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 [...]
Innocent Ujah Idibia popularly known as Tuface Idibia who lost his father last week after 2-years battle with cancer is still traumatized over his father’s death. A member of the family disclosed that the singer who was very close to his dad, Michael Agbo Idibia, is still in shock over his sudden demise.
The source said when the father was first diagnosed with cancer, the family ran up and down, spending millions just to save his life but he died anyway and Tuface Idibia has found it really hard to believe that his dad is gone. He is yet to come to terms with his father death, they simply say. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
Recently launched Zimbabwe Music Awards, Zima has received overwhelming support for their 2014 edition. According to Zima production assistant, Kganya Ndlovu, they processed close to 600 submissions from artistes who want to take part in this year’s awards.
“Just looking at the figures, it is clear that Zim dancehall has become extremely popular with 44 entries for the Best Dancehall award. “Following behind dancehall was the Afro-pop category, more commonly known as urban grooves which had 30 submissions,” Ndlovu said. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
At least 30 mbira groups are billed to perform at the first ever Mbira Sunplash 2014 scheduled for Dzimbanhete Arts Interactions on September 28. The groups will go into camp on September 26 at DAI, an arts and culture resource center situated along Bulawayo road, between the Snake World and the Lion and Cheetah Park, ahead of the 36 hour marathonmbira session.
The gig will showcase several genres of mbira music as played in different regions and cultures of Zimbabwe. “Mbira Sunsplash will be taking place at DAI from the Friday, Spetember 26 to September 28. While music will be playing at the main stage, there will be mbira workshops and stories and an exhibition of various mbira instruments will be happening at the acoustic stage and gallery respectively,” the organisers said.
According to the show organisers, Zimbabwe is the major world custodian of mbira music, the unique music which has over the years spread to much distant lands, yet they feel it is not celebrated enough in this country.
Afro jazz crooner, Alexio Kawara, is set to release a new album later this year. The “Shaina” hitmaker made the announcement during his performance at a fully-packed Book Cafe over the weekend where he gave a sterling performance.
“I am going to release my forth album sometime in December. “I have been focusing on singles for some reasons and they havebeen doing well.
“This is a dedication to my fans and I appreciate their unwavering support since I got into the music industry,” he said. He belted out some of his hits including “Shaina”, “Karwiyo Aka”, “Zvazvinhu”, “Chibvugubvugu” among others. He later sampled some tracks off the upcoming album titled “Chakaipa,” which features Roki and it was received by wild cheers from the crowd.
Happy New month to you all our readers. How time flies, we have already gone through 8 months of 2014. Very soon we will be biding 2014 farewell. Our prayer for you and your family is:
Good health and prosperity, Overcoming all manner of diversities, Peace and tranquility, Success and positive happening in your life. We pray for fruitfulness, all missed opportunities will be restored this month, in Jesus name. We pray for divine healing and cleansing of our beloved continent Africa in Jesus Name.
After five years together, baby mama drama and an ‘on-break’ baby, actress Gabrielle Union, 41, and her man, basketball player Dwayne have finally tied the knot. The couple wed yesterday August 30th in front of an intimate crowd of family and friends in the “Chateau Artisan” castle in Miami, Florida.
Legendary vocalist Dorothy Masuka, internationally renowned South African trumpeter and composer, Hugh Masekela and Nigerian jazz guitarist and vocalist Kunle Ayo, will be in Harare on September 13 for the 2014 edition of the Harare Jazz Festival.
Ninja says she’s a “sober-minded professional” with a positive message.
Zim dancehall diva Ninja Lipsy has distanced herself from the common trend of drug use in local dancehall circles. “I’m a sober-minded professional who is not into the use of drugs. Personally, I think dancehall artists should try to portray positive messages both in their music and life,” she said.
Her remarks came at a time when several dancehall acts were linked to the abuse of drugs, ranging from marijuana (mbanje) to bronco (cough syrup).
Lipsy became an overnight celebrity when she featured in Zim dancehall pioneer Winky D’s hit single Tairirana PaFirst Sight released in 2011. Of late, Lipsy has released a string of singles that have gained her a fair share of the Zim dancehall stakes.
She is currently riding high with her singles Makanyora Wiri and Big Up (Mabhebhi Anotsvaga Mari).