Saturday, 31 March 2012

Weekend Gigs

Oliver Mtukudzi
City Sports Bar
A welcome bash for South African legendary zumba music chanter Freddy Gwala will be held tonight at the City Sports Bar. The Amadamara hitmaker will share the stage with Jah Prayzah of the Gochi Gochi fame and Romeo Gasa. Tomorrow Gwala goes to Gweru for a show at Midlands Hotel and returns to Harare to perform at Richwood Sports Club in Mabelreign alongside Oliver Mtukudzi and Jah Prayzah.

Violence at Peter Moyo's Gig

Peter Moyo

Violence flared up last Friday at Destiny Night Club in Warren Park in Harare when enraged revellers smashed bottles and threw chairs in protest at Peter Moyo’s delay to pitch up for a gig. About 400 revellers who had paid $5 to watch the “Young Igwe” live on stage were incensed when he failed to appear at the advertised time.

Winky D to tour Australia

Winky D
Zimbabwean artiste Winky D is scheduled to tour Australia next week where he is tipped to give yet another tantalising performance following last year's successful tour of that country.

His tour comes hot on the heels of Stunner and EX Q who rocked Zimbabweans in Australia last week. Winky’s tour, which is being promoted by Kuloz Productions, has been dubbed Sando Dzangu Tour and will see him perform in Sydney on 5 April, Melbourne on 6 April, and Brisbane on 7 April. Last year he toured Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Freddy Gwala’s ‘Zumba’ weekend!

Freddy Gwala

ZIMBABWEANS will this weekend have a feel of the “Zumba” magic when legendary South African musician Freddy Gwala begins his string of shows tonight. Gwala expressed his enthusiasm over the shows, saying he was ready to give Zimbabwean music fans the zumba magic. 

Stunner and ExQ Shine in Australia

Stunner and ExQ sourjourn to the Kangaroo country was a success. Based on reports that came from the Ausies and the show promoter, the guys gave their best. Some pics below from the show:

‘No hard feelings over Nyazanda’s departure’ - Sulu

Dendera exponent Suluman Chimbetu says the departure of Noel Nyazanda from Orchestra Dendera Kings will not in any way affect the group’s performance. Speaking for the first time since guitarist Nyazanda threw in the towel and returned to the Alick Macheso-led Orchestra Mberikwazvo, Sulu said Nyazanda’s brief contact with his band had not changed anything within the group.

Makosi to launch TV show in Nigeria

Makosi in red dress in Nigeria
Zimbabwe’s Makosi Musambasi says she is starting her television show she calls, MakosiToday. The show seeks to empower and entertain Africans. Makosi, holed up in Nigeria after being denied entry into the UK says : “As you can depict from the name, is a current affairs lifestyle show, scripted to educate, empower and entertain. 

Thursday, 29 March 2012

'I took just as much cocaine as Whitney, it's a miracle I am not dead': Elton John's startling confession

Whitney Houston and Sir Elton John
Elton John has revealed he took so much cocaine it's a 'miracle' he didn't end up dying an addict, like Whitney Houston. As the 65-year-old confessed if he hadn't kicked his drug habit in 1990 he would be dead, rumours began circulating that the singer and husband David Furnish could be having another child.

Bieber's 'Boyfriend' poised to be his biggest US hit

Justin Bieber
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber started a Twitter explosion among his 19 million followers this week, with the release of his latest tune ‘Boyfriend’. And now in the US the track is off to what could be a record-breaking sales and radio start for the 18-year-old teen idol.

Sky is the limit for Chris Brown

Chris Brown
After years of public scorn for assaulting his former girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, Chris Brown offers his visual perspective on who he was back then to who he is right now. In his new video for ‘How I Feel,’ the R&B crooner is on a private plane and reflecting on his tumultuous rise to the top.

Freddy Gwala jets in tonight

Freddy Gwala
South African musician Freddy Gwala is expected in the country tonight ahead of his three shows in Harare and Gweru. The Amadamara hitmaker will hold his first show at City Sports Bar in the capital tomorrow before travelling to Gweru for a show at Midlands Hotel on Saturday. His last gig will be a family show at Richwood Sports Club in Mabelreign on Sunday.

Chipanga refuses to bury ex-band member

Hosiah Chipanga
Hosiah Chipanga’s former band members have described their ex-leader as a heartless man following his refusal to assist or be involved at the funeral of his late former drummer Givemore Pfawa, who died recently after a long illness.

All roads lead to Chitungwiza

Fungisai Zvakavapano
ALL is set for the Musicians’ Widows Association gala to be held at the Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex on Saturday. The gig — which is the brainchild of Media, Information and Publicity Minister Webster Shamu is aimed at raising funds for widows and families of departed musicians.

Peter, Tryson rekindle Epworth night life

Peter Moyo
ENTERTAINMENT-starved residents of Epworth who normally rely on surrounding areas for quality entertainment will this weekend enjoy a good outing when two of the country’s upcoming musicians, Tryson Chimbetu and Peter Moyo, invade Zimunhu Bar this Saturday.

Charambas line up Easter show

Mai and Baba Charamba
Make a date this Easter with Mai na baba charamba at their favourite venue — the Harare Gardens.  The Charambas will be hosting a family show this Easter on Saturday 7th April.  

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Chris Brown set to hit his first UK number 1 berth

Chris Brown
Chris Brown is poised to achieve his first No. 1 single in the U.K., according to Official Charts Company. His dance track, ‘Turn Up the Music,’ is charging up the tally and could bump Katy Perry off her perch with her single, ‘Part of Me,’ on Sunday.

TERRENCE HOWARD TO COPS: My Wife's Extorting Me And I Have Her On Tape!!!

Terrence Howard and estranged wife Michelle Ghent Howard
Terrence Howard filed a police report with the LAPD Monday, claiming his estranged wife is extorting him, and we're told he presented a shocking audio tape as proof.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Howard and his lawyer went to the LAPD to file the crime report. Howard claims Michelle Ghent Howard is squarely demanding money from him, in return for not making a Terrence sex tape and other embarrassing things public.

Mark Zuckerberg Spotted in China with girlfriend

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

Billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend Priscilla Chan, were spotted in China recently. The sighting of Mr Zuckerberg - wearing his trademark hooded top and jeans - has led to speculation that Facebook could be looking for business opportunities in China, the world's largest online marketplace. 

'I'm loving, patient and honest': Justin Bieber on why he is such a good boyfriend

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

He has a legion of teenage girls swooning after him. And now 18-year-old Justin Beiber has revealed just what makes him such a good boyfriend. The Canadian teen - who is dating Selena Gomez - lifted the lid on his relationship skills while promoting his new single, aptly called Boyfriend.

Macheso, Jah Prayzah share stage tonight

Alick Macheso
Alick Macheso shares the stage for the first time with energetic young musician Mukudzei Mukombe aka Jah Prayzah at Jazz 105 tonight.

The show is likely to show how arts can bridge the generation gap since the two have proved popular in previous separate performances at the venue despite their different styles. Macheso is a tried and tested artist who churns out surprises with every performance.

PIERS MORGAN VS. MADONNA She Will Never Be on My Show!

Piers Morgan and Material Girl Madonna
Piers Morgan has banned Madonna from his show but the reason is a mystery. Piers tweeted Tuesday night, "Welcome to Twitter. You're still banned from my show. Love Piers X."

After receiving that tweet, Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary, tweeted back, "Really?"and attached a letter from Piers' producer inviting Madonna to be a guest on his UK chat show.

MAGIC JOHNSON LOVES LA Dodgers Makes $2 BILLION Purchase!!

Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson is in as part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers -- and Frank McCourt is out -- after the NBA legend's investment group sealed a TWO BILLIONdollar deal to purchase the team ... and the crowd went wild!

Kudzai Sevenzo nominated for AMAA Awards

Kudzai Sevenzo
Kudzai Nyarai Sevenzo is up for an award at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) scheduled for Lagos, Nigeria, on April 22. The singer-actress has been nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in “Playing Warriors”, a Zimbabwean feature film.

Audius Mtawarira Mourns Dad, pens song in his memory

Audius Mtawarira
Shocked by the death of his father, R&B singer Audius Mtawarira has penned a song dedicated to the late Augustine Mtawarira. Mtawarira Senior succumbed to diabetes and was buried at Glen Forest Cemetery on Monday.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

New Zimbo movie ' Varsity' Trailer

Poor attendance at Mutodi’s concert

Energy Mutodi
Musician Energy Mutodi and his Mutodi Stars got the baptism of fire when they performed before a handful of people at his Holly’s Hotel showcase on Friday night. The concert, which was set to be a highlight for the weekend, turned out to be a nightmare for the flamboyant businessman-cum-musician.

Mbira artists hold traditional ceremony

Mbira Dzenharira
The recently formed Dare reMagwenyambira Mbira Association will host their second mbira affair dubbed “Bira reChando”, a traditional ceremony to observe the coming of the winter season at Norton Culture Centre on Saturday.

Sulu stages memorable show

Sulumani Chimbetu
Moonlight Night Club at Makoni Shopping Centre last night played host to Sulumani Chimbetu and the Orchestra Dendera Kings in a show that many will find difficult to forget. It was a show with a difference with various artists joining the Orchestra Dendera Kings on stage.

Macheso stuns revellers at City Sports Bar

Alick Macheso
Music superstar Alick Macheso played his heart out at Sunday’s afternoon concert at Harare’s City Sports Bar gardens. With the rains threatening the much publicised concert, hundreds of fans ignored the weather and converged in the gardens for what turned out to be a wet outing.

The rains, coming in drizzles evaporated as audiences chose to ignore them and danced to sungura beats coming from one of today’s most lively entertainer. Braai fires around the venue dozed drizzle and it was merry and fun in the rain.

Charamba fan in trouble for filming show

The Chrambas
Gospel music sensation Pastor Charles Charamba on Saturday fought his own battle against music piracy when he unleashed police details on a fan caught filming his show using a mobile phone at Midlands Hotel in Gweru.

Revellers cant get enough of Young igwe

Peter Moyo
Peter Moyo made a surprise appearance at the show pitting Alick Macheso and the Muddy Face at the City Sports Gardens on Sunday. The “Young Igwe” as Moyo is affectionately called, stunned revellers by his unexpected showing and left them asking for more.

The young man seems to be enjoying a purple patch on the entertainment scene. It was a fascinating show that was opened by the promising Muddy Face, who managed to keep revellers on their feet as they chanted their tunes.

Macheso charmed many with his unmatched bass guitar playing skills as he strummed the late Andy Brown’s “Mapurisa”, drawing people closer to the stage, in an emotional tribute to “Muzukuru”. Macheso was joined on stage by the Young Igwe when he did a rendition of Tongai Moyo’s popular “Samanyemba” tune, much to the delight of the patrons, who went into a frenzy. Cheso Power pledged his support to upcoming artistes.

Justin Bieber new Single

Enjoy Justin Bieber's new single Boyfriend......

Khloe Kardashian - PETA is dead to me

Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian is cutting off all ties with PETA ... claiming she will NOT support an organization that condones the "bullying" art of flour bombing.

Khloe -- who has appeared on several billboards for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- says she was disgusted when she found out the organization has ties to the woman who attacked her sister Kim.

Justin Bieber plans to acquire mansion

Money is good and knows no age....TMZ reports that Justin Bieber 18 years has made an offer on a sprawling mansion in Calabasas, CA ...however, 18-year-old is dealing with the seller and unless the seller caves ... it may fall through.

Energy Mutodi's band in shambles

Energy Mutodi and his dancing queens
Confusion has rocked flamboyant rhumba musician Energy Mutodi’s band following the arrival of Innocent Mjintu, Spencer Khumbulani and Shiga Shiga. One of the band members who refused to be named confirmed there were disagreements between the new signings and the rest of the band. 

Garakara to become journalist

Joseph Garakara
Prolific sungura musician Joseph Garakara has rubbished rumours that he has taken a music break as his health is deteriorating. The diabetic Idya Banana hitmaker said he was currently concentrating on his studies and would soon return to the fray. 
He is doing a Media Studies’ degree programme with Zimbabwe Open University. “This is my final year. I am fit and fine and as soon as I finish my degree programme I will bounce back.  

Monday, 26 March 2012

James Cameron gives thumbs-up as he surfaces from visit to ocean's deepest point

James Cameroon emerging from the sub that took him to the deepest sea
Avatar director James Cameron gave two thumbs up as he triumphantly resurfaced from the Earth's deepest point - where only two men have ever been before.

Robbie Williams interested in MJ's death house

The first prospective buyer who came to look at the house where Michael Jacksondied was singer Robbie Williams ... and who knew he was so loaded?

Our spies saw Robbie roll up to the house Thursday afternoon in his Range Rover. The house was just listed -- again -- this time the asking price is $23.9 million.

Mtukudzi thrills Bulawayo fans

Oliver Mtukudzi
Bulawayo music fans on Friday night had a rare taste of new songs from Oliver Mtukudzi’s yet-to-be-named upcoming album during a sold-out show organised by Alpha Media Holdings and Hardcore World Entertainment.

Tiger Woods wins First PGA Tour event in 30 months

Tiger Woods finding ground again
For the first time in more than two years, Tiger Woods won a PGA Tour event!!!

Woods took home the title today at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, FL. He shot a -13 and won by five strokes.

It was Woods' first PGA Tour win since the 2009 BMW Championship in Chicago. Woods won the Chevron World Challenge last December, but it's not a PGA event and Tiger is the host of the event and always donates his winnings to his own charity. TMZ

J Cole to perform at BBA season 7 launch

Rapper J Cole
With auditions on track, season 7 of M-Net’s reality super-series Big Brother Africa is already generating excitement with fans looking forward to the May 6 return to DStv of Africa’s biggest TV show. 

Gwala makes a date with Macheso

Macheso and Freddy Gwala
Freddy Gwala will make a date with Alick Macheso and Jah Prayzah at City Sports Bar in Harare on March 30, on his return to Harare. On April 1, Gwala teams up with iconic musician Oliver Mtukudzi for a family bash at Richwood Sports Club in Meyrick Park in Harare, before travelling to Gweru for yet another exciting show.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Peter Moyo to release debut album in October

Young Igwe - Peter Moyo
Sungura music prodigy Peter “Dhewa” Moyo says he will honour his late father Tongai by releasing his debut album on October 15, the date on which the latter died. 

The “Young Igwe”, as Moyo is affectionately referred to in the music circles, revealed he had lost count of the number of songs he has penned so far, but that his maiden album would contain five or six songs including his late father’ compositions.

TB Joshua opening church in Zimbabwe

Prophet TB Joshua
Daily News reports that popular Nigerian prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua (TB Joshua) could soon be opening a branch of his church in Zimbabwe as he is in the process of acquiring land in Ruwa.

TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations (Scoan) has sent proposals to the Ruwa Town Council (RTC) seeking to purchase land.According to a notice published by RTC on Friday, the council intends to sell the church five hectares of land.

Mai Charamba working on new album

Mai Charamba - New album in the offing
Following a three-year break from the studio, gospel diva Olivia Charamba is working on a new album that will be released soon. Mai Charamba said she takes her time when working on albums and does not rush to release unpolished material.

Don Jazzy -one of Africa's most talented Music Producer

Michael Collins Ajereh, better known as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian Multi award-winning record producer,singer-songwriter, musician and CEO of Nigerian record label Mo' Hits Records founded in 2004. Born in Umuahia in Abia state, his first signing was D'banj who is also the Vice-President of the label.

Kim Kardashian pressing charges against flour bomber

Kim Kardashian
It seemed Kim Kardashian was just going to laugh off her ordeal after being pelted with flour earlier this week. But the reality television personality has had a change of heart, and wants to make sure her assailant gets her just deserts by pressing charges against the anti-fur campaigner.

According to TMZ, she does want the mystery woman who covered her in the baking product at a Hollywood red carpet event on Thursday to avoid punishment, and thinks she should be accountable for her actions. 

Catwalk to catfight as Naomi cited over divorce

Vladimir and Naomi Campbell
Dailymail reports Supermodel Naomi Campbell is to be dragged into her billionaire boyfriend’s messy divorce case. Vladimir Doronin’s estranged wife Ekaterina is planning to cite his relationship with Naomi, 41, as the reason for the end of her marriage.

Naomi might be one step closer to marrying the Russian, but sources close to the couple say she is devastated because Vladimir and Ekaterina had been separated for ten years before she started dating him in 2008.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Rihanna and Ashton Kutcher have enjoyed 'eight-week fling'

She was pictured leaving his $10 million bachelor pad in the middle of the night, but it has now been revealed that Rihanna has enjoyed an eight week fling with Ashton Kutcher. 

The popstar has reportedly been enjoying late-night trysts with the actor after hitting it off with him at a friend's party in December.

Prophet Makandiwa splashes on massive PA System

Prophet Makandiwa
Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa’s United Family International Church has procured a state-of-the-art Public Address system to be unveiled on Friday 6 April at the National Sports Stadium during an all-night prayer meeting he has dubbed “Judgment Night”.