Life and Style

Life and Style

DANCEHALL music sensation Winky D has claimed that tickets for his forthcoming album launch and birthday bash set for February 2 at Harare International Conference Centre were selling at a pace similar to the speed of world-acclaimed sprinter Usain Bolt. ...

UZUMBA’S latest music prodigy, Nigel Madzimure, affectionately known as N-One in music circles, recently dropped his debut album, Shoko Harivhikwi, during a colourful launch held at The Volt in Harare. ...

THE iconic local music legend Mechanic Manyeruke’s contribution to the development of gospel music in Zimbabwe will be immortalised in a documentary film that is currently under production. ...

AWARD-WINNING theatre and film producer, Thandiwe Mawungwa, has broken new ground with her recent production, a thriller movie titled Mind Games, which earned her the Best Zimbabwean Feature Film and Best Actor awards at the joint Zimbabwe International Film Festival and International Film Festival last year. ...

Gospel musician Janet Manyowa is set to launch an online talk show titled Redeemed, which will look at how gospel music filters into other aspects of human life. ...

African Roar, an annual anthology of African short story writers edited by Emmanuel Sigauke and Ivor W Hartmann, played a critical role in bringing emerging African authors to the fore, covering countries such as Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Ghana. ...

FORMER Studio 263 actress and radio presenter, Tinopona Katsande last week said her forthcoming five-day acting workshop, aimed at nurturing the talent of emerging actors, was not a profit-making scheme. ...

SOUTH Africa-based Black Diamond will host the first ever Gqom festival dubbed Gqom Life Gardens in Bulawayo in what promises to be an epic event on March 3, following the successful launch of their debut album, Gqom Life, in Johannesburg on December 2 last year. ...

AWARD-WINNING reggae and dancehall artiste, Shinsoman has broken his year-long silence on the music circuit, with the release of a new single titled Ruvarangu featuring Ninja Lipsy. ...

WITH the coming of a new year signifying new beginnings for many people, several artistes, who spoke to NewsDay expressed hope that 2018 would be full of positive developments, as they sought to grow their careers. ...

TELEVISION and radio personality, Arthur Evans, has left SkyzMetro FM, as he seeks to spread his wings to South Africa after clinching a deal with MiChiko PR. ...

Entertainers Zodwa Wabantu and Skolopad hogged headlines in 2017 for their skimpy clothes and red carpet antics, but it was also the spicy feud between them that caught most people’s attention. ...

RISING gospel musician, Admire Nago, has made a call to God to stop road carnage in Zimbabwe through the title track of his forthcoming album Nhowo set to be released next Wednesday. ...

WHEN Keen Mushapaidze took over the reins from Filda Muchabaiwa as musician Jah Prayzah’s Third Generation band manager in 2015, his simple message was that he would make ...

THE absence of comedy clubs in the country has hampered the growth of the genre and establishing such spots is the only way that local wit artists can gain recognition and realise benefits from their art, comics have said. ...

RHUMBA star, Martin Sibanda of Ndolwane Super Sounds has lashed out at local radio station, SkyzMetro FM, for their failure to recognise his talent during the station’s recent awards night. ...

Gospel musician, Mathias Mhere has decided to begin the year on a high note with the release of 15 000 copies of his sixth album Old Testament DVD scheduled for Monday next week. ...

LOCAL fashion designer, Moline Katiyo-Mayhew has vowed to continue offering skills development workshops in the area of ethical fashion and eco-friendly handcrafts under the Chengetedza/Preserve Project in poor communities. The multi-talented founder of Hande Bhebhi Designs launched the project last year in partnership with the Zimbabwe Germany Society. ...

PRODUCERS of the recently premièred feature film, Cook Off, yesterday said they had lined up a series of screenings starting today at Half Bar in Harare, as they seek to take the production to film lovers across the country. ...

RISING Bulawayo-based imbube outfit Ukukhanya Kwezwe’s composer and lead singer, Mayibongweinkosi Madihwa, yesterday said he was happy that the music genre was getting more recognition than ever before. ...

GOSPEL prodigy Wencilus “Mpostori Wency” Makungisa has made a name for himself in music circles as largely a praise connoisseur, but his latest album launched on Tuesday saw him going experimental with worship songs. ...

BRIAN Benza, who was born on November 4, 1997 in Redcliff, knew from early childhood that he would pursue a fashion dream. He described his childhood as an adventure, which saw his family temporarily relocating to Botswana between 1998 and 2004. ...

WE have seen interesting developments on the showbiz scene over the last two days, with some music lovers crying foul over the results of the annual Radio Zimbabwe Coca-Cola 2017 Top 50 and the ZBC TV Coke Top 50 Videos competition held on New Year’s Eve. ...

LOCAL filmmakers are looking forward to a new trajectory that will see the growth of the film industry. ...

AN inmate at Ridigita Farm Prison in Marondera, Sailas Gumunyu, has become the second prisoner to storm into the finals of the Starbrite talent search programme after shrugging off stiff competition from fellow contestants during the semi-final competitions held at Golden Peacock in Mutare on December 9. ...

TOP music acts Winky D and Jah Prayzah on New Year’s Eve proved to be music promoter 2 Kings Entertainment’s saving grace as they staged an epic show in Kadoma after Nigerian music star Davido had pulled a fast one on them for the second time. ...

THE inaugural Intwasa Extra lived up to its billing before ending on a high note on Sunday evening with a battle of the DJs and an all-white party at the Bulawayo Theatre after drawing huge crowds. ...

PROMINENT Marondera wheelspinner DJ Ninja (real name Edmore Chikonzo) on Saturday night proved his prowess as one of the best after pulling a bigger crowd than contemporary musician Andy Muridzo. ...

FORMER Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries president Busisa Moyo last week called on the Bulawayo community to support local artistes in the same way they supported local products. ...

ABOUT a month or so ago, someone posted an eerie condolence message on Brian Tafadzwa Penny’s Facebook wall claiming that the young creative had passed on. ...