Category: Entertainment

Cde Mathema defends ZDF in new book

Award winning author and poet, Ambassador Cain Mathema, who is also the Minister of State for Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs, has written and published a book entitled: ‘I Defend Zimbabwe`s Defence and Security Forces,’ with a view to defending the armed forces against the onslaught of the opposition MDC as well as western countries. The book was serialised from March 2015 to January 2016 by the Patriot newspaper and released three weeks before the defence forces’ famous ‘Operation Restore Legacy.’ In the book, Cde Mathema argues that the ZDF is an institution created by the constitution of the country...

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Vic Falls artists eyes international collabos

A Victoria Falls based budding Afro-pop artist, Owen Ndlovu aka Crissy Ozzy, whose latest video has received rave reviews in the entire region, has set his target on having more regional and international collaborations. Shot in Livingstone, Zambia, Crissy Ozzy’s  I Love You’ video, which was launched over the weekend at a colorful event in the resort town of Victoria Falls, continues to receive positive comments among the Afro-pop music followers on either side of the Zambezi river. Riding on the popularity of the latest video, the 31-year-old artist is upbeat of dishing out more captivating musical videos and...

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Harmony Singers settle for bronze

Chitungwiza Harmony Singers raised the country’s flag high when they took third position in the Old Mutual 40th National Choir Festival standard category competitions held in South Africa. Meanwhile, local music composer and music promoter Fred Nyakudanga who worked with the likes of Selmor Mtukudzi and Diamond Musica Group has finally decided to go solo on his latest project. Nyakudanga is billed to unveil some of his songs featuring Pah Chihera, Selmor, Tendai Manatsa and Josphat Somanje this Saturday at Tanza Centre in Chitungwiza....

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Zim schools shine in SA

Zimbabwe stole the limelight at this year’s SADC national school quiz competitions held in South Africa with St Johns Emerald Hill winning the gong while six other local schools occupied the top ten positions. 32 schools from countries in the SADC region competed at this year’s quiz championship in South Africa. The winning students from St Johns got R850 000 worth of scholarships each while the school was given R15 000 as overall winners. St Johns school headmaster Mr Francis Mushonga said he is a happy man for it is not a victory for the school alone but for...

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ZBC, ARIPO on drive to fight piracy

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Cooperation (ZBC) has begun an initiative to protect content producers and developers from the scourge of piracy through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO). For many years the arts industry has lost substantial revenue through piracy exposing many artistes. The greatest shortcoming has been the absence of a legislative instrument to protect their work. Going forward this challenge is set to be mitigated following an agreement signed between the ZBC and ARIPO. Speaking at the signing ceremony, ZBC chief executive officer Mr Patrick Mavhura said it is high...

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