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‘Zodwa welcome for carnival’

Kundai Marunya Arts Correspondent Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) boss Karikoga Kaseke said Zodwa Wabantu is welcome to join the 5th Harare International Carnival to be held from October 14 to 20. This follows the controversial exclusion of the South African socialite and dancer from attending last year’s festivities, a decision …

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Candy, Bazuka to launch album tonight

Boniface Chimedza Arts Correspondent Dynamic duo Faith “Candy” Naphazi and Mabasa “Bazuka” Ziyambi are launching their third Album at Red Café tonight. Dubbed “Karinge Zuva”, the 10-track offering is an assorted Afro Jazz compilation with a contemporary feel that takes Candy and Bazuka’s appreciation of the popular genre to a …

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ZRP Chaplain releases single

Boniface Chimedza Arts Correspondent When the fire of talent lights up in a man’s heart, he will do the extraordinary, but when a man is seized by a divine calling, then God’s calling is substantiated by the type of fruit the man produces. Buoyed a burning talent that is evidently …

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Poet publishes anthology on Mugabe

Kundai Marunya Arts Correspondent Bulawayo-based poet Philani Amadeus Nyoni aka Pan recently upgraded his poetry collection inspired by former President Robert Mugabe’s rule. Titled “Philtrum”, the collection was first published in November, a week after Mugabe resigned only to be further updated recently. Explaining the title Nyoni said the philtrum …

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Kampala fest inspires Zim twins

Boniface Chimedza Arts Correspondent Identical Zimbabwean twins Pachawo and Gift Petro believe their participation at the Kampala Twins Festival in Uganda was a stepping stone for greater things to come. Their dream of launching a twins festival locally could materialise after getting a feel of a similar fête at a …

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Power of staged readings of books

Beaven Tapureta Bookshelf There was something theatrical about famous author Shimmer Chinodya’s 60th birthday party held last year at the Alliance Francaise, Harare. The readings from his novels, done by four people seated facing the audience, added a particular aura which certainly opened fresh perspectives from which to look at …

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Chivayo wife explodes on social media

Vongai Mbara Arts Correspondent Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. It has become a trend for women to blast their spouses on social media to let the world know about their haggling. Joining the list of controversial Olinda Chapel and comedian Mai Titi is popular businessman Wicknell Chivayo’s …

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Annual art exhibition preps begin

At the Gallery The Zimbabwe Annual Art Exhibition returns this year, featuring new artworks from emerging, mature and reputable artists within the borders of Zimbabwe and the diaspora. The theme for this year’s edition is “Blood Relatives”. The Zimbabwe Annual Art Exhibition has over the past, provided curatorial based themes …

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Masvingo’s Potts crowned Miss Zim

Mtandazo Dube and Tafadzwa Zimoyo Twenty one-year-old Masvingo beauty Hajirah Belinda Potts, shrugged off competition from 13 other stunning models to be crowned Miss World Zimbabwe 2018 at a glittering ceremony held at Orchid Gardens, Domboshava, on Saturday night. Potts automatically won the ticket to represent the country at Miss …

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Air Force of Zimbabwe charity gala lives up to its billing

Kundai Marunya Arts Correspondent It was a fun-filled day at Borrowdale Racecourse as the Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) held the Charity Horse Race and Air Day. Children and the elderly alike were treated to different drills by AFZ, horse races while getting an opportunity to pose for pictures with …

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