Jah Prayzah, Ammara Brown, Shasha, Shashl and Gemma Griffiths Up For AFRIMA Awards

FIVE Zimbabwean musicians are vying to clinch the much coveted All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) gongs. Jah Prayzah was selected in the Best Male Southern Africa category while Ammara Brown, Shasha, Shashl, and Gemma Griffiths are up in the running to get the Best Female Southern Africa category. The awards event was established by the International Committee AFRIMA, in collaboration with the African Union to reward and celebrate musical works, talents, and creativity around the African continent while promoting the African cultural heritage. The final showdown will go down on…

Mufudzi wemombe: An apt depiction of motivation

ZIMBABWEANS share that rustic background as one way or the other we all have a rural home. For those born and bred in the rural areas, mostly males and some females had a stint as herdboys. The life of a herdboy is one that brings with it many hurdles that one has to jump. It is a life that one chooses to stay in it or grow out of it. As said: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, a herdboy’s life is one that toughens a person to face…

Tinashe opens up on biSexuality

Tinashe is getting candid about her sexuality. The “Rascal” singer covers the Autumn 2020 issue of GAY TIMES where she opens up about being bisexual. While she has shied away from labeling herself in the past, she is now comfortable enough now to call herself bi. “It’s not that I don’t like putting a label on it,” she told the U.K. magazine. “But when you say you’re bisexual, a lot of people think… they just have a lack of understanding about what it is. And I tend to shy away…

Brity Yonly Takes On Naysayers

SOCIETIES could be to blame for shattered hopes and dreams for many people. They put barriers through negative statements and actions as well. Musing of this light endured by some Zimbabweans is Afrofusion musician-cum-commediene Brity Yonly who dropped a single recently. The China based Zimbabwean song bird said the song depicts not only her personal experiences but mirrors others. “Vachabaiwa is a song which expresses one’s pain , suffering and mistreatment from the society,” she said. Throwing spanners in others works are some people in the community who long to…

Merck Foundation CEO Named Africa’s Most Influential Woman

The CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother Dr Rasha Kelejhas been featured in the list of 100 Most Influential African Women 2020, released by ‘Be a Girl’ Initiative, for the second time as she was selected to be One of Most Influential African Women by New African Magazine, UK, 2019. https://100women.avancemedia.org/2020-honourees/ Rasha Kelej has been recognized for her efforts through Merck Foundation programs to train thousands of African doctors, to support African communities during Coronavirus lockdown and to empower girls in education so that they…

New movie “Shaina” delivers powerful health messages through a compelling story about young Zimbabwean  

After the Success of “Inside Story” and “Lucky Specials”, USAID Collaborates with High Profile Zimbabwean Actors to Deliver a Unique Coming-of-Age Story Harare, 21 August, 2020 – As part of a media initiative to empower adolescent girls and young women in Sub-Saharan Africa, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded the production of the feature-length film, Shaina, premiering on ZBC-TV on August 21 at 9PM and 23 at 10PM.  Shaina brings together the best of Zimbabwe’s known talent, including Jesesi Mungoshi, Leroy Gopal, Edmore Sandifolo, Marian Kunonga, and Charmaine Mujeri, alongside a host…

Merck Foundation To Train More African Oncologists

HEALTHDAILY, HARARE—MERCK Foundation has opened a second round of its cancer treatment fellowship and masters degree studies to Zimbabweans. This is being coordinated in partnership with Africaan First Ladies is meant to improve cancer care through training for a Masters Degree alongaide a one, two and three year oncology fellowship. Zimbabwe is among the 26 African countries to be given this opportunity which will see 80 doctors from these nations getting trained. The philanthropic organisation said in a statement they continue to provide one, two- and three-year Oncology Fellowship and…

Afro Fusion and Jazz singer makes breakthrough After 11 year struggle

By Owami Sithole MARONDERA based Afro Fusion and Jazz singer and song writer Nicholas Tandi, stage name known as EL ELI recently released his debut album titled Lodibar. The eight track album follows a single he dropped entitled Munzwa munyama. In showbiz are late bloomers, others in hibernation, and those struggling to make a breakthrough until they make it. What kept him pushing is the fighting spirit. He told Zimba Nice his first major breakthrough came after 11 years of hassles and tussles. “I recorded under various studies namely PTM…

Merck Foundation Releases Song For COVID-19 Frontline Health Workers

MERCK Foundation has released a track to motivate, support and express gratitude to African frontline medical workers in the fight against the menacing COVID-19. At a time when morale is low coupled with fatigue from working non-stop to save lives of those infected, the Foundation led by Dr Rasha Kelej, the CEO teamed up musicians from across the continent. Dr Kelej and One of 100 Most Influential Africans started her own idea of creating an inspiring pan African song called ‘My White Army’ which aims to thank the doctors and…

Are Security Personel Turned Environmental Health Technicians

THE Health and Child Care Minister last month announced that they will be engaging the services of Uniformed Forces to collect as much Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) samples of up to 1000 a day. An average of 350 samples are diagnosed for the disease daily with March 29 Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 Situation Report announcing eight testing positive. Common duties of environmental health technicians include collecting samples of water, soil, waste and animal matter; transporting and documenting samples; verifying code and regulatory compliance; investigating complaints; preparing and maintaining records; and other duties as needed. This…