The ugly, beauty of 2017 pageants

Vongai Mbara Arts Reporter As we celebrate New Year today, it is always good to look back at the year gone by and revisit some of its highlights. In the arts sector, pageants are among events that bring people from all walks of life together. Beauty pageants were held throughout the country highlighting the good looks and talents…
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The Hits and Misses of 2017

As the year 2017 draws to a close, Veteran arts guru TINASHE MUTERO revisits the year with his pick of hits and misses It is year end and many among us are taking stock of the successes and failures of 2017. It is a time when we revisit what were the New Year’s resolutions last January and…
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The Lily has finally dried

By Sindiso Dube It seems like the ‘My Lily’ concert pitting Jah Prayzah and Nigerian superstar Davido will never happen after the cancellation of the show on the 11th hour. And only people who are willing to take off their shoes and use their toes for counting can figure out how many times 2 Kings…
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Jah Prayzah, Winky D for Kadoma 2017 shutdown

Arts Correspondent Jah Prayzah and Winky D are among the best entertainers in the country at the moment. They rarely do joint shows and, when they do, they make history. It is likely to be the case when they meet in Kadoma at Odyssey on December 31. What a way to end the year. It seems Kadoma…
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Ninja Lipsy: The dancehall queen who never was

Sindiso Dube Coming into everyone’s living room with the help of Winky D in 2011 on the runaway hit “Taitirana Pafirst Sight”, Ninja Lipsy became a darling to everyone at first sight and she was tipped to be the next poster girl of local dancehall music. But seven years down the line she is still…
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Night of folk songs with Diana at Bar Rouge

Arts Correspondent Bar Rouge has become a home for Diana “Mangwenya” Samkange. Every time she thinks of doing something special, Mangwenya goes to Bar Rouge and she has indeed made patrons at the place feel special. She has a way of taking them through memorable nights with performances that alternate between keeping them glued to the…
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Christmas in Nyanga with Alexio

Arts Reporter Families and couples will celebrate Christmas in style in Nyanga at Montclair Resort and Casino when Alexio Kawara ushers them into the special day. Alexio will perform at the resort on Sunday, which is Christmas Eve, and there will be a number of specials for guests.  The musician has had special outings in Nyanga…
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How Kapfupi’s promising empire crumbled

Tawanda Marwizi Arts Correspondent Comedian Freddy Manjalima’s life script is a sad one. From rags to riches and back to the rags again!Popularly known by the stage name Kapfupi, the musician’s life changed when he released smash hit “Mai Nga” and he was on a lane of adorable lifestyle. Promoters jostled to sign him. Partson…
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Andy Muridzo in collaboration controversy

Problem Masau Arts Correspondent A cold war has erupted between Andy Muridzo and Jairos Chabvonga over a song they did together and heated words are flying from each end. It might be two years since “Ngaituruke” was released, but Muridzo and Chabvonga are now fighting over the project. Collaborations are meant to strengthen ties between artistes and…
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