Tomorrow Nigeria marks 54 years of Independence!!! We wish every Nigerian anywhere in the world Happy Independence day. Great Song from Timi Dakolo – very inspirational
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 [...]
Zimbabwe will be well represented at the AFRIMA Awards taking place in Nigeria on 9 November, 2014. Nominated artists are:
- Cindy Munyavi – Best Female Artiste Southern Africa
- Jah Prayzah – Best Male Artiste Southern Africa
- Sebastian Magacha – Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational music
- Fungisai Mashavave feat. Jah Prayzah – Best Female Artiste in African Inspirational Music
- Isabel Novella – Best African RnB & Soul
- Buffalo Soul Jah – Best African Regga, Ragga and Dancehall
- Carlprit, feat Jaicko – Best African Pop
- Taps – Best African Electro
Congrats to our gallant sons and daughters for raising Zimbabwe’s flag high on the international arts industry.
At 62 legendary muso, Oliver Mtukudzi is set to release his 62nd album titled ‘Mukombe we Mvura’ at the Harare International Conference Centre in Zimbabwe on Saturday. His latest birth compromises of a 10 track album, mostly inspired by life lessons he learned through the years.
‘Mukombe we Mvura’ means A calabash of water, his 9th track on his latest release ‘Munhikwi’ inspired the title of his album. The lyrics of this song say “Aita munhikwi, mupe mukombe wemvura (He/she is hiccupping, give him/her a calabash of water).”
“What I’m saying here is that a lot of problems seem really difficult, but if you take time to think about them and consult, you will realise they are just hiccups,” said Mtukudzi. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
UPCOMING musician Changamire Leo (born Leo Chinyere) will tonight launch his album titled Hwehuhwe at Book Café. The album that has caught the attention of Dendera ace Sulumani Chimbetu will also see the musician performing at the same event alongside Mono Mukundu who is also the producer of the album.
Changamire Leo yesterday said he is thrilled the day of the launch has finally come. “It has taken a lot of work and I am happy that finally the album is out,” he said. “I will be touring the United Kingdom with the album and at this age I am thrilled because it takes others years to achieve this.
“I am grateful to Mono and Sulu who have assisted me greatly and put weight on the album.” Mono described the album as destined to make a mark on the music scene because of its uniqueness. He said it was good that the young musician was not copying any musician, but going it alone. “It is something new. It is something very good. He is not aligned to anyone which makes it very good,” said Mono.
LOCAL gospel musicians rarely collaborate for recordings in comparison to other genres, but instead they prefer engaging secular singers for duets. As a reflection of the accession, gospel musician Bishop Samuel Ollah Juru has collaborated with dancehall chanter Soul Jah Love on his forthcoming five-track album titled Diaspora due for release this Friday.
The album is Juru’s seventh. Having a closer look at the local showbiz scene, it seems as if many musicians are relishing the sweet fruits of collaborations. And it seems as if dancehall music is slowly getting into the DNA of every musician.
Alick Macheso has a dancehall set at his performances and the number of musicians who now appreciate the genre is increasing with Sulumani Chimbetu also having collaborated with Soul Jah Love on his forthcoming album. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
HARARE – Seasoned sungura musician Nicholas Zacharia says he will approach Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya for assistance to build his long-time dream of a Sungura Academy in Chitungwiza. Zacharia is among the celebrity pioneers to join PHD Ministries which started off in his home town Chitungwiza before it moved to Harare’s Waterfalls area.
The Mabvi Nemagokora hit maker who is PHD Ministries in PHD Ministries praise and worship choir told the Daily News on Sunday that he is prepared to approach Prophet Magaya for financial help. “Hatingatamburezve tichienda kuchurch (There is no point for us to suffer yet we are Christians). READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
HARARE - Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi will launch a 10-track album titled Mukombe Wemvura at Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) next Saturday.
Sam Mataure, who manages Tuku’s affairs, confirmed the weekend launch of the music super star’s 61st studio album but was unable to provide more details saying he was at a funeral. Yes, it is true he (Tuku) will be launching and releasing a new album on Saturday. I am unable to give you more details now,” said Mataure who doubles up as Tuku’s drummer. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
HARARE - Dancehall music stars will honour the late sungura star Tongai Moyo by riding on a riddim set to rock Dewa’s Harare Gardens commemoration bash next week.
With rising stars Tocky Vybz and Killer T leading the contingent of dancehall stars performing during the commemoration set for Sunday, October 5, the “Tongai Moyo riddim” will be one of the showcase’s main highlight.
A spokesperson for the Harare Gardens concert said dancehall music producers have already crafted and produced the riddim on which all dancehall musicians performing on this day would ride on. “The riddim is dancehall and musicians singing that genre will bring their own lyrics while being aided by the new production. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT