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After divorcing Prophet Magaya, Bev finds success

She may have quit the heavenly way following her dancing demons but Beverly Sibanda, popularly known as Bev has finally found peace doing what she loves; and it doesn’t hurt too that she is getting monetary success out of her hobby. At least that’s according to her manager Hapaz Mapimhidze. The raunchy pole dancer was performing at a popular Harare ...

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Tuku Tribute Concert adds “postpone” list

THE Oliver Mtukudzi tribute concert scheduled for the UK this weekend has been postponed to next year, organisers confirmed today. Baffling to many patrons as a number of Zimbabwean musical events spearheaded by home based artists have fallen to the postponement list. Scheduled for Leicester on Saturday, the concert was aimed at paying tribute to “Zimbabwe’s most recognisable humanitarian musician”. ...

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Tariro neGitare dropping ‘YORIRA NGOMA’ single

Zimbabwean singer, songwriter and guitarist, Tariro neGitare will on Wednesday 10th December be releasing a single of her incubant second album Chipo Changu currently in oven expected early 2015. The single dubbed Yorira Ngoma (translated, The Drumbeat time) is produced and mastered by the country’s top producer Russel ‘Russo’ Chiradza at This Is Records. It is the first of more collaboration projects ...

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Women’s Arts Festival gives women a platform to shine

For a long time relegated to the periphery of festivals and shows as the gyrating extras, supporting acts and only named as the ‘and many more’ on show posters, women have finally gotten centre stage in the arts thanks to the Women’s Arts Festival (Wafest) which was held in Harare this November. The festival ended on a high note at ...

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DJ seeks to form ‘voice guild’, Improve standards

By Robert Mukondiwa: Celebrated radio personality and arts critic Richard Kohola, popularly known as RK has embarked on a programme to establish a guild of seasoned trained ‘voice’ talent to do advert voice overs as well as related radio and possibly television workto world class standards. The move seeks to ensure that there is a high standard of expertise in ...

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Tuku Tribute Dinner postponed to 2015

OLIVER Mtukudzi’s UK tribute dinner which was scheduled for November 29 in London has been postponed to March next year, the megastar’s management team confirmed this week. Set to have been held in London, the dinner was aimed at celebrating the colourful musical career of Zimbabwe’s most recognised and decorated artist. Invited VIP guests included friends of Tuku from Africa’s ...

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Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) bills AirZim passengers directly

THE Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (Caaz) has resolved to collect service charges directly from passengers on Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) flights after being frustrated by the national carrier’s constant failure to remit the money after collection as it is reportedly now amounting to over US$1 million in arrears. “The passenger service charge (PSC) and Aviation Infrastructure Development Fund (Aidef) are ...

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Bingeing season over but beerfest ideas hardly understood

By Robert Mukondiwa: While Zimbabwe has had organisers riding on the German idea of October being beer festival month, it seems there is still a critical lack of appreciation of what beerfests serve. The most prolific beer festival was probably the Lion Lager Summer Beer Festival, which as always attracted bumper crowds and had people sipping endless amounts of alcohol; ...

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The Charambas, Zimbabwe’s Gospel First Family

By Robert Mukondiwa: After suffering torrents of criticism from acres of space in the media dedicated to often unflattering descriptions of their latest work, the Charambas have been reaffirmed as the first family of gospel music as always by their fans. Sales of their latest album entitled WeNazareta have shown that the album has been flying off the shelves in ...

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Miss Honduras & sister grizzly murdered days before Miss World pageant

The reigning Miss Honduras, Maria José Alvarado, and her 23-year-old sister, Sofía Trinidad Alvarado, have been found dead, days after the two women disappeared in Santa Barbara, Honduras, according to the BBC. The women were murdered by Sofía Trinidad Alvarado’s boyfriend in a jealous fit of rage, authorities said. The siblings vanished on Thursday, shortly before the 19-year-old beauty queen was set to leave for ...

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