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Dlamini crowned Mat North’s Miss Tourism

BY SINDISO DUBE Hannah Maramba (20) from Hwange and Ivy Ncube (17) from Victoria Falls were voted first and second princess respectively. The three finalists automatically won tickets to represent Matabeleland North province in the national finals set for Bulawayo in September. The national licence holder, Sarah Mpofu-Sibanda of Fingers …

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Zahara to grace Musha Mukadzi dinner

BY WINSTONE ANTONIO Musha Mukadzi Charitable Foundation, established by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s wife Marry, specialises in cancer prevention and awareness. Zahara, who will be the guest artiste, will perform alongside local acts Jah Prayzah and Alick Macheso at the event to be held under the theme Creating Our Own …

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Baba Manyeruke drops new album

Veteran gospel musician Mechanic Manyeruke marked his return in the music scene with a new offering titled Dzokororo in Harare this week. Popularly referred to as Baba Manyeruke, the musician has had more than five years without recording, but dropped the 10-track album featuring some of his old songs which have been …

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Zim trio exhibits at Dakar Biennale

The 13th Dakar Biennale, popularly known as Dak’Art, has returned for its 2018 edition. With an upsurge in valuable content and context from Zimbabwe, this cycle of the Biennale has three artists appearing, namely Kudzanai Chiurai, Admire Kamudzengerere and Dana Whabira. The exhibition features “We Need New Names”, Chiurai’s 2017 …

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ZiMarimba Fest eyes world record

Vongai Mbara Arts Correspondent Recently launched ZiMarimba Fest is geared to break the current Guinness world record for the largest marimba ensemble to play together on May 25 at Prince Edward School. Endorsed by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, Jesuit Education Office, Zimbabwe College of Music and the Zimbabwean …

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Delta donates arts equipment to child care centre

Vongai Mbara and Sibongile Maruta DELTA Corporation Limited recently donated recreational material worth $5 000 to Chiedza Child Care Centre, a local non-Governmental organisation that supports children affected by HIV and Aids. The corporate donated musical instruments, traditional dance attires, shoes and school uniforms. Speaking at the handover ceremony, Delta …

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New film ‘Thandie’s Diary’ for Zambezi Magic

Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts Reporter Local film-maker and executive producer of popular soap “Wenera”, Eddie Ndhlovu, has finished shooting a new production titled “Thandie’s Diary” that is centred on abuse of women. The 90-minute feature film is set to premiere on Zambezi Magic next month while in August it is …

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Mahendere bags international award

Yeukai Karengezeka Arts Correspondent Gospel musician Michael Mahendere, affectionately known as Minister in music circles, is on cloud nine after bagging the best international gospel artiste of the year award at the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards United Kingdom edition. The musician shrugged off stiff competition from Reverend Togarepi Chivaviro, Sabastian Magacha, …

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Trevor D to unveil new video

Talented musician Trevor Dongo will launch a music video for his song “Hazvidi Nharo” featuring rappers Yoz and Leornard Mapfumo at Club 1+1 in Belvedere tomorrow. The song, which narrates a ghetto love story, was produced by Temptation “T-man” Chirenje and the video was shot and directed by Simba G …

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Manatsa revisits legendary Rufaro wedding

Zexie Manatsa was so passionate about music that he christened his children after his band. The yesteryear music legend fronted the Green Arrows Band that had hits like “Chipo Chiroorwa”, “Tea Hobvu” and “Chechule Anavhala Bottom”. When he named the band in the mid ‘70s, Manatsa was envisaging the sharpness …

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