Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

THE trending melodious song, Mebo, is almost reaching anthem status and has dominated conversations among music lovers since last year. ...

MUSIC superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi is under the weather, with an alleged heart problem that has kept him off the stage for some time, NewsDay Life &Style has learnt. ...

SONGSTRESS Sandra ‘Sandy’ Ndebele will in March launch a new album whose theme is in line with celebrating her successes as an artiste of note over the last 15 years. ...

PREPARATIONS for the Pretoria Portland Cement’s PPC Imaginarium Awards, to be held in partnership with National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) in Bulawayo are at an advanced stage, amid indications that there will be a workshop from January 22 to 23. ...

LEADING Plumtree disc jockey Dumisani Magalane has exhibited exceptional music prowess by distinguishing himself through a unique versatility that has seen him attract a huge following. ...

CHIMURENGA music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo is set to stage his last show of the Peace Tour that began during the festive season last year at Pagango Truck Inn in Harare on Friday alongside rhumba musician Farai “Juntal” Serima and Franco Slomo. ...

THE National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) opens the Harare Conversations with a conversation between Elizabeth ‘Zaza’ Muchemwa of Almasi Collaborative Arts in Zimbabwe and Halima Cassells of Free Market of Detroit in the United States tomorrow. ...

JIBILIKA Dance Trust founder and arts promoter Plot Mhako said he was fearing for his life after receiving threats from former Zimbabwe Big Brother housemate Hakeem Munyaradzi Mandaza over a Facebook post for an incident that happened at the Zim Hip-Hop Awards in Harare four years ago. ...

TOP gospel musician Togarepi Chivaviro has attributed his record-breaking Coca Cola Top 50 votes to persistent interaction with gospel music fans. ...

Musician Baba Harare has turned to Goodness and Mercy Ministries founder Tapiwa Freddy to anoint his third 10-track album set for launch this Friday at Foodnest Restaurant, Longcheng Plaza Mall in Harare. ...

CONTEMPORARY musician Andy Muridzo, whose marriage has hit a rocky patch, has pleaded with his fans to stay away from his private life following his estranged wife Chido “Mai Keketso” Manyange’s decision to file for divorce. ...

DENDERA crooner Tryson Chimbetu who, for the better part of his elementary music time, stuck to the original dendera beat and message, has carved a new niche that offers a well-woven offering with a different beat. ...

LOCAL award-winning thriller Mind Games has been nominated for the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival’s (CICFF) second annual Golden Fox Awards set for Calcutta, India this month after it was nominated the Best Narrative Feature in 2017. ...

TALENTED Bulawayo-based theatre and television actor Zenzo Nyathi could trade the stage for the studio amid revelations he is working on recording an album. ...

THE political situation in the country has reportedly affected business at the National Arts Gallery of Zimbabwe (NAGZ) in Bulawayo,with the number of visitors to the city dropping massively following the July 2018 harmonised elections. ...

BULAWAYO’S sole private radio station, Skies Metro FM has shuffled its presenters in a new set up that took effect yesterday; a move aimed at bringing diversity to its programming. ...

HIGH-FLYING Zimbabwean playwright-cum-actor, Danai Gurira (pictured) has called for a collaborative effort to take the African narratives across the globe. ...

THE license holder of the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe pageant, Sarah Mpofu-Sibanda, said they were going to start preparations for the 2019 pageant early. ...

THE newly-formed Zimbabwe Hupenyu Hunokosha/ Impilo-iQakathekile Artistes/ Sportsmen Road Awareness Union is planning to rope in President Emmerson Mnangagwa as its patron ahead of its all-artistes and sportsmen road show set for April in Bulawayo. ...
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ORGANISERS of the popular hip-hop awards, Changamire Festival Awards, have released nominees for this year’s fourth edition, with multi-award-winning rappers Stunner and T-Gonz topping the list for the awards set for January 30 at Club Sankayi in Harare. ...

THE director of the State of Malambia film, Marc “Mandisoul” Mandishora, has been forced to defend “the poorly rated” production which recently premiered on ZBC-TV, saying its quality was affected by the removal of explicit scenes. ...

AS creatives waved goodbye to 2018 on entering the New Year, for some it marked the beginning of new things while for others it could be a continuation ...

WHILE former President Robert Mugabe’s shadow in the country’s political matrix is slowly fading away in comparison to the new man in the hot seat, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, renowned playwright Raisedon Baya has refused to let the former Zanu PF leader slip into political oblivion. ...

NATIONAL Art Gallery of Zimbabwe (NAGZ) Manicaland director Elizabeth Muusha has appealed to government and Mutare City Council to avail land to artistes in the province to showcase their art works. ...

INTERNATIONALLY-traveLled and acclaimed Bulawayo arts group, Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (Iyasa) director Nkululeko Innocent Dube has said the 20-year journey in the music industry has been a learning curve for the group and him as a leader. ...

SUNGURA ace Alick Macheso has been robbed of his top Harare-based fan George Tichaona Gwaze, who died in an accident while coming from one of the Extra-Basso’s shows in Glendale, Mashonaland Central province, on New Year’s Day. ...

ARTISTES in Bulawayo — a city renowned as the country’s traditional arts and culture hub — have expressed mixed feelings over performances in 2018 and expressed hope of much better prospects this year. ...

The year 2018 has proven to be one of transformation and growth for the film industry. ...

ZIMDANCEHALL sensation Winky D has cancelled a show that had been scheduled for today at the Odessey Hotel in Kadoma, citing security concerns following the violence that broke ...

Mutare-based gospel musician Blessing Shumba was the first on stage before leaving the microphone to sungura ace Nicholas Zakaria. ...