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Star FM to hold inaugural music awards

Arts Correspondent Leading radio station, Star FM, is scheduled to hold its inaugural awards to honour outstanding musicians of the year. There were many musicians that made great marks on the local music scene in 2018 and were constantly on the station’s selection lists due to demand from listeners. As …

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Ncube’s budget: No joy for creatives

STAKEHOLDERS in the arts industry have accused the government of neglecting the arts and culture sector in the 2019 national budget presented by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube last week. BY WINSTONE ANTONIO Over the years, the government has continuously come under fire from arts stakeholders for its failure to bankroll …

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Customers win big in fashion extravaganza

THE annual Edgars Fashion Extravaganza’s show curtains came down in Harare on Saturday as Zvishavane-based Nelly Mariri scooped the $10 000 grand prize at the promotion’s grand draw. BY WINSTONE ANTONIO The ultimate winner, Mariri, was joined by other lucky winners from all the country’s provinces, who will also receive …

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Mpofu on point for home deco

JAZZ crooner and Green ambassador Dereck Mpofu has continued to shine in his musical journey, with another ambassadorial role added to his curriculum vitae as he was last week appointed OnPoint Home Decor brand ambassador. BY WINSTONE ANTONIO Derek Mpofu receives his letter of appointment as OnPoint Home Decor brand …

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Ras Pompy – When a Gem Matures

When he broke onto the scene as a little man with a voice that had no clue what cracking even was, many knew that a gem had been unearthed and would certainly have a future as bright and shining as Polaris. Now, Ras Pompy, aged a ripe 18 has shown …

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Superstar Tuku recovering at home

Tafadzwa Zimoyo Arts Reporter Legendary musician Dr Oliver Mtukudzi failed to travel to the United Kingdom recently for the London Jazz Festival due to ill health and his manager yesterday said the singer was resting at home. Tuku was scheduled to perform at the prestigious festival that took place on …

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Rising star Ndebele launches debut album

Senior Arts Reporter Marondera-based rising musician Spiwe Ndebele launched her debut album “Into You” in style recently at Wise Owl School. The launch coincided with the school’s fun day which saw hip-hop singer Takura performing at the event which was meant to raise funds to develop school grounds. Aged 14, …

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Artistes speak on gender-based violence

Zimbabwe will for the next 16 days join the rest of the world in commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence as the globe makes concerted efforts to end the problem. The campaign seeks to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world and several …

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Karizma’s album, homecoming dream

UK-based Zimbabwean rapper Tinashe Karizma Sahanga recently released an album titled “Fakazi”. The project, whose title is the Ndebele word for “witness” is named after his late father. With just eight tracks, the project tells a story of an artiste who is confident of where they are with their music …

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Treated like royalty at Korean-themed dinner

In recent years there has been a rush of interest in the cuisine enjoyed by royalty, not only of the present time, but also from decades and centuries past. On DStv channels of late there has been a series of programme looking at food styles enjoyed by kings and queens …

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