Cindy is new face of Vaida cosmetics

AWARD-winning songbird and entrepreneur, Cindy Munyavi (pictured) has signed a “lucrative endorsement” deal with a local manufacturer of cosmetics Vaida Chemicals to be the face of its range of products. BY WINSTONE ANTONIO Vaida Chemicals manufactures a range of cosmetics that includes body lotions, hair food, styling gel, shaving powder and beeswax among other products. The Pareremoyo hitmaker yesterday told NewsDay Weekender that she was happy for such an endorsement by Vaida Chemicals. “In a bid to draw the attention of a younger financially empowered target market as Vaida Chemicals…

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Marist Brothers Nyanga defends quiz title in SA

ZIMBABWE once again proved to have the brilliant minds after Marist Brothers Nyanga clinched the National School Quiz Championship (NSQC) World Series title in South Africa on Wednesday night. BY KUDZAI MUCHENJEKWA IN SOUTH AFRICA This becomes the second time in three years for Marist Brothers Nyanga to clinch the title, having won it in 2016. For emerging champions, Marist Brothers received R100 000 and were awarded four scholarships to study at Monash South AfricaIn the final round, the weight was on two Zimbabwean teams, Marist Brothers Nyanga and St…

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Book on preservation of Ndebele art, architecture launched

THE United States Embassy through the State Department Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation programme has availed $42 000 to the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo for the publication of the book titled Preservation of Ndebele Art and Architecture at the Amagugu Heritage Centre in Matobo launched on Wednesday. BY SHARON SIBINDI The book, written by John Knight, Cliford Zulu, Pathisa Nyathi and Andre van Rooyen and edited by Violette Ke-Tui and Pathisa Nyathi, documents the external and internal art, architecture, and decoration of Ndebele homes through schematic drawings and…

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State of Malambia hits big screen

THE much-awaited 104-minute-long film State of Malambia which gobbled USD$105 000 in its production is finally set to premiere tonight at Ster Kinekor, Sam Levy in Harare. BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO The film, publicised mostly by online media as a ‘breakthrough’ in the film industry, is set to prove if it is really a game changer in the local film industry. The film’s writer, producer and director, Marc “Mandisoul” Mandishora, said he expected a full house premiere.“State of Malambia is a ground-breaking and unique vision which transcends genres and takes you…

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Zim hip-hop awards return to Harare

ORGANISERS of the Zim hip-hop awards have revealed that the current economic meltdown has forced them to return the ceremony to Harare after they had declared that the next three editions of the awards would be hosted in Bulawayo. BY SINDISO DUBE The awards were last year hosted in Bulawayo, after six consecutive years in Harare, and organisers had assured fans they would only leave Bulawayo after three editions. The ceremony is now set for December 15 at the Pabloz Club and VIP in Harare. “The decision to move the…

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Fascinating insight into sungura origins

ALTHOUGH I grew up exposed more to Leonard Dembo’s music because of my favourite primary teacher, Amon Muzariri, who enjoyed the music so much, I had no idea what genre it was. SOUND TRACK: Tafadzwa Kachiko Those who were in love with music in the early 1980s when the sungura was popularised strongly believed it was pioneered by Ephraim Joe and the Sungura Boys, which counted many notable future hit-makers as members. These included John Chibadura, Simon Chimbetu, Naison Chimbetu, Ronnie Gatakata, Mitchell Jambo, Moses Marasha, Never Moyo, Bata Sinfirio…

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I’ll express myself without fear: Winky D

DANCEHALL chanter Winky D, who is riding high with his latest single Kasong Kejecha, yesterday said it was difficult for an artiste to explore human rights themes in Zimbabwe without being labelled political. BY WINSTONE ANTONIO Winky D flanked by Hifa executive director Maria Wilson (left) and Netherlands ambassador Barbara van Hellemond Speaking at a Press conference where Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) organisers and the Netherlands Embassy in Harare announced that they were joining hands to celebrate Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal…

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Kansiime, Carl Joshua’s ‘heaven-made’ match

THE country’s most-sought-after master of jest, Carl Joshua Ncube, has forged a partnership with Uganda’s queen of comedy, Anne Kansiime, for the content creation of his online TV station Feel Good Africa. BY WINSTONE ANTONIO Anne Kansiime (left) and Carl Joshua Ncube The award-winning stand-up comedian yesterday told NewsDay Life &Style that Feel Good Africa will create a channel called AKTV to host a comedy platform through Kansiime’s incredible online reach. “The idea is that Feel Good Africa will add Anne Kansiime TV on their bouquet of channel content platforms…

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Miss World catwalk an eye opener: Potts

MISS World Zimbabwe Hajirah Belinda Potts said the opportunity to cat-walk on the esteemed Miss World ramp in Sanya, China, on Saturday, was an eye opener that has brought worldwide experience relating to the modelling industry and her modelling career. BY WINSTONE ANTONIO The 21-year-old Potts was the country’s representative when she battled for the coveted global crown with 122 other beauties at the grand finale of the 68th edition of Miss World. This year’s Miss World 2018 crown went to Vanessa Ponce de Leon of Mexico, while Miss World…

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Mukanya’s Byo show turns political

CAUGHT by the revolutionary frenzy, Chimurenga music fans turned Thomas Mapfumo’s Bulawayo show on Saturday show into a political demonstration as Mukanya belted out his politically charged tracks, which made him unpopular with former President Robert Mugabe’s regime. BY SINDISO DUBE Mukanya displayed a close to four-hour-long top-class act at the Large City Hall in Bulawayo, having failed to fulfil a gig on Friday night in Gweru following an alleged power blackout. When the firebrand Mapfumo started playing Disaster, one of the songs that made him unpopular with the Mugabe-led…

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