Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

A SEASONED music teacher, Courage Masamba (pictured), is set to launch a music magazine titled The Harmony. ...

WHILE brows on fleek and slayed faces have become the trend for most make up enthusiasts on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, makeup shaming has also been on the up. ...

SUPERMODEL Rairo Chengetai Gunguwo, who cat-walked into the world of politics when she contested for the Seke parliamentary seat in this year’s harmonised elections, said although she lost the election, she will not quit politics. ...

SOUTH African Afro-fusion band, Freshlyground, appears to have hit a new purple patch in the country after having been earlier barred from Zimbabwe after a controversial music video, Chicken for Change, which was perceived to mock former President Robert Mugabe, denouncing his refusal to surrender power. ...

GOSPEL artiste Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave appears to have mastered the art of attracting new audiences while retaining her old fans through being innovative with her music. ...

A MUSICAL that debuted at the Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo last month, Rachel (19), will be showcased during the Nkulumane Abatsha Day on October 27 as a part of efforts to bring edutainment to young people in high density areas in Bulawayo. ...

BULAWAYO-BASED award-winning gospel musician Margaret Mwamuka — popularly known in gospel circles as Mai Mwamuka — has embarked on a tour dubbed Highly Lifted Up Gala, starting off in Mutare on Friday. ...

THE Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has indefinitely postponed this year’s edition of the Harare International Carnival citing the government ban on public gatherings in the wake of a cholera outbreak that claimed nearly 50 people across the country. ...

WHEN musician Tendai Manatsa — son of the legendary Zexie Manatsa of the Tea Hobvu fame — first met his wife Selmor Mtukudzi, he tried to ride on his father’s name to charm her. ...

FORMER Agriculture minister, Dennis Norman, flew into the country from his retirement base in England to launch his autobiography — The Odd Man In: Mugabe’s White Hand Man — which traces his life in the tumultuous Zimbabwean politics since the colonial era. ...

ZIMBABWEAN finalist at the Miss Africa Great Britain Sharon Mukombe is soliciting for online votes for the People’s Choice category ahead of the pageant’s grand finale slated for October 13 at the Royale Regency hall in London, United Kingdom. ...

MUSICIAN and theatre practitioner Whitney Matiyanga — who is currently on a cultural exchange programme in Norway — has roped in German violinist Steffi Wissing in her new song titled Tinzwe Kuchema. ...

ZIMDANCEHALL’S newest star, Poptain, brings to the craft a mix of social consciousness, intricate wordplay, effortless cadence and casual patois fluency. The animated lyric video for his latest single, Freedom, may belatedly bring music lovers up to speed with his song writing abilities, but the underrated chanter has been ably grinding underground for half a decade now, with no less than 100 tunes on his discography. ...

STAKEHOLDERS in the arts industry have commended the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) for its resource mobilisation initiative, which has seen the council engaging an independent marketing ...

A couple of celebrities have been nominated for the inaugural Zimbabwe Social Media Awards set to recognise and reward the most influential personalities or organisations on social media. ...

OCTOBER comes with it a number of significant dates and drives that bless the calendar. It can be the surety of the coming of summer rains or the ...

THE singing doctor, as Dr Tumi is affectionately known, said he makes more money with music than with his professional medical practice. BY SINDISO DUBE The Wafika hit-maker ...

JOHANNESBURG — Veteran actress Lillian Dube’s bold decision to speak out about her sex life nearly cost her job, but she says she has no regrets. ...

Thousands of gospel music lovers thronged Gwanda’s Pelandaba Stadium at the weekend to witness an array of local and South African artistes taking turns to lead praise and ...

CHILDREN’S Performing Arts Workshop (Chipawo) actress Gamuchirai Mukwakwami (21) left the country on Saturday for a cultural exchange programme in India. ...

OVER 32 buxom beauties turned up for the final Harare audition of the 2018 edition of the new pageant Miss Plus Size Universe established to celebrate full-figure women ...

THOUSANDS of music fans who attended the Jacaranda Music Festival at Hellenic Sports Club in Harare on Saturday were treated to world class music by African legends — ...

RISING model Fungai Beulla Muchenje (pictured) left for Malaysia on Thursday with high hopes of doing the nation proud at this year’s edition of the Miss Cosmopolitan World. ...

ORGANISERS of the first edition of the Vintage Culture — a music and social event that celebrates pop culture — have said all is set for the one-day affair scheduled for today at Wonderland by Alice in Harare. ...

THE National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ), which has been under fire from stakeholders in the arts industry for its failure to bankroll programmes for creatives and mobilise worthy prizes for the annual National Arts Merit Awards, has appointed development consultant Farai Magombedze to help rake in resources. ...

UPCOMING stand-up comedian and musician Thuba “Nceku” Sibanda (pictured) is the star attraction at the second edition of the Naletha Media Christian Comedy Night set for New Life Covenant Church in Harare tonight. ...

JAZZ songbird Vera Chisvo has hailed organisers of the just-ended Intwasa Festival koBulawayo for availing a platform for female artists to showcase their talent. ...

THE organiser of the My Beautiful House hut decoration contest held in Matopos last week said locals should engage in more cultural activities to preserve cultural norms and promote local tourism. ...

Local socialite Pokello Nare, who is being divorced by her Ghanaian husband Elikem Kumordzie, has now filed her papers to challenge the matter at the High Court, setting the stage for a fiercely contested divorce case. ...

THE European Union Film Festival returns to Bulawayo from October 9 to 13 for its second edition with the local authority coming in as a new partner. ...