Events & Show-Biz

Chaos over wedding beer

THERE was drama at a wedding when the bride’s brothers fought the groom over low supply of beer. The unidentified brothers to the bride – Vimbai Ganyani – attacked the groom towards the end of the wedding prompting the newly-wedded couple to leave the venue in a huff. All the drama occurred at Long Cheng Plaza. After the couple had ...

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Tytan records Olida’s labour moments

MUSICIAN Tytan, who became a father for the first time this week, has praised Olinda Chapel as a superwoman after recording her on video as she gave birth to their baby girl. The celebrity couple was blessed with a baby girl named Nandi Amari Tadiwa Nkomo. Although Tytan was yet to respond to questions we sent him at the time ...

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‘Mugabe likes Leonard Zhakata’s music’

Zora music star Leonard Zhakata, 51 says former President Robert Mugabe is a genius and everyone knows that. At the peak of his musical career Zhakata used to grace the annual 21st February Movement meant to celebrate the former leader’s birthday. “He listened to my music with objectivity, hence did not take things at face value. He was a genius ...

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Lovemore Majaivana sneaks into Bulawayo

Musician Lovemore ‘Maji’ Majaivana reportedly sneaked into Bulawayo on Friday afternoon from the United States. Sources told Showbiz yesterday that Maji of the Umoya Wami hit was in the country at attend a family event that will be held today at the Small City Hall in Bulawayo at 10AM. As news spread over the weekend that the maestro was in ...

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Lunar Park comes to Bulawayo

OWNED by Spares Mania and trading as Family Amusement Park, Lunar Park is in Bulawayo for the Easter, Independence holidays and the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair. Having started in the 1970s, Lunar Park is still a favourite of many, from children to adults. It is mostly popular during the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair period where the owners station the machines ...

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2 failed marriages, a broken past define Mukanya

Two broken marriages, transition from village life to the ghetto, a miscalculated sojourn into the diaspora, failed investments, a broken youth life, all carved the character of this man. This is not a script for a movie but when his epitaph is written, Michael Munhumumwe, Thomas Makore, Thomas Tapfumaneyi and Thomas Chikawa, will refer to Thomas Mapfumo. They will all ...

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Gonyeti arrested for political satire

Harare – BustopTV comedian Samantha Kureya, popularly known as ‘Gonyeti’ was picked up by police officers from her home on Tuesday 26 February, human rights lawyers have said. The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) said they had “deployed lawyers to offer emergency legal support services” to Kureya, who was taken from her Mufakose home by detectives. In a tweet, ...

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Mtukudzi family mired in controversy

The late superstar Oliver Mtukudzi’s family has trashed all memorial events and gigs that were held in his honour saying the first official event will be the Cape Town Jazz Festival, with Tuku’s band performing. Several memorial concerts have been staged in the name of the late music icon, with his daughters Sandra and Selmor participating at one of the ...

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Winky D, Jah Prayzah shoot down rivalry

While Winky D and Jah Prayzah’s fans are fighting and exchanging insults online, the two musicians are on talking terms. Jah Prayzah revealed yesterday in an interview with the controversial Acie Lumumba that he called and congratulated Winky D on his record-breaking video MuGarden who in turn congratulated him on his production Kunerima. Comparisons between the two have been made, ...

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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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