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Macheso loses top fan in accident

SUNGURA ace Alick Macheso has been robbed of his top Harare-based fan George Tichaona Gwaze, who died in an accident while coming from one of the Extra-Basso’s shows in Glendale, Mashonaland Central province, on New Year’s Day. BY SIMBARASHE SITHOLE The late Gwaze (50) was involved in a road accident, …

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Iyasa celebrates 2 decades in showbiz

INTERNATIONALLY-traveLled and acclaimed Bulawayo arts group, Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (Iyasa) director Nkululeko Innocent Dube has said the 20-year journey in the music industry has been a learning curve for the group and him as a leader. BY NKULULEKO SIBANDA Dube, a teacher by profession, said this to NewsDay …

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Go well singer, preacher Apostle Kanjasi

Yeukai Karengezeka Arts CorrespondentHe was a humble minister who used music to spread the word of God. A talented worshipper who complemented his apostolic duties with songs that touched souls. He had bigger plans for his ministry and music for 2019, but God had another plan. On December 15, God …

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Macheso celebrates New Year with families

Lianne Ndemera Arts ReporterSUNGURA artiste Alick Macheso holds a family show today at Jongwe Corner in Hatfield, Harare. Macheso, known by his fans as Baba Sharo, has long embraced the venue as his second home. Basking in the glory of his successful 2018 offering “Dzinosvitsa Kure”, the “Tafadzwa’ hitmaker promises …

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Mixed fortunes for Bulawayo arts

ARTISTES in Bulawayo — a city renowned as the country’s traditional arts and culture hub — have expressed mixed feelings over performances in 2018 and expressed hope of much better prospects this year. BY SHARON SIBINDI Iyasa founder, Nkululeko Dube said 2018 started on a brighter note for the industry. …

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Winky D cancels Kadoma gig

ZIMDANCEHALL sensation Winky D has cancelled a show that had been scheduled for today at the Odessey Hotel in Kadoma, citing security concerns following the violence that broke out during an earlier gig in Kwekwe on Christmas Eve. BY BRENNA MATENDERE The Kwekwe gig, which was at Golden Mile, had …

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Mbeu to stage family show in Murehwa

Arts CorrespondentVersatile musician Ashton “Mbeu” Nyahora leads his Mhodzi Tribe band to new grounds tomorrow. The Pakare Paye groomed band takes its music to Nyamutumbu Village in Murehwa for a family show. In what would be a first for Mbeu and the villagers, the show has all the ingredients of …

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Lights, camera, action of 2018

Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts ReporterIn  the next few hours, the world celebrates the arrival of 2019. Every year comes with its challenges and opportunities, giving people lessons through various experiences. As this year ends, it leaves a trail of highs and lows in every sector. In arts, 2018 was a …

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20Ishall: Year of the stallion

Leroy Dzenga Lifestyle Writer“As unpredictable as Zimbabwean music” should be adopted as a custom made local idiom in standard language; history has enough evidence to back it up. The local music scene is among the few things one should never bet on even in times of excesses, it is almost …

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A Christmas break from ‘selling sex’

Tsitsi NdabambiUntil people get to personally know each other instead of just a glimpse from a distance, they will always be judgemental of one another. What will change the misconception will be learning their history or the story behind their character. Sex workers or as they are harshly called prostitutes …

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