Video: Timi Dakolo – Great Nation – Happy 54th Birthday Nigeria

Tomorrow Nigeria marks 54 years of Independence!!! We wish every Nigerian anywhere in the world Happy Independence day. Great Song from Timi Dakolo – very inspirational

Zim Artists nominated in AFRIMA Awards

Zimbabwe will be well represented at the AFRIMA Awards taking place in Nigeria on 9 November, 2014.  Nominated artists are:

  • Cindy Munyavi – Best Female Artiste Southern Africa
  • Jah Prayzah – Best Male Artiste Southern Africa
  • Sebastian Magacha – Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational music
  • Fungisai Mashavave feat. Jah Prayzah – Best Female Artiste in African Inspirational Music
  • Isabel Novella – Best African RnB & Soul
  • Buffalo Soul Jah – Best African Regga, Ragga and Dancehall
  • Carlprit, feat Jaicko – Best African Pop
  • Taps – Best African Electro

Congrats to our gallant sons and daughters for raising Zimbabwe’s flag high on the international arts industry.

Music: Shabalala feat. Oliver Mtukudzi

Oliver Mtukudzi: An Album for each year of his life

Oliver Mtukudzi

At 62 legendary muso, Oliver Mtukudzi is set to release his 62nd album titled ‘Mukombe we Mvura’ at the Harare International Conference Centre in Zimbabwe on Saturday. His latest birth compromises of a 10 track album, mostly inspired by life lessons he learned through the years.

‘Mukombe we Mvura’ means A calabash of water, his 9th track on his latest release ‘Munhikwi’ inspired the title of his album. The lyrics of this song say “Aita munhikwi, mupe mukombe wemvura (He/she is hiccupping, give him/her a calabash of water).”

“What I’m saying here is that a lot of problems seem really difficult, but if you take time to think about them and consult, you will realise they are just hiccups,” said Mtukudzi. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT

Nicki Minaj’s former Manager Bitter with her

Big Fendi, who discovered Nicki Minaj

It seems that Nicki Minaj made a few enemies on her way to the top. During an interview with DJ Envy on Power 105.1 FM’s The Breakfast Club on Monday, Big Fendi – the man who discovered the rapper on MySpace – had some rather unkind words for his former pal, whom he says kicked him to the curb.

Global superstar: While the rapper is worth as much as $52 million, she only offered her former manager a measly $15,000 for creating her image, which included changing her name from Nicki Maraj, introducing her to influential rappers and inking her a deal with Young Money Entertainment

Global superstar: While the rapper is worth as much as $52 million, she only offered her former manager a measly $15,000 for creating her image, which included changing her name from Nicki Maraj, introducing her to influential rappers and inking her a deal with Young Money Entertainment

The CEO of Dirty Money Records got candid as he opened up about how he was unceremoniously ditched by the 31-year-old after he says she was ‘brainwashed’ by new manager Debra Antey. See what he said during the radio interview:

‘We don’t talk. We talk through lawyers now. ‘Nicki tried to offer me a finder’s fee of $15,000. Yeah, I laughed at it.  ‘Nicki’s a groupie. I mean, Nicki jumps from – Nicki started with me in ’06, ’07. I met her on MySpace – she had, like, a flyer page,’ he explained of their journey together. ‘I switched it around. She was Nicki Maraj when I met her, I changed her name to Nicki Minaj.’ 

‘How do you create an image, put it together, bring it to life. I put her with Young Money, I did everything. And she offered me $15,000,’ he bemoaned, adding: ‘They actually sent the $15,000, the money actually came. And she’s been ducking me ever since. That was in ’08.’



Upcoming Musician Changamire Leo to launch album tonight

Changamire Leo

UPCOMING musician Changamire Leo (born Leo Chinyere) will tonight launch his album titled Hwehuhwe at Book Café. The album that has caught the attention of Dendera ace Sulumani Chimbetu will also see the musician performing at the same event alongside Mono Mukundu who is also the producer of the album.

Changamire Leo yesterday said he is thrilled the day of the launch has finally come. “It has taken a lot of work and I am happy that finally the album is out,” he said. “I will be touring the United Kingdom with the album and at this age I am thrilled because it takes others years to achieve this.

“I am grateful to Mono and Sulu who have assisted me greatly and put weight on the album.” Mono described the album as destined to make a mark on the music scene because of its uniqueness. He said it was good that the young musician was not copying any musician, but going it alone. “It is something new. It is something very good. He is not aligned to anyone which makes it very good,” said Mono.


Ollah Juru, Soul Jah Love in collabo

Soul Jah Love

LOCAL gospel musicians rarely collaborate for recordings in comparison to other genres, but instead they prefer engaging secular singers for duets. As a reflection of the accession, gospel musician Bishop Samuel Ollah Juru has collaborated with dancehall chanter Soul Jah Love on his forthcoming five-track album titled Diaspora due for release this Friday.

The album is Juru’s seventh. Having a closer look at the local showbiz scene, it seems as if many musicians are relishing the sweet fruits of collaborations. And it seems as if dancehall music is slowly getting into the DNA of every musician.

Alick Macheso has a dancehall set at his performances and the number of musicians who now appreciate the genre is increasing with Sulumani Chimbetu also having collaborated with Soul Jah Love on his forthcoming album. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT

Nicholas Zacharia to engage Prophet Magaya on Sungura Academy

Madzibaba ‘Senior Lecturer’

HARARE – Seasoned sungura musician Nicholas Zacharia says he will approach Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya for assistance to build his long-time dream of a Sungura Academy in Chitungwiza. Zacharia is among the celebrity pioneers to join PHD Ministries which started off in his home town Chitungwiza before it moved to Harare’s Waterfalls area.

The Mabvi Nemagokora hit maker who is PHD Ministries in PHD Ministries praise and worship choir told the Daily News on Sunday that he is prepared to approach Prophet Magaya for financial help. “Hatingatamburezve tichienda kuchurch (There is no point for us to suffer yet we are Christians). READ MORE AFTER THE CUT

Tuku to release new Album ‘Mukombe Wemvura’ this weekend

Oliver Mtukudzi

Oliver Mtukudzi

HARARE - Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi will launch a 10-track album titled Mukombe Wemvura at Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) next Saturday.

Sam Mataure, who manages Tuku’s affairs, confirmed the weekend launch of the music super star’s 61st studio album but was unable to provide more details saying he was at a funeral. Yes, it is true he (Tuku) will be launching and releasing a new album on Saturday. I am unable to give you more details now,” said Mataure who doubles up as Tuku’s drummer. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT

Dancehall Night to honour Tongai Moyo

Tongai Moyo

Remembering Tongai Moyo ‘Muchina Muhombe’

HARARE - Dancehall music stars will honour the late sungura star Tongai Moyo by riding on a riddim set to rock Dewa’s Harare Gardens commemoration bash next week.

With rising stars Tocky Vybz and Killer T leading the contingent of dancehall stars performing during the commemoration set for Sunday, October 5, the “Tongai Moyo riddim” will be one of the showcase’s main highlight.

A spokesperson for the Harare Gardens concert said dancehall music producers have already crafted and produced the riddim on which all dancehall musicians performing on this day would ride on. “The riddim is dancehall and musicians singing that genre will bring their own lyrics while being aided by the new production. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT

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