Filmmaker enters politics

YOUTHFUL Bulawayo filmmaker and blogger, Nigel Ndlovu has thrown his hat into the political ring and last week announced his decision to run for the Magwegwe parliamentary seat as an independent candidate in this year’s elections. Ndlovu said he was tired of complaining about the poor performance of legislators and has decided to take it upon himself to help his constituency. “I was tired of hearing people complaining, so I had to step up and participate in the election process. We, therefore, all need to rewrite our story and rebuild…

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Nkiwane opens up on his love for art

  UNITED Kingdom-based visual artist, Tamsanqa Nkiwane (27) was in the country over the last two months, during which he had time to explore Bulawayo’s arts scene. Nkiwane, who recently completed his Master of Arts degree in Painting at Royal College of Art in London, is constantly searching for new expressions in his work. By Sharon Sibindi After losing his parents at a tender age, Nkiwane, who also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art, was adopted together with his brother. He recently held his Eitha Unguswi Zim/City…

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Oliver Mtukudzi perfoms in flights

  MUSIC superstar, Oliver Mtukudzi will tomorrow take his artistry to another level with an acoustic performance at 34 000 feet, aboard a fastjet flight FN 8003 from Harare to Victoria Falls. Fastjet Zimbabwe spokesperson, Faith Chaitezvi in a statement, said the performance was part of the airline’s promotion of Victoria Falls as part of their strategy to promote domestic and regional tourism. “In a first for Zimbabwe, passengers travelling on flight FN 8003 this Friday have front row seats to one of the most intimate Tuku performances staged where…

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Huge investment made in Chinhoyi 7

The 120-minute long film about the Chinhoyi battle was commissioned by Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, then Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander and it was shot using high-tech equipment for effect. “One of the problems with the local movie industry is that it hasn’t been supported financially. That can be seen by the quality of movies being produced. It’s not like people are not talented but they are not getting enough funding. The government should fund the industry,” Sarireni said. “This is a world standard movie shot using 4k Red Dragon cameras. You…

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Vokal speaks out on music management

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Vokal speaks out on music management GODFREY “Vokal” Bakasa has been managing local artistes for a long time and recently joined Afro-fusion artiste Gary “Tight” Muponda’s band. NewsDay Life & Style reporter, Winstone Antonio (ND), recently caught up with Vokal (GB) to discuss music and band management. Vokal speaks out on music management By Winstone Antonio Vokal’s popularity with many on the showbiz scene rose when he became dancehall singer, Seh Calaz’s manager. Vokal speaks out on music management After a stint with Seh Calaz, he crossed over to hip-hop, taking over…

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Leeknotic ropes in Hwabaraty in new track

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AFTER making waves last year with songs featuring Sandra Ndebele and TKP, Leroy “Leeknotic” Mhike has returned with a thrilling track, Kuze Kuyevalwa, featuring contemporary musician Hwabaraty. BY SHARON SIBINDI The Afro dance track comes after the artiste recently released a single, Thanyela, a duet with SkyzMetro FM radio personality Sandisiwe “TKP” Dube.Kuze Kuyevalwa was co-produced by Jay-Dot and was recently launched on Skyz Metro Vuka Vuka breakfast show. “This is my first track this year and this is just the beginning of greater things we have lined up for…

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NZ youngsters fundraise for rural libraries

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FOUR New Zealand-based children aim to raise $2 200 when they embark on a 3,7 km fundraising fun walk in support of the Zimbabwe Rural Schools Library Trust (ZRSLT) in Hamilton on February 24. BY ANESU MUSHAWATU Arlo Oliver, Ropafadzo Kunaka and twin sisters Shefali and Shivhani Sinha have registered to be sponsored for their participation in the fun walk to raise money that will be used to mobilise educational reading material for their less privileged counterparts in rural Zimbabwe. Now in its fourth year, the fun walk has become…

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Ngwenya back home for gospel fiesta

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UNITED Kingdom based gospel musician, Timothy Ngwenya has returned home for a gospel fiesta, the Taurai Neni Concert, in which he has roped in top local gospel artistes Mechanic Manyeruke, Kudzi Nyakudya and Bethany Pasinawako-Ngolomi among others to be held at Memorial Hall in Harare on Saturday. The musician, who arrived in the country on Monday night, told NewsDay yesterday after rehearsals that fans will be in for a treat as comedian Tyra “Madam Boss” Chikoko will be the master of ceremony. BY LIFE & STYLE REPORTER Ngwenya said the…

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Gospel musicians’ Zimdancehall love affair

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Gospel musicians’ Zimdancehall love affair GOSPEL musician, Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave did the unexpected, when she engaged Zimdancehall sensation Killer T on the song Vanondibatirana. It was a tough moment for her, with some questioning her morality. Gospel musicians’ Zimdancehall love affair By Jairos Saunyama But it worked. The song did well as Fungisai defied all odds and even did a video to accompany it. Gospel musicians’ Zimdancehall love affair In 2016, the diva had to endure attacks from all angles, with social media users labelling her a “lost soul”, while some described her…

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Chimbaira’s burial today

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Chimbaira’s burial today AWARD-WINNING actress, Kudzai Chimbaira’s remains will be buried in Bulawayo tomorrow. Chimbaira was cremated after her death on January 21 in Sweden. Filmmaker Wizzy Mangoma told NewsDay Life & Style that there will be a memorial service at Exodus Funeral Parlour. Chimbaira’s burial today BY OWN CORRESPONDENT “Her ashes will be interred in Bulawayo tomorrow (today). The service will be held at Exodus Funeral parlour at Kelvin Industrial Site. People will gather at 3956 Nketa, Bulawayo,” she said. Chimbaira’s burial today Mangoma urged fellow filmmakers and other stakeholders…

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