Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

SEVERAL local songbirds have closed ranks and combined their efforts in an album titled Woman of Essence to be released on Friday ahead of the official launch at the end of the month. ...

BULAWAYO television personality and actress Mbonisi “Mbo Mahocs” Mahonondo’s star continues to rise after she was roped in for the 13th edition of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) held at Sun City last Saturday. ...

LOCAL jazz crooner and guitarist Tariro neGitare has urged women to strike a balance between their work and their faith if they are to fully explore their potential in life. ...

A Beitbridge socialite was allegedly stabbed at top musician Jah Prayzah’s gig in the border town at the weekend following scenes of violence as fans protested against the late start of the show. ...
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ORGANISERS of the award-winning Nigerian reggae-dancehall music icon Patoranking concert, Kayse Connect Corporation, have started selling advance tickets for the potentially explosive show set for April 26 at the Harare International Conference Centre. ...

HAVE you ever dreamt of the endless possibilities that you could experience if only you could unlock yourself to your full potential? If you have, like most responsible people strive to become, this read caters for you. ...

ALPHA Media Holdings (AMH)’s Heart & Soul Radio on Thursday last week hosted South African social activist, Thato Molosankwe, who is on a 42 177km walk from Cape to Cairo, covering 49 African countries. ...

Babes Wodumo's father, Reverend Welcome Simelane, has vowed to take the law into his own hands if justice does not prevail after a video of the Wololo hitmaker being physically assaulted, allegedly by Mampintsha, went viral on Monday morning.  ...

SEVERAL writers, who joined the world in celebrating the Black History Month themed Black Migrations, last week — courtesy of International Literature Festival (LitFest), cherished its positive impact on the development of the local literature industry. ...

Cymplex Music Records producers have showered praises on some local dancehall artistes for the creativity they exhibited when they combined their voices on the recently released Wanna Be Riddim. ...

ZIMBABWEAN-born music legend and anti-apartheid activist, Dorothy Masuku was yesterday laid to rest at the West Park cemetery in Johannesburg South Africa. ...

POWERFUL gospel choral outfit Vabati VaJehova, whose songs have made an impact in Zimbabwe and in the region are set to embark on their maiden United Kingdom tour, their first outside the African continent. ...

FOR an alternate holiday, a trip to Victoria Falls could be your perfect choice. With plenty of hotels offering the chance to see African Wildlife from the comfort ...

GIFTED Bulawayo-based poet, Mukudzei “Kudsy Valor” Mazorodze, has revealed that her unpleasant social upbringing has been the inspiration behind her artistry, which revolves around tragic themes. ...

AFRO-FUSION crowd-puller, Clement “Magwaza” Ncube, says he might be down, but has refused to be ruled out of the showbiz game. ...

GOSPEL devotees are set for a great treat tonight at the Large City Hall in Bulawayo when Kingdom Empowerment Centre hosts an all-night prayer to be headlined by Apostle Frank, from South Africa. ...

AFTER a poor solo performance last year at the Cal_VIN’s “Made In Bulawayo” concert, rapper Cal_VIN is expected to redeem lost pride, as he hosts his debut show with a live band themed Cal_Vin Unplugged tomorrow night at the Bulawayo Theatre. ...

PRESIDENT of the Dancers Association of Zimbabwe (DAZ) Hapaguti “Hapaz” Mapimhidze, has urged local dancers, both female and male, to be disciplined and conduct themselves professionally to earn respect as professionals in society and the showbiz industry, respectively. ...

Former Big Brother Africa personality, Wendall Parson has petitioned the High Court seeking an order to compel Manica Africa Limited to pay him $122 000 for a coal delivery deal. ...

ORGANISERS of Zimbabwe’s premier annual Festival of youth culture Jibilika Arts Festival have expanded their territory to Botswana after 12 years of performing locally. ...

EMERGING Afro pop artiste, David Maphosa popularly known as Dee Em, has enlisted the services of Military touch crooner ,Nutty O to give a cutting edge to his ...

DANCEHALL music sensation Winky D is set to rekindle his romance with his South Africa-based fans when he takes his latest offering, MuGarden, to the inaugural African Love Affair Concert set for April 28 at Time Square’s Sun Arena in Menlyn, Pretoria. ...

LOCAL female artiste Pauline Gunduza has been in the music industry since 2003, where she rose to fame with the group Mafriq. As a group, they did hit songs such as Chizevezeve and Ndokuudza sei, among others. Pauline is now doing her own music, as well as collaborating with other artistes. ...

SOUTH AFRICA-BASED Zimbabwean motivational speaker Ronald Muringai, has penned his second book titled Fathering Sons: Perspectives on Being the Father Every Son Needs. ...

BULAWAYO author Progress Matunzva says her debut book Ignite Your Desire is designed to help people, especially the youths, to live up to their maximum potential. ...

Dorothy Masuku (Masuka was her stage name) died last week at the age of 83. She was an African musician of note, but also much more. ...

TOURISM and Hospitality Industry minister Prisca Mupfumira has challenged the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) to revive the Nyaminyami festival, whose cultural diversity, she said, entices international tourists. ...

FASHION designer Chenesai Mukora-Mangoma has joined hands with the British Council and Nataal Media to host the Fashion Futures, an all-female-led multinational project pencilled for Bulawayo. ...

KHAYA Arts Productions is set to present their debut dance show titled Dlala, an hour-and-half-long fusion of old school and traditional dances on March 23 at the Bulawayo Theatre. ...

RISING South Africa-based Zimbabwean hip-hop artiste Ngonidzashe “King 98” Dondo has shifted the initial launch date for his debut album Francesca from April 27 to May 1 at Wingate Golf Club in Harare. ...