African top acts Akon and D’banj have collaborated on two new singles. The top artists have recorded two songs together, one titled ‘Frosh’ and the other titled ‘Feeling A Nigga’. It is reported the two singles will be out before Christmas.
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 [...]
It was all out war on Wednesday as two of Zimbabwe’s most popular rappers Desmond “Stunner” Chideme and Mudiwa “Hood” Mutandwa went head to head and traded insults on social networking site twitter.
It all started when Mudiwa tagged Stunner in a tweet by “@LeighMapz” who wrote “#WelcomeToZimbabweWhere rappers rap about having money, but can’t even afford a headboard”. Mudiwa retweeted with the tagline “Imao stunner”.
The jibe appeared directed at the infamous sex-tape from years ago which featured Stunner and socialite turned Big Brother celebrity Pokello Nare. A common criticism of the video was that the bed used had no proper headboard.
Stunner immediately hit back with “Munhu akaita mota yekupihwa akuda kutaurisa pane Vanhu vakatanga from one. Nxa!!!!!!!
Translated – Someone who had a car donated to him wants to talk too much around people who have started from scratch.” READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
Embattled sungura musician Alick Macheso, who is fighting to keep his family intact, has shut doors on his former guitarists Noel Nyazanda and Jonasi Kasamba, it has emerged. The two together with drummer Obert Gomba deserted Macheso to form a breakaway group, Extra Kwazvose, in 2013 after a salary dispute.
Nyazanda and Kasamba reportedly approached Macheso management with hopes of reinstatement last week after the split of their new group. On Sunday Kasamba went to Borrowdale Race Course and joined his former paymaster on stage. William Tsandukwa, who is Macheso’s manager, said there were no vacancies in the band. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
Yesterday saw Big Brother sending away three housemates, the highest so far in this edition. First to be evicted were Lilian from Nigeria and Esther from Uganda, then Sabina from Kenya. So far 5 female housemates have so far left BBA house. Zimbabwe’s JJ once again escaped the boot. It will be interesting to see how far he can go escaping the boot from Africa.
She seems to have endless ideas. Television personality and former Big Brother UK housemate Makosi Musambasi has decided to show people how to take advantage of any situation at a conference themed “How to turn lemons into lemonade”. The one-day conference dubbed “The Sisters Keepers Conference” takes place on October 25 at Celebration Centre.
The conference is aimed at creating female leaders and decorated local and regional speakers are billed to share strategies and testimonies at the conference. The idea of the conference is to create a platform for women from diverse backgrounds to know that the sky is the limit and they can achieve their dreams and defy the patriarchal society. At least 400 women are expected to attend. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
KUDAKWASHE Munetsi (27), the husband of Alick Macheso’s daughter, Sharon (25), allegedly threatened to “fix” his wife by exposing the sungura king’s undisclosed family secrets to the media at the height of the newly-married couple’s domestic dispute last weekend.
Sharon, however, told him to go ahead as she was tired of his threats of divorce every time they had a domestic dispute, it is further alleged. This was disclosed yesterday when Munetsi appeared before Harare magistrate Tavonga Mtetwa on a charge of domestic violence. He was ordered to pay $50 bail and remanded to October 23 for trial. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
HARARE - Zimbabwe’s international music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi will on Wednesday deliver a lecture on the ethic and philosophy of being an international artiste and public figure.
The lecture will be presented at a Musica 2014 seminar that will be held at the Zimbabwe College of Music.
In 2011 Tuku was awarded the honorary title of Cavaliere, by the Italian Government in recognition for his work as an international musician.
Other speakers at the seminar will include the multi-talented Enrico De Agostini, the Ambassador of Italy to Zimbabwe. The Italian diplomat is a singer, guitarist, chef and published author. Vocalist Amanda Tossini, Zimbabwean promoter Bernie Bizmark and sound engineer Mark van Daventer will also make presentations at the same seminar. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
THE plight of the girl child is one issue that has always invoked a deep passion within me. Not the least because I was once a victim of abuse, violence and early marriage, or that l have a daughter, but also because I am acutely aware that the future progress and development of Zimbabwe is largely dependent on how we empower and treat our girls today.
I rose to stardom at the age of 9. I presented a small television programme for kids and later became the main anchor for the first Zimbabwean live television show for kids called Star Kids, which made me very famous. In 2006, I made newspaper headlines after I was impregnated by a businessman and entered into an early marriage at 15 and gave birth to two children by the age of 17. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT