Culture

Covid-19 Inspires Zimuto’s New Video

Contemporary musician, Vimbai Zimuto, releases her new music video “Handigone” tonight inspired by the effects of Covid-19. The video, which features South Africa-based Zimbabwean actor, Leroy Gopal, and contains semi-explicit content, which Zimuto said is not suitable for younger viewers, will be released on social media. A teaser of the …

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Mai Rwizi a Jack of All Trades

Those old enough to have watched Mhuri yavaMukadota on national television, remember the mother of that house. As we glued our eyes on the set, this enigma of a woman, swept across minds as a typical strong mother, with a weird, funny and temperamental husband, whom she often tamed effortlessly. …

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Mazibuko Eyes Second Bite At Miss Rural Pageant

The year 2003 was a momentous occasion in the history of beauty pageantry in the country as it saw the birth of the Miss Rural Zimbabwe. At inception, it was envisaged that the pageant would mainstream the generally marginalised rural girl. The vision was excellent, the intention good but the …

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Chawira Speaks On Maranatha Award

Gospel musician, Letty Chawira’s song, “Heal our land” won the discovery of the year award at the Maranatha Awards ceremony held virtually last week. The awards ceremony was supposed to be held in Kenya, but was staged virtually because of Covid-19. Chawira, who rose to fame with her collaboration with …

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2020 Radio, TV Charts Lack the ‘Wow’ Factor

It appears the euphoria that traditionally characterised the end of year “shutdown” radio charts is slowly dying as evidenced by the lack of the “Wow” factor in last year’s shows across all local radio and television stations. In previous years, such shows were much anticipated and participation by listeners would …

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Lockdown Blessing in Disguise for Tour Guide

Namibia-based Zimbabwean tour guide and musician Lesley Mukwacha who has failed to return back to work due to the Covid-19 lockdown is using the time to focus on music while waiting for normalcy to return. Mukwacha, who uses his first name in the music circles, is basking in glory after …

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Ex-Radio Presenter Denis Wilson Dies

Former Radio 3 (Power FM) reggae presenter Dennis Wilson has died. He was 66. Wilson died yesterday at his home in Alexandra Park, Harare, after a short illness. Wilson’s family friend Master Pablo Nakappa confirmed the news and said it was shocking. “Dennis was a good friend. We got a …

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Go Well Dennis My Brother, Mentor

To me, Dennis Wilson was a brother, a mentor and one of those individuals who inspired me to be one of the finest reggae producer/presenters I am today. He linked me up with a good number of Jamaican stars, the likes of Leroy Sibbles, Young Garvey, Shaggy, Jamaican Reggae DJ …

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Dennis Wilson Dies

Former radio presenter Dennis Wilson has died. He was 66. Wilson died at his home in Alexandra Park, Harare after a short illness. More to follow…

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Makore’s Debut Is Just What the Spirits Ordered

Kurai Makore is Dr Thomas Mapfumo incarnate! I use the word incarnate loosely because Mukanya — as Dr Mapfumo is known by his legion of fans the world over — is still alive, but in the twilight of his music career. I listened to Kurai’s debut album “Gara Unzwe”, again …

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