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South Sudanese Model Nykhor Paul has had enough!

Photos from Google Nykhor Paul, 25 is tired of apologizing for her blackness and has had enough of the racism in the fashion industry. In an emotionally fuelled post on  Instagram, Paul blasts makeup artists for neglecting professionalism by being ill prepared at shows and not catering for the black skin. “Dear white people in the fashion world!” starts the ...

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Freedom is no more

Barely two weeks after the passing of Hohodza Band’s Mbira player, musician and composer Simba Mudzingwa, Zimbabwe’s Arts have suffered yet another blow. Freedom Tichaona Nyamubaya is no more. She is reported to have collapsed at her farm in Mhangura and was rushed to Mhangura Hospital. There, she was referred to Chinhoyi Hospital where she passed away on Sunday, the ...

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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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Zimbabwe Fashion Week UK debut show: Post event

The weekend, while America celebrated their independence Day, The Zimbabwe Fashion Week UK debuted is Britain’s second biggest city Birmingham.  Founded by Chiedza Dawn Ziyambe who herself is a passionate fashion creative, running a lingerie line, Miss Chii Lingerie which did not disappoint on the runway. The show was hosted by the multi-award winner radio and television presenter Kevin Ncube alongside ...

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Zim songstress Queen Mashie woes the world in Brussels

Zimbabwean songstress and mbira maestro Tatenda Sandra Mashiringo, stage named Queen Mashie and sister to the late legendary Andy Brown has made her maiden Brussels acoustic performance on Friday night captivating the attention and emotions of the crowd who though could not comprehend the language but streamed with the music. Cladding her tradition instrument, the mbira and pitching her voice ...

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Growing concern for a Zimbabwean mother and daughter missing in Coventry, UK

A mother and her young daughter missing for nearly 24 hours were last seen having McDonald’s. Tsungirirayi Taderera was last seen with five-year-old Mufaro at 9.45pm on Sunday. The 33-year-old was spotted at a McDonald’s in Gallagher Retail Park with her daughter but they failed to return to their home just half-a-mile away in Coventry, West Midlands. A mother and her daughter, ...

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Former Msengezi High Shool Choir Director laid to rest

Msengezi High school Choir which pushed the exceptions on High School music production catapulting the school into a multi-album music machine as well discovering now big names as the legendary Producer MacDee Chidavaenzi, Melissa Penicella and the ZimOnline Radio Milicent Chanetsa is reeling in grief at the passing of Mr Terminus Msindo, the former choir Director. He was laid to ...

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Traditional star Hope Masike to epilogue HIFA 2015 with Africa legend Salif Keita

Bindura born Hope Masike who debuted her  HIFA appearance in 2010 post release of her first album, HOPE will share the stage with the iconic Africa icon Salif Keita whose legendary career lit and stormed stages globally as the HIFA 2015 comes to a close on Sunday night. Salif, now 66 from Mali has dated the Zimbabwean audience since 2010 ...

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Bold Indonesia risks diplomatic relations: Executes 8 drugs convicts

The Indonesian government has executed by firing squad eight people for drug offences, including two Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumuran, who were the subject of a years-long campaign for clemency. The development marks the end of years of campaigning to spare the men, who were sentenced to death in 2006 for their part in the Bali Nine heroin-smuggling ring. ...

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Xenophobia: Mutharika lashes out on tired “Bob”

Blantyre – Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has urged Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in his capacity as chairman of the regional grouping, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), to ensure that xenophobic attacks in South Africa are addressed. “I will raise the issue with President Mugabe, as chairman of SADC, especially to ensure that this matter is discussed at the impending ...

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