Beyonce calms nerves with love making
Beyonce has revealed her secret to calming her nerves, admitting sThe 31-year-old singer will perform at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show tonight (03.02.13) and she’s revealed her secret to remaining composed. Talking at a press conference in New Orleans, she said: “When I get nervous or I don’t have everything together I like to [...]
All set for ‘Batai munhu’ Concert in chitungwiza
All roads lead to the Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex today where three of Zimbabwe’s hottest musicians —Sulumani Chimbetu, Jah Prayzah and Madzibaba Nicholas Zakaria — and the Dembo Brothers square off in the official “First Gig” of 2013. There were reports earlier in the week that Madzibaba had pulled out of the show, dubbed “Batai Munhu”, [...]
R Kelly to visit SA
SOUTH Africa seems to have become US R&B star R Kelly’s favourite hunting ground. Kelly, who was last in the country in 2010, is expected to be back again this year as part of his Single Ladies World Tour. The singer, songwriter and producer-turned- actor is expected to perform for only two nights in Johannesburg [...]
Bev tries hand in Mceeing
DANCER Beverly Sibanda says she has moved from just being a dancer to emceeing. Sibanda, who is popularly known as Bev, said there was more to her than just pole dancing. “I believe I am a woman of many talents and recently I have started emceeing at shows. “Already I am making inroads and this [...]
Capleton coming back to Zimbabwe
Jamaican reggae-dancehall artiste Capleton who is affectionately known as King Shango by his legions of fans is expected to return to Zimbabwe for a reggae-dancehall gig at City Sports Centre on December 7. Red Rose Entertainment’s boss, Barbra Chikosi, who is the promoter of the show confirmed Shango’s visit. Capleton will be performing along side [...]
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Is Buffalo Souljah- real name Thabani Ndlovu- dating former Big Brother house-mate Maneta Mazanhi? The South African based Zimbabwean dancehall star posted on various social networks the cover of his brand new video titled Soja Riripo set for release next week that featured the two involved in some kind of a deep kiss, which raised questions whether the two are dating.
However Buffalo Souljah denied that he is dating Maneta and simply said she was a friend. “Maneta and I are just friends, I chose her to feature on a brand new video that I will be releasing next week because I figured she fits well in the story line of the video. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
HARARE – Dancehall sensation Tocky Vibes has fired a salvo at music promoter Patson “Chipaz” Chimbodza of Chipaz Promotions. Born Obey Makamure; the 20 year-old chanter accuses Chipaz of plotting his downfall. However, the long-serving promoter rubbished Tocky Vibes’ claims. Chipaz accused the dancehall artist of being a liar.
Tocky claims he recently received a phone call from one Blue Eyes from Chipaz Promotions saying he will be finished by year end. “I got a call from Blue Eyes of Chipaz Promotions saying by December he would have destroyed my career. “He told me that they have the power to make or break an artist.
“They chased me at their gig at City Sports Centre on August 31 saying I am becoming big headed,” he said. The Mhai hitmaker said his fallout with the dreadlocked promoter came after he refused to ‘diss’ another promoter Bigboy Chinoperekwei of Devine Assignments during a radio interview prior to the Harare Cup Clash and Summer Slam gigs held on August 30. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
An upcoming book revealing sensational secrets of Zimbabwe’s international music legend Oliver Mtukudzi sheds light on the musician’s strained relationship with his daughter, Selmor, also a singer. Titled Tuku Backstage and set to be published before the end of the year, the book was written by Tuku’s former publicist and journalist, Shepherd Mutamba.
Extracts from a chapter “Daughters” exclusively made available to The Standard reveal how the relationship between Tuku and his daughters, Selmor and Sandra, from his first marriage to Melody Murape, had collapsed irretrievably after Selmor (31) made sensational accusations in the media, in 2012, that the superstar was a neglectful father. She said if Tuku was supportive, she would have been somewhere in life. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
SUPERSTAR Oliver Mtukudzi’s daughter, Selmor, has said she is shocked by the excerpts from her father’s former publicist Shepherd Mutamba’s unreleased book titled Tuku Backstage. The singer told NewsDay yesterday that she was just as shocked as everyone else. “I am shocked. Some of the stuff I do not know. My mom does not speak much of mudhara (Tuku),” she said evasively.
Selmor, who has often been critical of her father, does not enjoy a good relationship with the superstar. Although it is not confirmed, the two are often reported as not speaking to each other. Asked if she was on talking terms with her father, she said they communicated through emails. READ MORE AFTER CUT
SUNGURA ace Alick Macheso will bid his fans farewell this weekend with three shows lined up before leaving for South Africa. The Madhawu singer is expected to leave for Mzansi next week on Wednesday where he will stage two shows in Johannesburg on September 19 and Cap Town the following day.
Macheso starts his weekend gigs tomorrow with a show at Big Apple Club located at the corner of Mbuya Nehanda Street and Nelson Mandela Avenue in Harare. “We have organised this Macheso show for our patrons to bid farewell to their star as he prepares to leave for South Africa,” Big Apple Club manager Nyasha Dope said. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
Cde Chinx is a happy man. The musician is basking in the glory of an honour bestowed upon him by the Zimbabwe Music Awards. He has been selected in the Chairman’s Award category of this year’s ZIMA to be held next month.
Unlike other nominees that will have to wait for the awards ceremony to know their fate, Cde Chinx – born Dickson Chingaira – has a done deal. He was nominated unopposed in accordance with the requirements of the category and becomes an automatic winner.
Come October 3, Cde Chinx will walk away with a ZIMA gong, a befitting recognition for the musician’s unwavering patriotic consciousness. According to ZIMA organisers, the Chairman’s Award is “a special accolade for outstanding contribution to the music industry” and goes to “someone who has made a unique contribution to nation building through music.”
It is the prerogative of the ZIMA chairman to determine a musician to receive the accolade. The Chairman, Joseph Nyadzayo, has seen it fit to honour Cde Chinx. Cde Chinx indeed deserves such recognition. He has not been successful in music commercially but he keeps focused in churning out revolutionary lyrics.