Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

UPCOMING Mutare-based Afro-gospel musician Gift Panganayi says he has discovered that music videos play a critical role in spreading the gospel, following the release of his video for the song, Waramba Jesu. ...

CONVICTED fraudster, television and radio personality Oscar Pambuka (pictured) has torched a storm and divided opinion after he claimed on social media that he was now a prophet. ...

OVER 150 visual upcoming and seasoned artists across the country are set to showcase their artworks at this year’s edition of the Wild Geese Art Fest. ...

A CHINHOYI University of Technology (CUT) student Karen Kaseke’s thought-provoking solo exhibition, which ran from Monday until Wednesday at the Apostolic Faith Mission’s Light Christian College in Cranborne, Harare, exposed how government officials appear to be Good Samaritans yet behind the scenes, they were corrupt. ...

The ZIMBABWE International Book Fair Association (ZIBFA) has postponed this year’s edition of the Bulawayo Book Fair event that was initially scheduled for today and tomorrow at Large City Hall. ...

THE National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) will from today host the How Come exhibition preview that will feature 20 artists and runs until June 21 in Bulawayo. ...

WHILE gospel music promotion has become an area of little attention, Capital Seven Business Centre (CSBC) has brought a sigh of relief to the genre through the recently-launched interdenominational Unlocked Gospel Music competition. ...

TOP filmmaker Melgin Tafirenyika yesterday said he was excited that his film — 5th Anniversary — was selected for screening at the fifth edition of the We Are Africa Film Festival which opened on Friday last week in Mpumalanga, South Africa. ...

GOSPEL musician Mathias Mhere’s new album will now be launched on June 21 following a postponement necessitated by his elder brother’s death earlier this month. ...

GOSPEL musician Pax Gomo, who caused ripples on the gospel music scene several years ago with tracks such as Moyo Unonyengera and Iye Woga, is set to come from hibernation and break a six–year silence with the launch of a new 14-track album, Basa Ringamirirei? ...

RUNAKO Beauty Products is set to hold a natural hair and beauty expo at Homestead Conference Centre in Bulawayo tomorrow. The expo is aimed at encouraging women obsessed with artificial beauty products to embrace their natural looks. ...

ABOUT three weeks ago, Enzo Ishall celebrated his 25th birthday in style, with an oversubscribed show at City Sports Centre in Harare. With only a year in the music industry, the Kanjiva hitmaker has made history by being the youngest artiste to fill up the venue. ...

UNITED Kingdom-based Zimbabwean actress and choreographer Enisia Mashusha is set to launch a television show titled The A-List, where she will dig up cases of abuse of the girl child, which she said were prevalent in society. ...

THE second edition of Nhaka Yehupenyu Benefit concert will be held on June 1, at Longcheng Plaza in Harare, with performances from several artistes drawn from diverse music genres expected. ...

AUTHOR and community builder Believe Guta will today officially launch his inspirational literary work, Hard Times Never Kill, at the Kadoma Library auditorium. ...

COMEDIENNE Tyra “Madam Boss” Chikoko and radio personality Jefferson “The Classic Man” Muserera are set to light up ZBCTV with a new show, Date My Friend, written and directed by award-winning producer Manuel Matsinye. ...

LOCAL dancehall star Tocky Vibes has hinted on a collaboration with Zambian songbird Mampi on a yet to be named song to be released between July and August. ...

ON each and every May 25, a question haunts me, and the question is: “What makes a writer African?” The nuances that punctuate the term Africa are many. ...

POPULAR Harare preacher Prophet Tapiwa Freddy yesterday dropped a video of his single track titled Chikuru Kudzoka which features musician Baba Harare and comedian Samatha “Gonyeti” Kureya. ...

The Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) is in a dilemma over poor royalties paid to artistes in an inflationary environment. ...

TEENAGE music sensation Thamsanqa “Tammy” Moyo is breaking new ground in music, by-passing promoters and organising her own shows. ...

ZIMBABWE Music Rights Association (Zimura) executive director Polisile Ncube-Chimhini last week said the late Kalanga music icon Solomon “Jah Solo” Skuza’s estate was one of the best-administered. ...

SOUTH Africa’s most sought-after wheel spinner, musician and producer DJ Tira brought a feel of Durban fun at the oversubscribed show in Bulawayo’s Cosmopolitan nightclub on Friday night. ...

ZIMDANCEHALL chanter Winky D scooped the Artiste of the Year Award and the Entrepreneurial Entertainment Business Leadership Excellence of the Year award, while his manager Jonathan Banda clinched the Manager of the Year award (Arts and Entertainment Leadership Excellence) during the Zimbabwe Business Awards (ZIBA) held at the weekend. ...

GOSPEL sensation Loice Jori has made a comeback with a single track titled Jesu Anonzwa after a 14-year hiatus, having released her debut 2005 album titled Mwari Vanogona. ...

AFRO-fusion star Ashton “Mbeu” Nyahora, backed by his Mhodzi Tribe and award-winning dance choreographer John Cole, are set to headline the inaugural Mitambo Festival at Belgravia Sports Club in Harare today. ...

AWARD-WINNING rapper Desmond “Stunner” Chideme (pictured) and Bulawayo’s rising star, Tapiwa “Six Oh” Matarise are set to break the ice at Bulawayo’s newest nightspot, Hashtag, with an Africa Day performance tonight. ...

POPULAR comedian Comic Pastor, real name Prosper Ngomashi, has joined hands with radio and television personality Nonhlanhla “Miss V Candy” Tutani for the Prank Harare show that will ...

BULAWAYO artiste Njabulo “SizFire” Nyoni claims to have received threats from unknown people after the release of his single, Cry of a Zimbabwean Child, which lashes out at President Emmerson Mnangagwa. ...

MASVINGO Teachers’ College music lecturer Phineas Magwati, in partnership with the National Traditional Dancers Association and Dzimbadzamabwe Music Arts Centre (Dimac), is set to host the Zimbabwe Multi-cultural ...