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…

Sikhonjwa Quits Skyz Metro FM

VETERAN broadcaster Babongile Sikhonjwa is set to part ways with Bulawayo’s first commercial radio station, Skyz Metro FM ,after a two-year stint.   Sikhonjwa was the main anchor of the Vuka Vuka breakfast show, which he co-hosts with TKP, having earlier hosted it with Master Eli and Donna Ncube. The radio station yesterday confirmed Sikhonjwa’s imminent departure on its official Facebook page. “Skyz Metro FM would like to inform its valued listeners, advertisers and other stakeholders that our breakfast show main anchor, Babongile Sikhonjwa, has decided to hang up the…

Super Model Basks In Parenthood

FORMER Miss Tourism Zimbabwe, Samantha Tshuma, affectionately known as Sammy, who gave birth to her second baby in December at Belvedere Maternity Clinic in the capital, says she is enjoying motherhood and seeing her daughters grow. The former supermodel gave birth to her second daughter, Alaina Matipoa Lungile, her second child, after Stephanie April Mhlanga, who was born in South Africa five years ago. The super model recently told NewsDay Weekender that she was happy about the arrival of Alaina, whom she described as a “blessing”. “I am overwhelmed by…

Govt To Host Tuku’s Peace Memorial Concert

THE Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation ministry in partnership with National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, among others, will host a free music concert in honour of the late national hero, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, on February 16 at the Glamis Arena in Harare. The show would be the second such after several music prompters joined hands for a resounding Tuku send-off concert held at the National Sports Stadium before the music icon’s burial in his rural Madziwa home in Mashonaland Central province. On the international stage, another memorial concert was hosted…

Boost for Carl Joshua’s Tented Home Campaign

Zimbabwe’s top stand-up comedian Carl Joshua Ncube has received a major boost on his tented home project aimed at breaking away from the cycle of being a perennial lodger, with some players in the tourism sector offering him a self-contained caravan as part of the campaign. The Victoria Falls-based comedian has declared that this year he would do away with staying on rented premises and instead live in a tent in a bid to raise money to acquire an own home. Ncube claimed to have so far shelled out about…

Tuku Still Loved Me: Melody

THE late music legend Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s first wife, Melody Murape, has bared her soul on her marriage with the late singer who was declared a national hero, becoming the first artiste to receive such an honour in the country’s history. On the sidelines of Tuku’s funeral service at his Norton home, Murape said contrary to reports that she was divorced by Tuku, she was the one who moved out of the marriage after the music star decided to take on a second wife. “Tuku did not divorce me. It’s…