Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture


JIBILIKA Dance Trust creative director, Nyaradzo Francisca Nhongonhema yesterday said this year’s edition of the Step up 2 HIV initiative will be rolled out to rural areas after the trust received funds from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar). ...

Bulawayo socialite, Gilmore Tee Moyo, has made significant strides in his career and continues to impress, after having secured partnerships with MTV’s Shuga, an HIV and Aids drama series and Ster Kenikor. NewsDay Lifestyle reporter, Sharon Sibindi (ND) recently caught up with Gilmore Tee (GT) and he opened up on his life experiences and projects. Below are excerpts from the interview. ...

A MUSIC outfit that fuses mbira and guitar sounds, Stango and Nongoma, left for Europe last week on their debut international tour that will see them performing in Austria, Slovakia and Germany. ...

DANCEHALL chanter Nutty O, who is part of Jah Prayzah’s Military Touch Movement (MTM), looks like he has learnt from the MTM boss after striking a collaboration deal with Jamaican songbird, Shauna “Etana” McKenzie. ...

Ice Cream and Politics is divided into three sections, the Personal, the Emotional and the Social, all of which are not divorced from each other and the intricacies of life. ...

Kwaito star Sipho Ndlovu, popularly known as Brickz, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of raping a 17-year-old relative in 2013. ...

BULAWAYO’s dazzling all-female ensemble, Nobuntu, has left the country for their debut tour of the United States. ...

ONE of the country’s top models, Hildah Mabu , is set to showcase her modelling skills at the second edition of the prestigious Africa Fashion reception pencilled for November 25 in Paris, France. ...

THE much-anticipated Tarrus Riley show set for October 28 at the Harare International Conference Centre has ignited interest from across the country’s borders, with inquiries from fans in neighbouring countries, according to the organisers. ...

ZIMBABWEAN gospel music artiste-cum-promoter, Otis Mahlatsi, has revealed that he is working on a new album with top South African gospel artiste, Rebecca Malope. ...

A FRIEND of mine always tells me about how, back in the day, he gave a lift to the then unknown Jah Prayzah after he had enjoyed his performance. ...

He said music nominations shall be considered from music that was produced and released between September 11, 2016 and September 11, 2017. ...

LOCAL actor and filmmaker Melgin Tafirenyika’s film, Deep Thought, has been selected for screening at the Afro-Chinese Arts and Folklore Festival scheduled to run from October 25 to ...

After almost a decade of marriage, singer Zwai Bala and his radio presenter wife Melanie Bala are calling it quits. ...

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal has explained the reasons why the police transferred the case file of hip-hop star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, to outstate Criminal Investigation Department (CID, Yaba in Lagos. ...

BULAWAYO was brought to life on Friday night through a vintage performance by South Africa’s award-winning wheel spinner and producer DJ Tira, who set ablaze a fully-packed Club Connect main auditorium until the wee hours of Saturday. ...

THOUSANDS of fans packed the Harare International Conference Centre to witness the launch of Jah Prayzah’s eighth album, Kutonga Kwaro, despite Nigerian star Davido’s failure to turn up following his arrest in his home country. ...

ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Karikoga Kaseke last week said he regretted giving Miss Tourism Zimbabwe (MTZ) pageant licence to Barbara Mzembi as that has brought conflict. ...

GOSPEL artiste Mathias Mhere on Saturday put up a sterling performance at Great Harvest Ministries International and left the audience asking for more. ...

Singer and dancer Nonhlanhla “Skolopad” Qwabe is ready to take her beef with Zodwa Wabantu to the next level and has promised more fireworks between the two, even claiming that her rival would be nothing without Afrotainment boss DJ Tira. ...

Songstress Zahara believes she may have confused admiration for love when it comes to her ex-fiancé Amaza Ntshanga‚ explaining that in retrospect as much as she loved him‚ she isn’t sure she was ever “in love.” ...

TELEVISION has always provided colourful characters that are not easily forgotten. Names that quickly come to mind are Elizabeth Taderera (Katarina), Safirio Madzikatire (Mukadota), Jessesi Mungoshi (Neria), Lazarus Boora (Gringo) and Philip Mushangwe (Parafini). ...

…as he cancels Zim trip after ‘arrest’ NIGERIAN music star David “Davido” Adeleke was yesterday forced to cancel the Zimbabwe trip on the eleventh hour amid reports that ...

FAST-RISING gospel artiste, Trymore Bande brought the house down at the launch of his latest gospel album, with Zanu PF official, Jim Kunaka, stealing the thunder by outbidding other “punters” to land the musician’s latest offering for $1 500. ...

A COLUMNIST with a local language newspaper, Ishmail Penyai has released a poetry anthology titled Sonnets of Love — Collection of Love Poetry which focuses on issues of love. ...

“Growing up, people always told me I would be nothing. I know what I am here for. I knew I had something, but I didn’t think it would be this big.” ...

MISS Tourism Zimbabwe patron Barbra Mzembi yesterday insisted that the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) was still the licence holders for the pageant, as her brief was simply to oversee it as a patron on behalf of the authority. ...

SOUTH Africa’s award-winning wheel spinner and producer DJ Tira is set to perform at Club Connect in Bulawayo tomorrow in what promises to be a thrilling experience for his local fans. ...

The Gokwe Marimba Band has won the right to represent the country at the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood, United States next year, following their sterling performance during auditions held in Masvingo recently. ...

AFTER relocating to the United Kingdom some years back, gospel musician Timothy Ngwenya has released a string of albums that have helped him establish a new fan base in Europe. ...