Who will wear the Zim hip hop crown?

The Chronicle Bongani Ndlovu, Showbiz CorrespondentThe stage is set for tomorrow’s Zim hip hop awards and artistes in the genre will be eagerly waiting to see if they can land the various accolades in nominated categories. The awards ceremony will be held in Harare at the upmarket bar, Pablo’z and the who’s who in the hip hop scene will be expected to grace the event. The night will belong to rappers such as Takura with seven nominations, Asaph and Mariachi with six nominations. They have been nominated in the People’s…

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Khekhe battles it out with radio veterans

The Chronicle Nigel Siziba, Showbiz ReporterSKYZ Metro FM’s Nkokhelo Khumalo popularly known as, Khekhe, is set to battle it out with radio veterans in the Zim Hip-hop awards. He has been into radio for only a year but has showed his prowess behind the microphone as his show 16 Bars got a nomination in the Zim Hip-hop awards and he will be the youngest in his category. Khekhe will battle it out with more illustrious MCs such as Thorn Laroq from Khulumani FM, Star FM’s DJ Mox, Power FM’s Promethius…

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Elikem’s mystery bae finally unmasked

The Chronicle Showbiz ReporterPOKELLO Nare’s ex-boyfriend, Ghanaian Elikem Kumordzie, yesterday finally unveiled his mysterious partner through a picture he posted on Instagram. The post by Elikem was likely a reaction to shade that was being thrown at his new full-figured lover – South Africa-based Zimbabwean Edith Chibhamu by controversial transgender, Tatelicious Karigambe. Moments before Elikem unveiled his bae, Tatelicious – who made headlines locally after splashing over US$80 000 to transform herself into a woman, had posted images of the lovers all cozy. She dissed Elikem saying Pokello had upgraded…

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Nameless 263 duo rekindles romance

The Herald Kundai Marunya Arts CorrespondentMany may remember the group Nameless 263 who rocked radio with hit song “Party People” back in 2014. They topped charts with great punchlines and witty rap. Well, the duo of Rhyme Assassin (real name Tichaona Monera) and T9yce (real name Tendai Murasiranwa) have reconnected for a single titled “Pick My Life Up”. The two defied borders, making use of new technologies in recording the song as Rhyme Assassin is now based in theUnited Kingdom and T9yce in Bulawayo. Rhyme Assassin said the song was an encouragement to Zimbabweans…

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Carnival train early bird tickets sold out

The Chronicle Leonard Ncube in Victoria FallsTHE rebranded Zambezi Lager Victoria Falls Carnival roars to life in just over two weeks with organisers of the annual event saying Victoria Falls residents are among the majority of this year’s revellers. Over the years, locals have complained about being sidelined because of the exorbitant ticket prices for the gig that is held from December 29 to 31. Organisers have, however, responded by introducing specific packages for locals. Darryn Lee, the director of the annual event, said the early bird tickets have already…

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Philani hopeful despite missing African Writers’ Award

The Chronicle Bongani Ndlovu, Showbiz CorrespondentRENOWNED writer, Philani Nyoni, says although he missed out on the 2018 African Writers’ Award, it was a step in the right direction for his career. Nyoni was the only Zimbabwean nominated among 10 nominees from Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, Ghana and Zambia for his short story Celestial Incest. The award ceremony held recently in Nigeria saw Kenya’s Benson Mugo being awarded in the short story category for Dawn. Nyoni said he was not discouraged. “I lost and nonetheless, awards always have their controversy. Judging creativity…

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Intwasa’s Arts Extra to shutdown 2018

The Chronicle Tonderai Zvimba, Showbiz ReporterINTWASA Arts Festival koBulawayo will be shutting down the year with a bang with a special edition of the arts fiesta. Dubbed the Arts Extra, the special edition will run from December 27 to January 1. Organiser, Raisedon Baya, said following last year’s success of the extra edition, they decided to bring it back for fans of the festival as well as those who will have missed the September one. “Last year’s event was a resounding success. We realised there was a need in the…

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Lutan Fyah promises fireworks

The Herald Arts CorrespondentJamaican musician Lutan Fyah is excited to join his compatriots Morgan Heritage for a performance at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on December 21. Lutan Fyah last visited the country in 2011, while Morgan Heritage had a great performance at HICC in 2016. The Jamaican musicians have exhibited enthusiasm ahead of the tour, with Lutan Fyah declaring that he will bring fireworks to the event. “Harare, Zimbabwe I will be there live on the 21st of December and I will be accompanying my brothers great Morgan…

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Peace Tour off to false start

The Chronicle Bongani Ndlovu, Showbiz CorrespondentEITHER it was poor advertising and marketing, exorbitant pricing or Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo has simply lost his shine as his Gweru and Bulawayo shows at the weekend flopped. Mapfumo kicked off his Peace Tour in Gweru at the Golf Club on Friday at an event that was well attended. However, despite having arrived in Gweru well in time, he failed to perform because of technical glitches, leaving many of his fans there disgruntled. By midnight, the Gweru stage had no lighting and fans were in…

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ExQ, Asaph rock All Star Party

The Chronicle Tonderai Zvimba, Showbiz ReporterTHE annual All Star Party that took place this past Saturday at Club Venus in Bulawayo saw ExQ and Asaph putting up a spectacular show despite the rains which threatened to disrupt the event. The party, a birthday celebration for four friends from the city, was well attended by the city’s youths. As from 7PM, revellers had already queued, waiting to pay to gain entrance to the plush venue. To ensure that there was no violence or commotion at the gates, event organisers had called…

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