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No Good Deed starring Idris Elba dominates the box office

Number one: Idris Elba is shown from a scene in No Good Deed that finished in first place in the weekend box office

Number one: Idris Elba is shown from a scene in No Good Deed that finished in first place in the weekend box office

No Good Deed starring Idris Elba did the punishing at the weekend box office as the crime thriller finished in first place with $24.5 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

The 42-year-old British actor portrays a charming escaped convict who terrorises a stay-at-home mom played by 44-year-old Taraji P. Henson.

The Sony drama was produced by Will Packer with Elba also serving as an executive producer and had an estimated budget of $13 million.

Video: Buffalo Souljah – Da Chosen One

The Chosen One Album Title track with Cameos from reggae dancehall greats in SouthAfrica Jah Seed of BongoMaffin Junior of Boom Shaka .

Buffalo Souljah dating Maneta?

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

Chipaz wants to destroy me: Tocky

Tocky Vibes

Tocky Vibes

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

‘Mtukudzi disowns daughter in sensational Book’

Selmor Mtukudzi

Selmor Mtukudzi

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

Selmor Mtukudzi shocked by Mtukudzi backstage book

Selmar and dad Oliver Mtukudzi

Selmar and dad Oliver Mtukudzi

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

Serena Williams’ ‘constant partying causes icy rift with sister Venus

Family tension: Sisters Venus and Serena Williams' formerly close relationship is said to be under strain

Family tension: Sisters Venus and Serena Williams’ formerly close relationship is said to be under strain

They were once tennis’ inseparable golden girls but siblings Venus and Serena Williams’ formerly close relationship is reportedly under strain.

The tennis champions, who have won three Olympic golds together, have not been seen together off court in recent weeks and there has been speculation as to whether Serena’s constant partying is to blame. 

According to the New York Post, the world number one’s late nights and recent disappointing doubles performances have irritated her older sister – who is known for her more laid-back lifestyle. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT

Macheso farewell gig at Big Apple

Alick Macheso

Alick Macheso

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 to be honoured by ZIMA

Comrade Chinx

Comrade Chinx

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.

 

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