Life and Style

Life and Style


FLOURISHING gospel musician, Blessing Manyangadze, popularly known as Flame B, is set to reposition his growing brand, with the launch of his latest album, Five Star Singles on Thursday at an exclusive event set for Rainbow Towers hotel in the capital. ...

As the country’s economic woes continue to bite, budding Afro-rap artist, Rayton Choto Paraffin known in the music circles as Tony Ray, has released a single titled Tirikuchema, a protest song that speaks about the prevailing situation that has left many Zimbabweans struggling to eke a living. ...

The brewing tension between socialites Zodwa Wabantu and Skolopad was reignited on Wednesday, after Skolopad suggested that Zodwa was trying to be like her and Babes Wodumo. ...

Babes Wodumo caused major traffic on Twitter on Thursday night after she posting a revealing picture of herself with a caption that was quickly dubbed a “thirst trap”. ...

MODELLING Industry Association Zimbabwe (Miaz) and Size 4 Modelling Agency founder, Wilbert Rukato has cautioned models that there are no shortcuts in the industry if they are to make it big on the ramp. ...

Forced to pay for two seats in a taxi, used to satisfy sexual fetishes and bullied their whole lives, a group of KwaZulu-Natal women are proud to be “fat and ugly”. ...

“IT is not whether you get knocked down, it is whether you get up,” once articulated Vince Lombard. ...

AS a result of feedback received by Wild Zambezi from visitors, who have enjoyed camping in Mana Pools National Park, here are some important pointers to remember if you are planning a stay there. ...

MBARE-BASED visual artists Christopher Weta and Robson Chikanyanga have been using different forms of painting to educate their community about various issues, while attracting buyers from as far as Europe and the United States ...

RENOWNED sculptor, Dominic Benhura has taken Mines deputy minister Fred Moyo and his wife, Yeyani, to the High Court accusing the couple of swindling him of over $1 million in a botched mining business deal. ...

MUSICIANS Sylvester “Freeman” Chizanga and Mgcini “Cal_Vin” Nhliziyo are some of the artistes set to entertain hundreds at Youth Power Group (YPG) awareness campaigns around the country tomorrow. ...

CENSORSHIP Board chairperson, Aeneas Chigwedere on Wednesday said any foreign act keen to perform in Zimbabwe will have to abide by the country’s moral code. ...

The death of the late international music icon Biggie Tembo’s mother in Karoi last Sunday exposed the internal conflicts raging in the family, as the late musician’s widow and sons snubbed the funeral of Anna Marasha Tembo, who succumbed to hypertension at her rural homestead in Nyamupfukudza village under Chief Dendera. ...

A LOCAL health and beauty parlour, The Skin Spa, has scooped the International Luxury Spa Award for service excellence. ...

SEPTEMBER has traditionally been regarded as the Mbira month and there was a one-day festival to celebrate the mbira (African thumb piano) at Mukuvisi Woodlands in Harare. NewsDay reporter Winstone Antonio (ND) caught up with the Mbira festival founder Albert Chimedza (AC), who spoke about the mbira and related issues. Here are excerpts from the interview. ...

MULTI-GIFTED artist and Drums of Peace founder, Lewis Ndlovu, has returned home from a two-month tour of Europe, where he conducted several workshops and showcased his play, Lamentations at 12. ...

An upcoming biopic based on Oscar Pistorius and the murder of Reeva Steenkamp is due to be released. ...

THE stage is set for this year’s grand finale of the annual DreamStar Zimbabwe Talent Show pencilled for this Saturday at the Harare International Conference Centre with the ultimate winner set to pocket $3 000, a recording deal and a trip to China on a cultural exchange tour. ...

INSIDE the dingy corridors of Mbare’s Matapi flats is interestingly where a group of four music producers have made big names in Zimbabwe’s music industry. ...

FANS of American-born Nigerian music star, David Adedeji Adeleke, known by his stage name Davido, have a golden opportunity to meet the musician when he goes on a city tour ahead of his performance on October 13 at Harare International Conference Centre. ...

A NEW track featuring Sandra “Sandy” Ndebele and South Africa kwaito star, Professor, has become a hit following its release last Friday. ...

LALLA has always been shy to talk about her private life‚ but told Metro FM’s LootLove and DJ Speedsta that she often liked to listen to music with her man. ...

Finance and Economic Development minister Patrick Chinamasa has said the country’s tourism industry has undervalued national tourism assets such as the museums and monuments that need to be rebrandedFinance and Economic Development minister Patrick Chinamasa has said the country’s tourism industry has undervalued national tourism assets such as the museums and monuments that need to be rebranded. ...

AFRO-Jazz musician and Green Ambassador, Dereck Mpofu is set to wade into uncharted waters when he records his debut live concert DVD for the new album, Godobori (Expert) on October 14 at Theatre in the Park in Harare. ...

Sultry actress and presenter Ayanda Thabethe is heating up Spain. ...

Emerging musician, Zanda Zakuza has lifted the lid on sexual predators within the music industry, who demand to sleep with artistes in exchange for work. ...

TOP dancer and choreographer, John Cole is set to take his silky dancing skills to China, with a dance workshop and video shoots in Chengdu and Nanjing from October 1 to 12 under the Dance with John Cole movement. ...

MUSIC industry stakeholders have hailed the Zimbabwe College of Music (ZCM) for setting up a state-of-the-art recording studio for students, who will now be able to access hands-on training beyond theoretical lessons. ...

THE poetry anthology, Poems of Hope is Tsungi Chiwara’s second literary offering after her debut novel, Reflections of the Heart — A Story of Hope, which came out last year. ...

CELEBRATED gospel music couple, Charles and Olivia Charamba, staged a mesmerising performance, backed by the Fishers of Men, at the public launch of their latest albums in their hometown in Chitungwiza, with the song Abba Father proving to be a crowd favourite. ...