Dancehall re-union concert to raise social awareness

Dancehall re-union concert to raise social awareness 1

BY DEMETRIA MANYONGA LOCAL music promoter, Werras Entertainment has joined hands with the Health and Child Care ministry to organise a free dancehall concert, meant to raise awareness on social issues affecting the youths. In an interview with NewsDay Life &Style yesterday, Werras spokesperson Pride “P Myte” Miti said the concert would feature an array of both upcoming and seasoned chanters drawn from across the country. “The concert is meant to raise awareness and tackle social issues affecting the ghetto youths such as drug abuse, abortion and child marriages. Dancehall…

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Amakhosi centre to re-launch

Amakhosi centre to re-launch 3

BY SINDISO DUBE BULAWAYO’s arts hub, Amakhosi Cultural Centre, which ceased operations in 2014, is set to relaunch next month under a new management as part of this year’s World Theatre Day celebrations. The centre, founded by Cont Mlanga, was meant for use by Skyz Metro FM but the radio station opted to operate from the central business district at Pioneer House. It will be rebranded to Amakhosi Repertory Theatre Company. “We are ready to resume work and revive arts in the country with our Repertory Theatre Company, which is…

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Where are the women?

Where are the women? 5

SOUND TRACK: PLOT MHAKO THE local music industry is male-dominated and misogynistic. Where are the women? It is as if there are no women in music. On major music show posters there are almost no women at all, as if they do not even exist. Not even behind the scenes, save for a few backing vocalists and dancers that are found in the picture. It appears as if the music scene is only a boys’ territory as the stage is not even. Women struggle 10 times before they can make…

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Davido returns for ‘King 98’ album launch

Davido returns for ‘King 98’ album launch 7

BY WINSTONE ANTONIO NIGERIAN music superstar David “Davido” Adeleke is set to make a return to Zimbabwe for the second time as a guest artiste at the album launch of rising South Africa-based Zimbabwean hip-hop artiste Ngonidzashe “King 98” Dondo set for April 27 at Wingate Golf Club in Harare. King 98 collaborated with Davido on a single No Bad Vibes an appetiser as he prepared to launch his debut album, Francesca that features celebrated South African rap superstar, Nasty C, who will be on the line-up of performers at…

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Big treat at Heart &Soul TV’s red mic concert

Big treat at Heart &Soul TV’s red mic concert 9

BY LIFE & STYLE REPORTER IT was pomp and funfair at the Heart&Soul TV (HSTV) inaugural Red Mic concert to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Zimbabwe Germany Society (ZGS) in Milton Park, Harare, on Saturday, with various artistes dishing out love gems to their fans. The event, which doubled as a corporate get-together, also gave guests a chance to socialise and meet potential business partners, while enjoying a beautiful moment with their loved ones. The guests were treated to love gems by Tammy Moyo, Sanii Makhalima, Adrian Tate, Taurai Mandebvu…

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Stage set for Heart & Soul TV’s Red Mic concert

Stage set for Heart & Soul TV’s Red Mic concert 11

BY DEMETRIA MANYONGA ALL is set for tonight’s Red Mic concert to be hosted by Heart & Soul TV, which is part of Alpha Media Holdings, the publishers of NewsDay, The Standard, Zimbabwe Independent and Southern Eye, with artistes billed to perform at the event promising fireworks. An array of local artistes, among them Taurai Mandebvu, Sani Makhalima, Tammy Moyo, Da Kid Verse and Eli Skye will take turns to entertain guests at the Valentine themed concert to be held at the Zimbabwe Germany Society in Milton Park, Harare. “It…

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I don’t care about morals: Kikky Badass

I don’t care about morals: Kikky Badass 13

Kikky Badass BY SINDISO DUBE AWARD winning rapper and dancer Kikky Badass, real name Christabel Mahlungwa, has blasted people who have labelled her works as immoral. Kikky left tongues wagging after starring in Enzo Ishall’s Magate video, where she gyrates, with her bums wrapped in a linen cloth, leaving little to imagination. Her dance routines also divided opinion, with many saying it was immoral and not fit for local television. “I don’t care about how they define morals. It was okay for our ancestors to wear skimpy animal stuff, but…

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Two Chikombedzi minors drown in pit latrine

Two Chikombedzi minors drown in pit latrine 15

BY Garikai Mafirakureva TWO minor siblings, Keith (5) and Divine Mavesere (3), drowned in a pit latrine following heavy rains that pounded Chiredzi on Wednesday, Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa has confirmed. The children were reportedly left unattended by their father, who went for a beer drink at Mhlanguleni Business Centre while their mother was at Mhlanguleni Primary School, where she teaches. The children died as a result of drowning in the latrine pit dug two weeks ago. Police officers from Chikombedzi, who attended the scene, retrieved…

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Mapfumo claims $1,2 million defamation damages

Mapfumo claims $1,2 million defamation damages 17

BY CHARLES LAITON United STATES-based Zimbabwean Chimurenga music guru, Thomas ‘Mukanya’ Mapfumo has approached the High Court seeking over $1,2 million from a local journalist for allegedly defaming him following the publication of an article claiming he was broke and had been evicted from his lodgings over a $10 000 debt. Mapfumo, popularly known as Mukanya, filed a $1,250 million litigation through his lawyers, Venturas and Samkange and the scribe, Tawanda Marwizi, is yet to respond to the litigation. In his declaration, Mapfumo said the article was false and defamatory…

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I still love Bounty Lisa: Soul Jah Love

I still love Bounty Lisa: Soul Jah Love 19

BY SINDISO DUBE CONTROVERSIAL dancehall chanter Soul Jah Love, real name Saul Musaka, said he still loves his estranged wife, Bounty Lisa, despite the two going separate ways. Bounty Lisa accused Soul Jah Love of drug-induced physical batterings on her. At one point, Bounty Lisa, also a dancehall singer, claimed to have been attacked by the Pamamonya Ipapo singer with fists and an iron bar. She reported the assault at Rhodesville Police Station in Harare. In an interview with a local radio station on Wednesday, Soul Jah Love, who sounded…

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