Life and Style

Life and Style

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. ...

TOP local fashion designers Carlton Lionel Josiya and Tapfumanei Munenge, are this year set to raise the country’s flag in Uganda when they represent Zimbabwe at the Africa Fashion and Arts Festival (AFAF) from March 26 to 31 at the Pearl of Africa Hotel. ...

TRAILBLAZING gospel musician Togarepi Chivaviro has described the year 2017 as very fruitful after having reached several milestones in his music ministry. ...

STAKEHOLDERS in the arts industry in Bulawayo have expressed hope for a brighter 2018 following a largely gloomy 2017 during which crippling economic challenges saw very little movement ...

TALENTED author and journalist Brian Tafadzwa Penny died in a car accident on December 23 at Wengezi turn off, 68km peg along Mutare-Chimanimani highway, when his younger brother ...

FILMMAKERS in Bulawayo recently set up the Southern Film Society (SFS), an organisation poised to make the City of Kings the hub of content production and help market ...

INTWASA Arts Festival koBulawayo yesterday launched a mini fiesta dubbed Intwasa Extra to celebrate Zimbabwe’s new political dispensation following former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rise to the presidency. ...

SONGBIRD Ammara Brown wooed the crowd after staging a thrilling performance at a Harare couple’s wedding ceremony on Saturday at Imba Manor in Glen Lorne. ...

SENSATIONAL rhumba songbird and dancer, Lady Storm, who took the music scene by storm when she featured in Jah Prayzah’s video, Eriza, is now a mother after she ...

THE usually serene picturesque Makanda area in Wedza South constituency roared into life on Christmas Day, as top artistes took turns to entertain rural folks at a free gig. ...

LOCAL music promoter 2Kings Entertainment yesterday allayed fears and assured fans that Nigerian music star David “Davido” Adeleke would stage his second performance in the country on Friday at Alexandra Sports Club in Harare. ...

THE absence of new music from top artistes has left this year’s festive season dry, narrowing down the music choice to Jah Prayzah, Zimdancehall acts or classics. ...

TWENTY–YEAR-OLD model Tapuwanashe Manyange was on Saturday crowned Miss Legacy Zimbabwe queen, shrugging off stiff competition from 14 other contestants at a poorly attended event at 7 Arts ...

GOSPEL musician Tafadzwa Mukaro said 2017 will go down as a memorable and fruitful year, which brought new experiences to her musical journey, as she continued to strengthen ...

ZIMBABWE’S representatives at the forthcoming World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) Gokwe St Agnes primary school marimba band is extending their begging bowl appealing for $50 000, as ...

In local tradition, Madirirano is where drinks flow and everyone gathers to enjoy, and that was exactly the situation at Highfield’s Takashinga Cricket Club last Friday when BodySlam ...

Comedian Tumi Morake has issued a public apology after she landed in hot water for “insensitive” comments she made about down syndrome earlier this year. ...

THE much-awaited Christmas festival is here and the celebrations have begun with most people visiting their loved ones, relatives and friends. ...

Model Refilwe Modiselle has lifted the lid on the kind of hate she gets from social media users on a daily basis, after a person insulted her for “bleaching” her skin. ...

Actress Simphiwe “Simz” Ngema is excited about returning to the small screen on e.tv's Broken Vows, and has revealed that she is also writing a book. ...

SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwean motivational author, Melody Kanguru, on Wednesday night launched her debut publication, Hosting Heaven, alongside its study guide, chronicling her journey of faith from early childhood. ...

LOCAL filmmaker Charles Mawungwa recently added another accolade to his name by scooping the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival in New York. ...

SWEDEN-based Zimbabwean author Luckson Chikutu has published a book titled Flashback Identity written in Swedish in a move he said was meant to promote cultural diversity between the two countries. ...