R Kelly faces fresh claims of sexual abuse

R Kelly faces fresh claims of sexual abuse 1

Two more women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the R&B singer R Kelly. Rochelle Washington and Latresa Scaff told a news conference they were given drink and drugs at an after-concert party in Baltimore in the 1990s. They said the singer then cornered them in a hotel room and demanded sex. Kelly, 52, has been accused of decades of sexual abuse against women. He has never been convicted and denies all the allegations. Addressing journalists in New York, the two women said they were teenagers when…

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Future of Zim music worries Mukanya

Future of Zim music worries Mukanya 2

It is Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo’s wish to see Zimbabwean artistes raising the country’s flag internationally by showcasing diverse cultures through their art. Chimurenga music exponent Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo Like any ageing parent, Mukanya wants to nurture the youngsters to follow in his and another legend, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s footsteps so that they travel the world. No doubt, these two musicians, who stuck to their roots, managed to take their music outside the country’s borders and are celebrated for that. But unfortunately, the current crop of artistes seems to be disappointing…

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Sungura musicians making inroads in SA

Sungura musicians making inroads in SA 3

On Feb 22, 2019 8,967 6 By Michael Magoronga South Africa-based sungura artiste, Ronnie “Vazvamburi” Mudhindo – a former Utakataka Express band member – says sungura music is slowly penetrating the South African music arena as people there are beginning to embrace it. Ronnie “Vazvamburi” Mudhindo The lanky bassist, who is now fronting Orchestra Vazvamburi, said it was quite encouraging as they can now hold live shows that are attended by diverse audiences, other than Zimbabweans based there. “We’ve joined forces as Zimbabweans here. I’m working with Sugar Sugar, Leonard…

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Tuku family not ready for memorial concerts

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The Mtukudzi family has said they are not ready to host or be part of any of Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s memorial concerts as they are still mourning the hero. Selmor Mtukudzi It has been a month since the superstar, who had been ill for some time, died. Many memorial concerts have been held in and outside the country in his honour with his daughters Sandra and Selmor performing at one of the concerts in South Africa recently. Another that was being organised by government and was scheduled to take place…

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‘Mungoshi left loads of unpublished works’

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By Rebecca Kabaya The late veteran writer Dr Charles Mungoshi left loads of unpublished works that could make it to the market posthumously, his widow Jesesi has revealed. Speaking at the burial of the veteran author in Chivhu, Jesesi said they will engage partners to have the works published. This picture collage shows the late novelist, playwright and poet Charles Mungoshi with covers of some of his books She said Mungoshi was a natural writer who did various scripts that were meant for publication before he fell ill. The scripts…

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Tuku Backstage, Mtukudzi’s only complete story

Tuku Backstage, Mtukudzi’s only complete story 6

By Maxwell Sibanda The death of music superstar and national hero Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi will see a number of books, documentaries and even films on him being produced. Tuku Backstage (Second Edition) His story is a larger-than-life tale in which he released more than 60 music albums, several single records and featured in the film Neria of which he composed the soundtrack which went on to be a hit. The singer toured the whole world and in the process recorded duet songs with some of the best musicians including United…

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New riddim unites chanters

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Over 50 dancehall singers have converged on a new riddim titled Wanna Be which hits the streets today.The riddim is from one of the most sought-after recording studios, Cymplex Music stable. Freeman Veteran dancehall stars Guspy Warrior, Freeman and Killer T lead an array of new chanters Jah Signal, Enzo Ishall, Bazooker and Pumacol on the riddim. Queen Kadjah, Boss Sakina and Kiky Baddass represent the females in the industry who are on the riddim. Forgotten chanters D Flexx, T-Makwikwi, Tally B are also on the riddim, angling for a…

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“Jabu” X Video Partner Bursts Out, “Am Not A Chembere”

“Jabu” X Video Partner Bursts Out, “Am Not A Chembere” 8

Correspondent|Nancy Masiyambiri, the woman who shot to infamy after she had a starring role in leaked s_ex tape, has furiously refuted speculation that she is a sugar mummy. People on social media referred to her being much older than her s_extape partner, former Studio 263 actor Denzel Burutsa. This did not go down very well with Nancy who angrily refuted the speculation saying that she was the “kid” in this relationship as Burutsa, who is commonly referred to as “Jabu” from his acting days, is actually eleven (11) years older…

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Is Daisy Blocking Selmor From Taking Over From Tuku?

Is Daisy Blocking Selmor From Taking Over From Tuku? 11

What could be going on in Daisy Mtukudzi’s mind? When she distances herself from gigs that have been organised in honour of her late husband Oliver Mtukudzi, is she implying there are sinister motives in the gestures? While she does not openly say it, a statement from Tuku Music that expressed reservations over events to honour the national hero raises a lot of dust. Many critics have interpreted the move as a ploy to block Mtukudzi’s daughter Selmor from taking over her father’s legacy. Daisy is Selmor’s stepmother and their…

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Expect more good music from me: Khuxxman

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By Tonderai Zvimba He united us with MaAfrica, pleased the ancestors with Vumelani Isangoma, got evicted from his lodgings because of Amaloja and recently made us reminisce of the good old days with his remix of Solomon Skhuza’s Banolila. Khuxxman Veteran musician Khuxxman (real name Khulekani Bethule), who has been behind all these songs that have kept most people well entertained, says he is not slowing down on his music career and believes this year will be a great one for him musically. “My fans should expect more music and…

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