‘Sick’ Prince Kaybee Snubs Fans

SOUTH African award winning producer and wheel-spinner Prince Kaybee was reported to be sick when he performed at the launch of his latest album Re Mmino on Tuesday night at Cosmopolitan Night club in Bulawayo. He was scheduled for a meet-and-greet session with his fans at 2pm, but decided to lock himself in his hotel room until his time of performance. Cosmopolitan Night Club marketing consultant Ntando Ndlovu told reporters that the Mzansi artiste was not feeling well when he touched down at the Joshua Nkomo International Airport. “We were…

I didn’t Quit Music: Qounfuzed

DANCEHALL chanter Qounfuzed, who appeared to have disappeared from the scene, yesterday, said he had not quit music and is releasing three singles from his forthcoming album scheduled for next year. The Ndakusuwa hitmaker told NewsDay Life & Style that he had been focusing on his studies, which is why he appeared to have taken a back seat from music. “Currently, l am focusing on my studies, which is the reason why l haven’t been releasing as frequently as l used to, but l always try to put something out to my loyal…

NAMA 2019 Winners

It was a night to remember at the National Arts Merit Awards at the Harare International Conference Centre when artistes were awarded in various categories for their outstanding works. The music category,  which usually attracts a lot of attention and feedback, had surprise winners this year. In a category that involved all artistes, gospel singer Mai Patai made a mark when she was voted the best in the People’s Choice category. It is a good year for Mai Patai, who also became the first woman to be to make it…

“Selmor Carrying Forward Her Father’s Legacy”

SELMOR Mtukudzi’s mother, Melody Murape, last week said she was confident that her daughter will be able to keep her late father’s music legacy alive following a superb performance alongside her sister Sandra during the Selmor Mtukudzi and Friends — Tuku Music Lives On Concert. Murape, who was Tuku’s first wife, told reporters on the sidelines of the show that she believed Tuku had anointed Selmor heiress. “From what I have witnessed at this concert I am satisfied that Selmor is carrying forward her father’s music legacy. Through her performance…

Jah Prayzah’s Mdhara Achauya Song Booed At Warriors Match

Contemporary musician Jah Prayzah, real name Mukudzei Mukombe got a rude awakening yesterday after soccer fans who attended the Zimbabwe-Congo match yesterday at the  giant National Sports Stadium booed him when he attempted to perform one of his 2017 hit songs, Mudhara Achauya . The song which was played only for a minute before the players walked on the pitch for kick-off was met with hostility as fans demanded that it be stopped. The artist, who was the guest performer for the crunch game, was seen giving a peculiar smile but looking…

Kwejani Band Is Back!

AFTER an eight-year hiatus, Victoria Falls’ sungura group Kwejani Band is back with a seven-track album.  Fronted by Sizwangendaba Ncube, the Jambezi-based band had starved its fans who had been questioning if the group was still in existence.   Ncube, together with bassist Moses Ndlovu and lead guitarist Michael Dube, are the only surviving members of the original Kwejani that was founded by the late Christopher Shoko. In an interview, Ncube said the new album titled Kungakonani was dedicated to naysayers who were saying the group is no longer relevant…

Savanna Revels In NAMA Nominations Glory

ARTS for development organisation Savanna Trust’s theatre piece Ukama has been nominated in three categories at this year’s edition of the annual National Arts Merit Awards set for March 23 at the Harare International Conference Centre. The play received nominations for the outstanding theatrical production, outstanding actor and outstanding actress awards. The trust’s director Daniel Maposa told news reporters that the nomination was a great honour that encouraged them to continue working hard. “This is great. The Ukama nomination is our third nomination in six years and of late we…

Dancehall Re-Union Concert To Raise Social Awareness

LOCAL music promoter, Werras Entertainment has joined hands with the Health and Child Care ministry to organise a free dancehall concert, meant to raise awareness on social issues affecting the youths. In an interview with NewsDay Life &Style yesterday, Werras spokesperson Pride “P Myte” Miti said the concert would feature an array of both upcoming and seasoned chanters drawn from across the country. “The concert is meant to raise awareness and tackle social issues affecting the ghetto youths such as drug abuse, abortion and child marriages. Dancehall music is such…

Davido Set for Zim Again

NIGERIAN music superstar David “Davido” Adeleke is set to make a return to Zimbabwe for the second time as a guest artiste at the album launch of rising South Africa-based Zimbabwean hip-hop artiste Ngonidzashe “King 98” Dondo set for April 27 at Wingate Golf Club in Harare. King 98 collaborated with Davido on a single No Bad Vibes an appetiser as he prepared to launch his debut album, Francesca that features celebrated South African rap superstar, Nasty C, who will be on the line-up of performers at the launch. In…

Heart&Soul TV to Host Red Mic Valentine Concert

HEART & Soul TV (HSTV) will host its inaugural Red Mic concert on Saturday at the Zimbabwe Germany Society (ZGS) in Milton Park, Harare to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The event will be celebrating love and will double up as a corporate event, where people would have a chance to socialise and meet potential business partners, while enjoying a beautiful moment with their loved ones. “The idea is to make people enjoy as well as associate with others. We will also be giving awards for the best-dressed couple as well as…