Zim movie directors get international distribution deal for ” The Letter “

The Letter

The Letter movie secures exclusive online distribution deal From award winning team of Daves Guzha and Joe Njagu comes their first collaborative masterpiece “The Letter”, a movie from Zimbabwe slated for release this January 2019. To compliment the new creative trajectory efforts, CMG International Media Group has been granted exclusive online distribution, a move that is set to reach a global audience for the local production. The highly anticipated movie also brings together Media Matrix, a company with some of the latest gear in film making and media stalwarts Zimpapers…

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‘Kanjiva’ video divides opinion

‘Kanjiva’ video divides opinion 1

The Herald Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts ReporterIt  is that time of the year when most social debates revolve around annual music charts. Various radio stations and ZBCTV rolled out their lists of top songs for 2018, which have sparked numerous debates as usual. This season’s hottest debate has been sparked by Enzo Ishall’s “Kanjiva” video that was voted the best on Coca-Cola Top 50 charts on ZBCTV. Most people agreed that the song is popular and did well in 2018, but the same cannot be said about its video. It…

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Thousands attend Bulawayo street bash

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The Chronicle Showbiz CorrespondentThousands of people turned the normally sleepy central business district of Bulawayo into a melting pot of revelry as they ushered in the New Year during the Shutdown Street Party. The street bash was staged between 8th and 9th avenues, along Jason Moyo Street and was the life of the city on New Year’s Eve, with rains threatening to dampen the party mood earlier on. It was a welcome move for those who could not afford to pay cover charge to enter some establishments of pleasure in…

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Rev Chivaviro, Mai Patai make history

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The Herald Arts ReporterGospel musicians Reverend Togarepi Chivaviro and Mai Patai made history in this year’s Radio Zimbabwe Coca Cola Top 50 competition. Rev Chivaviro, whose song “Matishamisa Jireh” topped the charts, scooped the highest number of votes ever recorded in the history of the competition. Mai Patai became the first female musician to make it into the top three of the contest since its inception with her song “Anokomborera” that was on number three. Interestingly, this year’s top five belonged to gospel artistes. On second position was Admire Nago’s…

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Wenera faces financial challenges

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The Chronicle Tonderai Zvimba, Showbiz ReporterZBCtv drama series Wenera is seeking public funding to continue with the production of the series as they are faced with financial challenges. The producer of the series Eddie Ndhlovu took to social media on Sunday to share the news that they are facing financial challenges that could hinder the production of the drama therefore they will be starting a funding campaign. “I thank all the viewers of Wenera for their overwhelming support they have been giving us for the past years we have been…

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Freshlyground sets carnival tone

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The Chronicle Melissa Mpofu in Victoria FallsSouth Africa afro-fusion band — Freshlyground stole the show at the just ended Victoria Falls Carnival with a well-polished act at the Victoria Falls Farm School on Sunday. Led by lead singer Zolani Mahola, the group that had been barred from performing in the country during former President Robert Mugabe’s era wowed audiences and left them clamouring for more. Performing tracks such as Doo Be Doo, I’d Like and Chicken to change — the track that got them banned from performing in Zimbabwe, the…

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Steep prices kill carnival mood

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The Chronicle Melissa Mpofu in Victoria FallsMost locals attending the ongoing Victoria Falls Carnival are having a torrid time in the resort town as the bond notes as well as RTGS payments are proving very unpopular. Those who are used to buying tickets to the event at the last hour learnt the hard way on Saturday – the first day of the event as organisers were no longer accepting the local currency or any other form of payment other than US dollar. A three-day ticket was pegged at US$90. As…

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Mbeu to stage family show in Murehwa

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The Herald Arts CorrespondentVersatile musician Ashton “Mbeu” Nyahora leads his Mhodzi Tribe band to new grounds tomorrow. The Pakare Paye groomed band takes its music to Nyamutumbu Village in Murehwa for a family show. In what would be a first for Mbeu and the villagers, the show has all the ingredients of a thriller. Mhodzi Tribe manager Eugine Museredza said the show is in line with the band’s mantra of spreading Mbeu’s music to all corners of the country. “In a way we want to demystify the widely accepted notion…

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Lights, camera, action of 2018

Lights, camera, action of 2018 15

The Herald Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts ReporterIn  the next few hours, the world celebrates the arrival of 2019. Every year comes with its challenges and opportunities, giving people lessons through various experiences. As this year ends, it leaves a trail of highs and lows in every sector. In arts, 2018 was a road of mixed fortunes for film and television sector. Most filmmakers complained about serious challenges that came their way. But every cloud has a silver lining. In a dungeon of challenges, some film producers eked out commendable productions…

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Miss Africa 2018’s hair catches fire as she is crowned

Miss Africa 2018’s hair catches fire as she is crowned 17

The Chronicle Cape Town – Miss Congo, Dorcas Kasinde, won the Miss Africa 2018 beauty pageant, but her crowning moment didn’t go as planned when her hair caught fire onstage. The annual pageant was held in Cross River State in Nigeria on 27 December and a video of the unfortunate moment has gone viral. The day after the pageant, the organisers of the event posted pictures of Dorcas sitting on her throne, wearing a crown, smiling. Meanwhile, Ninja Lipsy’s health is said to have deteriorated as the dancehall star spent…

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