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…

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…

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…

Canada Based Zimbabwean Activates Youth Platform To Tackle Coronavirus

A Canada based Zimbabwean has created an online platform meant to connect Zimbabwean youths in the diaspora especially at a time when the world is battling coronavirus disease codenamed COVID-19. Mike Taurai Viriri  the brainchild of a platform called Zim Youth Connect initiative of connecting Zimbabwean youths globally for developmental ideas such as Social, education, culture, creativity, arts and other opportunities. Mike roped in his younger brother Malcolm Viriri aka Major and Ngoni Mashoko all based in Canada,and his father, the Ndiwe wandidoda hitmaker Tinos Viriri better known on the…

Prince K Musarurwa Of Runonzi Rudo Fame Dies

AFROFUSION crooner Prince Kudakwashe Musarurwa has died. He was 31. He hogged the limelight with the smash hit Runonzi rudo featuring his niece Pamhidzai Tracy Mbirimi aka Pah Chihera. Musarurwa passed on after a long battle with lung cancer at Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital. “Words fail me at this present moment and time but I feel I owe it to my sekuru and best friend to be strong and announce the sad passing after battling cancer. Nhasi Rima rauya pamusoro pedu semhuri….ko pasina imimi sekuru vaOnyi, ndinozove chii. Shamwari….Handina mashoko asi…

Dobba Don’s ‘Crystal Meth’ Video A Marketing Gimmick For His New Song

By Kudakwashe Pembere IT’S no secret that the local music industry is as cut throat as any on the globe. Artists have to be genuinely innovative in their marketing campaigns to acquire the fame or fortune desired. But in Zimbabwe, musicians are struggling to attain or maintain both. It would be amiss if I said I didn’t see this coming! I would really be lying. Three days ago, I posted on my facebook account that Dobba Don’s video was probably a marketing gimmick. That is no longer an assumption but…