Sungura musician Matsito dies

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The late Tedious Matsito BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA RENOWNED sungura musician and Ngwenya Brothers frontman Tedious Matsito died on Wednesday night at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals after suffering a third stroke in three years, NewsDay has heard. His son Tedious (Jr), who confirmed the death of the legendary musician, said the family rushed him to the hospital where he passed on around midnight. “I am devastated. I cannot believe that he is no more. As a family, we have lost our father, icon and mentor,” he said. Matsito first suffered a…

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Cottco managers suspended over Mukanya jingles

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BY CHARLES LAITON THE Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco) has suspended two senior managers after they engaged Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo to perform the company’s jingles after the musician allegedly passed derogatory comments about President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Agriculture minister Perrance Shiri. According to correspondences between Cottco acting managing director Pious Manamike and the suspended managers’ lawyers, Chadyiwa and Associates Legal Practitioners, Mapfumo was not supposed to have been engaged to perform the parastatal’s jingles. The suspended managers are head of corporate services Benedict Mugura, who is also…

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Tuku left huge void: Selmor

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BY WINSTONE ANTONIO SONGBIRD Selmor Mutukudzi yesterday said her late father, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, left a big void in the music industry that she was unable to fill, given the music superstar’s iconic status, adding she would play her role in keeping his music legacy alive. Selmor, who has been touted as heir to the “Tuku Music” throne, was speaking ahead of tomorrow’s concert themed Selmor Mtukudzi and Friends – Tuku Music Lives On where she will share the stage with several other musicians at Andy Miller Hall at Harare…

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Mebo, Winky D and Karl Marx

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Sound Track: Stan Mushava A church type from the countryside sneaks out of Zupco, his place in life disagreeably summarised by the catapult around his neck and the apostolic badge on his lapel. He looks around as if flustered by city lights and is soon blown away by an uptown sweetheart called Mebo who chooses him over her unimpressed digital-vixen friends. Obert Chari, the Romeo who got away with treason against the capitalist laws of love, ably debuts atop the National FM 2018 chart and crowns it all with a…

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Pursuing music is fulfilling a prophecy: Sturdyman

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Happymore “Sturdyman” Kamundaranga BY DEMETRIA MANYONGA UPCOMING dancehall chanter and Yapwe Nutrition and Wellness Foundation brand ambassador Happymore “Sturdyman” Kamundaranga yesterday said his decision to venture into music was inspired by a prophetic calling he had in 2010. The 24-year-old musician told NewsDay Life & Style that he was neither born a singer nor did he intend to become one, but a prophecy by Barbara Muzopa of Family of Glory Restoration International Sabbath Ministries spurred him into music four years later. “When she said I was going to be a…

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Top Marondera DJ found dead

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The late Edmore “DJ Ninja” Chikonzo BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA TOP Marondera wheelspinner Edmore “DJ Ninja” Chikonzo was found dead at his girlfriend’s house in Cherutombo high-density suburb yesterday morning. When NewsDay arrived at the scene, police were combing the area for evidence to establish the circumstances that led to his death. According to other tenants, DJ Ninja just screamed for help and died before the police arrived. “He was screaming saying please call my parents,” one of the tenants said, adding that although they rushed to a nearby police station,…

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US, Canada surgeons honour Tuku

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The late Oliver Mtukudzi BY WINSTONE ANTONIO THE late music icon and national hero Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi continues to be honoured, with the United States and Canadian volunteer surgical team under the banner Operation of Hope dedicating its upcoming mission to him. The Operation of Hope, which has since 2006 performed more than 5 000 free cleft surgeries for children and adults in Zimbabwe, is planning its 26th surgical mission to Zimbabwe. “As the all-volunteer US and Canadian surgical team, Operation of Hope, we dedicate our upcoming cleft surgical mission…

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Zim fashion designer dominates SA industry

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Oscar Ncube BY DUDUZILE NDLUKULWANI BULAWAYO fashion designer Oscar Ncube is proving his prowess as he continues to make his mark in South Africa, occasionally featuring on satellite broadcaster DSTV’s Fox Life programmes. The South Africa-based Ncube told NewsDay Life &Style yesterday that having control over what he wore had motivated him to venture into fashion and designing as a teenager. “I am a creative, currently expressing my craft within the medium of fashion straight out of secondary school. I was once part of a partnership deal with Vintage Zionist…

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Lunga’s dream comes true

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BY WINSTONE ANTONIO RISING Beitbridge gospel singer Tinashe Lunga has realised his music dream following the release of his debut eight-track album, Mbiri Kunashe produced by Ngoni Gwasira at his Ngodza Gee Studios in Harare. Lunga told Southern Eye Life & Style that getting to the studio and finally releasing the album was a major breakthrough. “All I can say is that the release of Mbiri Kunashe was only by the hand of God. The delay in recording and releasing was mainly caused by lack of finances,” he said. A…

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Stakeholders commemorate theatre day

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BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO CHIPAWO recently held a two-day workshop in Harare which was graced by theatre industry experts to commemorate the World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People (WTD) and World Puppetry, respectively. Chipawo, a member of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ), joined more than 80 countries worldwide to commemorate WTD themed Take a Child to the Theatre. In her 2019 message ASSITEJ president Yvette Hardie, said theatre gives children hope of a brighter future while encouraging parents to expose their kids…

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