Category: Entertainment

Inmates get acting training

Popular actress, Patience Musa has taken her passion a notch up by engaging Chikurubi inmates in the training of women and man who are keen to be actresses and actors. Musa, who is popularly known in the drama series, Maimbodei as Mai Meki or Zimbabwe’s Mai Azuka, is now the official trainer of actors and actresses at Chikurubi and Harare Central prisons. The training has been well received by the inmates who are looking at taking up the profession full time upon gaining freedom. Musa, who is being assisted by Zebron Kazanhi in the training of inmates under Kwauyiwa Arts Productions, is known for a number of drama series such as Maimbodei, The Zimbabwe I Know, Mafuro Manyoro, Checkmate, Mhembwe Rudzi and the currently showing Maoko Matema, among...

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Masekela’s death a profound loss: Family

The family of the late South African jazz icon Hugh Masekela says their hearts are heavy with sorrow following their loved one’s death. Masekela passed away on Tuesday morning after a battle with prostate cancer surrounded by family members in a Johannesburg hospital. In a statement, the family says: “It is with profound sorrow that the family of Ramapolo Hugh Masekela announce his passing…A loving father, brother, grandfather and friend, our hearts beat with profound loss.” The family further went on to laud his contribution to the arts, describing his legacy as one filled with love and vanguard creativity. “Hugh’s global...

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JUST IN: Bra Hugh dies

Reports say legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and “the father of South African jazz”, has died. He was 78. In a statement, his family said he had “passed peacefully” in Johannesburg “after a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer”. Affectionately known as Bra Hugh, Masekela gained global recognition with his distinctive Afro-Jazz sound and hits such as Soweto Blues. The 1977 song became synonymous with the anti-apartheid movement....

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Poet adds voice on corruption

As the nation continues to fight corruption through various avenues, Harare based poet Lazarus Sauti has written a poem titled ‘Kakonye’ that calls for zero tolerance to corruption. Described in the title of the poem ‘Kakonye’, corruption is likened to a worm that obstruct a bumper harvest and cause hunger. Sauti brings out corruption as one of the major factors that cause underdevelopment in most African countries. The poem describes corruption and how it affects the nation as a whole. Lost in deep thoughts, Sauti explains how difficult situations have prompted some to engage into corruption. He further explained...

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Local musicians urged to do collaborations

Gospel musician Florence Magwada has underscored the need for local musicians to do collaborations with regional artistes in an endeavour to produce quality and diverse music. In an interview with ZBC News, the South African based Magwada said Zimbabwean artistes can learn a lot from their South African and regional counterparts in music production. Magwada, recently released her 8 track second album titled ‘Prayer of Jabez’ which carries songs such as ‘Ndinochema’, ‘Anouya’, ‘Makanaka’ among others. The musician featured South Africa’s Kelebohile France on her album following the success of her first project, ‘Mufudzi...

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