Chipfumo dragged to court over $175 debt

Progress Chipfumo

Musician Progress Chipfumo is in trouble over $175 he has failed to settle since April this year. The debt is for the services of a van he hired in April and has since failed to pay. The matter has since been taken to Harare Civil Court.

The owner of the van Tendai Manonga said the musician has been evasive and is not willing to settle the debt.  He said Chipfumo hired his van to transport his instruments to a musical gala in Bikita and promised to pay him the following morning. Since that time Chipfumo has been evasive and has not been showing any signs of willingness to pay the debt.

Civil court magistrate Audrey Tarugarira asked Chipfumo to settle the debt beforfe end of September.  Honestly we all know things are tight, but this is not good news for an artist of his caliber.


Hope Masike to Perform at OneBeat Festival In USA

Hope Masike

MBIRA songbird Hope Masike’s last quarter of the year will be filled with various performances locally and abroad. Amid all of it, the musician’s career will be taking yet another exciting turn as she has revealed that she is one of the few musicians chosen for an American cross-cultural programme called OneBeat happening this October in the United States.

“I am happy to be one of the OneBeat fellows for 2014. As always, where many other countries are involved, I take pride in showcasing one of our greatest exports — the music heritage of Zimbabwe,” Masike said.

She added that there was also a lot of thrill that came from meeting brand new inspiration from other fellow musicians.
“Inspiration is the food of every artiste and such collaboration, for me, is utter bliss,” she said. OneBeat is an incubator for music-based social entrepreneurship where innovative musicians from around the world launch collaborative projects designed to make a positive impact on local and global communities.

It brings together young musicians from around the world. In this year’s edition, Masike will be working with musicians from countries such as Egypt, South Africa, Malaysia, Brazil, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Morocco, the US, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

Fungisai tries hand at acting

Fungisai Mashavave

Fungisai Mashavave

Popular singer Fungisai Mashavave is trying her hand at acting after scooping a role in the forth-coming feature film Chinhoyi 7.  The singer was upbeat about her capabilities, saying she has always been an actor in her music videos.

“It is something new, yes, but I have always acted when I shoot my videos. I hope I will be able to pull it through,” said the soft-spoken singer. More than 100 local actors have been selected to take part in an internationally acclaimed movie titled Chinhoyi 7 which is currently being shot in the country. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT

Video: Seunononga – Guspy Warrior

Guspy Warrior was the toast of 2013 with this monster hit. The song caused ripples across the dance hall genre in Zimbabwe

MUsic: Handityi – Tocky Vibes

This young man is a talented chanter. He is destined for greater heights if he remains humbled and focused – Zimbeatnews Editor

Fans irked by omission of Zhakata and Tocky Vibes in ZIMA Awards

Talented Chanter – Tocky Vibes

The Zimbabwe Music Awards has come under heavy criticism from music fans questioning the absence of several notable music stars from its nomination list. Mudiwa of Ndaita Mari fame, Ndirwo Rudo hitmaker Pah Chihera, Guspy Warrior, Blessing Shumba, Nox, Martin & Ndolwane, Dudu Manhenga, Jeys Marabini, Agartha Murudzwa, Joyce Semeti, Iyasa and a host of other notable names are not on the list.

Fans had no kind words for the ZIMA organisers over the exclusions of one of the country’s greatest music living legends, lyricist Leonard Zhakata. “Why the hate for Zhakata? To hell with your silly awards. Why do you suppress talent? This is complete nonsense, you must scrap your useless awards,” fumed an irate Zhakata fan, Exaltance Mukanhairi. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT

Kylie Jenner celebrates reaching 12m Instagram followers

I woke up like this! Kylie Jenner shared this picture of herself in crop top saying that she just got up

I woke up like this! Kylie Jenner shared this picture of herself in crop top saying that she just got up

Kylie Jenner one of the Kardashian girls reached 12m followers on Instagram. After gushing about how grateful she is for her fans, Kylie Jenner gifted them with a photo – of herself, naturally.

5 Things I’ve Learnt From Don Jazzy – Dr Sid Reveals

Mavin Records crew member Dr Sid had and exclusive interview with on Wednesday, September 10 and he shared with us some of the things he has learnt from label boss and friend Don Jazzy over the years.

dir sid 11 5 Things Ive Learnt From Don Jazzy   Dr Sid Reveals

Dr Side and Don Jazzy

1.  Don’t rush Don Jazzy, don’t rush creativity. It’ll come when its needed because if  you rush it you may come out with content that is not up to par.

2.  Strive for perfection. Be your biggest critic, when everyone is telling you you’re the shit, tell yourself “you can be better”. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT

I am too busy with the book to respond to Tuku: Shepherd Mutamba

Oliver Mtukudzi

Oliver Mtukudzi

OLIVER “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s former publicist Shepherd Mutamba has said he is too busy to respond to his former boss. This comes after Tuku claimed he had not given Mutamba permission to write the book, Tuku Backstage, whose sensitive excerpts have had readers wondering if indeed Tuku was aware of the book.

But yesterday Mutamba requested NewsDay to email him questions after being asked to respond to Tuku’s assertions. In response to the questions sent, Mutamba said he was too busy with the book to respond to Tuku. “My answer is: ‘I don’t have the time right now to respond to Tuku’s statement because I am busy working on the book. People are waiting to read the book’.” READ MORE AFTER THE CUT

Missiles thrown at disappointing Kalado



Jamaican musician Kalado, born Eton Gordon, got a rude awakening during his debut Zimbabwe tour when missiles were thrown on stage from all directions during his set on Saturday at Old Hararians Sports Club reports NewsDay.  It is becoming the norm for visiting artistes to disappoint, leaving Zimbabwean artistes to rule the gig.

As what happened in October last year when Nigerian musician D’Banj failed to live up to his billing at the Lion Lager Summer Beer Festival, Kalado failed to perform to expectations. Despite the fact that some of his tracks receive airplay on local radio stations and of course on the clubbing scene, his performance left a lot to be desired. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT

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