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Winky D

Seven years after Thomas Mapfumo claimed that music would not stand the test of time as only his friends and relatives would buy it, high flying dancehall artiste Winky D has seemingly buried the hatchet and has nothing but respect for the Godfather of Chimurenga Music. Although he now has …

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Busisa Moyo’s dream for Bulawayo Arts Awards

When United Refineries CEO Busisa Moyo remarked during a Press conference that he would like to see Bulawayo follow in the footsteps of the likes of Hollywood and have what he termed Bulawayowood, there was an outbreak of laughter among those present. Moyo had just pulled the ultimate coup de …

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Gallery joins intellectual property rights fight

Last Thursday, the Africa Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) celebrated World Intellectual Property Day at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. The celebrations were marked by an exhibition entitled Striking Idea; Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity. The exhibition was a culmination of a competition staged by ARIPO, with seven …

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Mukanya gig lives up to billing

For four hours, he was on stage serenading people with old hits. He showed them that he still has the energy, singing and showcasing some dance styles. Thomas Tafirenyika Mukanya Mapfumo was on top of his game. What a grand return of the lion! It was not a usual show …

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Masvingo queen turns to charity

Tsoro won the hearts of the judges at the Miss Independence beauty contest held at Charles Austin Theatre in Masvingo recently. The Great Zimbabwe University [GZU]student said she was going to take part in the development of the city, focusing on the needy in the province. “As Miss Independence, l …

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Mai Patai punishes the devil with new release

After facing numerous challenges in her life, the 39-year-old artiste — popularly known as Mai Patai — is confident that her latest project, titled Punish the Devil, will eclipse the success enjoyed by Mazambara. “My latest project is called Punish the Devi. the album title was derived from Relevations 20 …

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Gasa pins hope on Code 263

The Extra Valembe frontman told The Standard Style that he was optimistic that his sixth studio production would once again resuscitate his glory days and set him as a serious contender for the sungura throne.“It has been months of hard work. On this album, I have tried my best to …

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Choral group appeals for financial assistance

The games, which will take place between July 4 and 18 for the first time in Africa, are a musical contest created with an “aim to peacefully unify people and nations connected by song in a fair competition”, according to the World Choir Games website. In a recent interview with …

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Rhumba nights beckon at Club Mandisa

The joint, which has become the city’s entertainment hub, last week staged a memorable show that featured popular Tanzanian rhumba outfit Bana Desas.Club Mandisa director Bonface Nyamanhindi told The Standard Style on Thursday that rhumba lovers in the city were “crying” over lack of their preferred rhumba music, and the …

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Prophet Freddy to launch TV channel

The church’s founder and head preacher Prophet Tapiwa Freddy confirmed the development to The Standard Style, saying everything was in place for the launch of the new television station that would broadcast 24 hours a day. GMM-TV — an independent television station — will be accessible on Digital Satellite Television …

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