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Unforgettable Natalie

Constance van Niekerk, SA   The new year started with sad news for the music industry. Natalie Cole, singer of the Grammy-Award winning Unforgettable album died on Thursday night (New Year’s Eve). She was 65. The multi Grammy-Award winner died at Cedar-Sinai medical centre in Los Angeles from congestive heart failure after years of battling drug problems, liver disease, (she ...

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Q & A with ‘Guitar Man’ Louis Mhlanga

Louis Mhlanga (born 10 November 1956) is a Zimbabwean music maestro currently domiciled in South Africa. Louis is a gifted and internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer and music producer. He taught himself to play the guitar at a very tender age and started playing at the age of ten. He has to date worked with a considerable number of renowned artists ...

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International One Song One People Concert Tour 2015

Constance van Niekerk in Johannesburg The night of Friday the 4th of December was a far cry from my usual quiet nights at home. The highlight of the night was my meeting the celebrities who played at The International One Song One People Concert Tour 2015 Johannesburg edition, an awareness gig on Xenophobia. The concert was held at The Bannister ...

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A moment with gospel diva: Joyce Simeti

Caught up with the veteran Gospel artist Joyce Simeti on her maiden Australia tour and was privileged to gt an insight into the woman, the mother, the artist and entrepreneur all rolled in one; Simba: Thank you for taking a time to chat with me Joyce. For the benefit of our readers, tell me who is Joyce Simeti? Joyce: Joyce Simeti ...

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Author Masimba Musodza explores his latest book: Shavi Rechikadzi

Zimbabwean born author Masimba Musodza who boasts a box set of over nine book titles on the international bookshop shelf including the Amazon will later tonight, the 21st October 2015 be unveiling and exploring in depth on his latest book publication, Shavi Rechikadzi. He will be speaking to Abigail Singende live on ZimOnline Radio at 9pm UK time or 10pm ...

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Andy Brown & Chiwoniso’s daughter commits suicide

Tragedy has struck the Brown and Maraire families as late couple Andy & Chiwoniso’s younger daughter Chiedza Brown committed suicide on Saturday 12th September 2015 in Dallas Texas, USA. She was 15 and described by many as optimistic and full of life. Her surviving sister Chengeto (17) paid tribute to her sister on her social network where we extract the ...

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SA road carnage claim five Zim Gospel artists

Its a dark day for the Zimbabwean gospel music family and the industry as a whole as four promising instrumental talents were wiped out in a road collision in South Africa earlier this morning. The accident that claimed the life of a well respected lead guitarist Tawanda Makwavarara alongside his four close music colleagues happened on South Africa’s R21 South highway ...

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Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson “death” a hoax

Rowan Atkinson, better known as Mr Bean, has recently fallen victim to Internet death hoax. News of the famous actor’s death spread rapidly on social media network resulting into concern among fans. However, it is now confirmed that it was just a hoax and the actor is doing just fine. Mr Bean is the latest celebrity to fall victim to ...

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Young Jerahuni going places

NAMA Award Winner and highly talented Macintosh Pedzisayi Jerahuni, founder of ‘The Jerahuni Movement Factory’ and ‘The Jerahuni Band’ is making waves everywhere he goes. And he definitely is on the move!  Jerahuni is a creative dancer and choreographer at ‘The Tumbuka Contemporary Dance Company’ of Zimbabwe. Jerahuni returns home today; Sunday the 26th of July, from Namibia where he has been for ...

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Mbaqanga maestro David Masondo passes on

Constance van Niekerk in South Africa It is amazing how Soul Brothers lead singer and co-founder the late David Mbuso Masondo has died twice! According to an article in one blog dated February 26 2008, David committed suicide in his “home in Soweto” “he was 56”. David in fact passed away on the 5th of July at Netcare Garden City ...

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