Events & Show-Biz

Thomas Mapfumo in $10,000 debt

Chimurenga music guru Thomas Mapfumo’s ‘peace tour’ has sunk him into debt as it failed to perform according to expectations. The shows were being promoted by Entertainment Republic and Chimurenga Music Company. Mukanya as the musician is affectionately known, suffered a major setback after sponsors pulled out of the citing poor attendance on the initial shows. This has seen Mukanya ...

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Catholic priest speaks on Mtukudzi

I didn’t intend to write anything on Tuku at this time because there is so much going on out there. The nation and the world is struggling to come to terms with his passing, condolence messages are outpouring, people composing songs, others wearing madhuku. I thought this is just a time to be silent and process in my mind what ...

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What TUKU confided in me about Shepard Mutamba – may his death unites us

The mountain has collapsed, the nation lost one of its on songbird, icon, selfless spirit, hero and the son of Mbuya Nehanda. Just like (Ndabaningi Sithole, Lookout Masuku, Edgar Tekere, Morgan Tsvangirai) Oliver Mtukudzi qualifies to be buried at the National Heroes/Heroines’ shrine in Harare. However, because the canonical rule used to declare national heroes’ status is based on one’s ...

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Tuku a cultural icon, a world changer, a true superstar and legend

ICON. Superstar. Legend. Three words that have been used to describe departed Zimbabwe music icon Oliver Mtukudzi. Mtukudzi thoroughly deserved the accolade. His almost four-decades long music career glittered at home and abroad. Zimbabwe was Oliver’s country of birth, Africa was his home, and the world was his stage. He took his act to the cities of the world, such ...

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Sandra Ndebele reflects on music journey

SONGSTRESS Sandra ‘Sandy’ Ndebele will in March launch a new album whose theme is in line with celebrating her successes as an artiste of note over the last 15 years. Ndebele is the reigning holder of the Song of the Year Award at the recently-held Skies Metro FM Music Awards after her song Lizwile, which she produced in collaboration with ...

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Tuku fit to travel, says doctor

LEGENDARY musician, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, who last week reportedly suffered a heart attack which saw him miss the London Jazz Festival, is now recovering at his home in Norton. Speaking to Chronicle Showbiz yesterday, his manager Walter Wanyanya disputed reports that Tuku had suffered a heart attack saying it was his doctor who had requested him not to travel. “Tuku ...

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Zimbabweans paying 43% more for Netflix subscription – study

A study has found that Zimbabwean users pay 43% more for their Netflix subscription (on a cost per title basis) than US customers, Zim Techreview reported. This study by Comparitech is a follow up to our research published last week on Netflix’s war against VPNs. Based on over 5,000 tests the study highlights how effective 59 different VPNs are at unblocking 30 international Netflix ...

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Ginimbi’s ‘all-khaki party’

Businessman and socialite Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure who spent the weekend in remand prison is now a subject of ridicule on social media. Famous for his expensive, flashy all-white parties meant for the “who is who”, this time around social media is suggesting he holds an “all-khaki party” in reference to the khaki prison garb. Several memes have been circulating with ...

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Panic as Mahendere snubs Korean ‘cult’ leader

There was panic in the Zimbabwean chapter of the Korean cult led by Hak Ja Han Moon over the weekend when gospel musician Michael Mahendere signalled that he will not be attending the much publicised peace festival penciled for the November 21 at National Sports Stadium.  The event which is organised by Family Federation and World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) ...

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Mnangagwa ally’s wedding in Asia ‘blesses’ Bulawayo

A QUIET wedding ceremony in India 37 years ago involving a young man of Asian origin and his Zimbabwean fiancée Parul Kothari has turned out to be a boon for the community of Bulawayo South in Zimbabwe. The groom, Raj Modi, who is now a successful businessman and politician, has earned the title “The Jewel of Bulawayo” from residents due ...

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