Hope Masike Talks about Collabo

AFRO-FUSION song bird Hope Masike who recently staged a show with Korean outfit — Beautiful Mind Charity — said collaborations across cultures were important because they helped artistes to understand and appreciate each other more. The Kwira Gomo hit maker told journalist that learning music culture from other countries helped broaden artiste’s creativity. “The Korean outfit I collaborated with is called Beautiful Mind Charity, a charitable band of highly professional, world class musicians. We were introduced to each other by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. Music-wise, collaborations such…

Iyasa Up For International Award

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed Bulawayo arts group Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (Iyasa) and Julia Meinx have been nominated for the Stella Awards in Australia, in the Outstanding Music category in their co-production Radio Freedom with Theatre Ansicht and Next Liberty Graz. The Stella19 Awards nomination comes after the globetrotting dance group scooped three gongs last month at the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (RoilBAA). The Stella awards celebrate outstanding artists and organisations who champion cultural change across the globe and are named after one of Australia’s iconicfemale authors, Stella Maria Sarah “Miles”…

‘Action Packed’ Weekend Ahead

BATTLE lines have been drawn between Leonard Zhakata and Utakataka Express boss, Peter Moyo, as they battle to woo fans in the city centre this weekend. The two artistes are billed to perform at venues located a stone’s throw away from each other with pressure piling on the Young Igwe, who is yet to prove his mettle with his latest offering “Mwana WeMurozvi.” On Saturday, Zhakata will be at City Sports Bar along Kaguvi Street while Peter performs at East Point, formerly Jazz 105, along Sam Nujoma Street. The ZORA…

Gilmore Tee To Host TV Show

BULAWAYO socialite Gilmore Tee Moyo is back on local television as host and mentor of a model reality television show Strut n Pose that premiered on national television ZBCTV on May 26. “On the show, 15 models will battle it out to become the ultimate model each season. The show takes models through a variety of challenges cutting across editorial, commercial and television, with some of the challenges getting them out of the comfort zone,” she said. “The reality show (Strut n Pose) is produced by award-winning video director Andy…

‘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…