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Jesters reflect on Umahlekisa’s journey

BY SINDISO DUBE Bulawayo-based comedians have described the six-year existence of Bulawayo’s sole comedy club, Umahlekisa, as a journey of growth in artistry. The comedy club was established by Ntandoyenkosi Van Moyo in 2013, with a mission to grow comedy as a credible entertainment discipline. The club started off with …

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Stage set for State of the Nation: Mirage

BY DEMETRIA MANYONGA THEATRE in the Park will this weekend present the last part of State of the Nation series — State of the Nation: Mirage — which reflects through drama, the country’s current affairs. Audiences would be given an opportunity to express their opinion about current national developments after …

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Local film puts Zim on global map

BY WINSTONE ANTONIO AWARD-WINNING film-maker Joe Njagu yesterday said he was charmed by the international recognition that the film Cook Off continued to attract following an invitation to be screened at the 16th edition of the Festival International du Film PanAfricain at Cannes in France, running from April 17 to …

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Rising star Greatman gets electric wheelchair

Lianne Ndemera Arts Correspondent Rising musician Greatman received a R20 000 electric wheelchair from Ring Driving School at their premises in Harare on Tuesday. Brand ambassador of the driving school, Blessing Shumba, socialite Mai Titi and Sulumani Chimbetu were among people that witnessed the donation. An official from Ring Driving …

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King98 promises surprises at album launch

Arts Correspondent Rising hip-hop singer King98’s album launch slated for Wingate Golf Club on May 1 promises to be a big event. The launch of the album titled “Fransesca” will be graced by youthful stars on the continent Davido and Nasty C. Many talented local acts are also set to …

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Benhura’s first solo exhibition in 12 years

Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts Reporter Internationally-acclaimed stone sculptor Dominic Benhura is set to hold a solo show at Amanzi restaurant in Chisipite beginning tomorrow. Benhura last had a solo exhibition in the country 12 years ago as he focused more on international adventures. The works on show will reflect on …

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Vimbai in Eye of Nudity Storm

What started as fun has now turned sour for out-of-sorts Netherlands-based musician Vimbai Zimuto, who is fast turning into a nude queen than musician and in the fad of seeking relevance yesterday posted her nude picture with a condolence message for the 157 people who perished on a plane crash …

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12-year-old dreams big

Arts Correspondent Most singers’ biographies begin with narrations of how they started singing at Sunday school or in a primary school choir. But most musicians only get into the studio when they become adults. Many of them say their parents urged them to prioritise their academic pursuits over music. It …

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The curse of Mbira DzeNharira split

Godwin Muzari Arts Editor When names Tendai “Samaita” Gahamadze, Tichaona “Nyamasvisva” MaAfrica, Tanganeropa Crispen Mujongondi and Micah Munemo are mentioned in one sentence, it is obviously a talk of the original Mbira DzeNharira team. It was a fantastic team that popularised mbira music in local showbiz in a big way. …

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Celebrities in Row Over Ethiopian Air Disaster

Zimbabwean actress, Vimbai Mutinhiri has slammed musician, Vimbai Zimuto for disrespecting the bereaved families who lost their relatives in the recent Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. All 157 people aboard the Boeing 737 Max-8 jet died when it crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia early Sunday. Zimuto who …

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