Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

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. ...

Tsitsi Dangarembga is one of Zimbabwe’s renowned authors and filmmakers whose contribution to the development of film and book industry is immense. She has won several awards along the way for some of her films, with her novel, Nervous Conditions, scooping the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa in 1989. Dangarembga speaks to NewsDay (ND) features & lifestyle editor Phillip Chidavaenzi on her journey in the country’s creative industry. ...

Award-winning music stars Mi Casa and pop legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka are expected to land at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport tomorrow ahead of their performance at the Jacaranda Music Festival at Hellenic Sports Club in Harare on Saturday. ...

TWO of the country’s biggest music stars — Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and Winky D — will combine their magic on stage as they headline the inaugural Lake October Festival slated for October 19 and 20 with several activities lined up making use of various venues dotted around Masvingo. ...

CHITOWN Music, Entertainment and Lifestyle Awards (CMELA) organisers have called on artistes in the dormitory town to submit their work for the third edition of the ceremony pencilled for December 8 at Tanza Centre. ...

SOUTH African comedian and singer, Oscar Mgudlwa (42), popularly known as Madluphuthu, says African artistes need to decolonise their minds and learn to walk with their heads high in order to conquer the world. ...

“MY music is rich, natural and classic. It will be listened to by future generations even when I am gone,” said Jeys Marabini a week before he launched his ninth studio album, Ntunjambila. ...

SOUTH AFRICAN singers, Dr Tumi and Deborah Fraser, will be part of the line-up of music acts expected to spark fireworks at the annual Gwanda International Gospel Festival scheduled to run from Friday till Sunday. ...

FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube yesterday fired the Willia Bonyongwe-chaired Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) board to mark “the start of reforms the government is implementing to get its finances under control”. ...

“MEMORABLE” is a fitting description of the ambiance and energy that characterised Shoko Festival’s main event at Chitungwiza’s Unit L grounds on Sunday night. ...

LAST week would have been eventful as far as literature is concerned, as it was the time that the Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) is traditionally held. ...

THE recently-ended annual Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo saw two well-attended comedy shows on Friday and Saturday night at Divine car wash in partnership with Umahlekisa Comedy Club, but two artistes were missing in action. ...

FASHION designers who showcased their designs at the inaugural Arise Chitungwiza fashion show have lamented the influx of secondhand clothes on to the local market as it affected their business and urged government to clamp down on clothing imports. ...

DANCEHALL chanters Dadza D and Guspy Warrior stole the show with an electric performance as the curtain came down at the Shoko Festival at the Unit L community grounds in Chitungwiza on Sunday night. ...

RAUNCHY dancer-cum-singer Beverly “Bev” Sibanda and his manager of nine years, Hapaguti “Harpers” Mapimhidze, have mended their relations and are now working together again. ...

VETERAN journalist Geoffrey Nyarota last week officially launched his second book — The Graceless Fall of Robert Mugabe: The End of a Dictator’s Reign — published by Penguin in August 2018. ...

GOSPEL diva Agatha Murudzwa-Ndembera has hailed government and the Harare City Council for the current clean-up campaign, which has seen CD pirates being driven out of the streets in a move she said will go a long way in ensuring artistes enjoyed the fruits of their hard work. ...

JIVE director Benjamin Nyandoro has saluted female artistes who performed at Only the Divas Concert at Padziva in Harare on Saturday night for their sterling acts. ...

THE Best of Both Worlds concert featuring Jah Prayzah and Killer T at the Odessey Hotel in Kadoma drew a mega crowd on Friday night. ...