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Zim Hip Hop Response to Zim Dancehall

Popular hip hop supremo Tinashe Gonzara stage name T Gonz has finally found the solution to counter the dominance of Zim Dancehall a genre that has taken Zimbabwe by storm. Zimdancehall probably found favour because it sings about real issues, whereas Hip hop artists sings about flamboyance yet they are still suffering. “A lot of people think that hip hop ...

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Is he the next king of Zim Hip Hop?

Alwin Ngonyama Stage Name-Rockers Jnr is proving to be a force to reckon with on the Zimbabwean music scene Date of Birth-30 June 1993 Rockers Jnr has been compared to most influential artists of his genre including Stunner, Jnr Brown, Shastro and several others. Rockers Jnr is very creative that he performs his own compositions, his a sought after vocalist, ...

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Our Response to Xenophobia-Sort out Zimbabwe

The Xenophobic attacks in neighbouring South Africa have reinforced a message that we can no longer afford to ignore. We have to sort Zimbabwe out. We cannot continue to ignore the fact that we are at the mercy of an uncaring government. Whilst we condemn the xenophobic attacks in the strongest possible terms we want to ask the Zanu PF ...

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Is the government really doing anything?

When the settlers settled in then Salisbury now Harare in 1890, the idea of relocating the city to another area was mooted in 1891. The options were Norton, Mvurwi, Darwendale, Rusape et cetera. However the idea of relocating the city was rejected, one of the reasons was that the other options were lower than Harare thus ‘unhealthy’ however the main ...

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Zimbabweans academics wasting their knowledge over nothing

  Nathaniel Manheru has always been a mysterious and interesting persona to me, primarily because of how he has managed to be sheathed under the veneers of a Nome de plume for many years. Although some have made allegations to the effect that the mysterious columnist was none other than George Charamba, to me as a political scientist who believes ...

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Zimdancehall artistes full of “Busyness” but they lack “Business”

  I believe that i am somewhat of an authority on the topic of Zimdancehall. Primarily because i have been part and parcel of this movement since 2005 to present. I have seen many great artistes rising and i have also witnessed their unfortunate demise. Fortunately or  unfortunately, my involvement in Zimdancehall has slightly shifted from my initial involvement. Initially ...

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Bondcoins worthless just like the US Dollar!

I know most of you may be tempted to concur with me on the worthless of bond coins, but as for the US dollars you are probably thinking ‘what is this guy saying? ‘Anyway brace yourself for a brief history lesson by the end of this you will understand why i have espoused the above remarks. Before money was invented ...

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Prepaid water in view of citizen participation

As a Harare resident, I am are totally against the move by the local authorities to impose prepaid water meters upon the citizenry of this country who are struggling to make ends meet. Our economy has been on a massive decline ever since the day the government chose to embrace neoliberal policies by the Bretton Woods institutions in the early ...

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Bring Back Itai Dzamara: 20days on……

The abduction of Itai Dzamara and subsequent mystery surrounding his whereabouts has brought me to a point where I am questioning our values as a society. I have been wondering and reflecting on whether we truly understand the meaning of the sanctity of life. I have been especially disturbed by the flippant manner in which ordinary Zimbabweans speak of his ...

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Zanu pf bootlickers or prodigal sons

President Mugabe has a lot of bootlickers. Some of them have even compared the nonagenarian leader to Jesus Christ! Webster Shamu even claimed that if he had the option to choose his parents he would have chosen to be Mugabe’s child! Interestingly most of these bootlickers happen to be ‘prodigal sons’ too! Before they became fierce defenders and beneficiaries of ...

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