooped the top prize with his track Tenda in the highly popular Radio Zimbabwe Coca Cola Top 50 charts on New Year’s ...

ZIMBABWE has very little or practically no concerts that bring out the multi-racial composition of its citizens and permanent residents. ...

AS the year 2019 ended yesterday, the creative industry had no kind words for the Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation minister Kirsty Coventry who they say has failed ...

FOR decades, humankind has been under attack, not from physical forces as one might quickly assume, but from stress, anxiety and depression. ...

BY LORRAINE MUROMO The music industry was robbed of one of its legends, Oliver Mtukudzi who made history on the arts sector, which saw him being accorded the ...

She said excellent character, good physique, great communication skills and deportment were critical traits for male models and dismissed claims that the majority of male models were gay. ...

“It had always been my wish to shoot a video in Gokwe, but the wishes could not materialise earlier due to financial constraints. The DVD’s scenes were also shot in Harare, Gaborone, New York, Dallas, Atlanta, Qatar, Cape Town and Johannesburg.” ...

CLOSER to home, South African top model Zozibini Tunzi is still basking in the glory of being crowned Miss Universe 2019, proving to many — Zimbabweans included — ...

Batsirai Chigama’s debut poetry collection, Gather the Children (2018), is a riveting read especially given Chigama’s linguistic dexterity and energetic deployment of language which, I am sure, can be traced to her history as a spoken word poet. ...

The music industry was robbed of one of its legends, Oliver Mtukudzi who made history on the arts sector, which saw him being accorded the national hero status for his contribution to the sector. ...

CONTEMPORARY singer Andy Muridzo snubbed Bindura music promoter Nyasha Muwomba’s 38th birthday bash on Saturday night despite having agreed payment terms. ...

NATIONAL Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) deputy director and chief curator, Raphael Chikukwa has hailed the support extended to the gallery by Italy through their Embassy in Harare towards the preservation of heritage and culture in Zimbabwe. ...

EACH year comes with its own ups and downs. Such characterised the film and theatre sectors which, despite the challenges, thrived in 2019. ...

VETERAN actress Rhoda Mtembe, popularly known as Mai Sorobhi in yesteryear drama Paraffin, was on Wednesday honoured as a community hero by local cooking oil producing company, Pure Oil Industries (Pvt) Ltd for championing the cause of the country’s film industry. ...

ZIMBABWE People’s Revolutionary Army (Zipra) ex-combatants on Wednesday launched a book titled Lest We Forget – Histories of the Zipra that documents their exploits during the armed struggle at the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce in Bulawayo. ...

JAMAICAN dancehall singer Mr Easy has withdrawn from the annual Madirirano concert set for tomorrow at Alexandra Sports Club in Harare at the eleventh hour after his handlers, United Kingdom (UK)-based promoter Digital One Entertainment failed to agree with local promoter, Simbarashe “Simba Bodyslam” Chakare. ...

A four day fete of music, dance, poetry, all of it about various facets of human rights. This was the first of its kind, the Zimbabwe Human Rights ...

SINCE time immemorial, book writing and storytelling have been characterised by intelligent riddles and hidden meanings that were meant to guide society. The older generation of authors can be applauded for stepping up to the cause of moulding the society’s morals through their literature. ...

South Africa’s pride Zozibini Tunzi has opened up to Trevor Noah on the hate she’s been receiving since being crowned Miss SA and Miss Universe. ...

ORGANISERS of the DJ Stavo (pictured) and Friends concert yesterday claimed they had run out of the early bird tickets for the potentially explosive show, attributing it to fans endorsement of the gig to be headlined by South African artistes at Wood Sensation Club, located at LongCheng Plaza in Belvedere, Harare this Saturday. ...

AFRO-FUSION singer Lovemore “Lovezh” Nherudzo said his prowess on composing songs gave him the confidence to soldier on in the cut-throat industry. ...