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L'Vovo Derrango billed for Bulawayo show

THOSE attending the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair which kicks off in Bulawayo next week can set aside time to attend a special show from one of South Africa's top kwaito artistes L'vovo Derrango....Read more

L'Vovo Derrango billed for Bulawayo show

16 April 2014 | 1805 Views
THOSE attending the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair which kicks off in Bulawayo next week can set aside time to attend a special show from one of South Africa's top kwaito artistes L'vovo Derrango....

by Bongani Ndlovu

Generations actor's Bulawayo show flops

14 April 2014 | 7129 Views
THE much awaited cocktail party with Generations star Khethiwe in Bulawayo was a lukewarm affair with only a handful of fans attending the event.The event dubbed One on One with Khethiwe was...

by Showbiz Reporter

Freshlyground to perform in Zim's HIFA after insulting Mugabe

13 April 2014 | 4109 Views
South Africa Afro-fusion music group Freshlyground is returning to the Harare International Festival of Arts (Hifa) six years after their last performance at Zimbabwe's biggest arts fiesta....

by Arts reporter

Generations' actress draws big crowd

13 April 2014 | 5919 Views
STUNNING South African actress Winnie Modise, who plays Khethiwe Buthelezi in the soap opera, Generations, arrived in Bulawayo yesterday, for her much anticipated and scheduled guest appearance at a...

by Staff Reporter

Generations actress in Zimbabwe

12 April 2014 | 3298 Views
GENERATIONS, a South African soapie  that has been on people's screens for a long time. It has been there from back in the 90s when it was screened on ZTV to the era of free to air decoders ...

by Bongani Ndlovu

Generations star Khethiwe set for Bulawayo

10 April 2014 | 4363 Views
POPULAR Generations actress Winnie Modise, aka Khethiwe Buthelezi in the SABC 1 soapie, is billed to mix and mingle with her local fans in Bulawayo at a cocktail party to be hosted on her behalf on Sa...

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Nurse champions Ndebele rap

08 April 2014 | 4387 Views
Hwange-based nurse Rodrick Sibanda, 24, hopes his just-released hip-hop album titled The Shoemaker will prove that rapping in vernacular is a potential recipe for success.Sibanda, whose role m...

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Govt orders television, radio stations to pay musicians their royalties

05 April 2014 | 2492 Views
GOVERNMENT has ordered local television and radio stations to pay up royalties to musicians who receive airplay for their upkeep as music was their source of income.Speaking at the launch of ...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean artiste strikes it big in SA

01 April 2014 | 4460 Views
When the choir master instructed him to lead during concerts, little did Mothusi 'Bashimane' Ndlovu from Gwanda, Matabeleland South, knew that he would one day be a seasoned musician, actor, poet, pro...

by Nkosana Sibanda

'Don't be cry babies,' Cont tells Matabeleland youths

31 March 2014 | 3760 Views
YOUNG people in Matabeleland will need to let go of "victim mentality" if they are to fully benefit from the opportunities that the proposed changes to the broadcasting sector in Zimbabwe would ...

by Staff reporter

Inxusa Festival kicks off

27 March 2014 | 2485 Views
The Inxusa Festival re-launched on a high note on Tuesday evening with the opening ceremony bringing theatre arts to life in Bulawayo. The four-day theatre festival, running under the theme "M...

by Bongani Ndlovu

NoViolet Bulawayo wows US audience

25 March 2014 | 2709 Views
BROOKLYN - Award winning author NoViolet Bulawayo last week took to the microphone, reading from her first novel, We Need New Names at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in the United States....

by brooklyneagle.com

Miss Nust crowned

24 March 2014 | 4237 Views
Eighteen-year-old Sibonginkosi Ncube was on Saturday evening crowned Miss National University of Science and Technology (Nust) 2014 at a colourful event held at the institution’s Ceremonial Hall, be...

by Bongani Ndlovu

Prof Jonathan Moyo to grace Inxusa festival

18 March 2014 | 2707 Views
THE Inxusa Theatre Festival is set for a massive relaunch this year after more than a decade's suspension with Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo expected ...

by Auxilia Katongomara

Pokello, Elikem break-up?

17 March 2014 | 6875 Views
Big Brother lovebirds Pokello and Elikem have split and the "fairy tale" love affair which has won the couple considerable admiration in both Ghana and Zimbabwe has collapsed, Graphic Showbiz reporte...

by Arts reporter

NoViolet Bulawayo wins another Award

17 March 2014 | 2306 Views
ZIMBABWE-BORN NoViolet Bulawayo, a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, is this year's winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for "We Need New Names".The novel follows a 10-year-ol...

by Staff reporter

Actress-turned vendor drags married lover to court

10 March 2014 | 7887 Views
A FORMER Amakorokoza actress on Friday dragged her lover - a married man - to court for falling to pay maintenance for their child.Joyce Mpofu, now a vendor, was demanding $171 from Sikhumbu...

by Hlabile Dube

Sakhelene Zinini drama series

09 March 2014 | 3826 Views
ZIMBABWE radio drama has a long history and was once one of the most popular art genres that would unite families and see all family members gathering around a speaker as they followed the intrigue....

by Ngqwele Dube

Macheso disappoints

03 March 2014 | 6281 Views
ALICK Macheso has lost his touch! The writing was on the wall on Friday night during his show at the Amphitheatre as his performance was below par with over 1000 fans that had gathered there disappoin...

by Bongani Ndlovu

ZiFM Bulawayo: Top 10 Chart makes waves

27 February 2014 | 3013 Views
THE Bulawayo Top 10 Chart on ZiFM's Zi Saturday Zone: Your link to the City of Kings and Queens hosted by DJ Gibson Ncube which debuted over the weekend with a bang as it appears to have taken the re...

by Sindiso Dube

NoViolet Bulawayo wins the Etisalat Prize for Literature

24 February 2014 | 2455 Views
Zimbabwean NoViolet Bulawayo has won the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature for debut fiction, for her novel We Need New Names, it was announced in Lagos, Nigeria a short while ago.Havin...

by Staff reporter

Intwasa festival dates set

23 February 2014 | 1901 Views
Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo will take place between September 23 and 27 this year under the theme Unforgettable.The five-day event will mark the 10th anniversary of...

by Staff reporter

Dudu Manhenga misses out on Mugabe amnesty

23 February 2014 | 9043 Views
JAZZ songbird, Dudu Manhenga missed out on the recent Presidential pardon which saw more than 2 000 prisoners being freed as she was out on bail. Had the songstre...

by Auxilia Katongomara

ZiFM's Gibson Ncube to introduce Bulawayo Top-10 chart

21 February 2014 | 3056 Views
BULAWAYO'S Zi FM presenter Gibson Ncube is set to introduce a Top-10 chart on his show that will be based on music from the city.Ncube, who hosts the Zi Saturday Zone "yo link to the city of K...

by Staff reporter

Local House Music outfit set for Miami

06 February 2014 | 3891 Views
Bulawayo's new house music outfit comprising Mqondisi Sibanda, Paul Mlauziand Brian Bangura collectively known as House Rebels are set to rub shoulders with the world's biggest house music produce...

by Entertainment Reporter

Jeys Marabini, Sandra Ndebele release traffic safety songs

05 February 2014 | 2994 Views
Musicians Jeys Marabini and Sandra Ndebele have released songs that urge drivers to exercise caution on the roads in line with the ambassadorial status bestowed on them by the Traffic Safety Council ...

by arts reporter

And the NAMA 2014 nominees are....

05 February 2014 | 3256 Views
The National Merit Awards (NAMA) 2014 list of nominees was officially announced today (Wednesday) at a press conference in Harare. The awards will be held for the second year running in Bulawa...

by Lesley Moyo

Come back home Lovemore Majaivana

05 February 2014 | 3427 Views
there is a talented singer,who left his home- country,a long time ago,under unclear circumstances,Lovemore Majaivana,his songs were touching,took us on a poetic journey,...

by Poetic Revolution Movement

Calling on Ndebele poets in Diaspora

05 February 2014 | 2823 Views
ZIMBABWEANS in the Diaspora are putting together a Ndebele anthology meant to promote the language and culture where they are based.The project was mooted during the King Mzilikazi celebratio...

by Staff reporter

Lovemore Majaivana's son dreams big

31 January 2014 | 3989 Views
Randal Majaivana, son to self-exiled Zimbabwe music legend Lovemore Majaivana, believes it is now time to revive his father's music legacy.The Kwekwe-based Randal, 26, who has recorded two alb...

by arts reporter

Lovemore Majaivana snub fans' petition

26 January 2014 | 5831 Views
Lovemore Majaivana has snubbed a petition by local fans to come and perform in the country.Majaivana has been in the United States for the past 10 years where he has ...

by Arts reporter

NoViolet's star continues to shine bright

24 January 2014 | 1863 Views
NOVIOLET Bulawayo's star continues to shine bright as she has once again been nominated for another prestigious award for her book We Need New Names.The award, Etisalat Prize for Literature ...

by Staff reporter

Bulawayo group clinches Kalawa recording deal

21 January 2014 | 2571 Views
BULAWAYO hip-hop kwaito group Kasi Lunatics has clinched a deal for their song to be produced under the Kalawa label in South Africa.Kalawa Jazzmee's DJ Bobster has taken an interest in the g...

by Staff reporter

Promoter dupes Ndolwane

13 January 2014 | 2846 Views
A music promoter has reportedly gone underground, hiding from Ndolwane Super Sounds after allegedly duping the group of more than $2, 000 for two shows held last year. This comes amid concerns...

by Entertainment Reporter

Cont Mhlanga rules out politics

19 December 2013 | 3269 Views
Amakhosi Cultural Centre founder Cont Mhlanga says, if granted a radio licence for a Bulawayo commercial metro radio station, his programming will be divorced from politics and strictly pursue social ...

by Staff reporter

Dingi Cash releases yet another brilliant Music Video

18 December 2013 | 2689 Views
DINGI-CASH, one of Bulawayo's finest Hip-hop Artists, is currently working on a new Album titled 'G - Wabalanda' taken from the word Gwabalanda, one of Bulawayo's vibrant high density suburbs. ...

by Arts reporter

Amakhosi to open radio station

17 December 2013 | 3559 Views
AMAKHOSI Cultural Centre is leading a partnership of like-minded people who have set up a company that will apply for a commercial Bulawayo metro radio station, director Cont Mhlanga said yesterday....

by Staff reporter

Oskido, Kalawa Jazmee set for Bulawayo Christmas Day show

17 December 2013 | 2724 Views
All roads will lead to Bulawayo's Stop Over Bar on Christmas Day when the city's favourite musical son Oscar "Oskido" Mdlongwa brings his unique brand of turntable magic home. Multi-award win...

by Staff reporter

DJ Smoove dies

15 December 2013 | 5455 Views
Acclaimed club disc jockey Deon Fulton has died.Popularly known on the club scene as Dj Smoove, Fulton died in a car crash this morning near Sam Levy's Village on his way home from Helensvale...

by Staff reporter

Iyasa appears on New York billboards

06 December 2013 | 3391 Views
International acclaimed arts group, Iyasa from Bulawayo continue to shine as three of their members have appeared on billboards in New York.Formed slightly over a decade ago, Iyasa has raked ...

by Staff reporter

'Shona Phansi' composer speaks out

04 December 2013 | 6614 Views
Kwaito's new kid on the block, "Darlington Sibanda" better known as D2X launched his latest offering titled "Shona Phansi" last week on his soundcloud portal. The track which features Niger...

by Ndou Paul

Intwasa lines up storytelling workshop

02 December 2013 | 1521 Views
Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo will begin a two-day workshop on December 5 targeting more than 30 local teachers in order to resuscitate the art of storytelling in the country.The workshop t...

by Arts reporter

Patricia Majalisa jets in for Bulawayo shows

26 November 2013 | 2083 Views
SOUTH African singer Patricia Majalisa jetted into the country on Sunday ahead of her shows scheduled for Bulawayo and Hwange this weekend. She will perform in Hwange on 6 December. From the a...

by Entertainment Reporter

Oskido promises Bulawayo fans Christmas to remember

22 November 2013 | 3309 Views
MULTI-TALENTED South Africa artiste Oscar "Oskido Mdlongwa has promised to give local house fanatics a Christmas to remember when he performs at the third annual Christmas Party on 25 December at St...

by Entertainment Reporter

DJ Fresh set to perform in Bulawayo this weekend

20 November 2013 | 3079 Views
SOUTH African house music maestro, Thato "DJ Fresh" Sikwane is set to perform in Bulawayo at Horizon Pub and Restaurant on Saturday.DJ Fresh is one of the biggest names in house music and ha...

by Entertainment Reporter

Zimbabwe set for 25 new free-to-air commercial radio stations

15 November 2013 | 3558 Views
ZIMBABWE is set to have 25 new free-to-air commercial provincial radio stations following last week's Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe's (Baz) call for applications amid fears that the licences, as ...

by Staff reporter

Bev drops her famed bottle dance promises new tactics

13 November 2013 | 7634 Views
EROTIC dancer Beverly "Bev" Sibanda has called on fans to forget her famed bottle dance and expect new routines when she performs at Waverly Hotel in Bulawayo on Saturday. The self-proclaime...

by Entertainment Reporter

Ex-Miss Zimbabwe, hubby to work as servants of the Lord

12 November 2013 | 5731 Views
FORMER beauty queen Lorraine Maphala and businessman Sonny Phiri will soon be leaving the business world to work as servants of the Lord. The newly weds made this revelation during a talk sho...

by Entertainment Correspondent

Bulawayo-born musician creates buzz in UK

04 November 2013 | 3951 Views
Bulawayo-born musician Eska Mtungwazi is making waves in the United Kingdom music industry, Daily News reported.British Broadcasting Corporation"s (BBC) Gilles Peterson recently made Gatekeep...

by Arts reporter

Wedding bells for former Miss Zimbabwe

03 November 2013 | 5407 Views
Former Miss Zimbabwe Lorraine Tsoanelo Maphala will on Saturday tie the knot with her fiancé, businessman Sonny Phiri, at a Bulawayo hotel.Maphala confirmed to Standardlife&style ...

by Arts reporter
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